IPSA held the second edition of its Regional Dialogues with national and regional political science associations (collective members) at the end of 2022. 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 2022 edition covered the following topics:
- The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on national political science associations and on diversity and gender equality;
- State of the discipline (development, difficulties, relationships with other disciplines, and academic freedom);
- Other major issues raised by national associations.
The results of these meetings will be presented during this special roundtable, where the chairs of each Regional Dialogue will present their main conclusions.