The New International Encyclopædia/Political and Social Science, American Academy of
POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE, American Academy of. A learned society organized in Philadelphia, December 14, 1889, and incorporated February 14, 1891. Its membership has grown rapidly and is now more than two thousand, distributed through the United States and more than 30 foreign countries. Its general advisory committee is composed of representatives of the faculties of the leading American and of several foreign universities: the president and secretary are connected with the University of Pennsylvania, where the annual meeting is held in April. Its object is the promotion of political and social science, by accumulating a library, by offering prizes for specified contributions to science, by publishing papers and reports, and by establishing lecture courses. Its publications are The Annals of the American Academy, a bi-monthly magazine on current political problems, which began July, 1890, with several supplements every year containing translations of foreign works, and a special series of pamphlets, containing the principal papers submitted to the Academy, of which several hundred numbers have been issued.