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Leonard D. White Award Winner Announced

Monday, August 31, 2015

Katharine Bradley is this years winner for the Leonard D. White Award. The Leonard D. White prize is awarded annually for the best dissertation successfully defended during the previous two years in the field of public administration. The 2015 Leonard D. White Dissertation Award Committee has selected as its winner: Katharine Bradley’s Who Lobbies the Lobbyists? Bureaucratic Influence[...]

Let’s Be Heard: Emphasizing the Scholar in Public Scholarship

Monday, August 31, 2015

Emphasizing the Scholar in Public Scholarship Khalilah L. Brown-Dean, Quinnipiac University From Khalilah L. Brown-Dean’s article: Scholars have long debated the state of the discipline, with growing agreement that political science should be more publically engaged. Determining how that engagement should occur has been a decidedly more difficult task. APSA and its members must retreat[...]

Theme Panel: Women’s Engagement in African Politics: Opportunities and Constraints

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Women’s Engagement in African Politics: Opportunities and Constraints Sat, September 5, 4:15 to 6:00pm, Hilton, Continental Parlor 2 Session Description Our discipline has long been concerned with the problem of gender equality, in general, and the underrepresentation of women in positions of power, in particular. In recent years, the share of women holding political office[...]

Africa Workshop on “Conflict and Political Violence”

Sunday, August 30, 2015

This summer I had the pleasure of attending APSA’s 8th annual Africa Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya. For two weeks I was on campus at United States International University-Africa (USIU) for an intensive program on “Conflict and Political Violence” led by John F. Clark (Florida International University), Pamela Mbabazi (Mbarara University of Science & Technology), Kennedy[...]

Theme Panel: Women and Children and Violent Extremism: Victims to Victimizers?

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Women and Children and Violent Extremism: Victims to Victimizers? Fri, September 4, 4:30 to 6:00pm, Hilton, Continental Parlor 2 Session Description The increasing role of women and children in violent extremism is explored in this panel. The papers presented will draw from cases throughout Africa and the Middle East to compare the processes of involvement[...]

APSA News & Updates

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Services Update at the APSA Annual Meeting

On September 5th, 6th and 7th, the BART train service will not be available between San Francisco and East Bay. BART will close the West Oakland Station and will not run trains between West Oakland and Embarcadero Stations. Read more about the service and alternatives»

Call for Volunteers and Ideas for Taskforce on Technological Innovation in Political Science

The 2015-17 APSA presidential taskforce will focus on enhancing political scientists’ capacity to develop and use technological innovations in their research, teaching, and public engagement. It will begin with two main foci, although of course task force members may expand or change these foci as they do their work. One goal is to bring together technological innovations already taking place within political science, in a way that makes them accessible and valuable to a wide range of users. The other goal is to create new technological tools and concepts that respond to scholars’ and students’ expressed needs, or that will spark new ways to study, teach, and communicate. For these and any other foci, it will be essential to set up a system for maintaining innovations after the task force has completed its work; that will entail working closely with APSA staff who are themselves innovating technologically. Read more»

Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Reform requests member feedback on new draft APSA bylaws

Following the schedule approved by the APSA Council in August 2013, the Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Reform has posted a new set of draft bylaws for the Association. You can leave comments regarding the document on

Replication and Data Research Transparency

APSA has long been attentive to and concerned about replication and data research transparency. We have made available two large symposia, both published in PS, concerning replication and data research transparency. The first symposium, published in 1995, includes Gary King’s often cited article "Replication, Replication." The second symposium, published in 2014, is Openness in Social Science Research, and includes many articles on this topic as well as replication. Read more.

A Proposal for a New APSA Journal

APSA proposes adding a new online-only open access journal to its publication portfolio. This journal will be free of all paywalls or subscription requirements, meaning that it will be accessible to anyone in the world with an Internet connection. Read the proposal.

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