IPSA and IAPSS Renew Their Cooperation

IPSA and IAPSS Renew Their Cooperation

Publication date: Wed, 22 Feb 2023

Photo: IPSA Executive Director Kim Fontaine-Skronski and IAPSS President Oleksii Zahreba at IPSA Secretariat’s office space at Concordia University.

We are excited to announce that IPSA and the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) signed an agreement to renew and expand their academic and institutional cooperation. Through Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs), IPSA collaborates with major academic players, including the American Political Science Association (APSA), the International Studies Association (ISA), the Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (IOHE), the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), and the International Public Policy Association (IPPA). The agreement with IAPSS creates an inclusive and global political science community since IAPSS is the only student association representing political science students worldwide. 

The Memorandum of Understanding extends a bilateral agreement between the two associations dating back to IAPSS’ foundation in 1998, allowing them to further their existing collaboration on several fronts. For example, the bilateral agreement allows members of IPSA and IAPSS the possibility to subscribe to the membership of the partner association.

Since the foundation of IAPSS, IPSA has facilitated the participation of IAPSS delegates in the IPSA World Congresses by partially covering travel and registration expenses for IAPSS representatives. Moreover, IAPSS organizes numerous panels under the Partner Sessions at each IPSA World Congress. It is also tradition that at each IAPSS World Congress, an IPSA representative delivers a keynote speech called the IPSA Lecture. 

Oleksii Zahreba, the association’s President, is a Master’s student in political science at the Université de Montréal and an employee at the IPSA Secretariat. IPSA and IAPSS share long-standing ties through academic cooperation and partnership, and now, with IAPSS president as an IPSA team member, this has only enhanced the bonds between the two organizations.

About IAPSS 

The International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) was founded in 1998 as a network of student political science associations in Europe. Since then, the association has grown to become the democratic student government representing political science students at the global level recognized by the United Nations. The scope of the association’s work is wide as IAPSS organizes academic conferences, seasonal schools, study trips, and runs peer-reviewed journals. Through its advocacy work, IAPSS promotes improvements to political science education and student interests in general at the national, continental, and global levels.

For more information: https://iapss.org/