Pablo Oñate Becomes President of IPSA
Publication date: Mon, 17 Jul 2023
Pablo Oñate (Spain), who was elected President-Elect by the IPSA Council in 2021, officially became the new President of IPSA on 18 July, following the election of the President-Elect Yuko Kasuya (Japan) by the Council at the 2023 IPSA World Congress in Buenos Aires. Succeeding Dianne Pinderhughes (United States), Prof. Oñate will serve a two-year term from 2023 to 2025.
Prof. Oñate is the Chair of Political Science at the University of Valencia. His primary field of research is comparative politics (representation and parliamentary elites) and, secondarily, elections and electoral behaviour. He is the author and editor of several books and journal articles on these topics. He served as Secretary-General of the Spanish Political Science Association (2005-2013) and as Chair of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the IPSA 22nd World Congress in Madrid.
Elected President of the European Confederation of Political Science Associations (2014 and 2016), he has also worked for several organizations in the international field (in several Central and Latin-American countries, as well as Bosnia-Herzegovina and Myanmar) dealing with democratization, institutional reform and electoral systems.
On behalf of IPSA and the global political science community, we congratulate Prof. Oñate on becoming the 27th IPSA President.