American Political Science Association

The American Political Science Association (APSA) is a professional association of political science students and scholars in the United States. Founded in 1903, in the Tilton Memorial Library (now Tilton Hall) of Tulane University in New Orleans,[1] it publishes four academic journals (American Political Science Review, Perspectives on Politics, Journal of Political Science Education, PS: Political Science & Politics). APSA Organized Sections publish or are associated with 15 additional journals.

American Political Science Association
American Political Science Association headquarters located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
Formation1903; 118 years ago (1903)
TypeProfessional association
Headquarters1527 New Hampshire Avenue NW
United States
FieldsPolitical science
Paula D. McClain
Main organ
4 journals
WebsiteOfficial website

APSA presidents serve one-year terms. The current president is Paula D. McClain of Duke University.[2] Woodrow Wilson, who later became President of the United States, was APSA president in 1909. APSA has its headquarters at 1527 New Hampshire Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., in a historic building that was owned by Admiral George Remy, labor leader Samuel Gompers, the American War Mothers, and Harry Garfield, son of President James A. Garfield and president of the association from 1921 to 1922.[3]

APSA administers the Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs, which offers fellowships, conference, research space, and grants for scholars, and administers Pi Sigma Alpha, the honor society for political science students. APSA also periodically sponsors seminars and other events for political scientists, policymakers, the media, and the general public.