IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: While you are making your final preparations ahead of the World Congress, we would like to inform you about on-going situation affecting the operation of the 2018 World Congress.

Due to proposed reforms in the French higher education system, students across France are staging protests and sit-ins at their universities. Our venue for the 2018 World Congress, Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University, has also been subject to these demonstrations, and this week as a security measure, the university administration decided to close the campus. Unfortunately, this voided IAPSS’ space reservation and left the World Congress Department with very little time to find new locations.

Despite this sudden adversity, IAPSS has located alternative options throughout Paris to facilitate the World Congress. We will be in communication with all attendees on venues and logistics throughout this week and after to make this process as smooth as possible, but we ask for patience from all while we navigate the hurdles of this situation.

All participants are advised to pay close attention to the ‘IAPSS World Congress 2018’ event page on Facebook as well as the email addresses they registered with to receive updated information on any changes and the official schedule. Any questions and concerns can be directed to

IAPSS is committed to providing the best possible experience for all participants of the World Congress. We have a long history of providing an educational forum for the political scientists of the future, and this obstacle will not deter from that mission.

The IAPSS World Congress is the largest annual event hosted by IAPSS – the International Association for Political Science Students. As customary for our biggest event of the year we are expecting 250 students from around the world to join us in the “City of Light” of Paris, France, to examine this year’s Congress theme – ‘Diversity and Globalization’.

Taking place between the 24th and 28th of April 2018 at the Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, we have a fascinating program of student-led panels, expert talks and interactive workshops and sessions. This is not to mention the exciting opportunities to network with fellow students and experts, as well as exploring beautiful Paris! Join us at the largest conference for students of Political Science, International Relations and related studies in 2018!

What Can You Expect?

An exciting academic and social programme with a broad range of high profile scholars and experts will await you in Paris. The IAPSS World Congress 2018 will bring together a multiplicity of experts from academia, civil society institutions, the media, policy-makers and think tanks. With 24 student panels, 100 panelists will be provided with the unique opportunity to discuss their research and work-in-progress in political science, international relations and related sub-fields with an international audience. In addition, we also expect around 150 observing students to join the conference in order to get familiar with the format of an academic conference and participate in lively discussions.

Registration is now open, and you can purchase your World Congress ticket for the price of EUR 99 on our webstore. Should you have questions, please contact the World Congress Department at We look forward to welcoming you to Paris in April 2018!

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