Late-Breaking and Highlighted Sessions

There are often significant and unexpected political events that occur well after the proposal deadline, including Supreme Court decisions, strife in different parts of the world, elections, and in the academic world. To be able to include these topics at the upcoming conference, MPSA has accepted the following Late Breaking Sessions after the traditional proposal deadlines. Additional sessions may be scheduled new roundtables are accepted. (Revised March 17, 2017) 


Fri, April 7, 9:45 to 11:15am 
Roundtable: Political Scientists and Civic Engagement 
What are the appropriate roles for political scientists in the post 2016-election era? How can we use what we know to inform a wider group of citizens beyond our departments and campuses? Should this be attempted or should we merely be by-standers?

        Matthew J. Lebo, Stony Brook University (Chair)
        Jennifer Victor, George Mason University
        Arthur Lupia, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
        Brendan Nyhan, Dartmouth College
        Kathleen Searles, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College


Fri, April 7, 1:15 to 2:45pm 
Roundtable: The Media and the 2016 Election: A View from the Campaign Trail

        Jennifer L. Lawless, American University (Chair)
        Danny Hayes, George Washington University
        Nia-Malika Henderson, CNN
        Steve Peoples, Associated Press
        Molly Ball, The Atlantic

Fri, April 7, 1:15 to 2:45pm
Roundtable: Executive Order on Travel and Immigration

William D. Morgan, MPSA (Chair)
Amaney A. Jamal, Princeton University
Elizabeth Skewes, University of Colorado-Boulder
Matthew Reid Krell, The University of Alabama

Fri, April 7, 4:45 to 6:15pm
Roundtable: General Officers in US Politics
Scholars of civil-military relations, U.S. politics, and foreign policy address questions raised by Trump’s affinity for general officers. What are the implications for foreign/security policy? What is the role of the expert in democratic governance?

        Lindsay P. Cohn, US Naval War College (Chair)
        Risa Brooks, Marquette University
        James Golby, United States Military Academy
        Matthew Tattar, Brandeis University
        Carrie A. Lee, University of Notre Dame
        Doyle Hodges, Princeton University

Sat, April 8, 11:30am to 1:00pm 
Roundtable: Untenured Academics during the Trump Administration
This session is intended to provide a forum for discussing academia during the Trump Administration, but from the viewpoint of those without tenure. Each will provide a unique perspective on the role of academics during the next 4-8 years.

        Ashly Adam Townsen, Washington State University (Chair)
        Season Hoard, Washington State University
        Todd Clayton Robinson, Air War College
        Hayden Josiah Smith, Washington State University
        Kaye Usry, Elon University
        Christopher J. Williams, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
        Michael Salamone, Washington State University

Sat, April 8, 1:15 to 2:45pm
Roundtable: The Women’s March on Washington
We draw together discussions of women's activism, intersectionality, interest groups, mobilization, linked fate, connections to the campaign and prior instances of women's activism.

        Mirya R. Holman, Tulane University of Louisiana (Chair)
        Heather Louise Ondercin, University of Mississippi
        Corrine M. McConnaughy, George Washington University
        Shauna Shames, Rutgers University-Camden
        Malliga Och, Idaho State University
        Menaka M. Phillips, Tulane University of Louisiana

Sat, April 8, 3:00 to 4:30pm
Roundtable: Fusion Politics and Emerging Social Movements Post-Trump
Along with an IPE colleague and/or graduate student researchers, we discuss organizing in the lead-up to the 2016 elections and especially in the early months of 2017 as it relates to "fusion politics."

Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, Purdue University-Main Campus (Chair)
Harry R. Targ, Purdue University-Main Campus
Fernando Tormos, Purdue University-Main Campus
S. Laurel Weldon, Purdue University-Main Campus
Rachel Einwohner, Purdue University-Main Campus