Events

APLS Grants & Call for Research

Next Call 2024 -> Announcement Jan 2024. Applications due April 2024.

We are calling for proposals from researchers across the social science disciplines for the Association for Politics and Life Sciences (APLS) research grants.

APLS Sponsored Workshops

APLS Sponsored Workshop

Science in Politics: Methodological Innovations and Political Attitudes

APLS Sponsored Workshop

Politics, Physiology, and Cognition: Advances in Theory and Method.
Upcoming APLS Meetings

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The 2024 Annual Meeting of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences (APLS) will be held April 2024, at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Meetings

37th Annual Meeting

The 2022 Annual Meeting of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences (APLS) will be held April 7-10, 2022, at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

36th Annual Meeting (2019)

Keynote: Kevin Areceneaux, Ph.D., Temple University: “What Can Biopolitics Teach Us about Democratic Representation?”

35th Annual Meeting (2018)

Keynote: Michael Bang Petersen, Ph.D., Aarhus University: “How and Why Disgust Responses Underlie Prejudice”

34th Annual Meeting (2017)

Keynote: Kevin Smith, Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln: “In Your Face: Emotional Expressivity as a Predictor of Ideology”

33rd Annual Meeting (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”

32nd Annual Meeting (2014)

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

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31st Annual Meeting (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”
 

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30th Annual Meeting (2011)

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

29th Annual Meeting (2010)

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

27th Annual Meeting (2007)

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

26th Annual Meeting (2006)

25th Annual Meeting (2005)

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

24th Annual Meeting (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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