IPSA WORLD CONGRESS, Santiago, Chile, July 12-16, 2009

A total of 2389 people participated in the 2009 IPSA World Congress of Political Science in Santiago, Chile. The Research Committee on Political and Cultural Geography (RC 15) of  the International Political Science Association (IPSA) organized the  following four panels at the Congress:

  • Panel 1: Geopolitics of Climate Change > Co-organizers: Sanjay Chaturvedi (Punjab University) and Timothy Doyle (Keele University);
  • Panel 2: Global Energy Resources: Where Geography & Politics Converge> Co-conveners: Aharon Klieman (Tel Aviv University, RC 41 on Geopolitics) and Takashi Yamazaki (Osaka City University, RC 15);
  • Panel 3: Urban Politics, Global Discontent and Resistance > Co-organizers: Joe Painter (Durham University) and Jeronimo Montero (Durham University);
  • Panel 4: Latin American Geopolitics > Co-organizers: Heriberto Cairo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain) and Jaime Preciado (Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico).

Twelve excellent papers altogether were presented from all around the world. All the panels were well-attended. Upon approval by the committee members for our second term, the other co-chair Prof. Sanjay Chaturvedi and I will initiate new projects for the next IPSA World Congress in Madrid 2012. For more information about activities of the IPSA, please look at: http://www.ipsa.org/site/. Information provided by: yamataka@lit.osaka-cu.ac.jp.