The APSA MENA Workshops

The American Political Science Association's MENA Workshop program is a multi-year collaboration with early-career political science faculty from countries in the Arab Middle East and North Africa. Through a series of annual political science workshops, the program extends APSA’s engagement with the international political science community and strengthen efforts to support research networks linking American scholars with their colleagues overseas. The primary goal of APSA's MENA Workshops is to enhance the capacities of political scientists and their resources in the Arab MENA region, while also providing a forum for supporting their ongoing research. For more information about the project's scope and goals, please see "About the Project"

2015 MENA Workshops

APSA is now accepting proposals from PhD students and early-career scholars who would like to participate in the 2015 MENA Workshops program, to be held in Qatar in May and Kuwait in December. This two-part workshop program is a unique opportunity to network with colleagues from across the MENA region and develop research related to the impact of rent wealth on democracy, state-building, political stability, and state-society relations. Applications must be submitted by March 22, 2015. For additional program information, eligibility requirements, and other questions please contact

APSA International Workshops

In addition to the MENA Workshop program, APSA also administers a program of political science workshops for Africa-based early-career faculty. Since 2008, over 140 scholars from 31 different African universities have participated in APSA's Africa Workshops, as well as 30 US-based scholars. A Call for Applications for the 2015 Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya is now available. For more information, visit, or contact