The APSS is politically independent (but supporting a democratic and peaceful politics), scholarly association, established in 2001, supporting and encouraging the training, research, dialogue, roundtables and national cooperation of political scientists, theorists, practitioners, policy makers, journalists, researchers and students either in formal education or those interested in political issues and other intellectuals, across Nepal and beyond.
The APSS has nearly 2,100 members across the country, working relationships with Nepalese political parties, relevant departments of Universities and different academic and professional associations and unions. It has now 26 district chapters, and 43 locally-active youth groups have been affiliated to pursue APSS policy and programme formulation and implementation. Formally in 2006 the APSS got registered at local authority of Government with a Charter, the APSS is non-profit making and non-religious Association.
Apart from special programmes and projects the APSS stands for number of regular programs and events that are considered to be influencing national politics for more than a decade.
The APSS Political Roundtable is conducted very regularly in the capital city and the roundtables are part of the APSS’s slate of regular events and is designed to be a small meeting among 30 like-minded individuals to discuss various issues related to governance, politics and economy of the nation and region. Open exclusively to members of the APSS, the session features a short presentation by an invited guest, and includes a short question-and-answer segment. Thought-leaders and opinion-makers from around the nation and the globe are regularly featured in our Political Roundtable sessions.
When serious crisis of democracy in Nepal began to appear from 2001, a small group of political science students from different colleges in Kathmandu started pro-democratic forums and awareness raising meetings with college students, political parties’ youths, trade union youths,media persons and political leaders. In the early days of the APSS in the last quarter of 2001, …. read more »