Application: Chairs and Discussants for Student Panels
Dear participants, panelists and potential Chairs/Discussants,

the IAPSS Autumn Convention is coming soon, and with this we are opening the opportunity for all panelists, participants but also the wider public to apply to join the Convention as a Chair or Discussant in one of the Student Panels at the Convention, which will take place in November 19-23 in Singapore.

It is conventional practice at IAPSS Conventions to have Chairs and Discussants participating in Student Panels fulfilling the following roles:
1) Chair: leads the panel, introduces all paper presenters, facilitates the discussions and a subsequent Q&A with the audience. It is also the responsibility of the Chair to make sure Panelists and participants comply with time limits and any additional rules of debate.
2) Discussant: provides a brief presentation of the papers' main messages, an assessment of the arguments, as well as constructive suggestions of ways to improve the papers, highlighting the relevance of the papers to academia and society. The discussant also stimulates conversation among the audience by posing questions for discussion.

Please note that the deadline for applications is October 4, 23:59CET! All Chairs and Discussants also have to purchase tickets for the Convention, which are available until October 26 at

In case of any questions or inquiries, please contact

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