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Program Structure

The 2025 IPSA World Congress Program is divided into the following tracks. Presentations are held in-person in either of IPSA's official languages: English and French. Presentations in Local Organizing Committee (LOC) tracks may be held in Korean. In order to promote greater inclusivity and enrich our academic discussions, IPSA introduced a new policy for the World Congress that allows participants in closed panels to present in another language, provided that all panel members agree. Note that only one other language (other than English, French or Korean in the case of LOC panels) should be used in the closed panel and not multiple languages.

Note that all proposal submissions must be in English or French with the exception of the LOC panels which may be submitted in Korean. 

Program Tracks

LOC - Local Organizing Committee Tracks

Organized by the Korean Political Science Association (KPSA) in collaboration with representatives from neighbouring countries’ political science associations: the Japanese Political Science Association (JPSA) and the Chinese Association of Political Science - Taipei (CAPS).
Panel/paper submissions open to all.

Partners Tracks


Research Committee Tracks

IPSA’s research committees organize panels related to their field of interest.
Panel/paper submissions open to all.

List of tracks

Program Highlights


Keynote speaker lectures take place daily. No other events or panels are organized during Plenaries.

Congress Theme

Panels and events related to the theme “Resisting Autocratization in Polarized Societies”.

Special Events

These will include innovative events such as and roundtables.

Professional Development

These will include workshops such as professional development, publishing, funding or research methods workshops.


Lectures by recipients of IPSA awards, followed by award ceremonies.