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Register Now! Join the largest gathering of political scientists at the 118th APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition held in Montréal, Canada

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. See registration details and rates here!

We acknowledge that our meeting location is on the unceded Indigenous lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka/Mohawk Nation, which is known as a gathering place for many First Nations, and we recognize them as custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather.

Browse This Year’s Theme Panels

APSA Annual Meeting theme panels are a great opportunity for scholars to gather for sessions and workshops, create valuable connections and research partnerships. 

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APSA Annual Meeting theme panels are a great opportunity for scholars to gather for sessions and workshops, create valuable connections and research partnerships. 

TLC at APSA: Rethink, Restructure, and Reconnect: Teaching Political Science in a Post-Pandemic Era

Join a full-day event that to promote the scholarship of teaching and learning, new techniques and resources for teaching, and maximize students’ interest, and enhance the role of teaching in the discipline of political science.

118th APSA Annual Meeting Presidential Address: “Whither Political Science in a Post Pandemic World? Challenges and Opportunities”

Attend the Annual Meeting Presidential Address: “Whither Political Science in a Post Pandemic World? Challenges and Opportunities, ” by APSA President John Ishiyama, University of North Texas in the Palais, 517D.

Career Open House

The Career Open House is an opportunity for APSA Annual Meeting attendees to connect with departments, institutions, and organizations about jobs within in political science and in applied/non-academic settings.

Professional Development Events

Attend in-person and virtual professional events during the APSA Annual Meeting, including the workshops and sessions on Tips for the Academic Job Market, Funding Opportunities, Alternative Job Paths and 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.


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. 


Breaking News: The Russian Invasion of Ukraine and its Consequences

Friday, September 16th, 2:00 p.m. 

The invasion by Russia of Ukraine violates international sovereignty as understood since the end of World War II, and the behavior of Russian soldiers raises issues of war crimes. This panel examines a series of seminal questions surrounding these events. What are the causes behind the Russian invasion of Ukraine? 

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.