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The Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service

Pacific Northwest Political Science Association

PNWPSA logoThe Foley Institute is the host organization for the PNWPSA, a 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 the Pacific Northwest; 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.

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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Annual Meeting

Our 2024 meeting will be held at Hotel Murano in Tacoma over the second weekend in November. Please see more information on the Annual Meeting page.

Past Programs

2023 – Vancouver, B.C.
2022 – Walla Walla, WA
2021 – Portland, OR
2020 – Online
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