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IPSA at the Western Political Science Association (WPSA) Meeting

IPSA was present at the Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, held in Vancouver (Canada) from April 13 to 15, 2017. Communication, Promotion and Logistics Coordinator, Mr. Haluk Dag, manned the IPSA table, meeting the delegates as well as WPSA representatives in order to promote the upcoming IPSA World Congress of Political Science (Brisbane, July 21-26, 2018) and IPSA membership, establish contact with exhibitors, and strengthen ties with WPSA by exploring opportunities for collaboration.


The Website for the 2018 IPSA World Congress of Political Science is Now Online

The website for the 25th IPSA World Congress of Political Science is now available! The IPSA World Congress will take place for the first time in Australia (Brisbane) from July 21 to 26, 2018. 

Please see the website wc2018.ipsa.org for details on the World Congress theme and program, important deadlines and submission guidelines, venue information, the procedure to apply for an Australian visa, and useful information on Brisbane.

Panel and paper proposals on any subject in political science are welcome, starting May 10, 2017. The World Congress theme – “Borders and Margins” – will be featured in specially organized topical sessions and events.

Key dates: 
Call for proposals: As of May 10, 2017
Proposal submission deadline: October 10, 2017  

For further information, please visit wc2018.ipsa.org

Mher Sahakyan Speaks on China’s Foreign Policy on Iranian Nuclear Issue at the University of Cambridge

Cambridge, The United Kingdom—On April 11-12, 2017, the Third Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies was held at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. This prestigious academic symposium was organized by the Symposia Iranica and University of Cambridge.

Selected scholars from different countries were invited to introduce their research. Armenian researcher, and IPSA member, Mher Sahakyan was among them. He presented his research on China’s Policy on Iranian Nuclear Issue in the UNSC. Mher gave a detailed analysis of China’s role and position on this important international security issue.

The presentation was followed by a discussion on both the topic of research and the methods used by the speaker.

The University of Cambridge is one of the top five universities in the world. Dr. Mher Sahakyan is the Director of "China‑Eurasia” Council for Political and Strategic Research” Foundation. He completed his PhD in the field of international relations at Nanjing University in China, where he was the first Armenian to earn a doctorate from its School of International Studies. He is also a member of the International Political Science Association.