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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"

2016 MENA Workshops

APSA is now accepting applications from PhD students who would like to participate in the 2016 MENA Workshops program, to be held in Beirut in May and Cairo in September. This two-part workshop program is a unique opportunity to network with colleagues from across the MENA region and develop current research related to civil society in the Arab region and the changing state-society dynamics engendered by the Arab Uprisings post-2010. Applications must be submitted by December 20, 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, 160 African scholars from 32 different countries have participated in APSA's Africa Workshops, as well as 35 US-based graduate students from 21 different universities. For more information, visit, or contact