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Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Presidential Election Forecasts & the Fundamentals

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Presidential Election Forecasts and the Fundamentals by James E. Campbell Modern presidential election campaigns generate a massive amount of news. This has never been more true than for this year’s campaign, an especially intense open-seat election campaign conducted with the parties near parity, with both an electorate and party system […]

APSA Member of Month: Dr. Elizabeth A. Bennion

Thursday, September 22, 2016

September APSA Member of the Month Dr. Elizabeth Bennion joined IU South Bend’s Department of Political Science in 1999. She teaches American politics, with an emphasis on political behavior. Professor Bennion is the founding director of IUSB’s American Democracy Project and host of WNIT’s live weekly television program Politically Speaking. In these capacities she moderates […]

Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Statement & Plan

Thursday, September 22, 2016

APSA has endorsed the Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Statement & Plan. Campus Compact is a coalition of nearly 1100 colleges and universities across the country that promotes civic engagement among students. The national office of Campus Compact works with state and regional offices to help campuses foster student engagement and community partnerships. The 30th Anniversary […]

RBSI Alumni Reflect on the RBSI Program and the 30th Anniversary

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

APSA celebrated the 30th anniversary of the APSA RBSI Program (founded in 1986) at the 2016 APSA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. RBSI Alumni from each decade participated in the alumni roundtable and an anniversary reception which honored the program, RBSI alumni, faculty and staff. Sherri Wallace, PhD Associate Professor, University of Louisville RBSI Class […]

#APSA2016 Recap: Annual Meeting Twitter Highlights

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Thank you to all attendees at the 2016 APSA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Here’s a few of #APSA2016 Twitter Highlights to enjoy! We hope to see you all again at next year’s annual meeting in San Francisco, California! 1. 2016 Elections Spotted at @CambridgeUP table @PoPpublicsphere #APSA2016 pic.twitter.com/GphMOF1feG — Rafael Khachaturian (@rafkhach) September 3, 2016 2. […]

Book Talk and Reception: Public Policymaking by Private Organizations

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Public Policymaking by Private Organizations How private groups increasingly set public policy and regulate lives – with little public knowledge or attention Summary As Catherine E. Rudder, A. Lee Fritschler, and Yon Jung Choi detail in their new work Public Policymaking by Private Organizations (Brookings Institution Press 2016), private groups set numerous public policies today. They […]

The Limits of Political Representation

Monday, September 19, 2016

by Howard Schweber, University of Wisconsin-Madison Abstract: “A representation is always a selective and limited reproduction of the thing represented, an idea captured in the metaphor of a map. What is left out of a representation is as important as what is included. A specifically political conception of representation implies limits to the scope of […]

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Deadline Extended! TLC Proposals due September 26, 2016 
Submit proposals for the 14th Annual Teaching & Learning Conference, February 10-12! Join us  to promote high-impact practices and innovative methodologies for the political science classroom. 

Book Talk and Reception - Public Policymaking by Private Organizations
As Catherine E. Rudder, A. Lee Fritschler, and Yon Jung Choi detail in their new work Public Policymaking by Private Organizations (Brookings Institution Press 2016), private groups set numerous public policies today. Learn more about this phenomenon and the implications for democratic governance at a book talk and reception with the authors. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, 4:00-5:30. See event details and RSVP here.

Remember to Vote: 2016 APSA Bylaws
At the all-member business meeting at the 2016 Annual Meeting, members voted to adopt a new set of bylaws and articles of incorporation.

Dates/locations Announced for Annual Meeting 2021 and 2022
Hotels and conference spaces for meetings as large as APSA are contracted at least 5 years in advance. APSA's 117th Annual Meeting will be held in Seattle September 29-October 3, 2021 at the Washington Convention Center and Sheraton Seattle. APSA's 118th Annual Meeting will be held in Montreal September 14-18, 2022 at Palais des congrès de Montréal/The Montreal Convention Center and the Westin Montreal. APSA had done in-depth analysis to be able to make these changes. Learn more.


APSA PROGRAMS
Apply for the 2017-2018 APSA Minority Fellowship Program
Deadline: October 25, 2016
Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 APSA MFP Program. Each year APSA awards 12 funded fellowships in the amount of $4,000 to support individuals from underrepresented backgrounds who are applying to grad school in political science.

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Consider a donation in support of political science initiatives and programs such as the APSA Annual Fund, The Ralph Bunche Endowment Fund & more! 


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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.


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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