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 political scientists interested in serving as co-leaders for the next round of MENA Workshops. Leadership teams are comprised of two US-based and two MENA-based scholars who will need to submit a proposal identifying a theme, location, and local institutional partner. Proposals must be submitted via the online form by December 14, 2014. 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. For more information, visit, or contact Andrew Stinson at