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2019 Section Business Meeting Agenda

From the Chair:

Religion and Politics – Business Meeting Agenda

Thursday August 29, 2019, 6:30–7:30 pm
Public Religion Research Institute.
1023 15TH ST NW, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
I. Section Chair’s report (Matthew Scherer)
II. Journal report (Jon Gurstelle and Chris Robinson for Elizabeth Oldmixon)
III. Treasurer’s report (Amy Eric Smith)
IV. Program Chair’s report (Chris Hale and Avital Livny)
V. Process for Susanne Hoeber Rudolph Outstanding Scholar Award (Ben Gaskins)
VI. New Section Initiatives overview and discussion (Tanya Schwartz)
VII. Introduction of New Section Officers
VIII. New business from the floor
IX. 2018 Politics and Religion Awards
A. Ken Wald Best Graduate Student Paper, Consuelo Amat (Daniel Bennett)
B. Weber Best Conference Paper Award, Jonathan Chu and Carrie Lee
C. Ted Jellen Best Journal Article Award, Elizabeth Sperber and Erin Hern (Paul Djupe)
D. Aaron Wildavsky Best Dissertation Award, Jason Klocek (Eunsook Jung)
E. Hubert Morken Best Book Award, Marie-Eve Reny (Nukhet Sandal)
X. Welcome from Robert P. Jones, Ph.D. CEO and Founder of PRRI

Reception: 7:30–9:00 pm

APSA 2019 – Section Offsite Meeting and Reception

From Matt, Section Chair:

Dear Colleagues,

I look forward to seeing many of you at APSA over the next few days.

Please note on THURSDAY the Religion and Politics

business meeting (6:30–7:30pm)
and reception (7:30–9:00pm)

are both being hosted OFFSITE by the Public Religion Research Institute.

The address is:

PRRI
1023 15TH ST NW, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

This is two miles from the Marriot Wardman Park Hotel.

This is a 12 minute drive or two stops on the metro (exit Farragut North) + a three block walk.

CONGRATULATIONS to new Executive Council members:

Chris Hale
Rina Williams
Güneş Murat Tezcür

THANKS in advance to next year’s program chairs:

Andrew Lewis
Sultan Tepe

Call for Nominations for Executive Committee (2018)

From the Chair:

The Religion and Politics Section of the APSA is pleased to announce a Call for Nominations for candidates to stand in an upcoming online election to serve a two-year term on the Executive Committee of the Religion and Politics Section. There are three vacancies on the Committee to be filled in this election.

Section members who wish to self-nominate as candidates should forward a short biography, including their institutional affiliation, to the Section Chair, Matthew Scherer, at mschere2@gmu.edu no later than August 10, 2018.

Nominees who do not self-nominate will be asked by the Chair to consent to having their name on the ballot. An online election held be held shortly after nominations close. According to APSA online elections are administered as follows:

1. APSA will send an email to all current section members with a message from the Chair that includes the names of the candidates, candidate bios, the number of positions open, the voting dates, and a link to the ballot.

2. The ballot typically gives the candidates’ names, and the option of choosing yes, no, or abstain.

3. When the voting period has concluded APSA will send a detailed report of the results to the Section Chair, who will convey the results via email to the section. I look forward to receiving your nominations.

Matthew Scherer
Section Chair
Religion & Politics

Ted Jelen

Dear Religion and Politics Section Members,

Many of you may already have heard the sad news, but we wanted to let all section members know of the passing of Prof Ted Jelen. Prof Jelen was a giant of the field and a hugely influential and vibrant force in the APSA Religion and Politics section. His loss will be acutely felt by many of us. We will be sending flowers and condolences to the family on behalf of the section.

More will follow soon regarding plans to commemorate Prof Jelen’s life and contribution. If you have ideas or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact the exec.

In sadness,

Erin

Call for Nominations for 3 openings on Executive Committee

image from law.typepad.comFrom the Chair:

The Religion and Politics Section of the APSA is pleased to announce a Call for Nominations for candidates to stand in an upcoming election to serve a two-year term on the Executive Committee of the Religion and Politics section. Three vacancies will be filled in this election. Section members who wish to self-nominate as candidates should forward a one-paragraph biography, including their institutional affiliation, to the Section Chair at e.k.wilson@rug.nl no later than July 15, 2017.

Nominees who do not self-nominate will be asked by the Chair to consent to having their name on the ballot.

This Call for Nominations will close on July 15, 2017. The election will take place at the Annual Business Meeting held during the APSA Annual Convention in San Francisco on Thursday, August 31 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Facility: Parc 55
Room:  Cyril Magnin III.

Members who are unable to attend the business meeting in person will be able to vote for nominees via an online ballot from 1 August until 5pm on 31 August. Details of the ballot will be announced following the closure of nominations.

I look forward to receiving your nominations.

Thank you,

Erin Wilson
Section Chair, Religion and Politics, APSA