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Review of Civic Education in the Twenty-First Century: A Multidimensional Inquiry

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Review of Civic Education in the Twenty-First Century: A Multidimensional Inquiry by T. Clay Arnold, University of Central Arkansas Few issues afford political scientists a more meaningful opportunity for improving the quality of American politics than that of civic education. Democratic processes and practices can only improve if, through effective civic education, more citizens are politically […]

Meet 2017 MFP Fellow, Kennia Coronado

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Kennia Coronado (RBSI 2016) is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee majoring in political science and Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies. She is a recipient of the Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship for Brazilian Portuguese and has studied at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro in order to better understand Brazilian […]

Department Profile: Drexel University

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The APSA Departmental Services Program is pleased to highlight the important work being done by the faculty, undergraduates, and graduate students in its member departments. If you are a departmental member interested in creating a profile, please submit your information here. To learn more about APSA’s resources for departments and to register for departmental membership, please visit […]

APSA Announces New Editorial Team for Perspectives on Politics

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

For Immediate Release APSA Announces New Editorial Team for Perspectives on Politics WASHINGTONG, DC —  March 29, 2017 – The American Political Science Association (APSA) has announced a new editorial team for Perspectives on Politics, one of its flagship journals dedicated to “Political Science in the Public Sphere.” APSA selected a team from the University […]

Mark Q. Sawyer, UCLA Political Scientist, REP Scholar, and Mentor, Dies

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Dr. Mark Q. Sawyer was an internationally renowned scholar whose work on race and racism in Latin America, and racial attitudes in the United States earned him multiple awards and recognitions. Sawyer was a member of the APSR editorial board (2007-2012), the APSA Task Force on Political Science in the 21st Century (2006-2011) and served […]

Meet 2017 MFP Fellow, Donovan A. Watts

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Donovan A. Watts is a senior political science major at Central Michigan University. Donovan’s undergraduate career is highlighted by a number of accomplishments. He has received numerous scholarships and is the current president of the Pi Sigma Alpha chapter at Central Michigan University. As a McNair Scholar, Donovan’s research focused on the knowledge and attitudes of Central […]

Meet 2017 MFP Fellow, Nicauris Heredia

Monday, March 27, 2017

Nicauris Heredia (RBSI 2016) is a senior at Rhode Island College double majoring in political science and public administration, with a minor in international nongovernmental organizations studies (INGOS). She served as the president of Pi Sigma Alpha at Rhode Island College. Additionally, she worked in Washington DC as an intern for Congressman Jim Langevin (RI-2). Nicauris has […]

APSA News & Updates

APSA Endorsement of the March for Science
APSA strongly endorses the upcoming March for Science, a nonpartisan event scheduled for April 22, 2017, in Washington, DC, and other locations across the globe. The March “champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity” and calls on leaders “to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.” Read more.

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.

APSA Statement on Violence at Middlebury College on March 2
APSA condemns the violence surrounding a talk by political scientist Charles Murray at Middlebury College on March 2, 2017, which resulted in an injury to the talk’s moderator, Allison Stanger, the Russell J. Leng '60 Professor of International Politics and Economics The violence surrounding the talk undermined the ability of faculty and students to engage in the free exchange of ideas and debate, thereby impeding academic freedom on the Middlebury campus. Read the full statement»

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 »

New website for faculty and students affected executive order
UCLA faculty members have launched to identify faculty allies for students affected by the recent executive orders or who are at risk from future actions. The website allows you to join the group and sign up to be a faculty ally. The website will share up-to-date information from leading advocacy organizations to assist faculty and students. The website will also solicit stories of affected students and scholars.

Read the APSA 2017-19 Strategic Plan
The American Political Science Association (APSA) promotes scholarly understanding of political ideas, norms, behaviors, and institutions to inform public choices about government, governance, and public policy. APSA supports excellence in scholarship and teaching and informed discourse about politics, policy and civic participation. Read the strategic plan.

Spring 2017 Minority Fellowship Program Deadline Approaching
Deadline: March 31, 2017
1st and 2nd year graduate students, visit the MFP page for eligibility and application.

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