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Political Scientists

Join the APSA roster of political scientists who are willing to respond to media inquiries on their area of expertise.

Founded in 1903, the American Political Science Association is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 15,000 members in over 80 countries. With a range of programs and services for individuals, departments and institutions, APSA brings together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors within and outside academe in order to expand awareness and understanding of politics.


2008 APSA Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts ~ August 28-31, 2008
The APSA Annual Meeting hosted 7000+ political scientists, academics from related discipines, publishers and exhibitors.

APSA Teaching and Learning Conference
February 6 - 8, 2009 - Baltimore, Maryland
The 2009 APSA Teaching and Learning Conference Call for Proposals is now open. Submissions will be accepted across a wide range of themes ranging from Diversity, Inclusiveness, and Inequality to Simulations and Role Play and Graduate Education and Professional Development. The deadline for proposal submission is September 19th, 2008. Submit your proposal today!

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APSA Council Acts on Meeting Site Selection

The APSA Council voted on Thursday, June 26, 2008 to revise its site selection policy for meetings but not to move the association’s Annual Meeting from New Orleans in 2012. The new policy is aimed at speaking out against state legal restrictions on same-sex unions, reflecting a preference for engaging with the state of Louisiana on these issues rather than to boycott New Orleans.

The vote by the Council was based on concerns that Article 4, paragraph 15 of the Louisiana state constitution, adopted in 2004, discriminates against the rights of same-sex couples and their families.

Letter from APSA President Pinderhughes

Press Release

Report from the APSA Council on Siting

Task Force Presents Report on Global Inequality

On July 24, APSA held a panel session on Capitol Hill to present a new report prepared by the APSA Task Force on Difference, Inequality, and Developing Societies, entitled "The Persistent Problem: Inequality, Difference, and the Challenge of Development". The report sheds light on the ways in which the high levels of global inequality today threaten efforts to alleviate worldwide deprivation, including the UN Millennium Development Goals.

Download and read the full report

Nominations Sought for
Perspectives on Politics Editor

APSA is seeking applications and nominations for an editor or editorial team for APSA’s journal Perspectives on Politics for a term beginning in June 2009. The search committee, chaired by Rogers Smith, University of Pennsylvania, has begun reviewing applications.

More on the Perspectives call for nominations

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