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Research and Creative Inquiry

APUS faculty and students participate in research designed to marry intellectual ambition with the practical application of knowledge attained through scientific inquiry in order to address real world problems. This page lists a summary or faculty research abstracts as well as webinars and conferences of interest to the APUS academic community.

Research Abstracts

Conferences & Webinars

  • VACCINE (Visual Analytics for Command, Control, and Interoperability Environments) webinar series

    Ongoing

    The VACCINE Center (Visual Analytics for Command, Control, and Interoperability Environments), a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence, and American Military University are proud to present a quarterly webinar series focused on homeland security technology in an effort to get people talking about problems, challenges, and solutions to keep our country safe.

  • PSW Lecture Series

    Ongoing

    In cooperation with the Policy Studies Organization, the Guest Lecture Series of the Philosophical Society of Washington are selected to appeal to those with a general interest in science and do not require a specialized knowledge of the subject.

  • Internet, Politics, and Policy 2018: Long Live Democracy?

    September 20-22, 2018, St. Anne’s College, Oxford, England

    Question the theses of democratic renewal and decay in a digital world. Political campaigns, social movements and democratic debate increasingly take place in digital settings, with all the possibilities this implies.

  • 2018 International Criminology Conference

    October 12, 2018, at the historic Whittemore House, Washington DC.

    This event promotes interdisciplinary dialogue about topics related to criminology in its broadest context, including causes, consequences both on a micro and macro level, control and prevention.

  • 4th Annual Summit on Global Food Security and Health

    November 2018, specific date TBD. George Mason University, Arlington, VA

    The Policy Studies Organization, American Public University, and the World Medical & Health Policy Journal (WMHP) proudly sponsor the George Mason University School of Policy, Government and International Affairs' Third Annual Summit on Global Food Security and Health, hosted every year in the fall. Academics from universities in the U.S. and abroad discuss their research on food security with an eye to improving access, addressing challenges and developing partnerships to improve global food security and related health outcomes.

  • Forum on Health, Homelessness, and Poverty

    November 2018, specific date TBD, at George Mason University, Arlington, VA

    Co-sponsored by the World Medical and Health Policy journal, the forum brings together policy researchers, policymakers, and those working in the community to significantly reduce the effects of homelessness on health.

  • 3rd Asian Politics and Policy Conference

    November 2018, specific location and date TBD

    How is the radically transformed external environment – particularly with the locus of economic power shifting to Asia –creating new challenges for the Philippines?

  • The 11th Annual Dupont Summit on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy

    December 7, 2018 at the Historic Whittemore House, Washington DC

    Promotes interdisciplinary dialogue about pressing issues related to science, technology and the environment.

  • Westminster Debates

    December 7, 2018 at the Historic Whittemore House, Washington DC

    In cooperation with American Public University and Texas State University, the PSO hosts the Westminster Debates, using a traditional parliamentary style. This year's debates will take place as part of the Dupont Summit.

 

Previous Events

Our participation in past events is a good indicator of what to expect the next time the event is held.

  • Women's Health in Global Perspective Workshop

    March 7 & 8, 2018, at George Mason University, Arlington, VA

    Consider the broad ranging social determinants of health on a global scale that importantly influence health outcomes for women everywhere, which in turn has implications for economic, political and social development.

  • World Conference on Fraternalism, Social Capital, and Civil Society 2018

    May 17 & 18, 2018, at the historic Whittemore House, Washington DC

    Not Men Only: Sisters, Sororities, and Ritualistic Societies explores curriculum revision and government officials in numerous agencies. Event is in connection with the Digest of Middle East journal, and sponsored by the Policy Studies Organization and the University of Wisconsin.

  • APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Democracy and Its Discontents

    March 23, 2018, at the historic Whittemore House, Washington DC

    Challenging times for democracy is this year’s theme: Democracy and Its Discontents. The aftermath of the 2008 and the 2011 economic crises opened spaces for new challengers and popular grievances as economic inequality, identity politics, and polarization dominate political debates.

  • Dupont Summit on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy

    December 2017, at the Whittemore House, Washington DC

    Sponsored by the the Policy Studies Organization and the PSO'S Review of Policy Research Policy & Internet, Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy, and World Medical and Health Policy journals.

  • Forum on Health, Homelessness, and Poverty

    November 2017, George Mason University

    Sponsored by the Policy Studies Organization and the World Medical and Health Policy journal. The forum is an academic conference bringing together policy researchers, policymakers, and those working in the community to significantly reduce the effects of homelessness on health.

  • Maritime Risk Symposium

    November 2017

    The Maritime Risk Symposium brings together local, state, and federal authorities, academics, and industry professionals to discuss the threats and challenges to maritime cyber security and the marine transportation system. Sponsored by Tiffin University, a member of the Department of Homeland Security Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence, in collaboration with Center for Cyber Defense & Forensics, American Military University, and other local, state, and federal authorities.

  • APUS Research and Special Interest Group

    November 2017

    This dynamic and interactive group values discussion as much as formal presentations. These meetings are a place to network with other researchers, share ideas, explore the practicality of research ideas, find a research partner, or simply find encouragement to continue the research process. The Research SIG typically meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month and is open to APUS Faculty, Students and Staff. Contact Dr. Suzanne Minarcine for more information.

  • Summit on Global Food Security and Health

    October 2017

    This event discussed issues with an eye to improving access, addressing challenges, and developing partnerships to improve global food security and related health outcomes. It is organized in cooperation with the Policy Studies Organization, the World Medical & Health Policy journal, the Center for the Study of International Medical Policies and Practices (CSIMPP) in the School of Policy, Government and International Affairs at George Mason University, World Food Policy Open Access Journal, and American Public University.

  • International Criminology Conference

    October 2017, at the historic Whittemore House, Washington DC

    Co-sponsored by the PSO International Journal on Criminology. The call for proposals for the next conference is now open. Papers and panels invited on criminology in its broadest context.

  • Asian Politics and Policy Conference

    October 2017

    Sponsored by the Policy Studies Organization. The Asian Politics and Policy Conference brings together academics, government analysts, and public intellectuals to consider how a radically transformed external environment – particularly with the locus of economic power shifting to Asia – is creating new policy challenges for the Philippines' political economy, foreign policy, security, and national as well as regional identity.

  • World Conference on Fraternalism, Freemasonry, and History

    May 2017, Paris, France

    Convened by the journal Ritual, Secrecy, and Civil Society in cooperation with the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris- France, the World Conference on Fraternalism, Freemasonry, and History focuses on the study of ritual, secrecy, and civil society vis-à-vis the dynamics of Masonic scholarship around the world. The meeting is a part of the Policy Studies Organization's support of research into social capital, civility, and the role of non governmental organizations in democracy.

Resources

 

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Contest

Graduate students around the world are participating in the Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®), and APUS students are no exception. First established by Australia’s University of Queensland in 2008, 3MT® provides students with a unique opportunity to take their graduate research project and condense it into a three-minute presentation.

View student entries in the 2018 APUS contest.