The 2023 meeting is set to mark the first in-person conference since 2019 and offers a critical opportunity to reinvigorate our disciplinary engagements and commitments. With this in mind, this year’s theme is Territory, Place, and Power. From global pandemic(s) and physical/social distancing requirements, climate emergencies and energy transitions, calls for decolonization and land back, to secessionist movements, wars of aggression and forced migrations, a theme of Territory, Place, and Power invites us to reflect on our relationships with territory and land, to reimagine our conceptions of place and belonging, and to interrogate the role of power in how we navigate these relations and spaces in a time of global tumult.


Territory, Place, and Power
May 31, 2023 | 03:15pm to 05:15pm | Location: Lecture Hall – ACW 109 HYBRID / hybride


CPSA Reconciliation Committee Event - Dena K'eh: Embodied Sovereignty and UNDRIP in Kaska Country
May 30, 2023 | 10:30am - 12:00pm | Location: VPDB-DB 0011 HYBRID / hybride


ISA-Canada Professional Development Workshop: The Ins and Outs of Getting Published in IR
May 30, 2023 | 10:30am to 12:00pm | Location: TBD

Presidential Address

André Lecours: Canada and Comparative Territorial Politics
May 30, 2023 | 05:00pm to 06:00pm | Location: Lecture Hall – ACW 109 HYBRID / hybride

Keynote: The State, the Company, and the Police: Who Invaded Wet’suwet’en Lands?

Shiri Pasternak (Toronto Metropolitan University)
May 31, 2023 | 01:30pm to 03:00pm | Location: ACW 109


Indigenous scholarship, en français, SVP !
May 30, 2023 | 03:15pm to 04:45pm | Location:


CPSA Reconciliation Committee Event - Decolonization with Katsi'tsakwas Ellen Gabriel
June 01, 2023 | 10:30pm to 12:00pm | Location: ACW 209 HYBRID / hybride


Women, Peace and Security: Feminist Futures
June 01, 2023 | 01:30pm to 03:00pm | Location: ACW 209 - HYBRID / hybride


Indigenizing the Curriculum in Political Science - Sponsored by CPSA Reconciliation Committee
June 01, 2023 | 03:15pm to 04:45pm | Location: ACW 209 HYBRID / hybride

EDID Pre-conference Workshop

Creating Brave and Safe Spaces for Indigenous, Black, and Racialized Scholars in Political Science
May 28, 2023 | 09:00pm to 04:30pm | Location:

EDID Pre-conference Workshop

EDID Pre-conference Workshop - Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization in Political Science: Opportunities, Challenges and Best Practices?
May 29, 2023 | 09:30am to 04:00pm | Location: HYBRID / hybride

Special Events

CPSA President’s Dinner

Date: May 31, 2023 | Cocktails available at 6 pm; Dinner: 7 pm | Location: Convention Centre and Lobby - Second Student Centre 15 Library Ln, North York

Reception: Departments of Pol Sci, York University

May 30, 2023 | 06:00pm to 08:00pm | Location: Second Student Center Lower Lobby, Keele Campus

CPSA Women’s Caucus Social

May 30, 2023| 07:30pm to 10:00pm | Location: 4700 Keele Street, North York