Thursday 23 May 2019

International expert conference dedicated to the 40th anniversary of IPSAR C36

International expert conference dedicated to the 40th anniversary of IPSAR C36 International expert conference dedicated to the 40th anniversary of IPSAR C36

May 22-23, 2019 The Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences hosted the expert conference of the Political Policy Research Committee of the International Association for Political Science (IPSA RC36), which brought together leading scientists from Europe, Asia, Africa, America and Australia.

In 2019, the IPSA RC36 Committee celebrates its anniversary, so the main topic of the conference was designated as "The Changing Faces of Power, 1979-2019: The 40th Anniversary of the Power Study Group." This event was the result of the fruitful cooperation of the IOS RAS with the IAPN, which allowed to invite a number of unique specialists in the field of studying political power in Moscow. The reports were attended by David Baldwin (Princeton University, USA), John Gavent (University of Sussex, Great Britain), Giulio M. Gallarotti (Wesleyan University, USA), Gutif Mupambwa and Johan Zaaiman (Northwest University, South Africa), Victoria Hudson (Royal College of London, UK), Marco Antonio Batista Martins (University of Evora, Portugal), David Streker (University of Frankfurt, Germany) ), RosalbaBelmonte (University of Perugia, Italy) and Philip G. Cherni (University of Manchester, UK).

Russia at this high-level expert meeting was represented by Dmitry Valentinovich Mosyakov, Director of the Center for South-East Asia, Australia and Oceania of the Russian Academy of Sciences, who delivered a presentation on the most important topic of the transformation of Russia's relations with the countries of the Indo-Asiatic-Pacific regions and a researcher at the Center for Juve Alina Valerievna Vladimirov, who raised the issue of the importance of analyzing the quality of ratings of national strength.

The format of the conference provided for a detailed discussion of the articles currently being prepared for publication in a special thematic issue of the Journal of Political Power, so each speech was given at least 45 minutes. During the preparation of the event, all the articles were tough selection, but the experts still had a lot of questions regarding the research presented, so active discussions became an extremely important part of this meeting.

As a result, foreign visitors noted the depth and readiness of the content part of the program, as well as the high level of organization of the conference - for most participants their first visit to Russia made an indelible impression and denied many negative stereotypes. All of them expressed the desire to work with domestic scientists and organizations. The Chairman of the IPSA RC36 Committee, Julio Gallarotti and Alina Vladimirova, who is Vice-Chairman of the IPSA RC36, promised that our institute will continue to cooperate with the Committee, including in the framework of the upcoming World Congress on Political Science to be held in Lisbon in 2020.