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IPPA News Call for Papers: Deadline **extended to 6 February, 2016**

CfP Deadline Extended: HKU-USC-IPPA Conference on Public Policy (originally the RCPP)

HKU-USC-IPPA Conference on Public Policy
Coping with Policy Complexity in the Globalized World
June 10-11, 2016 | Hong Kong, China

The Conference addresses the many dimensions of policy complexity and its impact on public policy, reflecting the diverse efforts and experiences of different societies in coping with challenges brought about by globalization. Specifically, the Conference focuses on understanding policy complexity and its many manifestations, assessing
critically the challenges posed to policy actors in the public, business and social sectors. It aims to investigate how policy actors in different societies have coped with complexity through institutional, instrumental, and managerial innovations, and to explore how the diverse experiences might coalesce to form the basis for new knowledge and insights for the study and practice of public policy. The Steering Committee is particularly interested to address these issues from the perspective of East-West comparison.

This Conference is organized in a series of clusters or tracks. In each of the clusters there will be a series of panels and activities taking place throughout the conference. This organization will enable the participants to engage in more extended discussions of those topics. The panels in the clusters will be open for anyone to attend, whether they are giving a paper in that cluster or not.

Important Dates
February 6, 2016: Paper proposals due
February 15, 2016: Announcement of paper selection

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IPPA News Support for TPSA and the 24th World Congress of Political Science

IPPA Executive Committee supports the Turkish Political Science Association

The following letter is by the Turkish Political Science Association Executive Board

« Dear Colleagues,
As you are well aware, the domestic and international politics of Turkey take major twists and turns almost every other day, sometimes with alarming consequences. Some recent developments, if not reversed, may produce unacceptable outcomes for the careers of academics, including political scientists in our country.
During the last week, there have been requests from the authorities for legal and administrative action against the signatories of a petition highly critical of government policies in the country’s southeast. Some academics who have signed the petition were quickly taken in for questioning but all have been released after an inquiry at the public prosecutors’ offices.
As a professional organization whose members entertain multiplicity of partisan, ideological and policy preferences, we feel it out of place for us to offer judgment on the content of the petition. Nevertheless, we want to be sure our colleagues enjoy unrestrained freedom of expression free from fear of administrative and legal harassment. This, of course, is part of a much broader issue pertaining to the very nature of democracy that accords freedom of expression to all citizens.
It is imperative that in this highly sensitive and dire times, political science communities around the world stand by the Turkish Political Science Association (TPSA) and show their solidarity by participating in large numbers in Istanbul in the upcoming World Congress of Political Science. This is a congress organized by the voluntary efforts of the political scientists of Turkey and is not affiliated with the government. Any action such as a boycott would be seen as lack of support from the international community; and would likely help isolate and marginalize the Turkish political scientists in their own society. As the elected officers of the TPSA, we once again invite all political scientists and researchers around the world to participate in the 24th World Congress of Political Science ».
Turkish Political Science Association Executive Board

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IPPA News Announcement

IPPA : New Institutional Member : KU LEUVEN, BELGIUM

IPPA was pleased to welcome the KU Leuven, Belgium as a new Institutional Member for the year 2016 !

KU Leuven, Master of European Politics and Policies, Leuven, Belgium

The Master of European Politics and Policies (MEPP) is an internationally accredited advanced one year master program at KU Leuven, Belgium. The MEPP program combines academic excellence in the comparative study of politics, policy-making and administration within Europe, with a concern for the practical challenges that professionals in policy, managerial and consultative functions face. MEPP’s unique focus on promoting comparative approaches not only strengthens students’ cognitive capacities and analytical skills, but also fosters an open-minded attitude to diversity. MEPP offers students from around the globe the opportunity to study at one of Europe’s oldest and most well established universities. KU Leuven prides itself on its high academic rigor and reputation. Currently ranked 5th on the Continent, 12th in Europe and 35th in the World (THE 2016), KU Leuven remains at the forefront of the study of European Politics and Policies. Building upon its strong links with European Union practitioners, MEPP successfully prepares graduates for a highly competitive job market. MEPP alumni count numerous policy-officers in international institutions as well as public affairs consultants. In several cases, following MEPP has also led graduates to pursue a successful career in academia.

For more information on the MEPP program: see

Internship Call for Applications: Deadline 30 September 2016

International Public Policy Association (IPPA) student internship, France

The International Public Policy Association (IPPA) is offering a student internship at ENTPE - University of Lyon, France, at the head office of the Association. The main purpose of IPPA is to organize the International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP) and develop an academic community over the public policy field.

The well-organized and autonomous intern we are looking for will be involved in an international environment where he/she will help to develop the Association through event organization, website management, supervision of communications and member relations in the Association etc.

The internship will start from October 2016 until January 2017 (closure date: September 30th 2016). The applicant can be a Master Student in Public Policy, Political Sciences or Social Sciences and have a fluent level in English. Moreover, it must be a tripartite intern agreement signed by the intern’s university, the intern and the IPPA. The internship is paid and the hired intern will benefit from several advantages related to French law and school facilities. For more details, please have a look at [] and if interested please send to the following email address your resume and a cover letter:

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IPPA News Announcement: New Institutional Member!

IPPA was pleased to welcome the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong, China as a new Institutional Member for the year 2016 !

Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong, China
Founded in 1911, The University of Hong Kong is a comprehensive research-intensive English language University which ranks 28th in the World and 2nd in Asia. Research and teaching on public policy is spread throughout the University and focuses on ageing, behavioral health, civil society and NGOs, climate change, the economy, education, environment, food safety, housing, internet, media and culture, non-profit management, public administration, public health, social work, tourism, transport, urban planning, and water governance. The University seeks to establish a world-leading public policy programme that includes cutting-edge research and innovative teaching and learning, and that provides a platform for public engagement focused on novel solutions to local, regional, and global problems. The public policy program organizes public lectures, policy forums, seminars and workshops; has established a public engagement platform; and provides opportunities for visiting academics and practitioners to visit HKU. Together with the University of Southern California, we will launch a joint Master of Global Public Policy, aimed at providing solutions to critical transboundary public policy issues, providing East-West perspectives on policy problems, and nurturing the next generation of policy entrepreneurs. For more information, please visit

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