47th Annual Meeting

November 12-14, 2015

Philadelphia, PA 

The Conference program will be available in the fall and can be viewed at the Submission Site. Participants may post there the electronic version of their papers. As a professional courtesy, a copy of such papers should be e-mailed to the panel chair/discussant and fellow panelists. Queries may be send to the appropriate Section Chair or the Conference Program Chair.  To pre-register for the conference and/or to become a member of NPSA, click on "Registration" link when it becomes available on the right.  All are urged to pre-register for the conference and take advantage of substantial pre-registration discounts. Participants who pre-register should bring their printed receipts to the registration desk at the Conference. 

A Travel Grant will be awarded by lottery draw to two graduate students who register and participate in the conference.  The drawing will be done at the conference. Each lucky winner will receive a check of $150.  

We hope to see you at what promises to be another very exciting conference.


Participants and guests are encouraged to attend all 3 days of the conference so as not to miss many interesting panels and special events such as the Pi Sigma Alpha luncheon, the APSA Presidential Plenary; the Annual NPSA Awards dinner; the Washington Center luncheon; the Women's Caucus Luncheon; and several professional development workshops such as the ones indicated below.


Political Science in the Public Arena: Communication Strategies for Scholars
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Training Session 8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Panel Discussion 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Organizer: Kara Abramson,
Sponsored by the American Political Science Association (APSA)

At this workshop, participants will learn strategies for effectively communicating political science research to audiences ranging from community groups to members of Congress. The workshop begins with a training session that discusses opportunities for engaging with the public; provides practical tips on communicating academic research in clear and concise formats; and discusses strategies for specific types of communication, including writing Op-Eds, engaging with journalists, briefing policymakers, and using Twitter. At the panel session that follows, political scientists who regularly engage in the public arena will talk about why and how they engage and share their tips for effective communication with the public.

Due to limited space please RSVP by clicking on the following link: and submitting the form. 

Navigating the Non-Academic Job Search: Tools, Tactics, and Tips
Saturday November 14, 2015, 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Organizer: Kara Abramson,
Sponsored by the American Political Science Association (APSA) 

Political scientists offer attractive skills to non-academic employers, from knowledge of analytical and research methods to substantive issue expertise. At this session, participants will learn how to highlight these skills to successfully navigate the non-academic job search. The session will cover structuring a job search, drafting non-academic resumes and cover letters, handling interviews, and negotiating offers.

More special events will be posted here. Please check this page again and often.

Important: Registration for the APSA workshops and other Conference events requires also registration for the Conference.