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CPSA Statement - Imprisonment of Dr. Homa Hoodfar

The Canadian Political Science Association is deeply concerned about the situation of Concordia University (Montreal) Anthropology professor Dr. Homa Hoodfar. Dr. Hoodfar is a specialist in issues relating to the comparative dimensions of women’s status, law and development. Since June 6, 2016, she has been detained by Iranian authorities and held in Tehran’s Evin prison. Authorities have not specified the charges against Dr. Hoodfar, who is a Canadian citizen. The Canadian Political Science Association is committed to the research, publication, and teaching of Canadian, comparative and international research, and we support international cooperation and collaboration in political science and social science scholarship. We stand with the Canadian and international academic community in solidarity with Dr. Hoodfar and support the efforts of the Canadian government to secure her release and return to Canada.



Congratulations to the New Board Members! New Executive Committee!

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Congratulations to the 2016 CPSA Prize recipients!

Dear colleagues: Following the recommendations from the CPSA prize juries, the CPSA Board of Directors is pleased to inform you of the following 2016 winners: read more »


Poznań will Host the 24th IPSA World Congress of Political Science.

March 2016

We are pleased to announce that the IPSA Executive Committee has selected the historic city of Poznań as the new host city for the 24th IPSA World Congress of Political Science to be held at the Poznań Congress Center from 23 to 28 of July, 2016. It will be the first IPSA World Congress to be held in Eastern Europe. read more »


Call for a New English-Language Editorial Team

March 2016

The term of the English-language editorial team of the Canadian Journal of Political Science (CJPS) ends June 2017. Widely recognized internationally for its adherence to the highest scholarly standards, CJPS is also the premier bilingual outlet for refereed scholarship in political science in more »


Publication of a Posthumous Work by Professor Vincent Lemieux

February 2016

Is it possible to study politics systematically, to analyze it the way we do the economy or nutrition? Can the behaviour of voters or politicians be described according to scientific rules? read more »


A century-old association, with a youthful bent

September 2013

In 2012, the Canadian Political Science Association marked its one hundredth anniversary. read more »


Diversity Task Force

2012 Diversity Task Force Report

In 2006, the Board of Directors of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) struck a Diversity Task Force, with a mandate to examine issues relating to “diversity” in the profession. read more »