Hans Peter Schmitz was appointed to the American Political Science Association's Task Force "Democracy, Economic Security, and Social Justice in a Volatile World
." APSA task forces are charged with "(1) putting the best of political science research and knowledge at the service of critical issues that have major public policy implications and (2) sharing with broader society what political scientists know about important trends and issues in areas of public concern." The report of the task force will be published at the next APSA meeting in September 2011 in Seattle. Hans Peter will contribute the TNGO Initiative's research on rights-based approaches to the task force deliberations.