Association for Politics and the Life Sciences

Annual Conference



34th Meeting:
April 5-6, 2017
Chicago, IL, USA
(immediately preceding the 2017 Midwest Political Science Association Meeting)


Previous Conferences


33rd Annual Meeting (2015) 
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA
October 23-24, 2015

Opening Keynote: 
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Ph.D.
, University of Pennsylvania: "Sidestepping Rhetorical Quicksand in Debates in the Life Sciences"

Closing Keynote: 
Dietram Scheufele, Ph.D.
, University of Wisconsin-Madison: "(New) Public Interfaces in the Life Sciences"

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32nd Annual Meeting (2014) 
Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
October 17-18, 2014

Keynote: Gregory S. Berns, M.D., Ph.D., Emory University: "Neuroimaging of Sacred Values"

Virtually attend through participants' social media conversations.

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31st Annual Meeting (2013) 
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
October 25-26, 2013

Keynote: Gad Sad, Ph.D., Concordia University (Montreal, CAN): "The Consuming Instinct: What Juicy Burgers, Ferraris, Pornography and Gift Giving Reveal About Human Nature"

Virtually attend through participants' social media conversations.

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30th Annual Meeting (2011)
Garfield Suites Hotel, Cincinnati, OH 
October 13-15, 2011 

Keynote: Mark van Vugt, Ph.D., VU University (Amsterdam, NL): "An Evolutionary Theory of Leadership"

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29th Annual Meeting (2010)  
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 
October 14-16, 2010

Keynote: Elinor Ostrom, Ph.D., Indiana University: "A Polycentric Approach to Climate Change"

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27th Annual Meeting (2007) 

Garfield Suites Hotel, Cincinnati, OH 
October 11-13, 2007 

Keynote: Owen D. Jones, J.D., Vanderbilt University: "Evolution, Primates, Neurons, and Law"

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26th Annual Meeting (2006) 
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 
October 25-26, 2006

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25th Annual Meeting (2005) 

The Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC 
August 31 - September 4, 2005

Keynote: Napoleon Chagnon, Ph.D., University of California – Santa Barbara:  "Warfare Among the Yanomano"

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24th Annual Meeting (2004) 
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago, IL 
Sept 2-5, 2004

Keynote: Gary Marcus, Ph.D., New York University: "Birth of the Mind: How a Tiny Number of Genes Create the Complexities of Human Thought"

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