Western Political Science Association
2025 Annual Meeting

A New Requiem for Politics?
Racing Toward Catastrophe—or Transformation?

Seattle, Washington
April 17 - 19, 2025

Corrected Dates for the 2025 Annual Conference

We have been inadvertently sharing the wrong dates for the 2025 annual meeting on our website and in some announcements. We want to make sure you know the right dates. The 2025 annual meeting in Seattle, Washington, will be held Thursday, April 17, through Saturday, April 19. The Wednesday workshops will be held on April 16. We are in the process of updating the website to correct the error. We apologize for any problems this may have caused. We would add, though, that Seattle is gorgeous in April!

Participant and Early Bird Registration

Participants in the program are required to preregister for the meeting by December 31st. Even if you are not participating, it makes sense to register by the end of the year. On January 1, participation rates go up. All attendees are strongly encouraged to stay at the conference hotel in order for us to meet our contractual guest room minimum.

Remaining Engaged with the WPSA After the Annual Conference

The WPSA may only put on a large conference once a year, but it does offer another way to be engaged with other scholars. The WPSA Virtual Communities (VC) Program brings academics together in live online events throughout the year. These events include traditional panels, colloquia, reading or writing groups, social events, and more. Currently, there are ten VCs focusing on topics ranging from Contemporary Feminist Theory to Educational Politics and Policy to Interpretive Methods in Political Science. Each community is led by two or more co-chairs and meets about once a month. All VCs are welcoming new members. Participation is included in regular WPSA membership dues; there is also a VC-only membership. To see the calendar of upcoming events, and to register for one or more VCs, check out the VC Program website at https://www.wpsanet.org/virtual/wpsavc.php. For general information about the program, including how to launch a VC, please contact Mark Brown at mark.brown@csus.edu.

2025 WPSA President: Dr. Lorrie Frasure

Dr. Frasure is the inaugural Ralph J. Bunche Endowed Chair and Professor of Political Science and African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the Director of UCLA’s Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies.

Founded in 1948, the Western Political Science Association is an association of more than 1250 political scientists. The purpose of the Association is to promote the study and teaching of government and politics, to foster research and to facilitate the discussion of public affairs.

Dr. Frasure serves as the WPSA President through the 2025 annual meeting in Seattle, Washington.