Statement Condemning the Violent Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Expanded
The American Political Science Association strongly condemns President Trump, Republican legislators, and all those who have continuously endorsed and disseminated falsehoods and misinformation, and who have worked to overturn the results of a free and fair Presidential Election. The President’s continuous lies, as well as his racist and xenophobic language and policies, have stoked existing, and sown anew, mistrust in the democratic process in the United States. We strongly condemn the insurrection and violent and deadly attack upon the U.S. Capitol. No tolerance should be given to the insurrectionists and the hatred and lies that motivate them.
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
Meet the New 2020 APSA Council Members
Congratulations to the newly-elected APSA Council Members and Officers for 2020! These Council Members and Officers began their terms in September following the conclusion of the APSA Annual Meeting. The Rules and Elections Committee report on the election is available here, and you can find more information about the APSA election process here. Read More