Academy of Political Science
The Academy of Political Science is a U.S. non-profit organization
Non-profit organization
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 devoted to cultivating non-partisan, objective analysis of political
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, social
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, and economic
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 issues. It is headquartered in The Interchurch Center in New York City
New York City
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Columbia University
Columbia University
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 originally founded the Academy of Political Science in 1880 to foster cooperation between Columbia University Law School and the Columbia University Graduate School of Political Science.

In 1886 the Academy of Political Science began publishing the Political Science Quarterly.

In 1910 the Academy of Political Science incorporated in New York State as a non-profit organization with open membership to all who would pay dues and it enjoyed the financial support from private foundation
Private foundation
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Present day

The Academy of Political Science holds conferences and publishes the Political Science Quarterly
Political Science Quarterly
Political Science Quarterly is an American scholarly journal covering government, politics and policy, published continuously since 1886 by the Academy of Political Science. It is the oldest political science journal in the United States....


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