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Theme Panel: Legitimate People, Legitimate Territory?

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Legitimate People, Legitimate Territory? Critical Perspectives on Sovereigntism The legitimacy of sovereign communities and their right to take unilateral decisions on their civic boundaries (political membership, citizenship) and territorial borders is increasingly put into question in contemporary political theory. This panel assembles analyses of crucial political controversies that are often framed from a ‘sovereigntist’ perspective […]

Meet NEH Grantee Leslie Anderson

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States and supports research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities. The organization funds projects across a range of disciplines, including political science, through a diverse array of opportunities. Dr. Anderson is the recipient of an NEH […]

2017 APSA Annual Meeting Online Program Now Available

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The 2017 APSA Annual Meeting Online Program is now available! Search by keywords, browse by day, division or related group, session, or event type! Use the online program to obtain the most up-to-date information on the annual meeting. This searchable program will be updated daily from now until the meeting. Locations will be available in the […]

Campus Teaching Award Winner: Michael Lamb

Wednesday, May 24, 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 […]

Update on the APSA Teaching and Learning Conference

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The American Political Science Association is very pleased to offer opportunities to advance the scholarship of teaching and learning in the profession. The Teaching and Learning Conference (TLC) is a key part of APSA programming, and we are writing to inform you of changes to the conference format and timing. The following changes were approved […]

Short Course: Managing and Sharing Qualitative Data and Qualitative Research Transparency

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Managing and Sharing Qualitative Data and Qualitative Research Transparency Half Day AM (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) This short course has three central goals. First, the course provides guidance to help scholars manage data through the research lifecycle. We show how participants can meet funders’ data-management requirements and improve their own research by creating a […]

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 […]

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.” Register here. 

Now available! 2017 Annual Meeting Online Program!

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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