Institute on Québec Studies

The Institute on Québec Studies at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh was established in February 2004. Plattsburgh State has a longstanding demonstrated commitment to educating local, regional, national and international communities on Québec Studies. The mission statement of the Institute directly reflects this:

"In recognition of the increasing prominence of Québec in New York, New England and the wider North American community, the Institute on Québec Studies at SUNY College at Plattsburgh serves as the gateway institution for the promotion of Québec Studies in the United States. The Institute is committed to the visible development, expansion and dissemination of Québec Studies among academic, business and government constituents."

Professional Programs at the Institute on Québec Studies

Special Opportunities for SUNY Plattsburgh Students


Fall 2014 Semester Campus Events

Tuesday, September 9 at Noon
Welcoming Luncheon for Dr. Frederick Gagnon, Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Québec Studies
Location: Institute on Québec Studies, Conference Room

Dr. Frederick Gagnon will be in residence at the Institute on Québec Studies at SUNY Plattsburgh until December 2014.  Dr. Gagnon was awarded the Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Québec Studies in his position as Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, and Director, Center for United States Studies of the Raoul Dandurand Chair in Strategic and Diplomatic Studies, at the Université du Québec à Montréal.  Dr. Gagnon is the author of three books in French on U.S. political institutions; he is one of the few Canadians who have published at CQ Press - the most prestigious publisher on congressional studies; and, in October 2008, he was named "Quebec's foremost expert on American politics" in the newsletter highlighting Fulbright Canada's alumni.

SUNY Plattsburgh students, faculty, and staff as well as North Country businesspeople and community members are invited to join us for these events.  To help us with catering counts, your RSVP to or Tel: (518) 564-2384 at least four business days in advance would be appreciated.

The Institute on Québec Studies, SUNY Plattsburgh is most grateful for the partnership of the Government of Québec, The Development Corporation of Clinton County, and Fulbright Canada to make these opportunities possible.  


Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about the Institute on Québec Studies at Plattsburgh State, please contact:

Christopher Kirkey, Ph.D.
Director, Institute on Québec Studies
Phone: (518) 564-2086
Fax: (518) 564-2112