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Press Gallery: APSA Members in the Media

Friday, October 20, 2017

A roundup of blogs, articles, and interviews from APSA Members, October 13 – 19, 2017 Welcome to Press Gallery, APSA’s new roundup that highlights examples of blogging, writing, and interviews featuring political scientists. Public engagement is a valuable part of APSA members’ work. This regular roundup will spotlight the variety of ways APSA members write and […]

Reevaluating the Middle-Class Protest Paradigm: A Case-Control Study of Democratic Protest Coalitions in Russia

Friday, October 20, 2017

Reevaluating the Middle-Class Protest Paradigm: A Case-Control Study of Democratic Protest Coalitions in Russia by Bryn Rosenfeld, University of Southern California A large literature expects rising middle classes to promote democracy. However, few studies provide direct evidence on this group in nondemocratic settings. This article focuses on politically important differentiation within the middle classes, arguing that […]

Avery Pearl, of Augustana College, Reflects on his 2017 APSA RBSI Experience

Friday, October 20, 2017

This piece is an excerpt from Augustana College News Center. Avery D. Pearl ’18 didn’t expect to be among the few chosen for the American Political Science Association (APSA) Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) at Duke University. Named for political scientist and Nobel Prize-winner Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, the intensive five-week program encourages undergraduates from […]

Apply for the 2018-2019 APSA Minority Fellowship Program

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 APSA Minority Fellowship Program (MFP). Each year APSA awards 12 funded fellowships in the amount of $4,000 to support individuals from underrepresented backgrounds who are applying to grad school in political science. Review eligibility requirements and learn more. Application Deadline: November 17th, 2017  Submit your application here.

The History of Civic Education in Political Science: The Story of a Discipline’s Failure to Lead

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Chapter 7: The History of Civic Education in Political Science: The Story of a Discipline’s Failure to Lead Michael T. Rogers, Arkansas Tech University Today, there is growing concern in the United States over the decline in civic engagement, particularly among youth.  This alarm is complimented by disquiet over America’s formal civic education, particularly at the […]

Chart of the Month: Undergraduate Curriculum

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The October chart of the month focuses on undergraduate curriculum. The chart highlights course offerings, degree requirements, and general education requirements at institutions offering degrees in political science and government in the United States. For further insights into undergraduate curriculum and enrollments, read the 2015-2016 APSA Departmental Survey: Undergraduate Enrollments & Curriculum Report. See the […]

Erica Wheeler, of University of Louisville, Shares Her 2017 APSA RBSI Experience

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

by Erica Wheeler, Political Science and Pan-African Studies Major, University of Illinois, and RBSI Scholar (Class of 2017), This piece is an excerpt from the University of Louisville College of Arts & Sciences News This summer I had the honor of being nationally-selected as a participant in the American Political Science Association 31st Annual Ralph Bunche […]

APSA News & Updates

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APSA is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 APSA Minority Fellowship Program
The fall cycle of the Minority Fellows Program (MFP) is a fellowship competition for individuals from underrepresented backgrounds applying to doctoral programs in political science. Each year fall, APSA awards twelve funded MFP fellowships in the amount of $4000 each. The deadline is November 17, 2018. Read more about the fellowship. Apply today

Register Now for the 2018 APSA Teaching & Learning Conference
Join us for a unique conference in Baltimore, Maryland, February 2–4, 2018. Attend highly interactive forums with scholars to share research and innovative tools for political science education. Learn more.

2018 APSA Annual Meeting Proposal Submissions are Open
Submit your proposal now! The deadline for submissions is January 16, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Please review the updated participant rules and the proposal submission options. 

Apply Now for an APSA Congressional Fellowship, Due December 4
The APSA Congressional Fellowship Program is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 fellowship year. Fellows gain first-hand knowledge of Congress by serving on congressional staffs. Open to political scientists who have completed a PhD in the last 15 years or will defend a dissertation by Nov. 2018. Fellowships also available for journalists and communications scholars. Apply now

APSA Statement on President Trump's Decision to End the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program
The Association is very concerned about the potential detrimental impact that the decision to end DACA would have on the free exchange of ideas and the promotion of research, teaching, and intellectual engagement on college campuses and other research settings from which we all benefit. Read more.

APSA Statement on Impact of President’s 2018 Budget Request on Political Science
The American Political Science Association strongly opposes the cuts to federal funding for the humanities and social sciences proposed in the president’s budget request for fiscal year 2018. The budget includes severe cuts to programs that support political science research and education. Read more.

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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