The Graduate Society for International Studies (GSIS), in collaboration with the Graduate Program in International Studies (GPIS), host an annual Graduate Research Conference. Intellectual and professional development and growth are at the heart of graduate education. GPIS strives to provide engaging and rewarding experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. The Graduate Research Conference brings a variety of graduate experiences together by allowing emerging scholars to present research papers in a professional setting while receiving valuable feedback from faculty and peers. This multidisciplinary conference is designed to serve as a discussion forum and a platform for students interested in looking deeper into complex social and political puzzles to exchange ideas.