IPSA Holds its 144th Executive Committee Meeting in Seoul

IPSA Holds its 144th Executive Committee Meeting in Seoul

Publication date: Wed, 15 Nov 2023

Photo from left to right (top row): Serge Granger, Kgothatso Shai, Ajin Choi, Florence Haegel, Berk Esen, Anja Jetschke, Euiyoung Kim, Emilia Palonen, Magdalena Musiał-Karg, Francesca Longo.
Bottom row: Vanessa Elias de Oliveira, Azul A. Aguiar-Aguilar, Yuko Kasuya, Pablo Oñate, Dianne Pinderhughes, Kim Fontaine-Skronski, Irasema Coronado, Theresa Reidy.

*EC members are making the Korean mini heart gesture.

IPSA held its 144th Executive Committee meeting on 4-5 November 2023 in Seoul, South Korea, the host city of the 2025 IPSA World Congress. In keeping with IPSA tradition, the Korean Political Science Association (KPSA) hosted the EC meeting sessions and related meetings at the Seoul National University. IPSA would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to the leadership of the Korean Association, the Co-Chairs of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC), Euiyoung Kim and Ajin Choi, and the Seoul National University for their kind support and hospitality.

The Seoul EC meeting presented an opportunity for IPSA leadership, EC members and the IPSA Secretariat to conduct various meetings and site visits as part of the preparations for the upcoming 2025 IPSA World Congress of Political Science.


Meeting with Seoul Mayor Oh Se-Hoon

IPSA leaders, accompanied by LOC Co-Chair Euiyoung Kim, received a cordial welcome from Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon at a luncheon ceremony held at City Hall on 2 November. Mayor Oh Se-Hoon expressed his excitement to host the 2025 IPSA World Congress in Seoul and reiterated his strong support for this international event which will gather IPSA's political science community in Seoul.

Site Visit of the 2025 IPSA World Congress Venue

EC members toured the city and visited the Coex Convention & Exhibition Center, the host venue for the 2025 IPSA World Congress of Political Science. Coex Convention Center representatives provided EC members with information about the venue and its facilities.

Seoul National University Reception

Seoul National University President Ryu Hong Lim hosted a reception for IPSA EC members on 4 November. The event was held at Seoul National University, fostering a cooperative atmosphere between the university leadership and IPSA EC members. The event highlighted Seoul National University's support of the 2025 IPSA World Congress of Political Science.