American Political Science Association


American Political Science Association

The American Political Science Association (APSA) is an organization dedicated to political science. It was founded in 1903 in United States. APSA publishes three journals: "American Political Science Review", "Perspectives on Politics", and "" [http://www.apsanet.org/section_223.cfm] and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

There are 35 organized sections of APSA organized around research themes. Dianne Pinderhughes of the University of Notre Dame is the current APSA president. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson was APSA President in 1911.

APSA's headquarters at 1527 New Hampshire Avenue NW in Washington, DC is a historic structure that was the home of Harry Garfield, son of assassinated U.S. President James Garfield. It includes the Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs, which provides conference and research space for scholars, and periodically sponsors seminars and events for political scientists, policy makers, the media, and the general public.

APSA presents many awards each year, including the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for "the best book on government, politics, or international affairs." Sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation at Princeton University, it includes a cash prize of $5,000.

The annual APSA meeting is the world's largest gathering of political scientistsFact|date=September 2008 and occurs on Labor Day weekend each summer. The 2007 meeting in Chicago, IL drew 6,900 participants.

Future annual meetings:
*2008 Aug 28-31: Boston
*2009 Sept 3-6: Toronto
*2010 Sept 2-5: Washington, DC
*2011 Aug 31-Sept 4: San Francisco
*2012 Aug 29-Sept 2: New Orleans

Toronto Meeting Dispute

:"See related articles, Canadian Human Rights Commission free speech controversies and Censorship in Canada"

A group of several dozen professors from the 7,000-member American Political Science Association contend that recent free speech precedents in Canada put academics at risk of prosecution. The group includes Robert George and Harvey Mansfield, and they have protested holding the scheduled 2009 APSA annual meeting in Canada for this reason [ [http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/story.html?id=743273 Academics fear speaking freely in Canada] URL accessed on April 21 2006] . The leadership of APSA selected Toronto as the meeting location.

Presidents of the American Political Science Association

* Frank J. Goodnow, 1904-1905
* Albert Shaw, 1905-1906
* Frederick N. Judson, 1906-1907
* James Bryce, 1907-1908
* A. Lawerence Lowell, 1908-1909
* Woodrow Wilson, 1909-1910
* Simeon E. Baldwin, 1910-1911
* Albert Bushnell Hart, 1911-1912
* Westel W. Willoughby, 1912-1913
* John Bassett Moore, 1913-1914
* Ernst Freund, 1914-1915
* Jesse Macy, 1915-1916
* Munroe Smith, 1916-1917
* Henry Jones Ford, 1917-1918
* Paul S. Reinsch, 1918-1919
* Leo S. Rowe, 1919-1920
* William A. Dunning, 1920-1921
* Harry A. Garfield, 1921-1922
* James W. Garner, 1923-1924
* Charles E. Merriam, 1924-1923
* Charles A. Beard, 1925-1924
* William Bennett Munro, 1926-1925
* Jesse S. Reeves, 1927-1926
* John A. Fairlie, 1928-1927
* Benjamin F. Shambaugh, 1929-1928
* Edward S. Corwin, 1930-1929
* William F. Willoughby, 1931-1932
* Isidor Loeb, 1932-1933
* Walter J. Shepard, 1933-1934
* Francis W. Coker, 1934-1935
* Arthur N. Holcombe, 1935-1936
* Thomas Reed Powell, 1936-1937
* Clarence A. Dykstra, 1937-1938
* Charles Grove Haines, 1938-1939
* Robert C. Brooks, 1939-1940
* Frederic A. Ogg, 1940-1941
* William Anderson, 1941-1942
* Robert E. Cushman, 1942-1943
* Leonard D. White, 1943-1944
* John Gaus, 1944-1945
* Walter F. Dodd, 1945-1946
* Arthur W. MacMahon, 1946-1947
* Henry R. Spencer, 1947-1948
* Quincy Wright, 1948-1949
* James K. Pollock, 1949-1950
* Peter H. Odegard, 1950-1951
* Luther Gulick, 1951-1952
* E. Pendleton Herring, 1952-1953
* Ralph J. Bunche, 1953-1954
* Charles McKinley, 1954-1955
* Harold D. Lasswell, 1955-1956
* E.E. Schattschneider, 1956-1957
* V.O. Key, Jr., 1957-1958
* R. Taylor Cole, 1958-1959
* Carl B. Swisher, 1959-1960
* Emmette S. Redford, 1960-1961
* Charles S. Hyneman, 1961-1962
* Carl J. Friedrich, 1962-1963
* C. Herman Pritchett, 1963-1964
* David B. Truman, 1964-1965
* Gabriel A. Almond, 1965-1966
* Robert A. Dahl, 1966-1967
* Merle Fainsod, 1967-1968
* David Easton, 1968-1969
* Karl W. Deutsch, 1969-1970
* Robert E. Lane, 1979-1971
* Heinz Eulau, 1971-1972
* Robert E. Ward, 1972-1973
* Avery Leiserson, 1973-1974
* Austin Ranney, 1974-1975
* James MacGregor Burns, 1975-1976
* Samuel H. Beer, 1976-1977
* John C. Wahlke, 1977-1978
* Leon D. Epstein, 1978-1979
* Warren E. Miller, 1979-1980
* Charles E. Lindblom, 1980-1981
* Seymour Martin Lipset, 1981-1982
* William H. Riker, 1982-1983
* Philip E. Converse, 1983-1984
* Richard F. Fenno, Jr., 1984-1985
* Aaron B. Wildavsky, 1985-1986
* Samuel P. Huntington, 1986-1987
* Kenneth N. Waltz, 1987-1988
* Lucian W. Pye, 1988-1989
* Judith N. Shklar, 1989-1990
* Theodore J. Lowi, 1990-1991
* James Q. Wilson, 1991-1992
* Lucius J. Barker, 1992-1993
* Charles O. Jones, 1993-1994
* Sidney Verba, 1994-1995
* Arend Lijphart, 1995-1996
* Elinor Ostrom, 1996-1997
* M. Kent Jennings, 1997-1998
* Matthew Holden Jr., 1998-1999
* Robert O. Keohane, 1999-2000
* Robert Jervis, 2000-2001
* Robert Putnam, 2001-2002
* Theda Skocpol, 2002-2003
* Susanne Hoeber Rudolph, 2003-2004
* Margaret Levi, 2004-2005
* Ira Katznelson, 2005-2006
* Robert Axelrod, 2006-2007
* Dianne Pinderhughes, 2007-2008

Presidents of the Politics and History Section of the American Political Science Association

* Jeffrey K. Tulis, (University of Texas at Austin), 1990-1991
* Theda Skocpol, (Harvard University), 1991-1992
* Ira Katznelson, (Columbia University), 1992-93
* Walter Dean Burnham, (University of Texas at Austin), 1993-1994
* Stephen Skowronek, (Yale University), 1994-1995
* Karen Orren, (UCLA), 1995-1996
* Martin Shefter, (Cornell), 1996-97
* Margaret Weir, (University of California, Berkeley) 1997-1998
* Ian Lustick, (University of Pennsylvania), 1998-1999
* James Morone, (Brown University), 1999-2000
* Anne Norton, (University of Pennsylvania), 2000-2001
* Rogers Smith, (Yale University), 2001-2002
* Eileen McDonough, (Northeastern University), 2002-2003
* Paul Pierson, (Harvard University), 2003-2004
* Elizabeth Sanders, (Cornell), 2004-2005
* Sidney Milkis, (University of Virginia), 2005-2006
* Victoria Hattam, (New School for Social Research), 2006-2007
* Kathleen Thelan, (Northwestern University), 2007-2008
* Richard Bensel, (Cornell University), 2008-2009

External links

* [http://www.apsanet.org Official site]
* [http://www.apsanet.org/content_2936.cfm Past Presidents and Presidential Addresses, 1903-present]


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