A large part of the program of the IAPSS World Congress 2017 consists of student panels. Here students from all levels (undergraduate, graduate, PhD, post-doc) get the opportunity to present their work and get feedback from other students.
Seven time slots of the conference are dedicated to student panels, with three panels on different topics running at the same time. Each panel features 3 to 5 panelists who all present their paper in a short presentation. The sessions are moderated by a chair. All papers are discussed by a discussant, who gives feedback after every presentation. Finally, the audience gets the opportunity to ask questions or share remarks, making these sessions highly interactive.
Interested in becoming Panel Chair and/or Panel Discussant? This great opportunity for your academic résumé is available to you until March 17. To become eligible, you must have purchased your World Congress ticket, after which an application link is provided.
2017 Student Panels
Tuesday, 04.04 | 11:30-13:00
Opening Panel: ‘Humanitarian Politics: Imagery, Emotion and Public Diplomacy’ (IAPSS Think Tank presentation) | N15 Auditorium A
Chair: Charlotte Hammer
Jordan Shapiro & Kamila Suchomel
CSOs, Refugees, and the Politics of Emotion: The Use of Video Marketing to Sway Audiences to Humanitarian Ends*
The Moral Dilemmas and Efficacy of Humanitarian Aid: Representation in Humanitarian Imagery and its Implications
Humanitarian aid as a political marketing strategy tool*
Wednesday, 05.04 | 11:30-13:00
International Security Studies | N15 106
Chair: Mladen Lišanin
Discussant: Theofano Mantzari
Cyberpower – the Great Equalizer: Estonian Cyberpower Development
Politics of Nuclear Disarmament: A case study of Nuclear Test Sites.
Political Economy, Development and International Affairs | N9 Popper
Chair: Dana Segall
Discussant: Florian Zabel
International Migration | N9 Gellner
Chair: Jenna Althoff
Discussant: Paulo Duarte
Wednesday, 05.04 | 16:30-18:00
Special Panel: IAPSS Student Research Committees | N15 106
Chair & Discussant: Max Steuer
Jaseff Raziel Yauri Miranda & Alberto Velez
Overcoming Democratic Setbacks with Public Policies: Strategies on Anti-Corruption and Citizen Security in Latin America*
Why Are Some Presidents Successful at Presidential Term Extension Bids, While Others Fail?
The Impact of Culture on the Universality of Human Rights*
Tabata Magela Guimaraes Lima
The changing diplomacy of emerging middle powers: From colonial independence to global governance*
The role of politics of memory in the process of European security community building in the Western Balkans
Corruption and Conflict – the Impact of Corruption on (post-) Conflict Dynamics*
Gender, Family and Urban Studies | N9 Popper
Chair: Maria Jose Zorrilla
Discussant: Rose Joy Smith
Romanian documentary cinema and the transmission of gender-based social representations in the 1980s
Political Parties, Electoral Systems, Collective Action and Social Movements | N9 Gellner
Chair: Kateryna Dyshkantyuk
Discussant: Anna Kyriazi
Muhterem Merve Tunc
The Origins of Compulsory Voting: Party Determinants
Urella Shiva Sai Ram
Invoking the ‘glorious past’: Forging the constitutional Hindu Rashtra
The Hollowing of Politics and the new Mass Parties
International Conflicts | N11 MB 201
Chair: Haseeb Cheerathadayan
Discussant: Anthony Medina Rivas Plata
Water right or Water need: The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
Marina Ramos de Sá Lima
Humanitarian Crisis and Failed State: The presence of Non-Governmental-Organizations in Syria
Thursday, 06.04 | 12:15-13:45
Mass Media and Public Opinion | N11 MB 201
Chair: Imre Bartal
Discussant: Tobias Scholz
The role of media (Twitter & Facebook) in the conduct & implications for local & international politics: Threat or opportunity to democracy?
Maria Jose Zorrilla
“There’s no politics without communication”: The impact of social media in political participation of citizen in Peru of today
Tatyana N. Lobanova
China`s Policy in the media: Democracy vs. Mediacracy
International Organisations | N13 118
Chair: Mihai Chihaia
Discussant: Florian Zabel
The Political Influence of the IPCC
The Impact of the European Union on the Decentralization Reform in Ukraine
Human Rights, Social Activism & Cooperation | N15 103
Chair: Alix Gabaude
Discussant: Alina-Alexandra Iordache
Ways of cooperation between the anarchist movement and Roma migrants from illegal settlements in Poland
Paulina Anai Flores Ramirez
The language of exclusion
Thursday, 06.04 | 16:30-18:00
Theory of International Relations | N15 Auditorium A
Chair: Eren Demirbas
Discussant: Marina Ramos de Sá Lima
Ángela Corbí Berenguer
International Solution to a National Problem
Political Institutions | N13 118
Chair: Anthony Medina Rivas Plata
Discussant: Ziwen Zu
Larissa Rodrigues Vacari de Arruda
Brazilian Institutional changes 1891-1967
Minority schools as inalienable possessions: The interrelationship between collective ownership and collective identification and how they contribute to ethnic conflict
Democracy, Populism and Participation | 11 MB 201
Chair: Tobias Scholz
Discussant: Pedro Pimentel
Digital political activism: political power in review, evidences from Moroccan Facebook in the era of post Arab spring.
Rafael Paiva de Barros
Small scale intitutional mechanisms in Brazillian democratic institutions.
Victoria Elena Pérez Martinez
Trump’s Political Game; catching the unexpected.
Friday, 07.04 | 11:30-13:00
Political Theory | N15 Auditorium A
Chair: Florian Zabel
Discussant: Wilfred Dominic Josue
Fabio Andrea Pradera Crea
Redefining the concept Statesman.
European Union | N9 Popper
Chair: Anthony Medina Rivas Plata
The EU external policy and the South Caucasus.
Public Policy and Administration | N9 Gellner
Chair: Željko Poljak
Discussant: Merve Akdemir
Transformation from Bureaucracy to Technocracy in Critical Areas: An Exclusion Mechanism.
Transport Policy as a Political Priority: Rail Transport Policy in Croatia.
Marcela Vitarelli Batista
Integration through Education in Latin America: the case of Unila. Findings and impressions of the first visit.
Call for Papers
If you would like to participate in a student panel, you are requested to submit an abstract of the paper you would like to present no later than January 22. You can find more details in the Call for Papers.
January 22: Call for Paper closes, deadline for submission of abstracts
February 15: Selected panelists are notified
March 8: Final registration deadline for panelists
March 17: Deadline for submission of final papers
IAPSS Award for Academic Excellence
During each IAPSS conference, one paper is awarded with the IAPSS Award for Academic Excellence. All panelists who have submitted their final paper on time will be considered. The winner of the award will be announced during the closing session of the World Congress.
Travel Grants and Scholarships
IAPSS’ budget on grants is limited, as most of our incomes are from membership and events fees. However, we strongly believe that it is crucial to facilitate the participation of most talented young researchers of all specializations at IAPSS’ largest annual event. Therefore, there will be an open call among successful abstract authors, launched for applications for:
- IAPSS Scholarships – special grants awarded to maximum two students who demonstrate both academic excellence and pressing financial need, covering expenses up to 1000 € each.
- IAPSS Travel Grants – a limited number of partial grants distributed on the basis of academic merits and financial needs, covering expenses up to 500 € each.
Please note that all grants are handed out on-site in cash (EUR) during the conference – not in advance, and upon the condition of successful accomplishment of the paper presentation. If you wish to apply for either a scholarship or a travel grant (see above), please choose the respective option when submitting your abstract. Please note that both IAPSS Scholarships and IAPSS Travel Grants are competitive and the travel grants usually only cover a part of individual travel costs. We therefore encourage you to start searching for other third-party funds at an early stage. Students whose abstract has been accepted will receive more details regarding the requirements and deadline for submission.
The IAPSS Fee Waiver is offered to Student Research Committee and Academic Think Tank members, who successfully present their research at the World Congress, and other selected guests from IAPSS’ partner associations. Please note that you cannot apply for the IAPSS Fee Waiver.