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Dr. John Ishiyama of University of North Texas Wins Several Prestigious Awards

Friday, July 21, 2017

Dr. John Ishiyama is the recipient of several awards, including the 2017 Piper Professor Award from the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation, and the UNT Foundation Faculty Leadership Award. He was also renewed as a University Distinguished Research Professor this year. Dr. Ishiyama will be recognized for his achievements at the UNT Salute to Faculty Excellence Awards […]

Ideas and Intergovernmental Relations in Canada

Friday, July 21, 2017

Ideas and Intergovernmental Relations in Canada by Jennifer Wallner, University of Ottawa Intergovernmental relations (IGR) are integral to any federation; but each federation has its own unique IGR ecosystem that shifts over time, influenced by both external and internal factors. Through an examination of the northernmost federation of North America, here I consider the potential […]

The Escape from Institution-Building in a Globalized World: Lessons from Russia

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Escape from Institution-Building in a Globalized World: Lessons from Russia by Gulnaz Sharafutdinova, King’s College London, and Karen Dawisha, Miami University Strong institutions and accountable governments are imperative for any country’s long-term prosperity. Yet the development of such institutions has presented a continuous challenge for many countries around the world. Using Russia as a case, this study […]

Jeremy Ferwerda– 2017 Gabriel A. Almond Award Recipient

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Gabriel A. Almond prize is awarded annually for the best dissertation in the field of comparative politics. It carries a prize of $750. The award was created in recognition of Gabriel Almond’s contributions to the discipline, profession, and Association. He was a long time faculty member at Stanford University and former APSA President (1966). […]

2015-2016 APSA Departmental Survey Doctoral Curriculum

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Data from APSA’s 2015-16 Departmental Survey reveals fresh insights into doctoral curriculums at PhD-granting programs in political science and government. Curriculums tend to be similar across programs, regardless of theinstitutional affiliations, but there is variation in the shape of that curriculum based on the National Research Council (NRC) reputational ranking of the program. The full […]

Attend APSA 2017 Annual Meeting Professional Development Events

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Many professional development events—geared toward political scientists at all career stages —will take place at the upcoming 113th APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Francisco. Highlights include: Crossing Bridges: Traversing a Global Discipline Thursday, August 31, 2:00 to 3:30pm Understanding Academic Publishing:  Advice from Book & Journal Editors Thursday, August 31, 4:00 to 5:30pm […]

Michael Dawson– 2017 Hanes Walton Award Recipient

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Hanes Walton, Jr. Career Award is named in honor of Dr. Hanes Walton Jr., former APSA Vice President (2012-13) and professor of political science at the University of Michigan. Given biennially, this award recognizes a political scientist whose lifetime of distinguished scholarship has made significant contributions to our understanding of racial and ethnic politics […]

APSA News & Updates

Register for 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! Browse the 2017 Annual Meeting Online Program!

2018 APSA Teaching & Learning Conference Accepting Proposals
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. Submissions are due September 24, 2017. Learn more.

The APSA Pracademic Fellowship Application Cycle is Open.
Deadline: September 15, 2017
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. Fellows will be placed in a DC area federal government agency and will work closely with a decision-maker to get a first-hand vantage point of the decision-making environment. Apply now.

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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