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Sexual Harassment: Performances of Gender, Sexuality, and Power

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Sexual Harassment: Performances of Gender, Sexuality, and Power by Virginia Sapiro, Boston University Sexual harassment in schools and workplaces is a venerable phenomenon. It is impossible to imagine documenting the first time a male boss persistently [...]

Centennial Center Teaching & Learning Symposium Call for Proposals due January 15th

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

APSA is hosting a teaching and learning symposium focusing on teaching resources for research methods. Participants will: Gain insights into teaching and research in political science research methods, Produce teaching resources for use in their [...]

Partners in Crime: An Empirical Evaluation of the CIA Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation Program

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Partners in Crime: An Empirical Evaluation of the CIA Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation Program by Averell Schmidt, Harvard Kennedy School and Kathryn Sikkink, Harvard Kennedy School In the years following the attacks of 9/11, the CIA adopted [...]

2019 APSA RBSI Applications Due January 18th – Meet RBSI Scholar Deja Bryant

Monday, December 17, 2018

Apply for the APSA 2018 Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) by January 18th Deja Bryant is an honors student at Howard University, majoring in political science and minoring in journalism. Deja is an Artishia and Frederick [...]

Disrupting Regulation, Regulating Disruption: The Politics of Uber in the United States

Monday, December 17, 2018

Disrupting Regulation, Regulating Disruption: The Politics of Uber in the United States by Ruth Berins Collier, University of California, Berkeley, V.B. Dubal, University of California Hastings College of the Law and Christopher L. Carter,University of California, [...]

The Politics of Attributing Blame for Cyberattacks and the Costs of Uncertainty

Friday, December 14, 2018

The Politics of Attributing Blame for Cyberattacks and the Costs of Uncertainty by Marcus Schulzke,  University of York Attribution is one of the most serious challenges associated with cyberattacks. It is often difficult to determine [...]

Press Gallery: APSA Members in the Media

Friday, December 14, 2018

 Jacob T. Levy on “procedural hardball.” Julia Azari on George H.W. Bush’s legacy. Mara Suttmann-Lea on the security of absentee ballots.  Six political scientists on the biggest election upsets since 2016.  Craig Parsons on the [...]

APSA News & Updates

Major Gifts to APSA Support New Partnerships and Diversity in the Discipline
With great appreciation, the American Political Science Association (APSA) announces a major donation of $1.2 million from the Ivywood Foundation, which is substantially funded by the family of Rogers M. Smith, the current APSA President, as well as a personal donation of $200,000 from Rogers Smith and his wife, Mary Summers to the Generation to Generation Campaign for the Ralph J. Bunche Fund. Read more.

APSA Statement on Gender Studies in Hungarian Universities
APSA expresses deep concern regarding the Hungarian government’s plan to end funding and accreditation for gender studies at the county’s universities. The proposal continues the worrying trend of restrictions on academic freedom in Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s government (see APSA’s previous letter on threats to academic freedom and the status of universities in Hungary here). Read the full statement.

APSA Statement on Selection of Dr. Arthur Lupia as Head of NSF’s Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate
APSA 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.

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.

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