2019 SCPSA Welcome & Registration

Annual Meeting Registration and Details

The South Carolina Political Science Association Annual Meeting is just around the corner! We are looking forward to seeing all of you on Friday, February 22, 2019 at Furman University. The meeting will host a variety of panels and roundtables covering exciting topics in the fields of American politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, and Public Administration.


  • $70 Members (Faculty: active, retired, other)
  • $35 Student (Undergraduate or Graduate)

After February 15, we are only taking onsite reservations.  Make checks payable to FURMAN UNIVERSITY.


Information about travel arrangements and directions to Furman can be found on the following links:

Greenville Hotel Accommodations (Be sure to ask for the "Furman Friends and Family" rate.)

Directions and campus map

Please do not hesitate to contact the conference organizer with questions about the conference. This year’s conference organizer is Cleve Fraser, Ph.D., Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Furman University. He can be reached at cleve.fraser@furman.edu.

SCPSA Business MeetinG & Keynote speaker

The SCPSA business meeting will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019 immediately following the conference luncheon.  A full agenda will be posted here prior to the meeting.

This year's keynote speaker is Congressman William Timmons, representing South Carolina's 4th District.  Opening remarks will be given by U.S. Senator Tim Scott.


Mary Jeanne Byrd Award for Best Paper

The Mary Jeanne Byrd Award is given annually to the best undergraduate paper presented at the South Carolina Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting. To submit a paper for consideration, please email Program Organizer Cleve Fraser, Ph.D. by February 11, 2019.  Submissions should include two versions of the paper, one full copy and one with all identifying names and affiliations removed. If you have any questions about the Award, please contact Cleve Fraser.

For the third consecutive year, we are proud to announce that -- after peer review -- the winning paper will be published in an upcoming volume of the Journal of Political Science, the journal of the S.C. Political Science Association, published in cooperation with the Athenaeum Press at Coastal Carolina University.


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