Join us for the 115th American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition, August 29 – September 1, 2019, in Washington, DC, to address the latest scholarship in political science while exploring the 2019 theme, “Populism and Privilege.” 

APSA and the 2019 Program Chairs Amel Ahmed, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Christopher Sebastian Parker, University of Washington, look forward to your participation in panels and sessions prepared by APSA’s 57 divisions and numerous related groups at the 2019 APSA Annual Meeting. The 2019 Annual Meeting will take place at the Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham, and Washington Hilton.

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2019 APSA Special Events & Highlights

TLC at the APSA Annual Meeting
The second TLC at APSA (Teaching and Learning Conference at APSA) will take place Saturday, August 31, 2019 in Washington, DC as part of the 2019 Annual Meeting. This full-day event seeks to promote the scholarship of teaching and learning and enhance the role of teaching in the discipline of political science. 

Attend Dissertation Workshops
APSA sponsors dissertation workshops on the Wednesday prior to the APSA Annual Meeting. Each full-day workshop includes six PhD candidates who present a dissertation chapter, along with two faculty members who lead the workshop and moderate discussions. PhD candidates interested in participating in one of these workshops are encouraged to apply here.

Panel Series on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Discipline: Shared Commitments, Institutional Challenges 
Attend a special series of theme panels to address the central challenges to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within in the discipline. The day will combine sessions focused on practical strategies and tactics as well as those engaging in broader questions and diverse perspectives regarding these challenges. The series is open to all. All panels will take place Friday August 30, 2019.

Film Series & Panel Discussions – NEW!
The program chairs have selected a number of films related to the theme to run throughout the meeting featuring documentaries such as Knock Down the House, a Netflix Original, What Is Democracy?, and more! All films will be in Marriott, Salon 2. A panel discussion will follow each film! 

Introducing: The APSA Career Center
APSA is proud to introduce a new centralized career hub at the annual meeting that will serve employers, job seekers, and early and mid-career political scientists looking to develop their professional skills. The APSA Career Center will be housed at the Marriott Wardman and will feature an array of events. Click here to learn more!


2019 Working Groups
Annual meeting Working Group consist of a small group of meeting attendees who are interested in a common topic and who agree to attend panels and plenary sessions aligned on a similar topic. They convene at the meeting for discussion. To join a working group, prospective participants can email the contacts here.

Kathleen Thelen, Ford Professor of Political Science, MIT, Immediate Past President, APSA 114th Presidential Address: The American Precariat: US Capitalism in Comparative Perspective (Boston, MA)