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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*

Kamila Suchomel
The Moral Dilemmas and Efficacy of Humanitarian Aid: Representation in Humanitarian Imagery and its Implications

Nino Rusidze
Humanitarian aid as a political marketing strategy tool*

Wednesday, 05.04 | 11:30-13:00

International Security Studies | N15 106
Chair: Mladen Lišanin
Theofano Mantzari

Ginger Guzman
Cyberpower – the Great Equalizer: Estonian Cyberpower Development

Haseeb Cheerathadayan
Politics of Nuclear Disarmament: A case study of Nuclear Test Sites.

Stephen Reimer
From Narco-Terrorism to Informal Economy: Theorising the State-Crime Nexus to understand Afghanistan’s Opium Dilemma

Bence Rimóczi
Scrambling for Answers – The Politics of French Antiterrorism in the Wake of Recent Terrorist Attacks

Political Economy, Development and International Affairs | N9 Popper
Chair: Dana Segall
Discussant: Florian Zabel

Paulo Duarte
China’s One Belt One Road: which impacts on regional and global integration?

Dana Segall
Debunking the orthodox liberal hypothesis of FDI­-led growth: exploring the bidirectional causality between Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth

Bruna Veríssimo
Predicting the unpredictable: analyzing Brazilian extraordinary credit from 2001 to 2016

International Migration | N9 Gellner
Chair: Jenna Althoff
Discussant: Paulo Duarte

Cristina Sampaio
Reflections from the perspective of a research and experience at the Temporary Removal Center for migrants in Portugal

Clarissa do Nascimento Tabosa
Back to Westphalia? The International System of States and the Backlash on International Cooperation in the Field of Migration

Eleonora Milazzo
Teaming up or tearing apart? An account of interstate solidarity in the EU with respect to refugee protection

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*

Antwi Boasiako
Why Are Some Presidents Successful at Presidential Term Extension Bids, While Others Fail?

Eliska Jelinkova
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*

Nikola Lakic
The role of politics of memory in the process of European security community building in the Western Balkans

Florian Stolpe
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

Iordache Alina-Alexandra
Romanian documentary cinema and the transmission of gender-based social representations in the 1980s

Inés Devesa Buades
An archaic Law does not govern us today’ – Towards an institutionalisation of gender equality in Lebanon: KAFA civil society as a case study

Milena Von Pressentin
Migration as a threat in contemporary Europe – Protected femininity and illusive security

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

Talat Karatas
The Organizational Capacity of Integral Parties: The Case of Justice and Development Party (JDP)

Urella Shiva Sai Ram
Invoking the ‘glorious past’: Forging the constitutional Hindu Rashtra

Enrique Romeo
The Hollowing of Politics and the new Mass Parties

International ConflictsN11 MB 201
Chair: Haseeb Cheerathadayan
Discussant: Anthony Medina Rivas Plata

Alvard Sargsyan
Water right or Water need: The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Jens Hellinghausen
Going in or Staying out? States and their Decision to Intervene in Civil Wars

Marina Ramos de Sá Lima
Humanitarian Crisis and Failed State: The presence of Non-Governmental-Organizations in Syria

Helal Mohammed Khan
Uprising’s Dialectic Pedagogy: Gramsci and Scottian Readings of ‘Resistance’ on the 2013 Hefazat­e­ Islam Movement in Bangladesh

Thursday, 06.04 | 12:15-13:45

Mass Media and Public OpinionN11 MB 201
Chair: Imre Bartal
Discussant: Tobias Scholz

Ian Fleming
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

Rory Mondshein
Framing Public Opinion in the Immigration Debate in the 2012 Presidential Election

International OrganisationsN13 118
Chair: Mihai Chihaia

Discussant: Florian Zabel

Zoey Voigts
The Political Influence of the IPCC

Pooja Bhatt
The Politics of Participation and Acceptance in the International regimes: Analysis of Permanent Court of Arbitration verdict on the South China Sea

Pedro Pimentel
What does Brazil talk about? The Workers’ Party Diplomatic Addresses at the General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly.

Oleksandra Krushynska
The Impact of the European Union on the Decentralization Reform in Ukraine

Human Rights, Social Activism & CooperationN15 103
Chair: Alix Gabaude
Discussant: Alina-Alexandra Iordache

Katarzyna Czarnota
Ways of cooperation between the anarchist movement and Roma migrants from illegal settlements in Poland

Theofano Mantzari
States as Human Rights Advocates; why do States adopt Human Rights policies?

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

Mladen Lišanin
Possibilities of Assessing the Changing Nature of International Politics in the Coming Multi-Order World

Nathan Olsen
The Idea of Politics in International Relations Theory: A Sub­Unit Level Analysis

Olesya Dovgalyuk
The Meaning of Politics: Supranational Integration or Creative Fragmentation?

Ángela Corbí Berenguer
International Solution to a National Problem

Political InstitutionsN13 118
Chair: Anthony Medina Rivas Plata
Discussant: Ziwen Zu

Rose Joy Smith
From a Tsarist Government to a Super Presidentialistic Constitution: Using Historical Institutionalism in Framing the 1993 Constitutional Crisis of Russia

Alessia Tortolini
Iran’s Revolutionary Courts: the halfway between secularist justice and religious institutions

Larissa Rodrigues Vacari de Arruda
Brazilian Institutional changes 1891­-1967

Anna Kyriazi
Minority schools as inalienable possessions: The interrelationship between collective ownership and collective identification and how they contribute to ethnic conflict

Democracy, Populism and Participation11 MB 201
Chair: Tobias Scholz
Discussant: Pedro Pimentel

Khalid Bahmani
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.

Lara Jeich
Politics and Millennials: A new approach to understanding why Populism is gaining ground.

Victoria Elena Pérez Martinez
Trump’s Political Game; catching the unexpected.

Friday, 07.04 | 11:30-13:00

Political TheoryN15 Auditorium A
Chair: Florian Zabel
Discussant: Wilfred Dominic Josue

Marco Chimini
Rethinking ‘Conflict’: Hegel’s Struggle for Recognition and Democratic Engagement.

Fabio Andrea Pradera Crea
Redefining the concept Statesman.

Nikola Ilievski
The end of Politics: Deconstruction, decline & alternative to the State.

Rose Joy Smith
The Political Incorrectness of Political Correctness: The Oppression of Non-­Liberal Democratic Thought.

European Union | N9 Popper
Chair: Anthony Medina Rivas Plata
Discussant: TBA

Imre Bartal
The European Paradox: (De)politicisation as a dual phenomenon in the European Union?

Liu Wei-Che
The Possibility of East Asian Integration – Exemplified by the EU as an Example to Further Discuss Supranationalism

Aleksei Sorbale
The influence of state capacity on the speed of EU accession: the case of post­-socialist states of Central, Eastern and Southern Europe.

Najiba Mustafayeva
The EU external policy and the South Caucasus.

Public Policy and Administration | N9 Gellner
Chair: Željko Poljak
Discussant: Merve Akdemir

Merve Akdemir
Transformation from Bureaucracy to Technocracy in Critical Areas: An Exclusion Mechanism.

Željko Poljak
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.

Yusuf Firinci
Postliberal Era, Impacts of Cultural Policy Tools: A Brief Analysis.

*Papers available only upon request ( for the IAPSS ATT panel, for the IAPSS SRC panel).

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.

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