Last Chance to Register for IPSA’s 75th Anniversary Conference in Montreal

Last Chance to Register for IPSA’s 75th Anniversary Conference in Montreal

Publication date: Fri, 19 Apr 2024

IPSA’s 75th anniversary conference, Challenges and New Directions in Multi-Level Governance, will be held from 25-26 April 2024 at Concordia University, Montréal. If you want to be part of this international gathering, you can still register as an audience member. IPSA, CPSA and SQSP members benefit from a reduced registration fee, and student members of all three associations can attend FREE OF CHARGE.

Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to IPSA’s conference partners – the Government of Québec, Concordia University, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) Canada and the Conseil des relations internationales de Montréal (CORIM) – for their invaluable support. We also express our sincere appreciation to the following conference collaborators: Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Société québécoise de science politique (SQSP), Future Earth, Sustainability in the Digital Age, Forum of Federations, and Connexion internationale de Montréal (CIMtl).

Conference Program
This two-day event will see more than 150 leading scholars, government and city officials, and diplomats from around the world gather to discuss a broad range of topics related to multi-level governance in 27 panels and two roundtable discussions. Topics will include the role of the European Union as an international actor, federalism, decentralization, climate policy, and international security, along with contemporary issues such as the war in Ukraine, the COVID-19 pandemic, technology and the digital world, migration, and governance in autocracies and hybrid regimes. Participants will also explore the challenges of global governance in the 21st century, gender perspectives, and experiences with multi-level governance across different regions, including Asia, Latin America, Canada, and indigenous communities.

Roundtable Discussions
The event will feature two roundtable discussions led by IPSA’s current and upcoming presidents. On 25 April, conference participants will convene for the Practitioners' Roundtable on Challenges and New Directions in Multi-Level Governance, led by IPSA President Pablo Oñate. On 26 April, the Academics' Roundtable on Challenges and New Directions in Multi-Level Governance will take center stage, chaired by IPSA President-Elect Yuko Kasuya. These roundtables will provide a platform for interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration, thereby allowing participants to delve deeper into various cases across different regions and discuss trends in multi-level governance.

For further information and to register, please visit the conference page on the IPSA website.