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Campus Teaching Award Winner: Janni Aragon

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Excellence in teaching political science is essential to the discipline. This interview series highlights campus teaching award winners who have been recognized by APSA for their achievements. Learn more about the campus teaching award recognition program here. Janni Aragon Director, Technology Integrated Learning Dr. Janni Aragon (BA/MA San Diego State University, MA/PhD UC Riverside) is […]

Could President Trump Rely on Legal Advice to Order the Offensive Use of Military Force at His Discretion?

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Could President Trump Rely on Legal Advice to Order the Offensive Use of Military Force at His Discretion? by Chris Edelson, American University As Donald Trump engages in a high stakes game of nuclear brinksmanship with North Korea over Twitter, it’s well worth asking: can Trump legally order the offensive use of military force at his […]

Creative Writing and the Study of Politics

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Creative Writing and the Study of Politics by Susan Williams, Pomona College Creative writing is not part of professional training in political science. But scholars in other fields testify to the benefits of creative writing assignments, and my experiences teaching an undergraduate course on “Politics and Literature” suggest that there may be value in adding creative […]

Support Political Science and Diversity in the Profession on #GivingTuesday, November 28

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Support APSA programs and diversity in the profession on #GivingTuesday (November 28, 2017), a global day for giving back! APSA is committed to advancing outstanding scholarship, especially as the discipline seeks to better our understanding of a complex and rapidly-changing world. This year, please support us as we further this commitment by making a gift […]

Durkheim on Social Justice: The Argument from “Organic Solidarity”

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Durkheim on Social Justice: The Argument from “Organic Solidarity” by Lisa Herzog, Technical University of Munich Writing in the 1890s, Émile Durkheim, one of the founders of sociology, developed an argument about social justice that is still relevant today. He argued that modern societies require a specific form of solidarity that is based on difference rather […]

Meet 2017-2018 APSA Congressional Fellow Ryan Williamson — Applications for 2018-2019 Fellowships due December 4

Monday, November 20, 2017

Since 1953 the APSA Congressional Fellowship Program has supported political scientists, journalists, and other professionals in gaining first-hand knowledge of Congress and policymaking through fellowship placements in congressional offices. The APSA is pleased to welcome the 2017-2018 class of fellows. Ryan Williamson, PhD, University of Georgia Ryan D. Williamson received his PhD from the University of […]

The Politics of Policy: The Initial Mass Political Effects of Medicaid Expansion in the States

Monday, November 20, 2017

The Politics of Policy: The Initial Mass Political Effects of Medicaid Expansion in the States by Joshua D. Clinton, Vanderbilt University and Michael W. Sances, University of Memphis  Did the expansion of Medicaid provided for under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 also increase political participation?  Many thought that the passage of […]

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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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