Annual Review: 2019-2020

Our mission is to continue to strengthen the democratic square through research, public events, and hands-on training programs.  We expect to lead the academy in this pursuit.

MISSION AND VISION

Our mission is to strengthen the democratic square through research, public events, and hands-on training programs.  We expect to lead the academy in this pursuit.

COMMITMENTS

  • Intellectual Vitality
  • Analytical Rigor and Transparency
  • Practical Relevance
  • Collaboration
  • Diversity

ACTIVITIES

  • Generate scientifically rigorous and practically applicable research
  • Equip political scientists with new data resources and other analytic tools
  • Host conferences/workshops to boost intellectual exchange and collaboration
  • Educate the public through events and deliberative issue forums
  • Empower students with hands-on research training
  • Train political professionals through the Campaign Management Institute, the Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute, the European Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute, the Legislative Negotiation Institute and the Survey Research Institute
  • Publish the political science journal Congress and the Presidency
  • Sponsor post-doctoral research fellowships

PERMANENT GOALS

  • Increase external funding -- to accelerate research output, endow post-doctoral fellowships, and create new programs
  • Heighten visibility and applied politics relevance, contributing to a steady rise in the School of Public Affairs’ national/international reputation
  • Expand/deepen intellectual collaboration across American University, the region, and the nation
  • Promote reasonable civic deliberation

ANNUAL REVIEW: 2019-20 (In Brief)

It was another active and productive year for CCPS. Specifically, from September 2019 to December 2020, we:

  • Awarded over $100,000 in small research grants to 7 research teams, to study legislative negotiation
  • Created the Legislative Negotiation Institute for students and professionals, and conducted first round of trainings

MISSION AND VISION

Our mission is to strengthen the democratic square through research, public events, and hands-on training programs.  We expect to lead the academy in this pursuit.

COMMITMENTS

  • Intellectual Vitality
  • Analytical Rigor and Transparency
  • Practical Relevance
  • Collaboration
  • Diversity

ACTIVITIES

  • Generate scientifically rigorous and practically applicable research
  • Equip political scientists with new data resources and other analytic tools
  • Host conferences/workshops to boost intellectual exchange and collaboration
  • Educate the public through events and deliberative issue forums
  • Empower students with hands-on research training
  • Train political professionals through the Campaign Management Institute, the Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute, the European Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute, the Legislative Negotiation Institute and the Survey Research Institute
  • Publish the political science journal Congress and the Presidency
  • Sponsor post-doctoral research fellowships

PERMANENT GOALS

  • Increase external funding -- to accelerate research output, endow post-doctoral fellowships, and create new programs
  • Heighten visibility and applied politics relevance, contributing to a steady rise in the School of Public Affairs’ national/international reputation
  • Expand/deepen intellectual collaboration across American University, the region, and the nation
  • Promote reasonable civic deliberation

PERMANENT STRATEGIES

ANNUAL REVIEW: 2018-19 (In Brief)

It was another active and productive year for CCPS. Specifically, from September 2018 to July 2019, we:

The inaugural year of Professor Barker’s directorship was active and productive. Specifically, from September to June, we:

NEW PARTNERSHIPS AND WORKING RELATIONSHIPS