IPSA Presidential Search is Open

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In accordance with the recently modified procedures, the International Political Science Association (IPSA) invites application for president to serve the 2018-2020 term. All persons who have served on the IPSA Executive Committee as elected members including incumbents but excluding those who have already served as IPSA President may apply. The deadline is September 30, 2017.

The application shall include the following:
a. A written and signed statement confirming that the signatory, as a former or current member of the IPSA Executive Committee, is applying to become a nominee for President of IPSA.
b. A letter of support from his/her national or regional association supporting his/her candidacy,
c. As complete and detailed a CV as is available,
d. A brief statement on what objectives the candidate would pursue if elected,
e. Up to three letters of recommendation from former or current members of the Executive Committee supporting the candidacy of the applicant,
f. Any other document that the presidential Search Committee may ask for or the applicant may deem relevant to submit.
g. All of the above must be submitted in electronic form, but the initial application (a) must also be sent as a hard copy letter with a signature to the IPSA secretariat.

Applications should be sent to:  andrea.cestaro@ipsa.org

The hard copy letter of application should be mailed to:
Andrea Cestaro, Executive Director
International Political Science Association
Ave. Docteur Penfield bureau 331
H3G 1C5 Montreal (QC) Canada

The applications will be evaluated by the Presidential Search Committee consisting of Ilter Turan (IPSA President) and former IPSA presidents Lourdes Sola, Helen Milner, Leonardo Morlino and Aiji Tanaka. The committee shall submit a report to the Executive Committee at its second meeting in 2017. Based on the report, the Executive Committee shall recommend one of the applicants for IPSA president to the IPSA Council. The Council, which meets at the IPSA World Congress of Political Science every 2 years, selects the IPSA President. More detailed information is available on the IPSA Website at www.ipsa.org


Thank you for your interest and cooperation.


İlter Turan
IPSA President