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Theme Panel: Intersectionality and Political Mobilization

Friday, August 17, 2018

Intersectionality and Political Mobilization Organized groups and social movements play a critical representational role in democracy. One challenge that groups and movements have consistently confronted is that they often neglect to represent marginalized constituencies within their ranks to the same degree that they represent more privileged constituencies within their ranks. In recent years, there has […]

Press Gallery: APSA Members in the Media

Friday, August 17, 2018

August 9 to August 16, 2018 The APSA Press Gallery is a roundup of recent blogs, op-eds, podcasts, and interviews featuring political scientists. We are always eager to follow our members’ engagement online. Let us know what you are doing or reading with the hashtag #APSAPressGallery, or by email to [email protected] The Weeks in Writing […]

Meet the New 2018 APSA Council Members

Friday, August 17, 2018

New 2018 APSA Council Members and Officers Congratulations to the newly-elected APSA Council Members and Officers for 2018! These Council Members and Officers will begin their terms in September following the conclusion of the APSA Annual Meeting. For more information about the APSA election process see the APSA bylaws and Rules for Elections. President-Elect | 2018-2019  […]

Meet 2018 Carnegie Fellow Yuen Yuen Ang

Friday, August 17, 2018

The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program recognizes an exceptional group of both established and emerging scholars, journalists, and authors with the goal of strengthening U.S. democracy, driving technological and cultural creativity, exploring global connections and global ruptures, and improving both natural and human environments.  Yuen Yuen Ang is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University […]

Theme Panel: Democratic Discontent, Administrative Instability, and the Capacity to Govern

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Democratic Discontent, Administrative Instability, and the Capacity to Govern The organizing idea for the panel is to address questions of renewed relevance such as: To what extent have recent developments in democratic politics begun to erode the capacity of the civil service to govern effectively day to day? To what extent does a more insulated […]

Ana Catalano Weeks — 2018 Franklin L. Burdette/Pi Sigma Alpha Award Recipient

Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Franklin L. Burdette/Pi Sigma Alpha prize is awarded annually for the best paper presented at the previous year’s annual meeting. The award is supported by Pi Sigma Alpha. It carries a prize of $750. Ana Catalano Weeks is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Comparative Politics in the Department of Politics, Languages, & International Studies […]

Simulating Redistricting in the Classroom: A Binding Arbitration Decision Game Using Louisiana Census Data

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Simulating Redistricting in the Classroom: A Binding Arbitration Decision Game Using Louisiana Census Data by Peter Miller, University of California, Irvine, Steven Kimbrough, University of Pennsylvania, and Johanna Schacht, University of Pennsylvania We report the design and implementation of a redistricting simulation in two classes at a large university. Simulations often include a high degree of abstraction, […]

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APSA Statement on Selection of Dr. Arthur Lupia as Head of NSF’s Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate
The American Political Science Association welcomes the appointment of Dr. Arthur Lupia as the assistant director of the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE). He is the Hal R. Varian Collegiate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan and the chair of the National Academies Roundtable on the Communication and Use of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Lupia has a long history of service to APSA and the discipline, including service as a chair of the Task Force on Public Engagement, APSA treasurer, and APSA Council member. Read the full statement.

APSA Statement on Trump v. Hawaii Ruling
The American Political Science Association stands by its previous condemnations (from January 30, 2017 and March 7, 2017) of the administration’s executive actions to restrict entry to the United States for residents, refugees, and visa holders from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, and North Korea.  The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the ban deeply harms academic freedom in a fundamental way by restricting the ability of scholars to meet, learn and exchange ideas on campuses of American colleges and universities. Read the full statement. 

APSA 2018 Council Nominations
The APSA Nominating Committee is pleased to announce its 2018 nominees for APSA Council. Each has agreed to serve if elected.  The call for nominations was circulated among the membership, and outreach specifically to APSA committees and organized sections was conducted.  View the 2018 Council nominations.

APSA Statement on Reinstating Citizenship Question in 2020 Census
On March 26, 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it will reinstate a question regarding citizenship status in the 2020 census. The census last included a citizenship question in 1950. The American Political Science Association is concerned that this announced change for the 2020 census, which was introduced without following standard practice for public comment and testing new questions, could compromise the response rate and undermine the scientific integrity of the decennial questionnaire. This data—a record of the number of all people in the United States—is of critical importance not only to state, local, and federal government officials and policymakers, but also to researchers across a variety of social and behavioral science disciplines, including political science. Read the full statement here.

Call for Proposals: Editors of the American Political Science Review 
APSA invites proposals for an editor or group of editors to lead APSR for a four-year term beginning in June 2020. We seek editor(s) with a commitment to publishing articles that represent the methodological and sub-field diversity of the discipline while maintaining the leading role of the journal in publishing cutting-edge empirical and theoretical research in Political Science. Learn how to submit a proposal here.

Read the report on the 2017 APSA Survey on Sexual Harassment at Annual Meetings in PS
In the Spring of 2017, the APSA Professional Ethics, Rights, and Freedoms Committee surveyed the APSA membership to determine the extent and nature of perceived harassment experience at APSA Annual Meetings. Committee chair, Professor Virginia Sapiro, Boston University, and former committee member, Professor David Campbell, University of Notre Dame, co-authored a report based upon the survey findings. The survey and subsequent full version of the report complement the recent institution of the new APSA anti-harassment policy. Read more on the harassment resource page.

National Science Foundation Releases Solicitation Announcement for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election
The announcement provides a brief history of the project as well as the due dates for the required letter of intent and proposal.The solicitation announcement can be found here.

This page contains a link to the solicitation (NSF 18-519).  The solicitation provides the requirements of the competition.  The primary innovation in this solicitation is that two unlinked awards will be made, one for the face to face survey and one for a web based version.  While these awards will be made to separate institutions, the eventual awardees will be expected to work closely together to develop and administer the pre and post election surveys. 

If you have any questions about this solicitation, feel free to contact Brian D. Humes at either [email protected] or 703.292.7284.

APSA Statement on President Trump's Decision to End the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program
The Association is very concerned about the potential detrimental impact that the decision to end DACA would have on the free exchange of ideas and the promotion of research, teaching, and intellectual engagement on college campuses and other research settings from which we all benefit. Read more.

APSA Comments on Proposed Changes to Visa Applicant Disclosure Requirements
APSA writes express concern about the Notice of Information Collection under OMB Emergency Review: Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants (DS-5535), 82 Federal Register 20956, published on May 4, 2017. The notice imposes new disclosure requirements on a subset of visa applicants with vaguely worded provisions that threaten a chilling effect on the free exchange of ideas through international scholarly exchange and collaboration. Read more.

APSA statement regarding President Trump's executive order "Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States"
APSA condemns the new Executive Order issued on March 6, 2017, entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” and strongly urges President Trump to rescind it. Like the administration’s earlier Executive Order issued on January 27, this new order continues to generate detrimental effects on colleagues and students with whom we teach, write, and collaborate. Read full statement. Visit this link for travel ban resources.

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