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Judicial Supremacy, Judicial Power, and the Finality of Constitutional Rulings

Friday, September 22, 2017

Judicial Supremacy, Judicial Power, and the Finality of Constitutional Rulings by Scott E. Lemieux, University of Washington It is widely assumed that the Supreme Court of the United States has established supremacy over contested constitutional questions, with the power to make final determinations of constitutional meaning. Since the 1960s, most scholars have assumed that legislatures and […]

Support First Generation Scholars in the Profession

Thursday, September 21, 2017

For the next week, until September 27, 2017, all contributions made to the APSA Annual Fund, will go towards the support of first generation scholars in the profession. Make a Contribution Today To make a contribution, be sure to login to your MyAPSA member profile and visit the APSA donation page. The APSA Annual Fund […]

Meet Alfredo Gonzalez, 2017 Fund for Latino Scholarship Recipient

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Alfredo Gonzalez is a doctoral candidate in the department of political science at the University of Chicago. His research is located at the intersection of race and politics, American political development, naturalization policy, and military sociology. In his dissertation, Other Than Honorable: The Decline of Citizenship-for-Service, Gonzalez offers an explanation to the growing limitations and restrictions non-citizen […]

Transforming Bloom’s Taxonomy into Classroom Practice

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Transforming Bloom’s Taxonomy into Classroom Practice: A Practical Yet Comprehensive Approach to Promote Critical Reading and Student Participation By Daniel M. Mulcare, Salem State University and Allan Schwedel, Salem State University This article presents the Critical Reading Topics approach, a pedagogical method employed to promote deep thinking in a variety of politics courses. Derived from principles […]

New APSA Book, “Teaching Civic Engagement Across the Disciplines,” Now Available Online

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New APSA Book Calls for Increased Civic Engagement Education: Teaching Civic Engagement Across the Disciplines September 19, 2017 WASHINGTON, DC — Responding to ever shriller civil discourse and limited civic engagementamong the US public, APSA has published the new book Teaching Civic Engagement Across the Disciplines. The book in itself is a […]

Bridge Over the River Qua: Using Simulations to Span the Divide Between Prelaw and Political Science Students

Monday, September 18, 2017

Bridge Over the River Qua: Using Simulations to Span the Divide Between Prelaw and Political Science Students By Matthew Woessner, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, Kathleen H. Winters, University of St. Thomas, and Kyle C. Kopko, Elizabethtown College Undergraduate public law courses often attract students with competing expectations. Some students enroll in these courses to prepare […]

Meet Estefania Castañeda Pérez, 2017 Fund for Latino Scholarship Recipient

Monday, September 18, 2017

Estefania Castañeda Pérez (MFP 2016-17) is a second year PhD student at UCLA studying international relations and race, ethnicity, and politics. Her research and educational experiences have been transformed by her trans-border lifestyle between Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, CA. Her current project, which is inspired by her own experiences at the border, explores the impact of […]

APSA News & Updates

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The APSA Pracademic Fellowship Application Deadline Extended to: September 22
The Pracademic Fellowship Program, administered by the Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs, is designed to create opportunities for mid-career faculty members to participate in the important experience of joining theory and practice.

2018 APSA Teaching & Learning Conference Accepting Proposal Submissions until September 24
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.

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.

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 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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