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Founded in 1949, the New England Political Science Association is the oldest regional political science organization in the Northeast.  NEPSA seeks to facilitate the exchange of knowledge among persons interested in political science; to encourage research on political matters; to improve the teaching of political science; and to advance generally the practices and art of politics and governance.


NEPSA is a volunteer organization operating without staff support or significant financial resources.  Political scientists volunteer their time to serve on its Council, organize its annual meeting and perform related activities.


NEPSA holds an annual conference each spring; the 2024 conference took place April 18-20, 2024, in Newport, Rhode Island.  While our meetings take place within the New England region, we welcome participation from around the world.  All areas of political science are represented, with special panels on New England and Canadian politics and a tradition of strength in political theory.

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