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International Political Science Association (IPSA)

International Political Science Association (IPSA)

The International Political Science Association (IPSA) was founded in Paris in 1949 under the aegis of UNESCO. The special mandate of IPSA is to support the development of political science in all parts of the world and to create an inclusive and global political science community in which all can participate. It seeks to promote collaboration between scholars in emerging and established democracies and to support the academic freedoms needed for the social sciences to flourish. As such, IPSA holds its World Congress every two years, which brings together more than 3,000 political scientists, as well as publishes numerous scientific publications and research tools, such as the International Political Science Abstracts, International Political Science Review, World Political Science and the IPSA Portal.

The IPSA Secretariat was implemented at Concordia University in 2006, under the initiative of Prof. Guy Lachapelle who was then the Secretary-General of IPSA. In fact, IPSA has a history of collaboration with Concordia: IPSA and Concordia jointly organized several workshops and events, and Concordia has sponsored numerous IPSA events, such as the 2014 IPSA World Congress of Political Science in Montreal and the World Social Science Forum in 2013.

IPSA is committed to being accessible to younger political science researchers, by providing membership discounts, preferential rates for its activities, free access to its publications or a listing of available jobs, fellowships and internships offers. IPSA is proud to create an academic environment where students, young researchers and seasoned academics can discuss the current state of political science and create innovative collaboration.

The International Political Science Association will hold its next World Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from July 15th to 19th, 2023. The theme of this edition is Politics in the Age ofTransboundary Crises.

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