Get excited! The IAPC’s 50th Annual World Conference is in Reykjavik this November 9th – 12th.
The IAPC will be celebrating half a century of IAPC conferences in the home of the world’s oldest parliamentary democracy: Reykjavík, Iceland.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Political Volcano: Democracy at Risk.” Conference planners are putting together a schedule of fascinating panels touching upon the most relevant and urgent issues in politics today. Panels include (check out a more detailed program here):
- Political Volcano: Democracy at Risk
Are modern populist movements a threat to democracy, or merely a new expression of democratic ideals in action? Panelists Maria Lourdes Tiquia, Jeffrey Edmonds, and Brendan Chilton will consider the worldwide populist movement and its implications.
- The Weaponized Web
The past year has seen campaign cyber security—or the lack of it—become front-page news. This panel with Hillary Clinton's former campaign manager Robby Mook, Brent Blackaby, and Tex Dozier will examine the weaponized web in political campaigns, national security, and international relations, and its potential impact on global democracy.
- Fake News
Slanted, specious, or just plain trumped-up: spurious stories abounded in the 2016 US presidential race. The proliferation of “fake news” has coincided with unprecedented attacks on the legitimacy of traditional news sources. Join Mike Dubke, a former White House Communications Director under Donald Trump, and IAPC member Ekaterina Egorova as they discuss: what’s the real impact of “fake news”?
On the social side, the conference will feature a trip to Thingvellir, where over a thousand years ago Icelandic chieftains debated politics and law. A “Viking Dinner” is included, offering a chance to try traditional Icelandic cuisine. Attendees will have the option of a trip to the beautiful Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa surrounded by lava fields. The Gala Dinner will be held in the stunning Harpa Concert Hall overlooking the ocean.
If you need help with registration or you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact Ari at firstname.lastname@example.org.