Published date01 September 2022
Date01 September 2022
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Political Research Quarterly
2022, Vol. 75(3) 930
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DOI: 10.1177/10659129221115790
Western Political Science
Association (WPSA)
Plan to Join Us in San Francisco in 2023
The 2023 meeting of the Western Political Science As-
sociation will be held at the Hyatt Regency in San
Francisco, California, from April 6 to 8. Jason Casellas,
University of Houston, is serving as program chair for this
meeting. Melissa Michelson, Menlo College, is chairing
the Local Arrangements Committee. Information re-
garding the conference, its theme, and the list of section
chairs are available on the WPSA website: www.wpsanet.
org. In addition to the main program, several workshops
are being organized for Wednesday, April 5. There will
also be several mini-conferences held during the meeting.
Information on these workshops and mini-conferences
can also be found on the website.
Proposals for the 2023 meeting are encouraged. The
DEADLINE for submission of paper proposals/program
participation forms is September 26, 2022. The theme for
the 2023 meeting is: Unity in the Midst of Disunity: The
Role of Political Science in Democracy.While proposals
are welcome on all topics in political science, the program
chair is encouraging proposals that enhance our under-
standing of the division which has impacted our political
discourse and the role that political scientists can play, as
individuals and as members of an association, to help nd
ways to foster unity and coalescence around shared
principles. Scholars in all subelds of the discipline are
welcome to submit proposals on subjects related to this
theme. Details about the conference, its theme, the Call for
Papers, and proposal instructions appear on the WPSA
The WPSA annual meeting not only offers the op-
portunity for traditional research presentations and
roundtable discussions, but also a place for interested
groups to schedule special events and workshops. In
addition, if you are part of a research community that is
interested in holding a meeting in the spring, we may be
able to accommodate your group by coordinating a
conference within the WPSA annual meeting. For in-
formation about these opportunities, please contact
Richard Clucas, WPSA Executive Director, at hprc@
New WPSA Ofcers and Council Members
Future ofcers and council members were elected at the
WPSA business meeting held in March in Portland,
Oregon. Lorrie Frasure, University of California, Los
Angeles, was elected to the position of vice president and
program chair, 20232024. She will oversee the program
for the 2024 meeting in Vancouver,British Columbia, and
will serve as president of the association during the
subsequent year. In addition, the following individuals
were elected at the business meeting to serve as council
members from 2023 to 2026: Ron Hayduk, San Francisco
State University; Anand Commissiong, California State
University Long Beach; LaDella Levy, College of
Southern Nevada; and Yalidy Matos, Rutgers. These new
council members will assume their positions just prior to
the April 2023 meeting in San Francisco, California.
Support the WPSA 75th Anniversary
Fundraising Campaign
As part of the WPSAs 75th Anniversary, the Association
launched a $100,000 fundraisingcampaigntocreateatravel
endowment, which will provide much-needed support to help
graduate students and faculty attend the annual meeting. The
Association is continuing the campaign until the 2023
conference. If you have not contributed yet, please do so.
Every year, the WPSA ofces get request from graduate
students and faculty who do not have the funding to attend the
annual meeting. This will enable us to provide some support.
Even small contributions are appreciated! As of now, the
Association has raised $27,000. We are on our way, but need
more of you to help!
Donations to the Association can be made on a one-time
only basis or spread out over multiple months or years. The
WPSA is a 501(c)3 not-for-prot organization;as such, your
contributions are fully tax-deductible, as permitted by law.
To make a donation, please visit the WPSA website at:

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