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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.

Participants and attendees will be able to access our virtual and livestreaming sessions using the platform. Session rooms will be created by APSA and linked to the online platform. For a successful virtual meeting, please review the tips and timeline below.

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.

Check out the APSA 2022 Exhibit Hall  

The current list of Exhibitors and Exhibit Hall hours during the 2022 APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition. The Exhibit Hall will open to attendees from Thursday, September 15 through Saturday, September 17. 

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! 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program Events

Join us for DEI short courses, roundtables, panels and receptions including the McClain Taskforce Short Course on Systemic Inequality in the Discipline, Being a Political Scientist in an Era of Political Polarization, Latinos and the 2020 Election, the virtual APSA Graduate School Information Fair, NCOBPS reception, 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? 

Race, Identity, and the Determinants of Asian American Political Behavior

Saturday, September 17, 10:00 a.m.

Asian Americans, the fastest-growing racial group in the US, are exerting a growing influence on American politics, urging scholars to examine their political behavior. In addition, the dramatic rise in anti-Asian hate amidst the COVID-19 pandemic calls for renewed attention to deep-seated anti-Asian racism and its long-term political consequences. This panel brings together scholars whose works explore the factors that shape Asian American political behavior, ethno-racial identities, and the political implications of growing anti-Asian sentiment in the United States.

A Profession in Flux: Political Science Responds to a Changing World

Friday, September 16th, 4:00 p.m. 

This roundtable features experienced scholars, including members from both task forces, to explore the institutional sociology—past, present, and future—of the political science profession. The roundtable will address how the discipline has been transformed (or not), in response to the rapidly evolving academic and professional environments, demographics, and methodological profiles of our scholarly community, and what more must be done.

Disability in Political Science: Current Scholarship and Future Directions

Saturday, September 17, 2:00 p.m.

This cross-subfield roundtable brings together early-career and established scholars who center disability as an object of disciplinary inquiry. Together, we will consider the following questions: How might a more sustained consideration of disability contribute to, challenge, or transform existing approaches to the study of representation, participation, belonging, inequality, exclusion (among others)? 

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.