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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.

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PNWPSA Officers

President 2020 & 2021 meetings

Robert Harbaugh, College of Western Idaho

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

 

 

 

President-elect 2020 & 2021 meetings

Priscilla Southwell, University of Oregon

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

 

 

 

Ex-oficio 2020 & 2021 meetings

Kevin Pirch, Eastern Washington University

Area of interest: U.S. politics, elections, state and local politics.

 

 

Secretary-Treasurer

Edwin Taylor, Missouri Western State University

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

Term ends after 2022 meeting

 


Executive Council

Kylee Britzman, Lewis-Clark State College

Area of interest: American political behavior: political communication, political psychology, women and politics, and democratic citizenship.

Term ends after 2022 meeting

 

 

Season Hoard, Washington State University

Area of interest: comparative public policy and gender and politics.

Term ends after 2022 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 2021 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

 

 

Erika Wolters, Oregon State University

Area of interest: Environmental politics and policy

Term ends after 2021 meeting

 


 

Executive Director

Richard ElgarRichard Elgar, Washington State University

 

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

 

Annual Meeting

The 2020 meeting will be held at the Hotel Monaco in Portland, OR. Further details will appear here soon.


Past Programs

2019 – Boise, ID

2018 – Bend, OR

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