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The Western


The Politics of Identity, Intergroup Bias, and Conflict and Cooperation
April 13 – 15, 2017, – Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, British Columbia

President Julie Novkov welcomes your participation and attendance to the 2017 WPSA Meetings at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia. Get your passports ready! The meetings will be held starting on Wednesday with workshops and the program on Thursday, April 13, through Saturday, April 15, 2017. The theme for this year's conference is “The Politics of Identity, Intergroup Bias, and Conflict and Cooperation."

Program Chair Stephen Nicholson and the Program Section Chairs have assembled a broad and inclusive program.

As in previous years, the Wednesday workshops are on Environmental Political Theory, Feminist Theory, Interpretive Methods and Methodologies, and Latino Politics. Information on these workshops will be posted soon.

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The WPSA annual meeting not only offers the opportunity for traditional research presentations and roundtable discussions, but also a place for interested groups to schedule special events and workshops. On the Wednesday right before the conference begins, there is limited space available to accommodate groups who wish to hold workshops or offer short courses. In addition, if you are part of a research community that is interested in holding a meeting in the spring, we may be able to accommodate your group by coordinating a conference within the annual conference. There were four such coordinated conferences at the April meeting in Las Vegas, all of which were highly praised by their participants. There is also the opportunity to host receptions, business meetings, and special events. Finally, individual authors are encouraged to talk with us about how to get their recently published books displayed at the 2016 meeting. For information about these opportunities, please contact Richard Clucas, WPSA Executive Director, at hprc@pdx.edu.


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