REMINDER: Register for this year's MPSA conference by February 28 to remain on the program!

Discounts are available for MPSA members, for those registering early and for attendees with reservations in one of the official hotels. (Tip: Make your hotel reservation first.)  By reserving a room and staying at one of these properties, you qualify for a lower conference registration rate.


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On February 9, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has maintained suspension of the Executive Order that severely limited entry into the United States for citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. While this ruling means that individuals from these seven countries may continue to enter the United States, MPSA maintains its support of affected scholars, including allowing presenters who are citizens of one of the seven countries referenced 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 .

Registration for the 75th Annual MPSA in Chicago, April 6-9 is now open.  Discounts are available for MPSA members, for those registering early and for attendees with reservations in one of the official hotels. (Tip: Make your hotel reservation first.)  By reserving a room and staying at one of these properties, you qualify for a lower conference registration rate.  


Still need to confirm or decline your participation in the conference? Please log in to the MPSA website and click “Check Proposal Status” or send us an email ( to let us know if we should include you in that role(s) on the conference program.

Open Roles: Discussants and Panelists Needed Follow this link to review the open discussant roles for Junior Scholar Symposia and Panels for the upcoming conference and to volunteer your expertise as a professional development panelist.  Specific volunteer needs continue to change as some discussants cancel and others submit offers to serve. Thank you for considering one or more of these roles!

It's time to make your hotel reservation! - We've made arrangements for MPSA attendees at two Chicago hotels: The Palmer House Hilton (our conference headquarters and the center of all networking events) and the Hilton Chicago (bus service provided to sessions). More information on hotel reservations: When you reserve your room today, you can adjust your reservation later to match your personal conference schedule, if needed. Wait too long and the hotels may be sold out!  

Call for Proposals: Late Breaking Sessions -  (Deadline Extended)  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 currently seeks proposals for Lake Breaking Sessions. These sessions will be organized as roundtable discussions, so no formal paper is required. For full consideration, please submit your offer/proposal by March 8, 2017.  Learn more.

Host a Dine Around at the MPSA Conference - Hosts propose a dinner discussion topic, coordinate details including if/when the group should meet to travel together to the restaurant, confirming reservations, and managing the group’s payment of the check. Participants are responsible for their own transportation and for paying for their own meal, drinks and tip, if applicable. Follow this link to express interest in hosting.

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!

Citizens and the State: Democracy, Development, and Public Opinion in Brazil -  The day-long event will be held simultaneously at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame and at the Graduate Program in Political Science at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Brazil. The conference will have no registration fee, and will be held Wednesday, April 5. Learn more about this conference:

ACN Conference: Understanding Gun Culture - The 2017 Ashland Center for Nonviolence Conference "Understanding our Gun Culture" will be held on the campus of Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, March 31-April 1, 2017. For more information including a list of conference presentations, visit    

ESS1-7 Cumulative File Released - The European Social Survey at has been updated to include the cumulative data file for the first seven rounds of the ESS. New editions of data and documentation for ESS Rounds 1 to 7 are also now available from Please see version notes available on the ESS website for further information.

The Election Research Preacceptance Competition (ERPC) - November 8, 2016. What Really Happened?  To enter this competition, scholars must design papers using data from the 2016 American National Election Studies (ANES). The ANES has agreed to release its questionnaires months before releasing its data to the scholarly community.  Read more about ERPC.

Video of Select MPSA 2016 Conference Presentations Now Available - With topics ranging from "Proportionality and Policy Change in Non-communicable Diseases: The Cases of Tobacco and Obesity" to "UKIP: Immigration, Europe and the rise of ethno-nationalism?," select presentations from the 2016 MPSA conference are now available on MPSA's YouTube channel.