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IDPP Executive Director Participates in 2014 APSA Annual Meeting

2014 APSA Annual meeting logoIDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn participated in multiple capacities at the American Political Science Association’s (APSA) 110th Annual Meeting from 28-31 August in Washington, DC. In addition to Editorial Board Meetings for the Review of Policy Research and the Journal of Political Science Education, Dr. Cogburn was invited to chair the panel discussion “The Politics, Economics and Technologies of Global Internet Governance in a Post-Snowden Surveillance Environment” on the second day of the four-day conference. He also spoke at the session “The Digital Revolution and Open Government in the US: Where Do We Stand?” Lastly, Dr. Cogburn and AU SIS colleague Dr. Nanette Levinson convened the APSA Short Course "Critical Success Factors for Designing & Implementing MOOCs" on 27 August at the request of APSA, with a second session on "MOOCs and Political Science: Scenarios for 2015 and Beyond" on 29 August.

During the panel on global Internet governance, Dr. Cogburn presented his paper, “Understanding the Strategic, Functional and Normative Factors Influencing the Restructuring of Post-Snowden Internet Governance” and was joined by American University (AU) colleagues Dr. Nanette Levinson, associate professor at AU’s School of International Service, and Dr. Laura Denardis, professor at AU’s School of Communication.

The APSA Short Course "Critical Success Factors for Designing & Implementing MOOCs" was a success with 30 registered participants, including Dr. Diane Pinderhughes, past president of APSA and Dr. John Ishiyama, current editor of the American Political Science Review (APSR).

On 28 August, Dr. Cogburn participated in the Editorial Board Meeting for the Review of Policy Research, with a second Editorial Board Meeting for the Journal of Political Science Education on 30 August. On 29 August, he co-facilitated the roundtable "MOOCs and Political Science: Scenarios for 2015 and Beyond."

Dr. Cogburn has been heavily involved in APSA’s activities for a number of years. He currently sits of the Executive Board of APSA’s Information, Technology & Politics Section and served as Chair and President of the section from 2008 – 2009. He has also received several APSA awards, including the 2012 Pi Sigma Alpha Award for Outstanding Teaching in Political Science and the 2012 Information Technology and Politics Section’s Outstanding Software Development Award for the design and implementation of the IDPP’s cyberinfrastructure.

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