Fifth and last day of the 24th IPSA World Congress of Political Science

Plenary: Confusion in the Debate about Inequality

In his Plenary lecture titled Confusion in the Debate About Inequality, Dr. Leszek Balcerowicz (Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Poland) addressed the problem surrounding the inequality debate. According to him, one source of confusion is the failure to distinguish inequality of opportunity from inequality of situation (wealth, income etc.). While is it easy to agree on what is the ideal inequality of opportunity (none) there is no inter-subjective agreement on what is the ideal inequality of income (wealth).

Special Session: Hyperpolitics, Political Science and Concept Formation

Chaired by Prof. Mauro Calise, the panel gathered paper presenters from a group of PhD students who have studied political science at the Scuola Normale Superiore. Following Hyperpolitics methodology, each participant focused on a specific concept – citizenship, law, capitalism – using the same analytical pattern: a “matrix” of twelve logically interrelated keywords.

Special Session: Roundtable: Academic Freedom - Prospects and Limits

Organized by the Polish Political Science Association (PPSA), this special session focused on the vital topic of Academic Freedom and its limits.

Closing Ceremony of the 24th IPSA World Congress of Political Science

The Closing Ceremony of the 24th IPSA World Congress of Political Science took place at the beautiful Neo-Renaissance Concert Hall (Aula) of the Adam Mickiewicz University, with a series of speeches given by outgoing IPSA President Aiji Tanaka, newly elected President İlter Turan, IPSA Secretary General Guy Lachapelle, WC2016 Program Co-Chairs Dianne Pinderhughes and Marian Sawer, WC2018  Program Co-Chair Füsun Türkmen, Chair of the IPSA WC2018 Local Organizing Committee in Brisbane, Katharine Gelber and representative of the Tourism Australia, Lene Corgan.

The Closing ceremony also featured a performance of the AMU Chamber Choir.

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Fourth day of the 24th IPSA World Congress of Political Science

Peter Anyang' Nyong'o - When Democracy Fails Twice: Can Losers Accept the Victors as Legitimate

In his Plenary lecture When Democracy Fails Twice: Can Losers Accept the Victors as Legitimate - Peter Anyang' Nyong'o, Senator Peter Anyang' Nyong'o questioned the elections and the legitimacy of the government.

Special Session: IPSA MOOCs: A New Frontier for Online Education

IPSA is launching a pilot set of political science courses in cooperation with Federica Weblearning, the Center of the University of Naples Federico II, with an established record of 300 e-learning courses.

During this special session, Roundtable: IPSA MOOCs: A New Frontier for Online Education chaired by Prof. Mauro Calise, the panelists discussed the weblearning model used for IPSAMOOCs and presented the first set of courses, ranging from Research Designs and Methods to Comparative Political Systems.

Special Session: The Community of Political Science in Russia: 60 Years of Development (1955-2015)

This special session was dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the formation of the political science community in Russia. The start of this process was marked by the participation of the Soviet delegation at the Stockholm IPSA Congress in 1955. The historical development of political studies in the Soviet era, the traditions of cooperation with IPSA as the basis for the formation and development of the Russian Political Science Association, the current state of the political science community in the country were discussed.

Piano Concert by GRAMMY® Winning Pianist Angelin Chang

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of RC18 - Asian and Pacific Studies, Angelin Chang performed a music concert of classical piano repertoire. This special event took place in the beautiful Neo-Renaissance Concert Hall (Aula) of the Adam Mickiewicz University, known for its excellent acoustics. Angelin Chang is the first pianist of Asian heritage to win a GRAMMY®, as well as the first American female awarded.

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KEY DATES

Deadline to submit Full Papers
for main authors
01 JUL 2016
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for Research Methods Courses
15 JUL 2016
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