Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

The Political Studies Graduate Student Association (PSGSA) is hosting a one-day graduate student conference centered on the ever-timely theme of Governance in Crisis? The Politics of Participation and Polarization with a special extra half-day focus on Political Participation in Canada at 150 Years​. Our second annual conference will be held on May 12th & 13th, 2017, with support from the Department of Political Studies. Graduate students from across the social sciences will present their papers on panels organized by subject to generate dialogue between the presenters, and between the panelists and the audience [more...].

We are excited to announce our two Keynote speakers:

Professor Edward Koning, University of Guelph
, May 12th at 1:15pm
"More Politicization than Polarization: Assessing the Rise of Anti-Migrant Parties in Europe"

Professor Melanee Thomas, University of Calgary
Saturday, May 13th @ 9:15am
​"Gender, Suffrage, and Political Participation: Assessing Canada at 150"


Sir John A. MacDonald Hall
128 Union Street, Queen's University

Kingston, ON

See the Conference Programme

Registration is FREE

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