Update - 14 July Highlight Events

The Council Elected IPSA’s New Executive Committee

We are pleased to announce the results of the election of the 26th Executive Committee held on 13 July 2021 in virtual mode. Congratulations to the 16 newly elected members!

We would like to highlight that for the first time in history, 56 percent of the Executive Committee members are women (9 out of 16). With President, Past President and President-elect, the percentage of women leading IPSA is at 58 percent (11 out of 19). Another noteworthy first is that there is a woman President, Dr. Dianne Pinderhughes, succeeding another, Prof. Dr. Marianne Kneuer. These encouraging numbers are a clear indication that the general tendency of women being under-represented in the membership and senior levels of Political Science associations is changing.

A heartfelt thank you goes to all the candidates that have not been elected. IPSA would like to reiterate its commitment to you and the Political Science communities that you represent.

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Highlight Events - Tuesday 14 July

PS.03 The Future of Free Speech | 12:00 - 13:30 UTC

In the final Plenary Session of the Congress, Suzanne Nossel, the Chief Executive Officer at Pen America, will focus on the major threats to free speech and what it will take to address them. Before joining PEN America, Nossel served as the Chief Operating Officer of Human Rights Watch and Executive Director of Amnesty International USA. She has also served in the Obama Administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations, leading US engagement in the UN and multilateral institutions on human rights issues, and in the Clinton Administration as Deputy to the US Ambassador for UN Management and Reform.

SS.05 Academic Freedom in a Globalized World | 13:30 – 14:45 UTC

This special session will gather IPSA Executive Committee member Prof. Pablo Oñate as the panel chair and five prominent scholars, Magdalena Musial-Karg, Robert Quinn, Katrin Kinzelbach, Fatmagül Berktay and Julio Teehankee, to discuss the academic freedom issue.

SS.10 Professional Development Café | 13:30 – 14:45 UTC

This café event is an opportunity for students and young professionals to meet with mentors and better understand the requirements for beginning a successful career in academia and beyond. The editor of the International Political Science Review (IPSR), Theresa Reidy of University College Cork, IPSA Executive Committee member Prof. Simona Piattoni, and the Ames Professor of Sociology at the Washington and Lee University, Krzysztof Jasiewicz will be present answer questions and share their professional experience.

SPNR.02 International Political Science Abstracts - Meet the Editors

In this session, the International Political Science Abstracts editors Paul Godt and Stephen Sawyer will meet the Congress delegates and explain the utility of the Abstracts as a research tool. The editors will also talk about the unique new chapters on book reviews and edited book chapters. The session will end with a Q&A session. 

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