Photo (from left to right): Martín D’Alessandro, Kim Fontaine-Skronski, Marianne Kneuer, Dianne Pinderhughes, Liliana Pantano, Miguel Ángel Schiavone, Pablo Oñate, Marcelo Camusso, Leonardo Hekimián and Maria Laura Perera Taricco.
Meeting with the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina
IPSA Executive Committee members (EC) and Secretariat staff received a warm welcome from the Chairs of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) and the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina (UCA), which will host the 27th IPSA World Congress of Political Science in Buenos Aires on 15-19 July 2023.
On 22 April, the UCA Rector Miguel Ángel Schiavone met with IPSA President Dianne Pinderhughes; President-Elect Pablo Oñate; Past President Marianne Kneuer; Executive Director Kim Fontaine-Skronski; World Congress and Events Senior Director Yee Fun Wong; LOC Co-Chairs Martín D’Alessandro and Maria Laura Perera Taricco along with other representatives from the university including the Dean of the Social Sciences Faculty Liliana Pantano; Director of the Political Science Department Marcelo Camusso and Prof. Leonardo Hekimián.
Meet and Greet with the Local Organizing Committee
A meet and greet session was held between the EC and LOC members on 23 April at the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina. This in-person meeting was originally planned for 2020; however, it was postponed several times due to the pandemic restrictions.
Left to right, standing: Mario Miceli, Mauro Saiz, Hasret Dikici Bilgin, Marianne Kneuer, Theresa Reidy, Azul A. Aguiar Aguilar, Umut Korkut, Oscar Oszlak, Irasema Coronado, Serge Granger, Euiyoung Kim, Kim Fontaine-Skronski, Gabriela Ippolito-O'Donnell, Pablo Oñate.
Left to right, sitting: Daniel Buquet, Martina Ferrero, Juan Pablo Laporte, Dianne Pinderhughes, Catalina Smulovitz, Martín D’Alessandro, Maria Laura Perera Taricco.
Meeting with the City of Buenos Aires
On 25 April, a meeting was held between IPSA leadership and the Secretary-General and Foreign Affairs of the City of Buenos Aires, Fernando Straface, and Undersecretary for International Relations, Francisco Resnicoff. During the meeting, several topics were discussed, including the collaboration between IPSA and the City of Buenos Aires for the 2023 IPSA World Congress.
Photo (from left to right): Francisco Resnicoff, Fernando Straface, Dianne Pinderhughes, Kim Fontaine-Skronski, Pablo Oñate, Martín D’Alessandro, Marianne Kneuer.
Buenos Aires is a beautiful and cosmopolitan city that combines rich architectural and cultural heritage with modern creative energy. The Congress will be organized in collaboration with the Argentine Society of Political Analysis (SAAP) and will have a strong presence from the political science communities of South America.
Please stay tuned for more exciting news about the 2023 IPSA World Congress!