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The Donald Trump Presidency: Legacy and Record

April 6-7, 2023

The Department of Social Sciences, in conjunction with the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at The University of Akron, is hosting a conference entitled "The Donald Trump Presidency: Legacy and Record" April 6-7, 2023. The conference follows "The Barack Obama Presidency: Legacy and Record" conference hosted on Mount Union's campus in 2016. At the 2016 conference, more than 30 presentations were featured from scholars that represented 26 institutions across the country.

A call for papers is now open for interested scholars who plan on attending. See the tab below for more information.

President Trump

Call for Papers

The Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Mount Union, in coordination with the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at The University of Akron, is pleased to announce its THIRD PRESIDENTIAL LEGACY CONFERENCE.

This will be an even-handed, non-partisan, and scholarly examination of the actions and consequences of the Donald J. Trump Presidency on the United States and world from a variety of perspectives. We are soliciting paper proposals from across academic disciplines on a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to: appointments, international and domestic issues, constitutional and legal questions, homeland and national security, electoral politics, race relations, media relations, economic and societal inequality, economic policy, immigration policy, and White House staff and the executive branch. We encourage conference participants to engage in conversations and research beyond the customary disciplinary territory, and welcome panels that include multi- and inter-disciplinary scholars across all fields.

Proposals should include a tentative paper title, a brief description of the paper (250 words maximum), institutional affiliation, and contact information including an email address. Proposal deadline is November 20, 2022. Proposals should be submitted electronically to: Please put “Trump Conference” in the subject line. Selected papers from this conference may be included in an edited volume.

Please direct questions to Dr. Michael Grossman, University of Mount Union: or (330) 829-8740.