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APSA Accessibility Grants | Deadline Extended: August 3, 2020
Apply for APSA accessibility grants to attend the 2020 APSA Virtual Annual Meeting & Exhibition. APSA will provide funding to defray the costs of participation in the virtual annual meeting. Learn about eligibility requirements and apply here.

Call for Applications: Asia Workshop: Contentious Politics and its Repercussions in Asia | Deadline: September 5, 2020
Due to coronavirus, this year’s Asia Workshop has been postponed to January 2021 and the deadline for applications has been extended. Early-career scholars from East and Southeast Asia are invited to apply for the Asia Workshop on “Contentious Politics and its Repercussions in Asia” in Hong Kong. To view eligibility requirements and application, click here.
Perspectives on Politics: Call For Papers: Special Issue on “Pandemic Politics”
We invite all political scientists, irrespective of subfield, to submit papers related to these or other issues raised by the coronavirus crisis for potential inclusion in a special issue on “Pandemic Politics.” Learn how to submit here.

Cambridge University Press Production of Printed Journals on Hold 
Due to the development and impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Cambridge University Press has decided to halt all journal issue printing from 25th March until further notice. You can read the full notice on the Cambridge website. 

APSA members can enjoy full access to the Cambridge digital library of APSA journals including: all back issues going back over 110 years, FirstView articles, full-text HTML versions, and supplementary material. Gaining access is simple. Log into apsanet.org using your member ID.

APSA News & Updates

APSA Presidents' Letter on Election & Voting
What Alexander Hamilton called America’s “Great Experiment in Democracy,” was to make the public the sovereign power in the new nation.  Today that sovereignty rests at its core on voting.  The administration of the vote has long been fraught with partisan politics, and this has been increasingly true in recent years with the growth of political polarization, compounded by the growing ability to use social media as a disruptor.  But the three great crises of 2020 -- the viral pandemic, ensuing unemployment and economic distress, and the movements calling for social and racial justice -- make the conduct of the 2020 election especially critical. Read more.

APSA Statement on F-1 Visa Restrictions for Remote Coursework
The American Political Science Association strongly urges the U.S Department of Homeland Security to rescind its temporary final rule to restrict the ability of students with F-1 visas to remain in the United States while pursuing their studies remotely. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s policy will cause extreme upheaval and uncertainty for students. Read the full statement

Lucius J. Barker, Trailblazing Scholar, of Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties and African American Politics and Former APSA President, Dies At 92

Lucius J. Barker, Ph.D., who broke through racial barriers to become a renowned academic leader, author and professor of political science, constitutional law and civil liberties, died in his Northern California home of complications due to Alzheimer’s Disease on June 21, 2020. He was 92. Read more.

APSA Statement Condemning Systemic Racism
The recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have reignited protests and calls for justice in the United States and across the world. These murders are among the latest in a long history of police brutality and violence upon members of the African American community. The American Political Science Association recognizes and condemns in the strongest terms the systemic racism that contributed to these deaths and shares the justified outrage it has provoked. Read the full statement here. See APSA Resources on Systemic Racism & Social Justice.
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Major Gifts to APSA Support New Partnerships and Diversity in the Discipline

With great appreciation, the 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.

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