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South Carolina Political Science Association
2014 Annual Meeting

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Francis Marion University – Florence, South Carolina




DEADLINE: January 20, 2015


You are hereby invited to attend and participate in the SCPSA’s 2015 annual meeting.  We welcome paper submissions from all political science sub-fields, as well as full panel and roundtable proposals and volunteers to serve as discussants.  In addition, we also welcome submissions from related academic fields that explore research questions of interest to political science scholars.  While most SCPSA participants in the past have been faculty members, both graduate and undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to present their work so that they can establish professional connections in the state and across the southeast region.  The very best undergraduate manuscripts will compete for the Mary Jean Byrd Award for best undergraduate paper.  In addition, four $50 SCPSA travel grants are also available for undergraduate students.

The guest speaker for the 2015 conference is Dr. John Aldrich, The Pfizer-Pratt University Professor of Political Science at Duke University. Dr. Aldrich served as APSA President from 2013-21014. Dr. Aldrich specializes in American politics and behavior, formal theory, and methodology. Books he has authored or co-authored include Why Parties;Before the Convention; Linear Probability, Logit and Probit Models; and a series of books on elections, the most recent of which is Change and Continuity in the 2008 and 2010 Elections.His articles have appeared in the American Political Science ReviewAmerican Journal of Political ScienceJournal of PoliticsPublic Choice, and other journals and edited volumes.