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2022 Program Highlights

Wednesday, September 14
9:00 a.m. In-Person Pre-Conference Short Courses
These pre-conference, professional day features a variety of short courses sponsored by APSA Organized Sections, Related Groups, and other affiliate organizations. They require pre-registration.
6:30 p.m. APSA Awards Ceremony
The ceremony honors the 2022 APSA Award recipients for their contributions to the discipline. Invitation only for the in-person event. All are welcome to join for the livestream.  See APSA Awards page for awardees and committee members.
Palais, 517B & Livestream
Thursday, September 15
7:00 a.m. New Member Breakfast
New members are invited to join us for a breakfast with association leaders. An RSVP  was required for this event.
Palais, 720

12:00 p.m.

All-Member Business Meeting
All APSA members are encouraged to attend the APSA General Membership Meeting, the official business meeting of the Association. This event is an opportunity for members to learn about the business of the Association and express their views. Participants can also join via the virtual meeting platform.
Westin, Montréal CD
4:00 p.m. Plenary: Is Canadian Democracy under Threat?
Presenters Yann Allard-Tremblay, Daniel Béland Antje Ellermann, Sheryl R. Lightfoot, and Debra Thompson. Moderated by Jonathan Montpetit, CBC Montréal.
Palais, 517D & Livestream (In-person French Translation Services available/services de traduction en français disponible)
4:00 p.m. 2021 Civic Engagement Award Lecture: “Addressing Violence against Women in Politics: What Can Political Scientists Do?”
Presenters: Sandra Pepera, Tracey Raney, Juliana Restrepo Sanin, Kristina Wilfore, and Catherine Wineinger. Chaired by Mona Lena Krook.
Palais, 517A & Livestream
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Career Open House
Westin, Viger
6:30 p.m. Opening Thanksgiving & 118th APSA Annual Meeting Presidential Address: “Whither Political Science in a Post Pandemic World? Challenges and Opportunities”
Dr. Kenneth Atsenhaienton Deer, Mohawk elder
APSA President John Ishiyama, University of North Texas
Palais, 517D & Livestream (In-person French Translation Services available/services de traduction en français disponible)
7:30 p.m. 118th Annual Meeting Opening Reception
APSA hosts the Opening Reception. All attendees are invited to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.
Palais, 720
8:00 p.m. APSA Mentor and Networking Reception
Westin, St-Antoine B
8:30 p.m. International Attendee Reception
APSA invites all international attendees from outside North America to this special reception as a welcome to Montréal and the annual meeting.
Westin, Montréal C
Friday, September 16
10:00 a.m. Voices of the Right: Political Conservatism in Academia
Presenters  Laura K. Field, Ronnee Schreiber, Jon A. Shields, James R. Stoner, and Matthew Woessner. Moderated by former APSA President Rogers Smith
Palais, 517D and Livestream
2:00 p.m. Breaking News: The Russian Invasion of Ukraine and Its Consequences
Presenters Dominique Arel, John Mearsheimer, Olena Nikolayenko, Oxana Shevel, and Kathryn Stoner. Moderated by President John Ishiyama
Palais, 517D and Livestream
2:00 p.m. APSA Member Appreciation Reception
Exhibit Hall, Palais 210ABCEFG (APSA Lounge)
4:00 p.m. HAVA at 20: The Past, Present, and Future of Election Reform in the United States
Palais, 517A & Livestream
4:00 p.m. 2020 Civic Engagement Award Lecture: Democracy Behind Bars: Engaging with Incarcerated People
Virtual (Pre-registration required)
6:30 p.m. John Gaus Award Lecture: “Finding Common Ground: Innovation and Diffusion across Political Science and Public Management
Frances Berry, Florida State University
Palais, 515A
A reception will follow in Palais, 513B
7:30 p.m. APSA Reception Honoring Women of Color in the Profession
Westin, Montréal D
 Saturday, September 17
8:00 a.m. Emerging Scholars Symposium
Lightning Round: Graduate Student Research in Five: Ideas, Institutions, Coalitions & Movements
Palais, 522C
8:00 a.m. TLC at APSA – Teaching & Learning Mini-Conference
The sixth Teaching and Learning Mini-Conference at APSA seeks to promote the scholarship of teaching and learning, equip faculty with new techniques and resources for teaching, and enhance the role of teaching in the discipline of political science. Pre-registration is required
10:00 a.m. Lightning Round: Graduate Student Research in Five: Democratic Backsliding, Electoral Systems & Conflict
Palais, 522C
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. APSA Graduate School Information Fair (Virtual)
Virtual recruitment opportunity for departments and those interested in applying to PhD graduate programs. Pre-enrollment and RSVP required.
12:00 p.m. Lightning Round: Graduate Student Research in Five: Attitudes, Identities, and Discourse
Palais, 522C
2:00 p.m. Lightning Round: Undergraduate Student Research in Five
Palais, 522C
2:00 p.m. Benjamin E. Lippincott Award Lecture: “The Future of Political Theory”
Jane Mansbridge, Harvard Kennedy School
Palais, 511A
3:00 p.m. Family Ice Cream Social
Palais, 720 Terrace
4:00 p.m. Lightning Round: Graduate Student Research Design
Palais, 522C
6:30 p.m. Graduate Student Happy Hour
Graduate students are invited to network with each other and meet informally with APSA officers and council members.
Palais, 720