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 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.
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.
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.