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IPSA RC 18 International Conference on “South Asia in Global Perspective: Democracy, Human Rights and Nation Building”

IPSA RC 18 (Asian and Pacific Studies) held one of its most successful conferences in Jodhpur (India) on February 21 and 22, 2014, under the theme “South Asia in Global Perspective: Democracy, Human Rights and Nation Building.”

This international conference, jointly organized by RC-18 and Jai Narain Vyas University under the leadership of conference director, Dr. Meena Bardia, drew 500 political scientists from 131 Indian universities and 10 countries around the world. The event featured eight panels, and 264 papers were presented. The President of India sent a greeting message and the opening and closing sessions saw the Honorable Supreme Court of India judge deliver speeches. Teh-Kuang Chang (chair of RC 18) delivered the keynote speech, during which he announced plans to raise the funds needed to set up the Asian and Pacific Foundation to create an award for outstanding achievement in Asian and Pacific studies, provide travel grants for young scholars, publish books and journals, and mark the 40th anniversary of RC 18 in 2016. RC 18 will soon be soliciting contributions from the public and will host recitals by Grammy-winning pianist, Dr. Angelin Chang, as part of its efforts to raise funds.


Discover Montréal With Your Family / Découvrez Montréal en famille

Back in time or forward to the future? That's the dilemma for families visiting Montréal. It isn't difficult to find something to do, just the time to do it all. History, science, or art? Montréal museums offer fascinating programs for children of all ages. Take a spin back in time to New France, conveniently located in present-day Old Montréal! Then it's back to the present with a bike tour of the Old Port, or perhaps a jump to the future at the Science Centre. Fill up on nature at the city's nature museums, ride a roller coaster at La Ronde, or groove to the beat of Montréal's many festivals. Any regrets? Just one: holidays are over and it's time to go home. You'll have to come back!

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On recule dans le temps ou on avance vers le futur? Tout un dilemme quand on visite Montréal en famille. La question n'est pas de savoir ce qu'il y a à faire, mais de trouver le temps de tout faire. Histoire, science ou arts ? Les musées montréalais offrent un programme fascinant pour les enfants. Allons faire un tour dans le Vieux-Montréal pour plonger dans l'époque des colons de la Nouvelle-France. On revient au présent au Vieux-Port ou on bascule dans le futur au Centre des sciences. On fait le plein de nature dans les muséums nature. On visite le parc d'attractions de La Ronde. On profite de la piste cyclable du Vieux-Port. Et on se dandine au rythme de la musique d'un des nombreux festivals. Des regrets? Un seul : les vacances sont finies! Il faudra revenir.

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IPSA Summer School - Ankara 2014

IPSA-METU Summer School for Social Science Research Methods
The Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS), Middle East Technical University (METU)
August 18–29, 2014
Ankara, Turkey

In collaboration with the International Political Science Association (IPSA), the Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS), Middle East Technical University (METU) will present the second IPSA-METU Summer School for Social Science Research Methods from August 18 to 29, 2014. IPSA continues its efforts to support the development of political science by fostering the creation of academic networks linking East and West, and North and South, and helping to establish summer schools on research methods in social science in various parts of the world, including Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. The IPSA-METU Summer School is the first of its kind in Turkey, the Middle East, North Africa, and Eurasia. It gives graduate students and young professionals in the social sciences a unique opportunity to train under leading experts on research methods.

The Summer School offers six courses on quantitative and qualitative methods and hosts graduate students, young academics and professionals interested in receiving theoretical and practical training in these methods. Due to the rigorous training and full-time schedules of these courses, Summer School participants must select and register for one of six courses given weekdays over a period of two weeks. This allows students to attend both lectures and practical sessions. The schedule also includes one-on-one sessions in the form of office hours, thus giving students a chance to review their individual projects with the instructors. Detailed course outlines as well as short biographies of the instructors can be found on the website. In addition, seminar-style talks involving students and instructors are scheduled in order to encourage student participation and make the learning experience more stimulating. Career development sessions will also be offered, including sessions on drafting and publishing research proposals.

For complete details on courses, schedules and registration, please go to http://sbe.metu.edu.tr/about-ipsa-metu-summer-school


Since its foundation, METU, as an international research university, has been the leading university in Turkey in terms of depth and breadth of international ties and the amount of funds generated from international research projects. GSSS at METU offers 54 MA and 22 PhD programs across various disciplines, including interdisciplinary programs. GSSS has a strong emphasis on promoting discussion on social sciences through workshops and lecture series and the Summer School fits to the overall mission of supporting excellence in graduate research.