Thank You to our Virtual 116th APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition Attendees

We want to thank our attendees, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors for helping make APSA’s first virtual annual meeting a success! We hope that you had a productive and overall rewarding experience during the conference!

Registered attendees can access session recordings on the virtual meeting platform. We appreciate your patience as we work to get all of the recordings uploaded. Please note some presenters may have opted-out of recording their presentation.

We hope to see you all again at next year’s annual meeting in Seattle, Washington, September 30 – October 3, 2021. Next year’s theme is “Promoting Pluralism.”

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 »

Rogers Smith, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, Immediate Past President, APSA 115th Presidential Address: What Good Could Political Science Do? From Pluralism to Partnerships (Washington, DC)

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