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Michael Genovese — 2017 Distinguished Teacher Award Recipient

Friday, August 18, 2017

The APSA Distinguished Teaching Award honors the outstanding contribution to undergraduate and graduate teaching of political science at two- and four-year institutions. The contribution may span several years or an entire career, or it may be a single project of exceptional impact. The award carries a $1,000 prize. The award was created on the recommendation of […]

Meet Centennial Center Scholar, Carolina Ferrerosa Young

Friday, August 18, 2017

Carolina Ferrerosa Young is a PhD candidate in political science at Columbia University, currently serving as a visiting scholar at the APSA Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs in Washington, DC. She studies congressional responsiveness to interest group advocacy. Using both observational and experimental methods, she analyzes the circumstances under which members of […]

Vaughn Rasberry– 2017 Ralph J. Bunche Award Recipient

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Ralph Bunche Award is given annually for the best scholarly work in political science that explores the phenomenon of ethnic and cultural pluralism. It carries a prize of $1,000. Vaughn Rasberry is Associate Professor of English at Stanford University, where he teaches African American and African Diaspora literature, twentieth-century American fiction, political theory, postcolonial […]

Economic Development, Mobility, and Political Discontent: An Experimental Test of Tocqueville’s Thesis in Pakistan

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Economic Development, Mobility, and Political Discontent: An Experimental Test of Tocqueville’s Thesis in Pakistan By Andrew Healy, Layola Marymount University, Katrina Kosec, International Food Policy Research Institute, & Cecilia Hyuanjung Mo, Vanderbilt University We consider the thesis of Alexis de Tocqueville (1856) that economic development and increased mobility may generate political discontent not present in […]

The People as a Natural Disaster: Redemptive Violence in Jacobin Political Thought

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The People as a Natural Disaster: Redemptive Violence in Jacobin Political Thought by Kevin Duong, Bard College The trial and execution of Louis XVI served as a founding act of French republican democracy. It was also a scene of irregular justice: no legal warrants or procedural precedents existed for bringing a king to justice before the law. This […]

Rochelle Terman — 2017 Merze Tate Award Recipient

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Merze Tate Award (before 2017, known as the Helen Dwight Reid Award) is awarded annually for the best dissertation sucessfully defended during the previous two years in the field of international relations, law, and politics. It carries a prize of $750. Rochelle Terman is a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for International Security and […]

Meet 2017 ACLS Fellowship Program Recipient Nancy J. Hirschmann

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The ACLS Fellowship Program awards fellowships to individual scholars working in the humanities and related social sciences. Institutions and individuals contribute to the ACLS Fellowship Program and its endowment, including The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Council’s […]

APSA News & Updates

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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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