IAPSS World Congress

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The IAPSS World Congress is our major event as well as an established and well-recognized platform for students and junior scholars. Once a year, the World Congress provides an academic programme, as well as networking opportunities with high-level stakeholders and scholars.

As flagship event with hundreds of students participating each year, it serves as a platform to present and discuss your own research with fellow students from the discipline. During the conference, the participants are involved in a broad range of different activities: attending one of the student-run panels with contributions from recent academic work of students, academic lectures, highly interactive debating sessions in a round-table format and an Oxford Style Debate. The program is always completed by a range of social and cultural fringe events and ends with the IAPSS General Assembly, during which members discuss the future of the Association. The theme of the Congress always corresponds with the IAPSS Annual Theme which serves IAPSS as a common thread throughout the year.

With a truly international audience with participants from usually over 50 countries from all sub-disciplines of political science, international relations, and neighboring social sciences, the IAPSS World Congress is a unique event for individual academic learning, vivid debate, and networking.

For general inquiries please check out the FAQ of the past World Congress in Madrid or contact the Head of the World Congress Team at worldcongress@iapss.org

Want to help organize the World Congress? Click here to view the call for World Congress 2020 Coordinators.

Upcoming Events

The Upcoming events calendar provides all conferences, seasonal schools and other events that are organised by or with IAPSS. Check it out to find more information about the upcoming World Congress.

Past World Congresses


World Congress 2019

IAPSS World Congress 2019 in Madrid

The IAPSS World Congress took place between May 20 and 25 in Madrid. Next to the possibility to present your paper on the topic of this year’s conference, Overcoming Injustice (fill out the form below) lectures and other interesting workshops are offered. View the 2019 call for abstracts here.