Current Issues

MPSA Response to Executive Order on International Travel

On Friday, January 27, 2017, a White House Executive Order was issued that severely limited entry into the United States for citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen. MPSA, along with a wide range of other academic associations, has co-signed a letter from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) that asks for the President of the United States to rescind this Executive Order. Additionally, MPSA has outlined a series of actions in support of affected scholars, including allowing presenters who are citizens of one of the seven countries reference to present virtually, waiving or refunding conference fees for these scholars, organizing a set of Late Breaking Sessions exploring the impact of this type of Executive Order, and hosting a reception to welcome scholars who travel from outside the United States to attend the conference. Read more. 

MPSA Co-Signs AAAS Letter Calling for Executive Order on International Travel to be Rescinded 

On Friday, January 27, 2017, a White House Executive Order was issued that severely limited entry into the United States for citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen. The MPSA, along with a wide range of other academic associations, has co-signed a letter from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) that asks for the President of the United States to rescind this Executive Order. The AAAS letter may be accessed as a .pdf here.

Call to Action: Tell President Trump You Oppose the Elimination of NEH! (via NEH)

There are reports that the Trump Administration is considering a budget blueprint that would call for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This is the time to let President Trump and your Members of Congress know that you support the NEH! We are asking supporters of the humanities to email and/or call their Members of Congress and the White House to express support for NEH. Learn more here and take action!


About MPSA's Advocacy Efforts

The purposes of the MPSA are to promote the professional study and teaching of political science, to facilitate communications between those engaged in such study, and to develop standards for and encourage research in theoretical and practical political problems. As such, MPSA is a nonpartisan association. It does not support political parties or candidates. MPSA's advocacy and public awareness efforts have been designed to support researchers, political science as a discipline and the social sciences in general.  

MPSA's efforts support:

Please explore our website for additional resources to support your own advocacy efforts. Email questions to MPSA executive director William Morgan at (morgan at mpsanet dot org).