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.
2020 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.”