All events of this day will take place in the John Molson Building on the Sir George Williams Campus of Concordia University.

Coffee and refreshments will be available throughout the conference in Room 3.130

07:45 – 08:45 Registration – Room 1.155

09:00 Opening Ceremony – Room 3.210

09:30 Keynote Speech – Pablo Oñate – Room 3.210

Populism in Latin America and Europe: Similar Impact on Democracy?

Populism today is a common phenomenon in many political systems: from actors who adopt it as a strategy or as a light ideology to improve their  mobilizing or electoral prospects, to leaders who openly identify themselves with that label and gain access to government positions. Populism has evolved since its early stages and appearances, adopting common patterns and characteristics in different countries. There are, however, differences between populism in European countries and populism in Latin American countries, leading to different results and effects. This speech will present these common patterns as well as those that differentiate the European and Latin American models, with the final objective of analyzing the consequences that populism can have for democracy and the quality of democracy in each case.

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30 Panels

Session I.I.I: Contemporary Political Theory and Philosophy – Room 2.430

  • Hope as Abstract: A Political Defense of Utopia
    Samantha Puzzi, McGill University
  • Republican and Liberal Theories of Antitrust, from Alcoa to Amazon
    Piers Eaton, University of Ottawa
  • Tolling Bells or Chimes of Freedom? Re-casting America’s Hemingway – Dylan Strategic Conundrum
    Codin Alexander Olteanu, Queen’s University
  • ‘War in the Skies’: An Analysis of the Long-Term Effects of Digital Omnipresence on Global Security and Development
    Sumaira Yasin, California State University

Session I.I.II: Gender and Politics – Room 2.255

  • Young Voters Bias Against Female Politicians in Sectarian Countries: The Case for Lebanon
    Fatimah Saadi, University Pompeu Fabra
  • Policy, Prison, and Forgotten Women: A New Look at How Canadian Penal and Criminal Policy Fail Women
    Sara Ania Pustol, Concordia University
  • Women Leadership in Disaster Management: The Case of the Beirut Blast
    Fatima Nasser, American University of Beirut
  • Filipina Care Workers: Mothers and Immigrants to the US and Canada
    Phoebe Holt-Reiss, McGill University
  • Bangladeshi Diasporic Masculinities in Canadian Context: A Critical Commentary
    Abu Saleh Mohammad Sowad, Concordia University

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch break

14:30 – 16:00 Lecture by Etienne Schmitt – Room 3.210

The Minority Nations’ Cooperation. The Role of European Union

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break

16:30 – 18:00 Panels

Session I.II.I: Identity in Politics – Room 2.430

  • The Right to the City in Windsor, ON: Challenge to Civic Engagements and
    Ways of Refining Social Belonging
    Polina Volkova, University of Windsor
  • Children’s Books in European Muslim Organizations – Diyanet’s Soft Power Tool?
    Evin Demir, Yeditepe University
  • Overcoming the Student Representation – Student Partnership Dichotomy: Toward a Political Conception of the Student Voice
    Justin Patrick, University of Toronto

Session I.II.II: International Cooperation I – Room 2.255

  • The Failure of International Regimes in the Global South: The Case of the International Anti-Corruption Regime
    Nahum Fernando Hernandez-Gallegos, University of Guaralajara
  • Securitization of Extractive Industries and Food Supplies on Free Trade Agreements after COVID-19: Evidence from the Pacific Alliance Countries
    Anthony Medina Rivas Plata, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos
  • Egypt’s Food Insecurity Crisis: The National Policies and the IMF Role
    Fatima Awadalla, Brandeis University

Session I.II.III: International Cooperation II – Room 2.285

  • Chinese Sub-national Government Relations in the Context of the Belt and Road Initiative”
    Xuejun Liu, City University of Hong Kong
  • Nascent Regional Security Complexes: Regionalization and Security
    Cooperation in Central Asia
    Dennis Amable, University of Nottingham
  • How does Bangladesh Manage the Sino-Indian Engagements at the
    International and National Levels?
    Eudon Tshering, City University of Hong Kong

All events of this day will take place in the John Molson Building on the Sir George Williams Campus of Concordia University.

Coffee and refreshments will be available throughout the conference in Room 3.130

09:30 – 11:00 Panels

Session II.I.I: European Union Politics – Room 1.301

  • How Islamophobia Undermines EU Values and Fuels European Division
    Charlotte Mines, McGill University
  • Poland and Hungary Between Law and Collective Memory: And Illiberal Reckoning
    Mirosław Michał Sadowski, McGill University
  • How has Russia’s War in Ukraine Shifted the EU’s Foreign Policy
    Alexandre Geres, University of British Columbia

Session II.I.II: Multifaceted Security – Room 2.435

  • Climate Change from a National Security Perspective
    Luke Kline, Concordia University
  • The Vatican’s Entry as a Global Actor in the Environmental Debate
    Felipe Vidal Benvenuto Alberto, Rio de Janeiro State University
  • Bottom-up Analysis on the War on Terror
    Olivia Paul, Dalhousie University
  • Studying the Failure of State-Building in Afghanistan: Implications for Global South Development Efforts in an Age of Disruption
    Eqbal Nahzat, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • In the Guise of National Security? Challenges of State’s Policy Response to Citizen’s Agitations Against Cultural Inequality in Nigeria
    Augustine Aboh, University of Massachusets

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00 Lecture by Arnaud Dellis Room 2.285

How Do People Vote under Preferential Voting?

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch break

14:30 – 16:00 Panels

Session II.II.I: Society and Democracy – Room 1.301

  • A Comparative Case Study of South Africa and Taiwan’s Transitional
    Democracies and Consequences toward Capital Punishment
    Maria Wilkinson, National Chengchi University
  • The Case Of Hong Kong: Democratic Backsliding In A Semi-democracy
    Jackob Nicolas, University of Toronto
  • Turkey’s Long Journey through Competitive Authoritarianism: A Case Study to Evaluate AKP Puzzle in Relation To COVID-19 Pandemics Period and Other Major Events
    Nadire Burcu Gumusfiliz, Yeditepe University
  • Socioeconomic Effects in Global South Hosts Countries of the FIFA World Cup Event
    Arturo Rojas Rodriguez, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon
    Isaac Tienda Castro, Technologico de Monterrey

Session II.II.II – Identity and Participation – Room 2.285

  • Forging Growth in a Developing World Through ‘Self-Determination’
    Olivia Onyemaenu, University of Manitoba
    Chimdinma Kate Chijioke, University of Manitoba
    Dhruvi Shah, University of Manitoba
  • Measuring Student Power and Leadership in Student Governance
    Zian Zhang, University of Toronto
    Justin Patrick, University of Toronto
  • Is Inequality the Dominant Explanation for Political Mobilization Among Groups with a Shared Identity?
    Clara Duarte das Fontes Ribeiro, Católica University Lisbon
  • Brokerage Politics, COVID-19, and the New Conservative Party of Canada
    Colby Gauthier, University of Manitoba

All panels will take place virtually this day. In-person participants will be attending tours in Montreal.

Please note that the time slots of all virtual panels and sessions are stated in the Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Onsite Program

Please note that only the participants who provided RSVP for their tours will be able to attend them. We will not accept last-minute decisions to attend a tour.

10:00 – 12:00 – Tour of Old Montreal

Meeting in front of the Bank of Montreal, Rue Saint-Jacques 119 at 9:50. Look out for volunteers wearing IAPSS T-shirts.

14:00 – 16:00 – Tour of Montreal’s Murals

Meeting outside of 3523 boulevard St. Laurent, on the sidewalk between the parking lot and the Irish pub at 13:50. Look out for volunteers wearing IAPSS T-shirts.

There will also be IAPSS volunteers waiting at the Sherbrooke metro station to help participants to get to the place of the tour. The group will depart from the station at 13:40.

Virtual Program

9:30 – 11:00 Panels – Zoom

Session III.I.I: Security and Foreign Policy I

  • George W. Bush Doctrine: Changing Foreign Policy Tools and Goals
    João Guilherme Benetti Ramos, Universidade de São Paulo
  • A ‘civilian power’ driven Russia policy? The Case of Germany’s Foreign Policy Toward Russia After 2014
    Viktor Savinok, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin
  • The Rise of Non-Rising Powers in Central Asia: Explaining the Fall of
    Russian Influence
    Yaozheng Wang, Peking University
  • The Vatican’s Entry as a Global Actor in the Environmental Debate
    Guilherme Marques Campbell, Rio de Janeiro State Universit
  • US-China Rival Relationship on Cybersecurity Capacity Building in Developing Countries
    Remilekun Adeniyi-Jones, Texas Tech University

Session III.I.II: Social Movements and Regional Security

  • The Evolution of Zionism as a Social Movement and the Process of Israeli Identity Production Prior to 1948 and in 1967
    Laila Abo El-Enein, British University in Egypt
  • The Fight for Independence in Algeria
    Rumeysa Aydemir
  • The Regional Security Interdependence of the Middle East Post-2011
    Nesma Tarek, British University in Egypt
  • The role of Gender Equality for International Peace and Stability
    Marzelé Bosch, Stellenbosch University
  • Terrorism or Freedom Struggles: Domestic and Foreign Policy Motivations of Classification
    Mohammad Amaan Siddiqui, American University of Sharjah

Session III.I.III: Migration and Refugees

  • From North Africa to the EU: Migration and the Need for a Multilateral Policy Approach
    Hamid Ait-El-Caid, Corvinus University of Budapest
  • The International Politics of Accepting Refugees: An Analysis of Brazil’s Quest to Become a Global Leader
    Saumyaa Gupta, Beloit College
  • The Consequences of False Alarms in The World of Migration: A Case-Based Analysis
    Naomi Healey-Greene, Queen’s University

11:00 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 13:00 Panels

Session III.II.I: Digital Age and Technology

  • The ideology of AI and the algorithm
    Pablo Romero-Medina, University of Granada
  • Digital-Governance in Policing: A Way Forward towards Administrative Change
    Shubham Sehgal, Punjabi University, Patiala
  • Cyberspace, Democracy, and Elections: A Comparative Analysis of Fake News Propagation in the Brazilian Presidential Elections of 2018 and 2022
    Bárbara Diniz, São Paulo State University

Session III.II.II – Societal Challenges and Change

  • Most Important Problems in Switzerland: Analysis of Socio-demographic Characteristics Impacts
    Natalia Aravena, University of Geneva
  • Persistent Structural Inequality and Policy Challenges in the “Rainbow Nation”: The Case of South Africa
    Sanet Solomon, University of the Free State
  • Abdication, Elite Structure and State-building: The Elite Relational Structure of Japan’s Meiji Restoration
    Alfred DiLission, American University
  • Gender Stereotypes in the National Press Elections For Congress 2022 in Colombia
    Maria Paulina Giraldo Gallego, Universidad EAFIT

Session III.II.III: Political Theory and Ethics

  • Animals, Hegemony and Democracy
    Benjamin Eduardo Segovia Saavedra, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
  • Ethics of Care within the Penitentiary System
    Ruchita Vaidya, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Speaking for Others: Refusing Refusal on the Basis of Free Speech
    Travis Leicher, University of Toronto

13:00 – 13:15 Break

13:15 – 14:45 Lecture by Anja Mihr

Global Governance at the dawn of the Cold War: Did the democratic transitions since the 1990s fail thus far?

All panels will take place virtually this day. In-person participants will be attending tours in Montreal.

Please note that the time slots of all virtual panels and sessions are stated in the Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Onsite Program

Please note that only the participants who provided RSVP for their tours will be able to attend them. We will not accept last-minute decisions to attend a tour.

10:30 – 11:30 – Tour of UN International Civil Organization

Meeting in front of the headquarters of the International Civil Organization, 999 Blvd Robert-Bourassa at 10:15. Look out for volunteers wearing IAPSS T-shirts. You must bring the government-issued ID to be able to attend the tour.

14:00 – 15:30 – Tour of Montreal Archaeology and History Complex

Meeting in front of the Complex, 350 Place Royale at 13:50. Look out for volunteers wearing IAPSS T-shirts.

Virtual Program

9:30 – 11:00 Panels

Session IV.I.I: International and Regional Cooperation

  • The Future of Cooperation in South America: Weakness of Cooperation or Institutionalization?
    João Guilherme Benetti Ramos, Universidade de São Paulo
  • Shanghai Cooperation Organization: A Critical Evaluation of the Relevance of this Organization in the Emerging Geo-political and Geo-economic Scenario of Asia with Respect to Foreign Relations of China, India, and Russia
    Gaurav Singh, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
  • A Critical Analysis: The Impact of Postcolonial Discourses on Trade and Investment Policies in Africa
    Tamunodein Princewill, University of Leeds
  • Foreign Investment and Community Conflict in Central Asia: A Comparative Case Study of Chinese and Turkish Investments
    Biligtsaikhan Uuganbayar, Tsinghua University

Session IV.I.II: Security and State in Africa

  • Political Economy of the Conflict: The Mining Factor in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Insecurities
    Nathalia Déda da Silva, Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ)
  • Colonial Continuities in Neocolonial Contexts: Migratory Trends in the Current Democratic Republic of the Congo during the Second Republic and the Externalization of European Borders in Present-day Libya
    Felipe Antonio Honorato, University of São Paulo
  • Ethnic Diversity and War-time Violence: A Quantitative Disaggregated Study of Liberia
    Sekou Jabateh, New York University – Abu Dhabi;
    Hawa A Swaray, African Methodist Episcopal University
  • State Capacity and Political Vigilantism in Ghana’s Fourth Republic From 1992 To 2020
    Maclean Ninsaw Gbati, University of Hradec Kralove
  • Are Military Coups in Africa Signalling the Era of Democratic Backsliding?
    Sanet Solomon, University of South Africa

Session IV.I.III: Preservation of Democracy and Human Rights Around the World

  • “We Request the Committee”: Examining the Role of Multi-lateral Diplomacy and Cooperation within the UN Treaty Monitoring System
    Leah Rachel Rea, Ulster University
  • Reinterpreting Law: Analyzing the Relation Between the Canadian Legal System and Indigenous Legal Traditions
    Navneet Chand, University of Alberta
  • COVID-19: Migrant Vulnerability and Amplified Lacunae of Human Rights Protection Regime
    Shalvi Ponwar, O.P. Jindal Global University
  • Upholding Human Rights with Economic Sanctions: Fact or Fiction?
    Rohan Singh, American University

11:00 – 12:00 Break

12:00 – 13:30 Lecture by Wendy Wong

We, the Data: Human Rights in the Digital Age

13:30 – 14:00 Break

14:00 – 15:30 Panels

Session IV.II.I: Society and Citizen Participation

  • Citizens’ Participation in Political Processes: A way forward towards
    Reforming Democratic Order
    Vishavdeep Singh, Panjab University
    Rohil, Panjab University
  • A Study of Tibetan Buddhism in Kalmykia: Revival or Reform?
    Dawa Wangmo, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Localization of the Counterinsurgency in Sinai
    Mohamed Saad, Charles University, Charles University

Session IV.II.II: Citizenship, Nationalism and Populism

  • Looking Beyond Burdens of Boundaries: Studying Rohingyas Refugees from the Perspective of Tagore’s Globalism
    Priyanshu Singh, Zakir Husain Delhi College
  • What are the Next Steps to a World of Cooperation amidst Disruption?
    Shane Anthony Mohammed, University of West Indies
  • Right-wing Populism: Style or Doctrine?
    Carlo De Nuzzo, Sciences Po Paris
  • ‘Love-Jihad’ Laws in India: Who Set the Agenda and Why?  Modammad Amaan Siddiqui, American University of Sharjah

All events of this day will take place in the John Molson Building on the Sir George Williams Campus of Concordia University.

Coffee and refreshments will be available throughout the conference in Room 3.130

8:30 – 10:00 Panels

Session V.I.I: Digital Age and Foreign Policy – Room 3.285

  • Maintaining Control: How the Russian Government Manipulates the Flow of Information to Fit the Global Narrative
    Darina Al-Aroud, University of Toronto
  • A Social Media Analysis of International Policy Backlash in Response to the Chinese Uyghur Crisis
    Danny Shao, American University
  • A Text Analytics of Russian Comments Posted on YouTube towards Russia-Ukraine War
    Akira Sano, University of Tsukuba
  • The “E-War”: An Unconventional Warfare in Ethnic Conflict in Nigeria
    Adebobola Omowon, University of Massachusets
  • Network Asset Risk Indicator: Forecasting Corruption in Public Sector
    Anne-Marie Paszkowska, University of Warsaw

Session V.I.II: Domestic and Foreign Politics – Room 3.265

  • An Interdisciplinary Inquiry of Temporal Governance in the Canadian Immigration Regime
    Sofiyah Saleh, Concordia Univversity
  • Montreal Agrifood Initiatives: Institutional Design for Deepened Democratic and Civic Spaces
    Estelle Poulior-Menard, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Politicizing Secession: The Tension between Constitutional Silence and Democratic Legitimacy in the Scottish and Quebec Independence Referenda
    Sabrina Sotiriu, University of Ottawa
  • India’s ‘New World’ Diplomacy Tactics: Case Study of Ukraine War
    Bhavana Kumari, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Changing Power Dynamics in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities for Indian Foreign Policy
    Dr. Kumari Mansi, Jawaharlal Nehru University

10:00 – 14:00 – Closing Ceremony and General Assembly – Room 3.435