APSA Africa Workshops


The American Political Science Association’s Africa Workshop program was a multi-year effort funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support political science research and teaching in sub-Saharan Africa. Through a series of annual political science workshops, the program extended APSA’s engagement with the international political science community and supported research networks linking American scholars with their colleagues overseas. The program sought to enhance the capacities of political scientists and their resources in Sub-Saharan Africa, while also providing a forum for supporting their ongoing research. From 2008-2015, a total of 230 scholars from 32 different countries took part in the initiative. For more information about the project’s scope and goals, see “About the Project.” Specific information about each program, including syllabi and participants, can be found under “Past Workshops.” For current activities, see “Alumni Network.”


Africa RDG at the 2021 APSA Annual Meeting
Early-career African scholars are invited to apply for participation in the 2021 Research Development Group organized by the African Politics Conference Group (APCG). The Africa RDG will take place in conjunction with the APSA Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. The deadline for application is March 21. For additional information, contact astinson@apsanet.org.
APSA International Workshops
Building on the success of APSA’s Africa Workshops program, APSA continues to offer a robust series of International Workshops. Since 2013, over 160 scholars have participated in APSA’s MENA Workshops, which supports early-career scholars from across the Arab Middle East and North Africa. APSA’s Asia Workshops support early-career scholars from across East and Southeast Asia. For more information on APSA’s International programming, visit https://www.apsanet.org/internationalprograms.


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