APSA Webinars

  • The APSA Department Portal features a wide range of resources for Department members. Webinars intended for and accessible to department members can be found here.

  • For more information on Teaching & Learning and Professional Development Webinars, members can access webinars here.
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Also check out APSA's videos, featuring a range of speakers and subjects relevant to political science.
Featured Webinars


APSA-AAAS Webinar: Political Science and Human Rights – Exploring the Connections

Human rights connect to political science in diverse ways, both as an area of study within the discipline and as a body of norms that informs and affects an array of activities across political science. Sponsored by APSA and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, this webinar explores these intersections through an introduction to key human rights instruments and a discussion of ways to engage human rights issues in teaching, research, and service in sub-fields throughout the discipline. This webinar was held on October 4, 2017 and led by Oliver Kaplan, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, and Jessica Wyndham, Interim Director, AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program. Watch the recording here. 

Legal Issues 101 for Department Chairs 

On June 21, 2017, APSA hosted a presentation on legal issues facing department chairs. Led by Bethany Bridgham, Deputy General Counsel at American University, this presentation addresses the specific role of chairs in dealing with legal concerns in areas such as hiring, academic freedom, and compliance with Title IX and ADA regulations. To watch the presentation, please email dsp@apsanet.org

Tips on Effective Online Teaching in Political Science

A webinar on tips for effective online teaching took place on March 29, 2017 and was led by Bruce Wilson, Professor of Political Science at the University of Central Florida and Melanie Smith, Assistant Professor of Public Administration at Park University. Geared toward graduate students and early career professors with little-to-no online teaching experience, the discussion centered on the specific tools and strategies teachers can use to maximize the effectiveness of their remote courses. Watch the webinar here

Political Parties and the 2016 Election

webinar for teachers took place on October 12, 2016, and was led by Barry Burden, Professor of Political Science, Director of the Elections Research Center, and the Lyons Family Chair in Electoral Politics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His presentation focuses on how the party system in the United States has been changed and shaped during the course of the 2016 presidential election. 

APSA Diversity & Inclusion Webinars

APSA also sponsors webinars geared toward diversifying political science and making the discipline more inclusive. Topics covered in this Diversity and Inclusion webinar series range from tips on writing effective personal statements to graduate school decision-making. Learn more and watch these webinars here.