As of April 1, the 2020 Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) has been cancelled. APSA worked closely with Dr. Paula D. McClain, the Dean of the Graduate School at Duke University and the director of the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute, to determine the feasibility of hosting RBSI in light of the spread of the coronavirus. At this time, all summer programming at Duke has been cancelled including the 2020 APSA RBSI program. While we very much regret this outcome, APSA understands the responsibility of Duke University to the health and safety of all students, faculty, and employees.
APSA developed alternative programming opportunities for the accepted 2020 RBSI Class. We remain committed to supporting this strong group of scholars as they prepare to pursue doctoral work in the discipline. The alternative, virtual programming will take place from June 22, 2020 to July 17, 2020. If you are an alumnus of RBSI and have the interest and ability to mentor a Bunche Fellow, please email the APSA Diversity & Inclusion team at [email protected].