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The Joint Sessions of Workshops

May 2021, Charles University in Prague

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The Joint Sessions is the defining event of our organisation with a five-decade history and remains one of the major highlights of the world's political science calendar.

Each year, the Joint Sessions attracts hundreds of scholars from across the globe – at all stages of their career. Comprising around 30 Workshops, each with no more than 15 carefully selected participants, topics are precisely defined and discussed intensively for four full days.

The 2020 event

The 2020 Joint Sessions took place as an exceptional, scaled-down remote conference, bringing together seven of the initially planned Workshops and providing a much-needed platform for scholars to refine their research and expand their networks in these challenging times.

Our 2021 vision

We understand that the virtual environment cannot fully replicate a week of in-depth face-to-face debates and are actively preparing for Joint Sessions to include a physical element at Charles University in Prague in May 2021, providing it is safe and feasible to do so. The programme will feature at least 18 Workshops deferred from the 2020 event. 

With that said, we recognise that the world is still facing a great deal of uncertainty due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and it is far too soon to tell what the coming year might bring. But it is fair to say that we, and our participants, now know that virtual conferencing is not simply possible, but positively enriching. Therefore, we will also be launching a new call for virtual workshops, to be held alongside the physical event. 

We stand committed to delivering as rewarding and authentic an experience as possible to our member affiliates and the wider community, no matter the circumstances. By planning for both, physical and virtual elements of the event, we can ensure that the Joint Sessions continues to provide the prestigious global stage for thorough and fruitful critique of research in the field.

For further updates on the 2021 Joint Sessions dates, programme, and upcoming deadlines, please monitor our website, social media and email communications.

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