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2017 RBSI Applications due Jan. 20th—Alumni Nicole Bauer Shares Her RBSI Experience

Friday, January 13, 2017

Nicole Bauer, Graduate Teaching Assistant University of Nebraska–Lincoln RBSI Class of 2011 “I really am indebted to the RBSI for helping me prepare for my current successes. First, I was not fully convinced that I wanted/needed to go on to pursue a graduate degree. Ultimately, the fellowship informed my decision and helped prepare me for […]

Plenary Session: The State of Race Relations in the U.S.

Friday, January 13, 2017

“Plenary Session: The State of Race Relations in the U.S.” Panel & Presentation, 2016 APSA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA Experts reflect on the state of race relations in the United States and on the pressing questions facing political scientists who study race. Topics covered will include the presidential campaign, income inequality, Black Lives Matter, […]

2016 Election Reflection Series: Women and Support for Trump

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Prior to the 2016 election, APSA’s Diversity and Inclusion Programs Office issued a call for scholarly reflections, original research notes, and classroom exercises that shed light upon diversity, political behavior, public opinion and the 2016 Campaign and Election. What resulted is an eight part series, 2016 Election Reflections, covering a range of election related topics […]

Departmental Member Profile: University of Central Florida

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The APSA Departmental Services Program is pleased to highlight the important work being done by the faculty, undergraduates, and graduate students in its member departments. If you are a departmental member interested in creating a profile, please submit your information here. To learn more about APSA’s resources for departments and to register for departmental membership, […]

2017 RBSI Applications due Jan. 20th—Meet RBSI Scholar Jose Gomez

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Jose Gomez – Binghamton University Jose Gomez is a senior studying at Binghamton University. Throughout his college years, Jose has volunteered as a teaching assistant at Binghamton’s American Civic Association and also involved himself as a graphic designer in the city of Binghamton’s local elections. As a McNair Scholar, he has involved himself in multiple independent […]

2016 Election Reflection Series: Centering Race and Gender, Intersectionally

Monday, January 09, 2017

Prior to the election, APSA’s Diversity and Inclusion Programs Office issued a call for scholarly reflections, original research notes, and classroom exercises that shed light upon diversity, political behavior, public opinion and the 2016 Campaign and Election. What resulted is a series entitled 2016 Election Reflections, covering a range of election related topics and research […]

Political Commitment and the Value of Partisanship

Friday, January 06, 2017

Political Commitment and the Value of Partisanship Lea Ypi, London School of Economics and Political Science This article defends the value of partisanship for political commitment. It clarifies what political commitment is, how it resembles and differs from other forms of commitment, and under what conditions it can prosper. It argues that political commitment is sustained […]

APSA News & Updates

Post-Election Letter to APSA Membership
The 2016 election in the United States cast into sharp relief an array of issues that engage the political science community in our role as teachers, researchers and practitioners. As we all examine the implications of the 2016 election, we must remain at the forefront of understanding, and engaging the public on, the future of our country.  As APSA Council members and leaders, therefore, we would like to share with you an overview of APSA activities that affirm our core mission and support our members in their work. Read the full letter.

A Memo from the APSA Executive Director, Steven Rathgeb Smith
Read information updates on the APSA Teaching and Learning Conference at the Westin Long Beach, 10-12 February 2017.

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. The Association promotes a lively, diverse community of scholars, teachers, students, and practitioners who bring wide-ranging interests, methodologies, and perspectives to the analysis and conduct of government and politics. The Association disseminates information, facilitates collaboration among its members, and publicizes research findings on important theoretical and political issues, and publishes a variety of materials relevant to the discipline. It enhances the capacity of political scientists to conduct research, improve teaching, develop professionally, and communicate their ideas within the discipline and to wider publics. APSA is committed to transparency, open enquiry, scholarly pluralism, high standards of ethics and integrity, and a global perspective. Read the strategic plan.

Appy for the 2017 Pracademic Fellowship Program, deadline January 15 
The Pracademic Program places scholars in federal government agencies in the Washington, DC area. The fellowship is available for one semester or a full year. 

Apply for the 2017 APSA Ralph Bunche Application (RBSI), deadline January 20 
The RBSI Program is designed to introduce to the world of doctoral study in political science those undergraduate students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups or those interested in broadening participation in political science. It will take place from May 28 - June 29 at Duke University.

Call for Authors for PS:Political Science & Politics, deadline February 1
“Academics who are In the Arena: Pedagogical Perspectives from Political Scientists who have served in Elected Office” Seeking contributions from political scientists who have served in elected office with experience in runing and serving in state/local offices

Join APSA's Experts Database!
APSA draws on the database to respond to media requests for experts in all areas of political science. Sign up here.

Replication and Data Research Transparency (DA-RT)
Providing appropriate access to evidence, and research transparency or interpretability, are among the most important topics in the social sciences today. Recent discussions of implementation of guidelines in social science journals are engaging many APSA members and revealing many compelling views. Therefore, we provide a variety of materials to inform this vital discussion. Read the presidents’ statement on implementation of guidelines in the APSR. Participate in the participatory, open-to-all members discussion of transparency in qualitative research, sponsored by the Qualitative and Multi-Method Research section - new deadline Jan. 1.

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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