IPSA Newsletter - January 2023

Call for Proposals New Deadline: 1 February 2023
The deadline to submit your paper or panel proposal to the 2023 IPSA World Congress of Political Science in Buenos Aires has been extended to 1 February 2023.
We hope that this extension will give everyone more time to submit a paper or panel proposal. Don’t miss this last opportunity to present your paper in July 2023 and meet prominent political scientists from across the world, under the theme Politics in the Age of Transboundary Crises.
Paper Submissions
Paper abstracts may be submitted to a session of interest or a specific open panel within that session. There are three types of sessions:
  • Research Committee sessions; 
  • General Sessions;
  • Local Organizing Committee sessions.
The deadline to submit your applications for IPSA Awards is fast approaching! IPSA presents several awards at the 2023 IPSA World Congress of Political Science in Buenos Aires. These awards bestow professional recognition and prestige on recipients, as well as a cash prize.
All applications for the following awards must be sent by 1 March 2023. 
The 2023 IPSA World Congress participants who live and work in developing countries and have a role in the Congress Program are eligible for travel grants.
Application Criteria
  • Must live and work (or study) in emerging/developing countries
  • Must have a role in the Congress Program (chair, discussant, paper author).
Stay tuned and visit the Congress website for more information.
We are pleased to announce that IPSA successfully held the second edition of its Regional Dialogues with national and regional political science associations Five Regional Dialogue meetings were held virtually to foster stronger ties between IPSA and its collective members from Africa, the Americas, Asia-Oceania and Europe.
Each meeting was attended by representatives of IPSA collective members from these regions as well as IPSA President Dianne Pinderhughes, IPSA President-Elect Pablo Oñate, Executive Director Kim Fontaine-Skronski, Membership, Research and Strategy Senior Director Mathieu St-Laurent, and chaired by IPSA Executive Committee member(s).
The results of these meetings will be presented at a special session held in conjunction with the 2023 IPSA World Congress of Political Science in Buenos Aires, where the chairs of each Regional Dialogue will present their main conclusions.
IPSA’s flagship journal, the International Political Science Review (IPSR), starts the year with a special issue on Gender and Political Financing. Money is power, and power is very difficult to access without money. Contesting elections is a very costly affair that compels many candidates around the world to have, and/or raise, large sums of money. Most especially, this applies to candidates in countries who must privately fundraise, but even in countries with public financing and strict regulation of election expenses, candidates face time and opportunity costs.
This special issue (January 2023, Volume 44, Number 1) asks the question whether these costs are gendered. Covering seven case studies in six papers, the authors concretely demonstrate that the costs of running for office are not gender neutral. Rather, the first three contributions convincingly show that women face higher prohibitive costs and face more hurdles while fundraising (see articles by Murray; Atmor and Kenig; Feo et al.). The second trio of articles (Buckley and Mariani; Muriaas et al.; Shin and Kwon) enhance our knowledge of the roles of political parties in mitigating financial gender gaps.
IPSA members can access the full IPSR archive dating back to 1980 through the My IPSA menu. IPSR is published by SAGE and is committed to publishing peer-reviewed material that makes a significant contribution to international political science.
Deadline: 31 January 2023
IPSA and the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) are seeking to develop a profile of the political science profession worldwide.
We are inviting our members to participate in the second World of Political Science survey of the profession. We would like to learn more about your views and experience and would greatly appreciate it if you could complete the survey.
In December 2022, the General Assembly of the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) elected Oleksii Zahreba as the association’s new president. Oleksii is a graduate student in political science at Université de Montréal and an employee at the IPSA Secretariat. IPSA and IAPSS share long-standing ties through academic cooperation and partnerships, and the ties between the two organizations have been further enhanced by a mutual team member.
The 2023 IAPSS World Congress will be held on 15-19 May at Concordia University in Montreal. As is customary for the association’s flagship annual event, organizers expect 150+ students worldwide to join this first in-person IAPSS World Congress since 2019. The event will be held under the theme Global Cooperation in the Era of Disruption.
There is still time to submit your paper and panel proposals to attend the 2023 IAPSS World Congress. The submission deadline is 31 January 2023.
International Science Council
Deadline: 20 January 2023
University of Antwerp 
Deadline: 30 January 2023
Sciences Po in Paris
Deadline: 30 January 2023
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Deadline: 1 February 2023
University of Bremen
Deadline: 1 February 2023
Pew Research Center
Deadline: 10 February 2023
Central European University in Vienna
Deadline: 15 February 2023
University of Oslo
Deadline: 15 February 2023
University College London
Deadline: 15 February 2023
Events, Call for Proposals, Awards
Doha, Qatar
5-9 March 2023
Belgrade, Serbia
6-8 October 2023
Call for Proposals (Events)
Deadline: 31 January 2023
Deadline: 31 January 2023
Deadline: 15 February 2023
Call for Proposals (Journal/Book)
Deadline: 14 March 2024
Deadline: 1 March 2023
Deadline: 1 March 2023
Deadline: 31 March 2023
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1. The beginning of the new year provides an opportunity to look back on the previous year and take stock, and numerous summaries are available on the most significant events that marked 2022. A useful tool for navigating recent events is “The Year in Review” offered by many newspapers and institutions, including Time, the Financial Times, the World Street JournalReuters, and the World Bank (Media Sources on the IPSAPortal).
2. The striking findings of the Pew Research Center’s 2022 Report present a retrospective of the past year through 15 of its most striking research findings. These findings represent a small sample of the Center’s research publications and cover some of the biggest news events of 2022, including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine (with a correlation between following the news of the war and viewing Russia as an enemy of the U.S.), the legality of abortion (with few Americans taking an absolutist view either in support or in opposition to it), and the evolution of information access trends, with TikTok becoming a growing source of information compared to other social media (Research Institutes on the IPSAPortal).
3. The 2012 MOOC Hype provided a major boost to the online learning business. The global pandemic served to advance MOOC markets and investments, spurring the creation of numerous online startups and prompting universities to rethink their strategies. But it also seems that many overestimated the “new normal.” By 2022, big online learning providers enacted layoffs, and entering 2023 only one major independent MOOC provider is left standing. The annual report provided by Class Central, 2022 Year in Review: The “New Normal” that Wasn’t, offers some interesting highlights of major trends in the online education landscape (Thematic Sites on the IPSAPortal).