June 7-8, 2013 at Chapman University
The Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Society (IRES) at Chapman University hosted its 2nd Annual Graduate Student Workshop last June. Thirteen advanced graduate students were brought to Chapman University to present their dissertation work and receive extensive commentary from attending faculty and their peers. Participants represented a high-quality group of students in this growing field. Competition was high for acceptance into the workshop, with less than one third of proposals being accepted. Nine faculty members attended to provide detailed comments, representing multiple disciplines including economics, sociology and political science. In addition to providing valuable feedback, students were given the opportunity to interact informally with the faculty. Students found this to be an important aspect of the workshop, as it provided them the opportunity to learn more about the professional academic community and receive valuable research and career advice.
The workshop will return in June 2014. In addition, IRES will be working with the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture (ASREC) to hold its Thirteenth Annual Conference on March 21-22, 2014 at Chapman University.