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Research and Creative Inquiry

As a university, we are in the business of knowledge—not only knowledge transmission but with knowledge creation. Our 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.

  • APUS Research and Special Interest Group Meeting

    September 27, 2017

    This dynamic and interactive group values discussion as much as formal presentations. The  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 discusses 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 System.

  • International Criminology Conference

    Friday, October 20, 2017, at the historic Whittemore House, Washington DC

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

  • APUS Research and Special Interest Group

    October 25, 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.

  • 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. Next conference date to be determined.

  • Forum on Health, Homelessness, and Poverty

    November 4, 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 13-14, 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 29, 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.

  • Dupont Summit on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy

    Friday, December 1, 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.

  • Middle East Dialogue

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

    This event is in connection with the Digest of Middle East journal, and Sponsored by the Policy Studies Organization and the University of Wisconsin.

Previous Events

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

  • International Conference on World Food Policy

    Held January 2016, Bangkok, Thailand

    Co-sponsored by the PSOs World Food Policy journal in collaboration with the Royal Institute of Thailand.  Dates for the 2018 conference are forthcoming. The call for proposals is now open.

  • World Conference on Fraternalism, Freemasonry, and History

    Held 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

 

2018 Faculty Research Grants

Important Dates
November 1, 2017: Applications due to Program Directors/School Deans
November 15, 2017: Applications due to the Dean of Graduate Studies
December 31, 2017: Awards announced

Congratulations Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Winners

Graduate students around the world participate in Three Minute Thesis Competitions (3MT®). The students listed here are recent winners of the 2017 APUS 3MT competition.

First Place Winner
Michael Kashiktchian
Master’s in Public Administration
School of Security & Global Studies
Using Social Media to Strengthen the Police-Public Relationship

Runner-Up
Matthew Clark
Master’s in Public Administration
School of Security & Global Studies
2017 Annual Training Plan Williston Fire Department

People’s Choice Winner
Michael Kashiktchian

Visit the 3MT® page to view the entries and videos