The Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) conference is held within the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The CPSA conference dates within Congress are Wednesday, May 30th to Friday, June 1st.
Programme Co-chairs: Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant (Queen's) and Emmett Macfarlane (Waterloo)
Local Arrangements Coordinator: Jim Farney (Regina)
The Programme Committee invites proposals for participation in the 2018 CPSA Annual Conference. This year’s theme is “Politics in Uncertain Times,” as seen in the destabilizing activities of countries like Russia and North Korea; the unpredictability of important figures like US President Donald Trump; uncertainty surrounding significant policy and social issues like climate change, free trade, colonialism, and inequality; and the rising threat to liberal democracy posed by increasing populism, nativism, and support for authoritarian leaders. How can we explain or understand these phenomena? What prescriptions might be possible to combat them? What role might Canada play in confronting these issues, and in what ways is Canada vulnerable to their effects? Panels and papers addressing these questions are particularly welcome.
The Programme Committee also welcomes panels and papers that relate to the theme of “Gathering Diversities,” which is the 2018 Congress theme. Within this, papers, roundtables, and posters that focus on indigenous peoples or indigenous politics will be especially welcome. Regina is an apt location for an increased emphasis on indigenous politics within the CPSA and Canadian political science more broadly, and the CPSA’s ongoing focus on Reconciliation through the work of the CPSA Reconciliation Committeeand other initiatives.
The Programme Committee has organized workshops that focus on specialized themes of interest to political scientists. Some of the workshops also address themes at the intersection of political science and other disciplines. These workshops are summarized HERE.
Annual Conference of the International Studies Asscociation (ISA) Canada Region:
ISA-Canada is proud to host its annual conference in partnership with the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA). For the thirteenth consecutive year, ISA-Canada will co-organize with the CPSA International Relations section of the 2018 Annual Conference. ISA-Canada encourages its members to submit proposals on areas of interest in the study of international relations. ISA-Canada is a region of the International Studies Association, the premier international association of international relations scholars.
Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA):
CAPPA will be co-organizing the Public Administration section. CAPPA and CPSA jointly encourage scholars of public administration and management to consider submitting proposals and attending the conference.
To ensure that you have a positive conference experience, please read the entire “Call for Proposals”, and “Submission and Participation Information”.