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Theme Panel: Democratic Legitimacy & Violence against Women

Monday, May 22, 2017

Democratic Legitimacy & Violence against Women: Policymaking in the Global South This panel investigates the ongoing struggle for creating and upholding violence against women policies in countries from the global south. With cases from Latin America, South Asia, and the Middle East, these papers speak directly to the theme of this year’s conference, The Quest […]

Meet 2017 RBSI Scholar, Asia Stewart

Monday, May 22, 2017

Asia Stewart, Harvard University Asia Stewart is a junior at Harvard University, currently pursuing a joint concentration in government and women, gender, and sexuality studies and a secondary in ethnicity, migration, rights. After working at the New York State Division of Human Rights and the internationally recognized organization, Physicians for Human Rights, Ms. Stewart identified her […]

Next Steps in the Fight to #SavetheNEH

Friday, May 19, 2017

By: Beatrice Gurwitz, Associate Director, National Humanities Alliance APSA is a member of the National Humanities Alliance (NHA), a coalition of organizations that advocate for the protection and increase of funding for humanities research, teaching, programming, preservation, and access. Two days before President Trump’s inauguration, we awoke to reports that the transition team was contemplating a […]

Short Course: Process Tracing (QMMR 3)

Friday, May 19, 2017

Process Tracing (QMMR 3) Half Day AM (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) This course will cover the underlying logic and best practices of process tracing, which is a within-case method of developing and testing causal explanations of individual cases. The first session of the course will briefly summarize the philosophy of science behind explanation via reference […]

Apply to the 2017 Annual Meeting Pedagogy Workshop

Thursday, May 18, 2017

APSA has organized a full-day, teaching-oriented workshop to be held on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, in San Francisco, prior to the 2017 APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition. The workshop will be led by Professor Maureen Feeley (UC San Diego). Participants should be advanced PhD students preparing a teaching portfolio for the job market or junior faculty preparing first courses […]

Campus Teaching Award Winner: Janine A. Parry

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Excellence in teaching political science is essential to the discipline. This interview series highlights campus teaching award winners who have been recognized by APSA for their achievements. If you or a colleague has won a campus teaching award in the 2016-17 academic year, please let us know! Submissions are due by June 20. Learn more […]

Theme Panel: Identity Politics and the 2016 US Presidential Election

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Identity Politics and the 2016 US Presidential Election Even though Hillary Clinton received almost 2.9 million more votes than Donald Trump, the post-election story focused on “identity politics” as the primary culprit in Clinton’s defeat in the Electoral College. Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin tipped the electoral college in Donald Trump’s favor with just seventy-seven thousand […]

APSA News & Updates

Attend the APSA 2017 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Francisco!
Join us August 31 – September 3, 2017 to address the latest scholarship in political science while exploring the 2017 theme, “The Quest for Legitimacy: Actors, Audiences and Aspirations.” Registration now open!

APSA Comments on Proposed Changes to Visa Applicant Disclosure Requirements
APSA is writing to express concern about the Notice of Information Collection under OMB Emergency Review: Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants (DS-5535), 82 Federal Register 20956, published on May 4, 2017. The notice imposes new disclosure requirements on a subset of visa applicants with vaguely worded provisions that threaten a chilling effect on the free exchange of ideas through international scholarly exchange and collaboration. Read more.

APSA Expresses Deep Concern about Proposed Legislative Changes to Status of Central European University in Hungary
We are writing to express our deep concern about proposed legislative changes to the status of Central European University (CEU) in Hungary. These changes could threaten the academic freedom in teaching and research that is vital for CEU’s continued operation in Budapest and as an institution of higher education.  Read the full letter.

APSA Statement on Impact of 2018 Budget Request on Political Science
The President’s 2018 Budget Blueprint released on March 16 proposes to eliminate federal funding for programs of critical importance to political science research and education, including the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The blueprint also identifies international education programs under the Department of Education for elimination or funding reductions. The American Political Science Association strongly opposes these cuts and reiterates its support for robust federal funding for the humanities and social sciences. Read more.

Letter of Concern for Dr. Gozaydin of Turkey
We write to express grave concern that Dr. İştar Gözaydın, a professor of law and politics and former head of the Department of Sociology at Gediz University, Turkey, was arrested by Turkish authorities and has been in jail since this date. We respectfully urge you to release Dr. Gözaydın from prison and to drop all charges against her. Read full letter.

Letter of Concern for Dr. Gudina of Ethiopia
We write to express grave concern that Dr. Merera Gudina, a professor of political science at Addis Ababa University and the chair of the Oromo Federalist Congress, was arrested and is currently facing charges. We respectfully urge you to release Dr. Gudina from prison and to drop all charges against him. Read the full letter.

New APSA statement regarding President Trump's executive order "Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States"
APSA condemns the new Executive Order issued on March 6, 2017, entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” and strongly urges President Trump to rescind it. Like the administration’s earlier Executive Order issued on January 27, this new order continues to generate detrimental effects on colleagues and students with whom we teach, write, and collaborate. It undermines academic freedom in the most fundamental way by restricting the ability of scholars to meet, learn and exchange ideas on campuses of American colleges and universities. As scholars and teachers, we deplore the interruption of research, teaching, and intellectual engagement that this order causes. Read full statement.  Visit this link for travel ban resources.

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