Sunday, September 4, 2011
APSA 2011 Day 3
This conference proved one thing above all others--APSA needs to go outside the rotation of SF-Boston-Chicago-DC. How about Denver? Next year in New Orleans seems like a bad idea--hot, humid and deep in hurricane season. I am seriously thinking of not coming to next year's conference. However, given that I am a conference addict, I probably will sweat and dodge hurricanes.
Yes, conferences are worth the trip. Today, I chaired a roundtable of political scientists who spent some time doing policy, getting nostalgic for my joint staff days. I chatted with a Canadian publisher about a potential spinoff of the NATO and Afghanistan book--using the Afghanistan experience to figure out Canadian politics and such. I met with one of my grad students to talk job market stuff. Lots of jobs this year, so I am optimistic. Easier for me than for the students. And I bumped into a bunch of folks.
Now I just have to catch up on a heap of tweets and newspapers and other stuff.