Register Now! Join us for the 2022 APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition | Montréal, Québec, Canada | September 15-18th
Join us to address the latest scholarship in political science at the 118th American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition, September 15-18, 2022, in-person in Montréal, Québec, Canada. The 2022 conference theme is “Rethink, Restructure, and Reconnect: Towards A Post-Pandemic Political Science.” APSA and the 2022 program chairs, Sherri L. Wallace, University of Louisville, and Pei-te Lien, University of California-Santa Barbara (UCSB), look forward to your participation in panels and sessions prepared by APSA’s divisions and numerous related groups.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2022
APSA is pleased to provide travel grants to attend the APSA Annual Meeting to qualified applicants including U.S. graduate students, international graduate students studying in the U.S., unemployed members, international scholars, community college faculty, contingent faculty, unemployed faculty, APSA Status Committee members, and any faculty member who has been furloughed or experienced a reduction in available research funds from their college or university. Grantees will be notified in early June. Learn more and apply now!
What You Need to Know: Travel to Canada
Ensure a seamless entry to Canada and return home. We highly recommend checking the Canadian Travel & COVID-19 Requirements website from the Canadian Government frequently, as this will be the most current and will be the final determination of all guidance. Most information has been pulled from their website to create this page, so we recommend checking their site for the latest and final information. Learn more.
Is Canadian Democracy Under Threat?
Thursday, September 15th, 4:00 p.m.
On one hand, the question of whether Canadian democracy is under threat is, in comparative terms, largely settled. Canada is considered a full and robust democracy by any measure, with resilient democratic institutions, a pluralistic political culture, a vibrant civil society, and constitutionalized protections for minority rights. Read more.
Voices of the Right: Political Conservatism in Academia
Friday, September 16th, 10:00 a.m.
This panel discusses the role of political conservatives in academia and in political science in the current era of severe polarization and controversies over academic freedom. It will take an honest look at the current state of conservative intellectual life in America. Read more.
Review the panels selected by our Program Chairs Sherri L. Wallace, University of Louisville, and Pei-te Lien, University of California-Santa Barbara (UCSB), due to their exploration of the 2022 conference theme, “Rethink, Restructure, and Reconnect: Towards A Post-Pandemic Political Science.” APSA Annual Meeting theme panels are a great opportunity for scholars to gather for sessions and workshops, create valuable connections and research partnerships.
APSA will offer pre-conference short courses as part of the in-person event format. Short courses provide diverse opportunities, and are sponsored by APSA Organized Sections and other affiliated organizations. They will run on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, in Montréal. In-person attendees can register as part of the registration process for short courses. There is an additional $25 fee for pre-conference short courses.
2022 Theme Statement
Rethink, Restructure, and Reconnect: Towards A Post-Pandemic Political Science
Conference Program Co-Chairs: Sherri L. Wallace, Professor of Political Science, University of Louisville (UofL) Pei-te Lien, Professor of Political Science (affiliated with Asian American Studies, Feminist Studies & Black Studies), University of California-Santa Barbara (UCSB)
The convergence of a global pandemic, deepening political polarization, and mass organized protests demanding social justice and systemic change has propelled interest in politics to a historic high. The COVID-19 deadly virus amply upset the balance in higher education, causing universities to suddenly shift to online formats, close campuses, or cease operations. Students, isolated or sent home for remote learning, experienced the consequences acutely and directly.
Faculty, separated from colleagues and support staff, pivoted to online course delivery or socially-distanced, in-person teaching methods. Academic conferences were delivered on virtual platforms or canceled altogether, depriving scholars of the ability to exchange ideas face-to-face, a critical part of what we do. Other challenges have preceded or emerged contemporaneously with this pandemic—in particular, how to conduct research in a more transparent way and the rapidly changing world of academic publishing with the move towards open access. Yet, there are also myriad opportunities and lessons learned to restructure political science as we approach the post-pandemic era. Read the full statement here.