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Teaching the Territories in US Foreign Policy: Race and Empire in the American Experience

Friday, April 21, 2017

Teaching the Territories in US Foreign Policy: Race and Empire in the American Experience by Peter Harris, Colorado State University The acquisition and governance of non-sovereign territories has been a feature of US foreign policy since the birth of the republic, yet the territories are rarely included on syllabi dealing with US foreign relations. This is […]

Short Course: Causal Case Studies (QMMR 6)

Friday, April 21, 2017

Causal Case Studies (QMMR 6) Half Day PM (1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) After more than two decades after the publication of Designing Social Inquiry (King, Keohane and Verba, 1994), the field of qualitative, case-based research methods has reached a level of maturity where it is no longer necessary to define case study methods purely […]

Meet 2017 RBSI Scholar, Kangkana Koli

Friday, April 21, 2017

Kangkana Koli, Eastern Michigan University Kangkana Koli is a student at Eastern Michigan University majoring in political science with minors in public law and government and Asian studies. She has a strong passion for social justice issues, and advocating for change at her school. She serves as vice president of her university’s mock trial team, the […]

The Role of Social Group Membership on Classroom Participation

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Role of Social Group Membership on Classroom Participation by Şule Yaylacı, University of British Columbia and Edana Beauvais, University of British Columbia Active and cooperative learning is integral to many social science classes as they increase student motivation, improve communication skills, and stimulate creative thinking. Many political science departments break large lectures down into smaller, weekly tutorial […]

The Politics of Overseas Military Bases

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Politics of Overseas Military Bases by Andrew I. Yeo, The Catholic University of America In February 2003, six weeks prior to the United States-led invasion of Iraq, the Pentagon issued orders for U.S. troops stationed in Germany to deploy to Turkey. Yet in the months leading up to the Iraq War, the Turkish parliament vacillated […]

Short Course: Activist, Teacher, Scholar: Transformative Practice in the Era of Trump

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Activist, Teacher, Scholar: Transformative Practice in the Era of Trump Half Day PM (1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Caucus for a New Political Science, this short course seeks to bring together participants from a variety of APSA Organized Sections to discuss the intersection of activism, teaching, and […]

Helicopter Parenting and the Policy Attitudes of College Students

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Helicopter Parenting and the Policy Attitudes of College Students by Kerri Milita, Illinois State University and Jaclyn Bunch, University of South Alabama Helicopter parenting is a phenomenon that is attracting sizable attention from university administrators and instructors. We examine the implications of helicopter parenting for both the political science classroom and for public opinion. Using a survey conducted […]

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Recharge with APSA Following the March for Science
APSA members in Washington, DC, for the March for Science on Saturday, April 22, are invited to APSA's offices in nearby Dupont Circle for an open house to mark the event. The Association strongly endorses the March for Science, a nonpartisan event that "champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity."  Learn more and RVSP for the open house.

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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