IPSA was Present at the 2023 ISA Annual Convention in Montreal
Publication date: Mon, 20 Mar 2023
The International Studies Association’s 2023 Annual Convention Meeting was held in Montreal on 15-18 March 2023 and IPSA once again had a strong representation. The event was held under the theme Real Struggles, High Stakes: Cooperation, Contention, and Creativity. IPSA President Dianne Pinderhughes, IPSA Past President Marianne Kneuer and IPSA Executive Director Kim Fontaine-Skronski were present at the ISA Convention for various activities and meetings.
IPSA presented a panel chaired by IPSA Past President Marianne Kneuer (TU Dresden) under the theme Authoritarian Gravity Centers and Image Management: How Autocrats Use Soft Power.
The panel gathered the following scholars: Julia Bader (University of Amsterdam); Alexander Dukalskis (University College Dublin); Julia Gurol-Haller (University of Freiburg); Erik Vollmann (TU Dresden); Rachel Vanderhill (Wofford College).
Discussant: Thomas Ambrosio (North Dakota State University).
IPSA held a booth in the exhibition hall as ISA delegates came to gather information about the 2023 IPSA World Congress in Buenos Aires and learn more about IPSA activities and publications.
IPSA President Dianne Pinderhughes and APSA Past President John Ishiyama were among those who visited the IPSA booth. Prof. Ishiyama, University Distinguished Research Professor at the University of North Texas, will deliver a plenary address at the 2023 IPSA World Congress entitled Challenges and Opportunities for a Post-Pandemic Political Science.
During her visit to Montreal, IPSA President Dianne Pinderhughes took the opportunity to meet with the Consul General of the United States in Montreal, Ana Escrogima, on March 15 at the University Club of Montreal.
The importance of youth and diversity in political science and in policy-making were among the topics discussed.
IPSA President Dianne Pinderhughes and Executive Director Kim Fontaine-Skronski met with the Dean of Arts and Science of Concordia University, Pascale Sicotte, and Assistant Dean of the Political Science Department, James Kelly, to discuss ongoing collaborations between IPSA and Concordia.
A meeting with the ISA leadership was held on March 16 where IPSA President Dianne Pinderhughes and Past President Marianne Kneuer met with Marijke Breuning, ISA President-elect, Mark Boyer, ISA Executive Director and Jennifer Fontanella, Director of Operations at ISA.
A Memorandum of Understanding between ISA and IPSA was signed in 2021, formalizing their collaboration.
IPSA President Dianne Pinderhughes and Past President Marianne Kneuer also took the opportunity to meet with Prof. Dr. Diana Panke (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg), President of the German Political Science Association.
A collective member of IPSA, it was created in 1951 and has evolved into one of the largest European scholarly associations.
IPSA President Dianne Pinderhughes also attended the panel on Academic Freedom and the Internationalization of Higher Education on March 16.
Organized by the ISA Academic Freedom Committee, the panel was chaired by Kasia Kaczmarska (University of Edinburgh). IPSA published a report on Academic Freedom in 2021 and created the IPSA Committee on Academic Freedom in 2018.