24. IPSA World Congress of Political Science – 3000 of political scientists at Poznan International Fair

The speakers of the IPSA World Congress of Political Science held in Poznań between 23 and 28 July 2016 on the premises of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and at the Poznań International Fair, included, among others, Noble Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz, Former Deputy Prime Minister Leszek Balcerowicz, and Senator Peter Anyang’Nyong’o from Kenya. The conference focused on politics in the world full of inequality. The IPSA World Congress of Political Science is the most important event for all political scientists. This year, Poznań managed to beat eight cities, thus becoming the venue for this prestigious happening. Three thousand people from all over the world have already signed up for the event which is going to be held in Eastern Europe for the first time. Previously, the congress, which took place in 2013 in Montreal, was participated in by about 3,000 scientists from over 80 countries. Politics in the world full of inequality will be the main issue of the 24th IPSA World Congress. Other issues referred to during the congress, which have also been discussed before, will include democracy, globalization, and the challenges of today’s marketing. The people operating in all areas of political science, such as international political economy, public policies, political institutions, political theories, political behavior and social movements, will have opportunities to discuss relevant aspects, listen to lectures and exchange opinions regarding such topics as Brexit, the migration crisis, America’s presidential campaign and human rights. The speakers included: • Leszek Balcerowicz, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finances of Poland, with his presentation on ‘Misunderstanding while discussing inequality’ • Joseph Stiglitz, Noble Prize Laureate in Economic Science in 2001, with his presentation on ‘Inequality: The problems of politics in the 21st century’ • Peter Anyang’Nyong’o, Senator in the Parliament of Kenya, with his presentation on ‘When democracy fails two times: Can the losers accept the winners as those who hold legitimacy?’ • Richard Wilkinson, Co-author of The Spirit Level, with his presentation on ‘Inequality: An enemy among us’ • Aiji Tanaka, Chairman of IPSA 2014-2016, a plenary session: ‘Political system legitimization: a comparative perspective on system support’ The International Political Science Association, bringing together political scientists from all over the world who represent different universities, analysts and political advisors, will host the congress. The IPSA gathers together 42 national associations operating in the area of political science, including the Polish Political Science Association (PTNP) whose member is Professor Tadeusz Wallas, Dean of the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism. Source: Poznań International Fair; www.mtp.pl