For Immediate Release
Contact: Helena Saele (202-483-2512, [email protected])
105th APSA Annual Meeting, World’s Largest for the Study of Politics, Will Convene in
Contemporary public debates feature prominently in the meeting program. Hundreds of sessions will be convened on questions such as the 2008
The 2009 meeting, which has the theme of “Politics in Motion: Change and Complexity in the Contemporary Era” asks political scientists to think about knowledge in a context of change and complexity as both a scholarly endeavor and for bringing that knowledge to bear on the crucial policy challenges that shape our contemporary era. This theme draws our attention to what is new, different, and unusual in politics today and points to the constant motion involved in the pursuit of knowledge.
Some featured speakers and highlights include:
-- A plenary session on “Barack Obama: The Politics of Change” featuring Larry Bartels (Princeton University), Glenn Loury (Brown University), Theda Skocpol (Harvard University), and Rogers Smith (University of Pennsylvania)
-- The Pi Sigma Alpha Lecture by author Kevin Phillips on "Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism"
-- A plenary session Great Debate on “How Free Should Hate Speech Be?” featuring Amy Gutmann (President,
-- Presidential Address by Peter Katzenstein (
-- A series of sessions on U.S. Standing in the World
-- A plenary session with Charles Taylor, Professor Emeritus at
-- The New Political Science plenary address by noted author Tom Hayden on "Movements Against Machiavellians, the Theory and Practice of Social Change"
-- The John Gaus Lecture recognizing scholarship in public administration, by Prof. Larry O’Toole (
-- A panel on New Directions in Latino Politics Research
-- A Roundtable on the 2008 National Asian American Survey
-- Panels in honor of the late Samuel Huntington, Nelson Polsby, and Charles Tilly
Interested members of the media may pre-register for complimentary meeting credentials online at /section_77.cfm until
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