IAPSS World Congress 2017   

IAPSS Theme 2017 – The Meaning of Politics

April 4 – 8, 2017, Budapest, Hungary

Registration: Get your ticket now (Early Bird price until 12 February 2017)
Call for Papers: Open until 22 January 2017

Our Call for Papers you find here (closed).

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 hundreds of students from around the world to join us in the capital of Hungary, Budapest, to examine this year’s Congress theme – ‘The Meaning of Politics’.
Taking place between April 4 – 8 2017 at the Department of Political Science at Central European 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 Budapest!
Join us at the largest conference for students of Political Science, International Relations and related studies in 2017!

What Can You Expect?

The Central European University (CEU) is the perfect location to explore ‘The Meaning of Politics’, as it was founded during the turbulent fall of the socialist bloc. The CEU is committed to promoting the values of open society and self-reflective critical thinking, aiming at excellence in the mastery of established knowledge and the promotion of democratization. An exciting academic and social program with a broad range of high profile scholars and experts will await you in Budapest. The IAPSS World Congress 2017 will bring together a multiplicity of experts from academia, civil society institutions, the media, policy-makers and think tanks. At dozens of student panels, more than 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.

How Can You Participate?

You can participate either as a panelist or as a participant. As a panelist you get the opportunity to present your paper in a panel and discuss it with fellow students. Alternatively, you can attend the Congress as a participant, where you will be able to participate in all aspects of the program – both academic and social.

About the Program

The IAPSS World Congress 2017 aims to provide students of political science, international relations and related disciplines a platform to present their work and research within a variety of student panels, and bringing you together with experts from the academia, politics, the media and civil society to discuss and examine topics and issues around the Congress theme “The Meaning of Politics” in depth.
Each day (April 4 – 8) is divided between a number of student panels, expert talks and a variety of other activities. The exact details of the program will be announced over the coming months, so keep an eye-out for future announcements!
The academic program will be supplemented by a variety of social events, enabling you to relax in the evenings and meet fellow students and the organizers in an informal setting.

You will find more details on the program and logistics on the various subpages.