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.”
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.
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 westandwithourstudents.org 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.