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The IAPSS World Congress is our major event as well as an established and well-recognized platform for students and junior scholars. Once a year, the World Congress provides an academic programme, as well as networking opportunities with high-level stakeholders and scholars.

As a flagship event with hundreds of students participating each year, it serves as a platform to present and discuss your own research with fellow students from the discipline. During the conference, the participants are involved in a broad range of different activities: attending one of the student-run panels with contributions from recent academic work of students, academic lectures. The program is always completed by a range of social and cultural fringe events and ends with the IAPSS General Assembly, during which members discuss the future of the Association. The theme of the Congress always corresponds with the IAPSS Annual Theme which serves IAPSS as a common thread throughout the year.

With a truly international audience with participants from usually over 50 countries from all sub-disciplines of political science, international relations, and neighboring social sciences, the IAPSS World Congress is a unique event for individual academic learning, vivid debate, and networking.

For the information about World Congress 2023 please check out the Event Page or contact the Head of the World Congress Team at

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