Announcing the APSA 2021 Council Nominations
The APSA Nominating Committee is pleased to announce its 2021 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. The committee made its decisions after careful deliberation and consideration for the diversity of the field and the varied interests of political scientists. The candidates will be put to a vote by the full membership via electronic ballot in August. APSA also accepts nominees by petition. The deadline for submitting nominees by petition is June 18.Read More
APSA Statement Condemning Anti-Asian Violence, Racism, Sexism, and Historical Exclusion
APSA condemns the mass shooting and murder of eight individuals, six of whom were women of Asian descent, in Georgia on Tuesday March 16, 2021. We condemn this act of racial and ethnic violence and all incidents of racial and ethnic violence and discrimination committed against members of the Asian and Asian American community over the past year. Read the full statement here
APSA Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus Release Statements
The APSA Task Force on the Coronavirus, appointed by APSA President Paula D. McClain on the recommendation of the APSA Council, worked through the summer to identify implications of the coronavirus pandemic for our profession, institutions, and professional organizations, emphasizing actions our members, institutions, and organizations could effectively take to avoid harm, ameliorate negative effects, and learn from the experience. The Task Force recommendations were unanimously approved by the APSA Council at their recent meeting. These recommendations are reflected below in four key statements: Statement on Federal and State Support for Institutions of Higher Education, Statement to Colleges and Universities, Statement and Recommendations on Teaching, and Statement on Professional Career and Personnel Matters.
APSA Statement on 2020 Election
The 2020 Election was unprecedented in its challenges, candidates, and levels of voter participation. Political
scientists have played an invaluable role in providing context, facts, and a rich analysis and understanding
throughout the campaign and election season often characterized by uncertainty. Thus, the American
Political Science Association (APSA) would like to applaud the important and valuable work done by
members of the discipline to encourage civic engagement, support free, fair, and healthy elections, and