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The South Carolina Political Science Association (SCPSA) is the state-wide professional association of political scientists. We hold an annual conference held every spring and are the organization behind the Journal of Political Science. Lander University is proud to be the conference host for 2020. The conference will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28.


Call for Papers

You are invited to attend and present papers at the 2020 South Carolina Political Science Association (SCPSA) annual conference. We welcome paper submissions from all political science sub-fields, as well as full panel and roundtable proposals and volunteers to serve as discussants.  In addition, we also welcome submissions from related academic fields that explore research questions of interest to political science scholars.  Graduate and undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to present their work so that they can establish professional connections in the state and across the southeast region. 

  • Deadline for proposals: Monday, January 20, 2020
  • Deadline for conference registration: Monday, March 2, 2020
  • Deadline for paper submission:  Friday, March 13, 2020

Proposal submission: To submit your proposals for papers, panels, or volunteer to serve as a chair or discussant, please email . If you are offering to serve as a chair or discussant, please indicate your fields of expertise. Participants may give more than one paper presentation. Panel proposals need to include at least three papers. In case of a lower number of papers, panels will be merged. If you want to present a paper, please include an abstract (max. 500 words). The abstract should mention your name, affiliation, and contact information.



Registration is now open. Click here to register.


Fee Information

$70 Faculty Member (Active or Retired) ($50 Registration + $20 Membership)

$35 Student Member (Grad/Undergraduate) ($25 Registration + $10 Membership)

2020 Meeting Registration/Membership Fees Include Luncheon on Saturday, March 28.
For any questions, concerns or suggestions, please respond directly to  Thanks for your consideration and participation.  We look forward to seeing you in March!


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