IAPSS offers many multifold academic ways for students to get involved and further develop academic experiences such as publishing in different formats and other important skills. We operate two journals (Politikon and Encuentro Latinoamericano), one blog (A Different View), the Academic Think Tank, Student Research Committees and Delegations. In 2018, all six components encompass more than 60 individual IAPSS members from all over the world. For each branch, one IAPSS Board member (a Coordinator or an Editor-in-Chief) is responsible, together with the Head of the Department.
Those who are interested in contributing shorter reflection pieces can apply to join the Authorial Board of our blog ‘A Different View’ or submit a guest contribution to it. The Academic Think Tank (ATT) is loosely focused on the Annual Theme of IAPSS and functions as the IAPSS Academic Committee as well. Each year, a Call for Applications is launched to select a small group of graduate or postgraduate students or more experienced junior researchers who will work together on a prescribed general theme, helped by the Academic Coordinator. The Student Research Committees offer another range of opportunities to IAPSS members. Within the SRC, they interact with other individuals with similar interests, work together with the other members on papers and other forms of research outputs and form panels for the IAPSS conferences as well as conferences held by IAPSS’ partner organizations.
Last but not least, IAPSS Delegations are a prime outcome of the partnership of IAPSS with renowned academic and professional associations, such as IPSA (International Political Science Association), ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research), ISA (International Studies Association) or UACES (Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies). IAPSS panels at the conferences of these organizations feature selected work of the Academic Department affiliates and if capacity allows, separate Calls for Applications are launched for applicants who wish to submit abstracts for these panels.
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