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Registration will be available on site at the Palmer House Hilton (Fourth Floor) during the following hours:  

 April 5, 2017    
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
 April 6, 2017    7:30 am – 5:00 pm
April 7, 2017  7:00 am – 5:00 pm
April 8, 2017  7:00 am – 5:00 pm
April 9, 2017   7:30 am – 11:40 am 

Please remember to register or pick up your MPSA conference name badge (if already registered) upon your arrival at the Palmer House allowing ample time to navigate the process. You will need your name badge to attend evening meetings and receptions and conference events throughout the week!  


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Please note that the conference program is intended as a service for MPSA conference attendees and others wishing to verify attendee participation. This resource is not intended for marketing or other business development purposes.  Updates to the conference program, including changes to contact information and research titles, are no longer available.

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 .

Add Your Research to the MPSA Conference Paper Repository - It is time to add your research to the MPSA Conference Repository for review by your discussant(s)! The repository serves as a place to share papers and presentation resources for research presented at the 75th annual MPSA Conference. 

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!

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    

Call for Proposals: Race/Gender/Class/Media 4.0: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers - Proposals are sought from scholars across all disciplines for the fourth edition of Race/Gender/Class/Media: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers (Routledge, 2019). Edited by Rebecca Ann Lind, University of Illinois at Chicago, the book will examine the consequences, implications, or opportunities associated with issues of diversity (socially constructed differences such as race, ethnicity, gender, class, etc.) in media. More details are available online .

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.