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MPSA 2016 Chairs and Discussants: Nominate Outstanding Research

Section heads, panel chairs, and panel discussants are encouraged to nominate outstanding research for review by MPSA Awards Committees. Learn more about the awards program at www.MPSAnet.org/Awards

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MPSA 2016 Program

The 74th annual MPSA Conference will be held April 7-10, 2016 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL.  Click on a button below to search the preliminary 2016 conference program.



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 MPSA Blog: The American Impasse Between Environmentalists and Industry
MPSA Blog: The American Impasse Between Environmentalists and Industry

Latest from the MPSA Blog:  Frank T. Manheim of George Mason University asks “Why can’t we take off America-centric blinders to see what advanced European nations (not Greece) are achieving?” Read more.

Dynamic Policymaking with Decay
Dynamic Policymaking with Decay

"We show how a changing world drives the dynamic path of legislation, undermining the conventional wisdom of legislative gridlock." Read the AUTHOR SUMMARY of the forthcoming AJPS article "Dynamic Policymaking with Decay" by Steven Callander and Gregory J. Martin on the AJPS blog.


Call for Award Nominations
Call for Award Nominations
Nominations for the 2017 awards program close on July 1, 2016. For more information and to nominate outstanding research from the 2016 conference, visit www.MPSAnet.org/Awards.

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MPSA Announces Wikipedia Initiative - MPSA has partnered with the Wiki Education Foundation to ensure that accurate and complete political science information is available to the general public on Wikipedia. In order to accomplish this, MPSA encourages members to contribute content to Wikipedia, or assign students to do so as part of your courses. Learn more about the partnership at www.MPSAnet.org/WikiEdu  

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Membership Orientation Session Now Online - Learn more about MPSA membership by watching an eighteen minute overview of MPSA membership programs including available access, benefits and opportunities for members. Learn more. 


Call for Nominations: 2016 John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science - Now in its fifth year, the prize recognizes the work of an individual anywhere in the world who promotes sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, facing difficulty or hostility in doing so. The closing date for nominations is 1st August 2016. Winners will be announced at a reception in London, as well as in Nature, and will receive £2,000. Read more. 

Call for Proposals: Add Questions to 2018 GSS - The General Social Survey plans to include some items or short topical modules designed by users in its 2018 survey, and invites users to submit proposals recommending such items or modules.  Proposals submitted in response to this call will be included based on assessments of their scientific merit; they need not be accompanied by funding to cover costs of data collection and data processing. The proposals are due by June 30, 2016. Full details (.pdf)

Call for Prize Nominees - The American Psychological Association has established a new Prize for Interdisciplinary Team Research. The prize recognizes an interdisciplinary research team that includes at least one psychological scientist in a major role and has produced significant scientific work. The team selected for the prize will also receive $5000 to help support its continued research. See the Prize announcement for additional information. The application deadline is July 11, 2016.

Call for Proposals: Illinois Political Science Association Annual Conference - The Illinois Political Science Association (IPSA) invites faculty and students in Political Science, History, and Sociology to its Annual Meeting at North Park University Chicago. The conference will be held November 12, 2016. Proposal deadline: October 7. See the full details on the IPSA conference website

Election 2016: Guest Speakers Available  - The Organization of American Historians (OAH) invites MPSA members to put the presidency and the 2016 election into historical perspective by hosting guest speakers from the OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program. Learn more about OAH speakers.

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    Prepare Your Questions for Symposia Participants - Please take this opportunity to review the symposia recordings and formulate questions and feedback to ensure a more purposeful discussion. Faculty presenters will briefly share their research before the floor is opened to the discussant and attendees for comments and questions. With time to prepare better questions, you can generate better conversation and provide better feedback. Learn more about the session format and review the uploaded symposia presentations.

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    Prepare Your Questions for Symposia Participants - Please take this opportunity to review the symposia recordings and formulate questions and feedback to ensure a more purposeful discussion. Faculty presenters will briefly share their research before the floor is opened to the discussant and attendees for comments and questions. With time to prepare better questions, you can generate better conversation and provide better feedback. Learn more about the session format and review the uploaded symposia presentations.