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Governance Reform Ad Hoc Committee

***Committee Invites Member Feedback***

New draft bylaws proposed and posted for member review. 

Previously, the Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Reform invited comments from all APSA members on its proposed agenda. Comments received by November 1, 2014 were made available to guide the committee in its deliberations at a retreat in December 2014. Read the full memo on governance reform to the membership from summer 2014.

Pursuant to the approval of this procedure, APSA President John Aldrich proposed and the Administrative Committee of the Council approved the following members of the Governance Reform Committee:

  • David A. Lake, University of California, San Diego, Chair
  • Jeffrey Berry, Tufts University
  • Terri Givens, Menlo College
  • Kerstin Hamann, University of Central Florida
  • Jonathan Koppell, Arizona State University
  • Ashley Leeds, Rice University
  • Joanne Miller, University of Minnesota
  • Jeffrey Segal, Stony Brook University
  • Dara Strolovitch, Princeton University

Please email all comments to the David Lake, Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Reform.

Development Committee

The development committee was authorized by the APSA council in 1988 to propose development goals and policies to the council and oversee their eventual implementation.

Organized Sections Committee

The role of the organized sections committee is to help organized sections carry out their work and to oversee the balance between the sections and APSA as a whole.

Committee Members:

Term expiring August 31, 2017

  • Juan Carlos Huerta, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
  • Lori Weber, California State University, Chico

Term expiring August 31, 2018

  • Carol Mershon, University of Virginia
  • Willem Maas, York University

Term expiring August 31, 2019

  • Layna Mosley, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chair
  • Craig Volden, University of Virginia

Professional Ethics, Rights, and Freedoms Committee

The responsibility of the committee on professional ethics, rights, and freedoms is to protect the rights of political scientists and ensure that the ethical policies of APSA are followed.

Committee Members:

Term expiring August 31, 2018
  • Virginia Sapiro, Boston University, Chair
  • Michael Fortner, CUNY Graduate Center
  • Samantha Frost, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Noah Pickus, Duke University

Term expiring August 31, 2019

  • Alison Brysk, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Kathleen Hancock, Colorado School of Mines

Term expires August 31, 2020

  • Catherine Boone, London School of Economics
  • Deborah Yashar, Princeton University

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Nominating Committee

2017 Nominees for APSA Council

The APSA Nominating Committee thanks the membership for their suggestions for 2017 nominees for president-elect, vice president, treasurer, and council member. Future nominations for 2018 should describe the person's accomplishments, background, and views that would make them a good choice for a leadership position. The nominating committee hopes to nominate a slate of accomplished scholars and practitioners who reflect the diverse membership of APSA. Please send suggestions to [email protected]. The committee will then develop a slate of candidates that will be announced in the spring of 2018. 

Committee Members:

Term expiring August 31, 2017

  • Fred Harris, Columbia University
  • Tarek Masoud, Harvard University
  • Chris Gelpi, Ohio State University

Term expiring August 31, 2018

  • Terri Givens, Menlo College, Chair
  • Jennifer Merolla, University of California, Riverside
  • Jennifer Pitts, University of Chicago

Recommendations for APSA Standing and Award Committee Members

APSA president-elect Kathleen Thelen welcomes suggestions from members of various APSA standing committees for terms starting in September of 2017. Typically, members of the standing committees serve a staggered three-year term, and members of the awards committees serve a one-year term. Click these links for a full list of standing committees and APSA awards. Please send all suggestions to [email protected]

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