2005 Highlights 2005 Highlights


Wednesday, August
31 9:00 - 5:00p.m. Professional Day
The pre-convention professional day features a variety of pre-convention seminars, and short courses sponsored by Organized Sections and Related Groups.

Thursday, September
  1 12:00 p.m. APSA Award Luncheon and Ceremony
Palladian - Omni Shoreham
Recognizing excellence in the profession is one of the most important activities of the American Political Science Association. Hosted by the 2005 Program Committee Co-Chairs Susan Stokes, Jim Johnson and Jack Knight, the Award Ceremony begins with invitation-only luncheon for awardees and their guests at 12:00 p.m. The AwardCeremony begins at 12:45 p.m. and is open to all attendees. Made possible by though the generous support of the Policy Studies Organization.

12:30 p.m. First-time Attendees/International Attendees Coffee Break
Cotillion Foyer - Marriott
This session provides an opportunity to meet APSA colleagues working in similar fields of interest and to interact with them in an informal setting.

6:00 p.m. 2005 Pi Sigma Alpha Lecture
Empire - Omni Shoreham

2005 Pi Sigma Alpha Lecture
David Brooks , New York Times
New York Times Op-Ed columnist David Brooks will deliver the Pi Sigma Alpha Guest Lecture.  He is scheduled to deliver a talk entitled "Political Outlook."

Mr. Brooks has written articles for The New Yorker, Forbes, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Commentary, The Public Interest and many other major publications. He is editor of the anthology "Backward and Upward: The New Conservative Writing" and author of "Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There" and "On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (and Always Have) in the Future Tense." He is a weekly commentator on the "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" and is a frequent analyst on NPR's "All Things Considered" and the "Diane Rehm Show."

6:30 p.m. APSA Networking Reception for Baccalaureate and Master's Level Institutions
Cotillion Foyer - Marriott
For attendees from BA and MA institutions.
Generously sponsored by Heldref Publications.

7:00 p.m. Graduate Student Happy Hour
Blue Room - Omni Shoreham
Graduate students are invited to network with each other and meet informally with APSA President Margaret Levi and other APSA Officers and Council. Sponsored by Heldref Publications.

8:00 p.m. 2005 Presidential Address
Regency Ballroom - Omni Shoreham

2005 Presidential Address
Margaret Levi
, University of Washington
APSA President Margaret Levi of the University of Washington will deliver her Presidential Address during the Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

The 101st APSA Annual Meeting Opening Reception will follow the address in the Omni Shoreham.

9:00 p.m. Opening Reception
Ambassador Ballroom - Omni Shoreham
Following the Presidential Address, APSA will host the 101st APSA Annual Meeting Opening Reception.  All attendees are invited!

Friday, September

12:00-2:00 p.m. Session 1: Getting Published in Political Science Journals
Blue Romm - Omni Shoreham
Led by APSR Editor Lee Sigelman, journal editors offer advice on getting published in political science journals, insight into the review process, and identify trends in journal publishing in political science. Reception with light refreshments will follow. Sponsored by Cambridge University Press

See also Session 2: Getting Published in Political Science Journals on Saturday from 12:00 to 2:00 pm.

12:00 p.m. Meet the Officer and Council Nominees
Maryland C - Marriott
Meet the 2005 Council and Officer nominees.

12:00 p.m. 2005 James Madison Lecture
Regency Ballroom - Omni Shoreham

2005 James Madison Lecture
Elinor Ostrom, Indiana University Bloomington
The James Madison Award and Lectureship recognizes an American political scientist who has made a distinguished scholarly contribution to political science.

Elinor Ostrom of Indiana University, Bloomington will deliver the 2005 James Madison Lecture on "Converting Threats into Opportunities."

12:00-2:00 p.m. Workshop for Department Chairs - "Chairs and the Law: Legal Issues Facing Chairs"
Cotillion Ballroom North - Marriott
This year's workshop will be dedicated to a discussion of the legal issues facing chairs, including sexual harassment, tenure, and family-friendly policy issues, such as maternity and paternity-leave. Pre-registration required. 

6:00 p.m. 2005 John Gaus Lecture
Ambassador - Omni Shoreham

2005 John Gaus Lecture
Vincent Ostrom, Indiana University Bloomington
The John Gaus Award and Lectureship honors the recipient's lifetime of exemplary scholarship in the joint tradition of political science and public administration and, more generally, recognizes and encourages scholarship in public administration.

Vincent Ostrom of Indiana University, Bloomington will deliver the 2005 Gaus Lecture on "Citizen-Sovereigns: A Challenge for Political Science and Public Administration."

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Plenary Session
Empire Ballroom - Omni Shoreham

Plenary Session
Andrew S. Natsios, U.S. Agency for International Development

The featured guest for this plenary is Andrew S. Natsios, Administratror, U.S. Agency for International Development. President Bush has also appointed him Special Coordinator for International Disaster Assistance and Special Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sudan. He will be speaking on "Democratic Opportunity and the Arab and Muslim World."


7:00 p.m. Reception Honoring Teaching
Regency Ballroom - Omni Shoreham
All are invited to this reception honoring campus-wide teaching award recipients and the winner of the 2005 Rowman & Littlefield Award for innovative teaching. Sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha and Rowman & Littlefield

10:00 p.m. Nightcap Receptions

Saturday, September

12:00-2:00 p.m. Session 2: Getting Published in Political Science Books
Blue Room - Omni Shoreham
In this second session, authors offer advice on publishing books beyond the academic market.

See also Session 1: Getting Published in Political Science Journals on Friday from 12:00 to 2:00 pm.

3:00 p.m. State Political Science Associations Afternoon Coffee
Park Tower 8224 - Marriott

6:15 p.m. APSA Annual Business Meeting
Virginia B - Marriott
This is your chance to participate in APSA governance and witness the leadership transition from President Margaret Levi to President-Elect Ira Katznelson.  For more about the agenda and rules of the meeting click here: /content_2929.cfm.

8:30 p.m. APSA Organized Section Plenary Session: New Political Science
Marriott Salon 1 - Marriott

Organized Section Plenary Session: New Political Science
Rashid Khalidi

Rashid Khalidi is the Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies and Director of the Middle East Institute at Columbia University. In this session he will speak on "Resurrecting Empire."

Each Day

To find out what's happening each day, check back here often, and consult the online program which will be updated continuously until the Annual Meeting.   

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