The Africa and MENA region Student Research Committee has been established by IAPSS to bring together students and researchers with a demonstrated interest in the Africa and MENA region. The SRC is composed of a number of undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate researchers from all over the world. All the members work in a collaborative way to promote a healthy and encouraging research environment, knowledge sharing, and critical analysis.


The research carried out by the SRC members aims to provide for a comprehensive review and analysis of the relevant quantitative and qualitative sources. Being developed along various pillars of the political science research on the Africa and MENA region, it covers inter alia: (1) politics and institutional development of the Africa and MENA region; (2) internationalisation of the region, its role and contribution to the international system and global order; as well as (3) emerging political theories and scientific methods of political science research in the Africa and MENA region. The SRC has employed outlets (for instance Blog posts in A Different View under the sub-branch of SRCs, Politikon or podcasts within and beyond IAPSS) to publish its research and insights. The members are also expected to present their work either in IAPSS Conferences, Summer and Winter Schools or outside of IAPSS panels such as IPSA WC, ECPR WC.