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Association canadienne de science politique

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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.


On July 25th 2016, the IPSA Council Approved the IPSA Statement on Academic Freedom

Through IPSA, CPSA has been supporting the passage of the UNESCO statement as a guidepost and minimal set of standards for how academic freedom may flourish internationally.

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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 »


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 »

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