The International Conference for the Study of Political Thought (CSPT) is an international, interdisciplinary organization of scholars and informed citizens concerned to promote the study of past and present political thinking especially with respect to the proper ends of political activity and the means permissible for their attainment. Founded in North America in 1967, CSPT is now composed of a world-wide network of affiliated groups and scholarly organizations.
CSPT's members are for the most part drawn from theorists in political science, history, philosophy, the classics, language departments, sociology, and economics. Founded in Toronto in 1967, it began as a North American initiative firmly anchored in a number of regional groups throughout the United States and Canada. Since then scholars from other countries have formed affiliated organizations in Australia, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.