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APSA Annual Meeting
2021 APSA Annual Meeting Proposal Submissions are Now Open | Deadline: January 14, 2021
Join us for the 117th American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition, September 30 – October 3, 2021, in Seattle, Washington, to address the latest scholarship in political science while exploring the 2021 theme, “Promoting Pluralism.” Submit proposals here

At present, APSA will proceed to plan for a traditional in-person annual meeting. With close monitoring and guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and other public health officials, along with the US State Department Travel Advisories, and state and local conditions, we will make necessary adjustments to ensure the health, well-being, and safety of our members. Updates will be provided around the annual meeting as more information and resources continue to develop. Visit the conference website for updates.
APSA Democracy 2020 Project

Visit APSA's Democracy 2020 Project 
Political Science helps us understand issues central to the current political moment, including democracy, elections, voting, and government. APSA’s Democracy 2020 Project provides tools that can be used by students, scholars, teachers and the public to better understand and engage with the 2020 U.S. Elections.

Explore political science research, find materials for teaching students about issues around the 2020 election and democratic governance, learn how to get involved, and follow the work of APSA’s Election  Assistance Task Force. Learn more.



Perspectives on Politics Call For Papers: Black Lives Matter Special Issue | Deadline: May 31, 2021

Perspectives on Politics calls for submission of papers for a special issue, the purpose of which is to explore the state of BLM, its impact, and its potential ramifications. Following the murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, among others, Black Lives Matter (BLM) is at the center of American politics. It is widespread, diverse, and the protests it leads have broad popular support according to public opinion polling. History suggests that protest is essential to the health of democracies. Christopher Sebastian Parker of the University of Washington will serve as Guest Editor for this special issue. Learn more here.
APSA News & Updates

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 EducationStatement to Colleges and UniversitiesStatement and Recommendations on Teaching, and Statement on Professional Career and Personnel Matters


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


APSA Statement on the Essential Role of Social Scientific Inquiry in Maintaining a Free, Participatory, Civil, and Law-Governed Society
As we approach our virtual 2020 annual meeting, which explores “Democracy, Difference, and Destabilization”, at a time when political polarization obstructs understanding of many urgent major issues, the American Political Science Association reaffirms the essential role of social scientific inquiry in maintaining a free, participatory, civil, and law-governed society, and our commitment to scholarship and professional practices that contribute to social as well intellectual progress.  Read more.

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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.