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 600 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, which are part of the APSS’s slate of regular events and is designed to be like sizable meeting among 30-40 like-minded experts and individuals to discuss various issues related to governance, politics and economy of the nation and region. Open exclusively to members of the APSS, political leaders/activists and academia, the session features a short presentation by an invited guest and includes a short question-and-answer segment. Senior political leader, professor, GON minister and foreign leader, senior GON Administrator, freelance expert etc.) from around the nation and beyond are regularly featured as the guest presenter in our Political Roundtable sessions.