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The Foley Institute PNWPSA

 

Pacific Northwest Political Science Association

PNWPSA logoThe Foley Institute is the host organization for this regional political science group that holds its annual meeting in the fall. 

The aim of the Association is to encourage the study and effective teaching of Political Science in this region; to promote closer relations between academic political scientists and public officials; and to achieve greater utilization of political scientists as experts in the field of government.

You can read a history of the association, compiled by Don Balmer, Eliot Dickinson, and Curtis Johnson here.

Contact the Foley Institute’s Assistant Director, and Executive Director of the Association, Richard Elgar by email, or call 509-335-3477.

 

PNWPSA Officers

President 2018 & 2019 meetings

Kevin Pirch, Eastern Washington University

Area of interest: U.S. politics

 

 

President-elect 2018 & 2019 meetings

Justin Vaughn, Boise State University

Area of interest: American political institutions, especially the presidency.

Term ends after 2017 meeting

 

 

Ex-oficio 2018 & 2019 meetings

Edwin Taylor, Missouri Western State University

Area of interest: The role of women in foreign policy and conflict resolution.

 

 

Secretary-Treasurer

Alison Gash, University of Oregon

Area of interest: Constitutional rights and the court system.

 


Executive Council

Robert Harbaugh, College of Western Idaho

Area of interest: American Politics, with a special emphasis on Congress and interest groups.

Term ends after 2018 meeting

 

 

Lori Hausegger, Boise State University

Area of interest: comparative courts, judicial selection, judicial decision-making and court-Congress relations.

Term ends after 2019 meeting

 

 

Leif Hoffmann, Lewis-Clark State College

Area of interest: Market integration and liberalization in the United States and the European Union.

Term ends after 2018 meeting

 

 

Martín Meráz García, Eastern Washington University

Area of interest: international relations, revolutionary movements, and U.S. – Mexico relations.

Term ends after 2020 meeting

 

 

Travis Ridout, Washington State University

Area of interest: Political communication, campaigns, political advertising, and public opinion.

Term ends after 2020 meeting

 

 

Priscilla Southwell, University of Oregon

Area of interest: Everything from gender in the election process to the mail-in ballot system.

Term ends after 2020 meeting

 

 


 

Executive Director

Richard ElgarRichard Elgar, Washington State University

 

Area of interest Latin American politics, gender, and comparative politics.

 

Annual Meeting

The 2018 meeting will be held at the Mount Bachelor Village Resort in Bend, OR.

Full details here.


Past Programs

2017 – Seattle, WA

2016 – Portland, OR

2015 – Boise, ID

2014 – Bend, OR

2013 – Vancouver, B.C.

2012 – Portland, OR

2011 – Seattle, WA

2010 – Spokane, WA

2009 – Victoria, B.C.

2008 – Portland, OR