Hinckley-Backed Conference Opportunities


The annual Wheatley International Affairs Conference (WIAC) draws 100 students from across the United States, offering opportunities to learn from and interact with experts in international affairs in a context that facilitates networking, first-rate instruction, energetic exchanges of ideas, and collaborative work on policy issues. This year, WIAC will address a variety of issues concerning Religion and World Affairs.

Host: Brigham Young University

Schedule: Spring 2016

Hinckley Contact: Student Staffer Gerrit Seymour


The Hinckley Institute is a member of a consortium of 24 schools around the country working to promote voting and civic engagement on their college campuses. Each fall, Harvard hosts a conference bringing representatives from these campuses to attend skills workshops, share the work they have done in the past year to promote civic engagement at their schools, and brainstorm ways to get students all over the country excited and politically and civically engaged.

Host: Harvard Institute of Politics

Schedule: Fall 2016

Hinckley Contact: National Program Manager Gina Shipley


The Fourth Annual Conference on the Muslim World brings students, both undergraduates and graduates, and distinguished faculty together in a residential academic setting to discuss issues affecting the Muslim World.

Held at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde in Manila, Philippines, the conference will take place from Sunday, October 3th, 2015 until the morning of Thursday, October 9th, 2015

Transportation from the airport to the conference facility, lodging and some meals will be covered by De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde and the local host organizing committee. This invitation-only academic conference will be attended by approximately 50 participants, and invitees will be presenting papers on one of the topics listed in the attached program. 

This Fourth Annual Conference will explore the topic of Islam and Interfaith Relations in South and Southeast Asia. Peter Lang Press has agreed to publish the proceedings of the conference. We hope you and one or two of your best students will be able to join us for this unique academic experience. 

One of the best characteristics of this conference series is the opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to present their research on the same basis as faculty.

Accepted students will be invited to prepare a quality academic paper that pertains to the topics listed in the attached program. 


Preference will be given to students with a focus on the Middle East.


Applicants will be required to submit a current resume and cover letter explaining what you would write / present on. 

Schedule: October 3-9, 2015

Host: De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde in Manila

Hinckley Contact: Associate Director and Global Program Manager Courtney McBeth

OXFORD CONFERENCE—Oxford, United Kingdom

 The Oxford Human Rights Consortium is a newly-founded organization of several participating universities dedicated to establishing and promoting educational opportunities for students on topics related to humanitarian law, aid, development, politics, ethics, and theory.

         Host: Oxford University

Schedule: Spring 2017

Hinckley Contact: Associate Director and Global Program Manager Courtney McBeth


Hundreds of change makers, activists, and catalysts convene to learn about power, build their networks, and recharge their sense of purpose. 

Host: Citizen University in Seattle, Washington

Schedule: March 18-19, 2016

Hinckley Contact: Administrative Program Coordinator Gerrit Seymour