Registration Live | 2020 APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition Transitioning to Virtual Format

The safety of the American Political Science Association (APSA) community is our top priority. In light of the current situation surrounding COVID-19, we will deliver our 116th American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition, scheduled for September 10-13, 2020 in San Francisco, as a virtual digital event.  We very much look forward to bringing together the APSA community to learn and connect in this new virtual format.

The APSA Annual Meeting helps create a vibrant and sustainable community for attendees and the discipline. We recognize the essential role of the annual meeting is more important than ever, and the need to bring our scholarly community together, share the latest research and scholarship, provide opportunities for scholars to learn about the job market, and be able to network with colleagues in their areas of expertise. Read detailed update here »

2020 Short Courses
Short courses will take place on Tuesday, September 8 and Wednesday, September 9, 2020. They provide diverse opportunities, either half day or full day, for professional development and offer attendees the chance to connect with scholars from a range of backgrounds. No fees required to attend short courses. Participants, however, must be registered for the virtual annual meeting. 

TLC at APSA: Teaching Democratic Principles through Political Science Education
The third “TLC at APSA,” the teaching and learning conference-within-a-conference will be a virtual event. This event seeks to promote the scholarship of teaching and learning, equip faculty with new techniques and resources for teaching, and enhance the role of teaching in the discipline of political science. View the TLC at APSA schedule

The 2020 APSA Annual Meeting program chairs are pleased to announce the panels and papers for APSA’s Special Call for Proposals that will address current events: Black Lives, Black Deaths, and Black Protest: Political Scientists Respond (Anew) to a Persistent Challenge, andRelevance, Quality, and Expedience: Political Science Responds to COVID-19.

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2020 APSA Annual Meeting Theme Statement: Democracy, Difference, and Destabilization 

“In the United States, democratic institutions are generally thought of as bulwarks against manifold threats, both inside and outside of the American polity. Indeed, the assumption has been that our nation’s constitution is solid and prescient enough to thwart—or at the least contain—the more authoritarian impulses of citizens and elected officials alike. Donald J. Trump’s election to the presidency of the United States in 2016 has dramatically called into question this working assumption. Yet President Trump’s ascendance to executive power is more epilogue than prologue to the inclusivity of American democracy. In the decades leading to Trump’s momentous election, there were already countless signs of democracy displaying illiberal tendencies in the United States.” Read full statement here »