Call for Proposals for IPSA’s 75th Anniversary Conference in Lisbon Now Open!

Call for Proposals for IPSA’s 75th Anniversary Conference in Lisbon Now Open!

Publication date: Mon, 26 Feb 2024

To celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2024, IPSA is organizing an international conference in Lisbon with the support of the Gulbenkian Foundation and in partnership with the Portuguese Political Science Association (APCP) on the theme Democratization and Autocratization from 11-13 September 2024. This three-day conference holds particular significance as it coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution in Portugal, which Samuel Huntington identified as the starting point of the “third wave” of democratization.

The event will be held at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon and is expected to draw over 300 scholars, international organizations, government representatives, associations and NGOs. 

Call for Proposals Now Open

The call for proposals for the Lisbon conference is now open. The conference aims to delve into various facets of democratization and autocratization worldwide. We extend an invitation for papers and closed panels analyzing any aspect related to democratization and autocratization, spanning any region and time period, on individual case studies or with a comparative approach in any of the areas outlined in the Call for Proposals section of the conference page.

Submit Your Proposal | 27 February to 10 April 2024

Submit your proposal and join us in shaping the discourse on the challenges and prospects of democracy and autocracy in the contemporary world. To submit a paper or closed panel, please visit the conference page.

Reduced Fee for IPSA and APCP Members

Registration will open on 15 May 2024. IPSA and APCP members will benefit from a reduced registration fee to attend the conference. IPSA student members from Country Group C and Group D can register FREE OF CHARGE.

Important Dates

  • 27 February 2024: Call for proposals opens (Papers and closed panels)
  • 10 April 2024: Deadline to submit proposals (Papers and closed panels)
  • 15 May 2024: Registration opens
  • 3 July 2024: Deadline to register to remain in the program (For all authors of papers accepted in the program. Unregistered panelists will be removed from the conference program)
  • 15 August 2024: Deadline to register for the conference
  • 28 August 2024: Deadline to submit complete paper

Program Committee 

Pablo Oñate
(Committee chair) IPSA President; Professor of political science at University of Valencia (Valencia, Spain)

Yuko Kasuya
IPSA President-Elect, Professor of political science at Keio University (Tokyo, Japan)

Dianne Pinderhughes
IPSA Past-President, Professor of political science at University of Notre Dame (Indiana, United States of America)

Madalena Meyer Resende
IPSA 2nd Vice-President, Professor of political science at NOVA University of Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal)

Keiichi Kubo
IPSA Committee for Research and Training Chair, Professor of political science at Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan)

Hasret Dikici-Bilgin
IPSA Summer Schools Coordinator, Professor of political science at Istanbul Bilgi University (Istanbul, Türkiye)