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Pablo Oñate

Professor and Chair of Political Science at the University of Valencia;

President-elect of the International Political Science Association (IPSA)

Pablo Onate is Professor and Chair of Political Science at the University of Valencia. His primary field of research is comparative politics (representation and parliamentary elites; and secondarily elections and electoral behavior). He is the author and editor of several books and journal articles on these topics. He served as the Secretary General of the Spanish PSA (2005/2013) and secretary general of the LOC of the IPSA 22nd World Congress in Madrid. He was elected president of the European Confederation of Political Science Associations (2014 and 2016). He has also worked for several organizations in the international field (in several Central and Latin-American countries, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Myanmar) dealing with democratization, institutional reform and electoral system.

Etienne B. Schmitt

Assistant professor of Political Science at Concordia University.

Etienne B. Schmitt is an assistant professor of political science at Concordia University. After graduating in political science and European studies at IEP de Strasbourg (France), he defended his doctoral thesis in political theory at Université du Québec à Montréal. He continued his academic career with a postdoctoral fellowship at Università di Corsica Pasquale Paoli (France). His research emphasises the construction of ideologies and the strategy of actors in a minority context.

Arnaud Delis

Political economist at the University of Quebec in Montreal

Arnaud Delis studies the economic consequences of electoral system reform using game theory and experimental economics. He is also interested in issues of information provision by interest groups and its effect on the quality of public policy. Mr. Dellis is also part of a research team that evaluates the effects of taxation and social programs on economic efficiency and distributive justice.

Anja Mihr

Founder and Program Director of the Center on Governance through Human Rights at the Berlin Governance Platform (gGmbH) in Berlin

In 2018 Anja Mihr was appointed DAAD Associate Professor for Human Rights, Democratization, International Relations, and Transitional Justice, at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Previously she held Professorships for Public Policy at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at Erfurt University in Germany and was an Associate Professor at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) at Utrecht University in the Netherlands; and had numerous other positions such as Head of Rule of Law at The Hague Institute for Global Justice and she was Visiting Professor at Peking University (Beida) in Beijing. Anja Mihr also worked as Director of Program at the European Inter-University Center for Human Rights and Democratization (EIUC)/ Global Campus in Venice, and visiting lecturer at SIPA Columbia University in New York, and Humboldt University in Berlin. In 2001 she received her Ph.D. from Free University in Berlin, with the thesis topic on ‘The Impact of Amnesty International‘s human rights works in the GDR’ (East Germany) during the period of the Cold War. Anja Mihr is currently serving a five years term as a Member of the Scientific Committee of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) till 2023.

Wendy Wong

Professor of Political Science and Principal’s Research Chair at the University of British Columbia

Wendy Wong is a Professor of Political Science. Her main research interests lie at the crossroads of International Relations and Comparative Politics. She is interested in the politics of organization, why human beings choose to act collectively, their choices to go about doing it, and the effects of those choices. Research interests include: human rights, humanitarianism, international law, social movements, indigenous politics, the rights of ethnic minorities, and the role of networks. Her research has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Successful Societies research program. Her book, Internal Affairs, was published by Cornell University Press in 2012. She received her PhD in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego.

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