This conference brings together members of the International Treaty Research and Analysis Group (ITRAG), a group of scholars from multiple disciplines who are collecting data on international treaties and organizations. The conference will allow for communication among different data collection projects and focus on how ITRAG datasets give us leverage for understanding the effects of treaty and IO design on the likelihood of successful interstate cooperation. Topics covered include environmental agreements, security institutions, military alliances, territorial agreements, multilateral negotiations & treaties, executive agreements, legal agreements, and commitments to the International Court of Justice. The conference is sponsored by the Benjamin F. Shambaugh Memorial Fund and the University of Iowa Social Sciences Funding Program (SSFP), with support from the Department of Political Science and the International Treaty Research and Analysis Group (ITRAG).

This conference resulted in "Building synergies", a special issue of Conflict management and peace science, (v.26 no.2).

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Day 1: Thursday, October 12, 2006
Day 2: Friday, October 13, 2006
Day 3: Saturday, October 14, 2006