CARP 2017 Conference

The 2017 Conference on Character Assassination in Theory and Practice took place at George Mason University's Arlington Campus from March 3-5, 2017.

On behalf of all of us at the research lab for Character Assassination and Reputation Politics (CARP), thank you for your interest in and attendance at our conference last weekend. We truly enjoyed welcoming you to the DC-area, and we felt that the conversations at the conference were truly enlightening. We are happy to have connected with all of you, and we know that your work will continue to push the study of character assassination forward. We hope that you were able to meet some new friends with similar interests, and we hope that future collaboration on scholarship will continue! We hope you’ll continue to think about the themes from the conference as you put together panels and organize seminars in your home disciplines and at your own institutions.

In order to keep the conversation going, we hope that you will continue to tweet at us (@CARP_lab) and follow our Facebook interest group. We are working on more ways to encourage collaboration among us, so keep checking our website. We’re working on developing some online forums and wikis.

We will post the videos from the conference in more easily digestible forms soon, but for the time being, the livestream link has the conference coverage posted in large chunks.

To access the livestream, click here

Should you wish to view an archived schedule, please click here.

To learn more about the presenters at the conference, click here for biography information.

Also, click here to read an article published by Mason's College of Humanties and Social Sciences (CHSS) regarding the conference: 

We are thankful to our co-sponsors for their support:

Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security











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