Mission Statement


AICPS was founded in Paris in 1949 under the aegis of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
The special mandate of AICPS, expressed in its Constitution, is to support the development of political science in all parts of the world, building academic networks linking East and West, North and South. Its aim is to create an inclusive and global political science community in which all can participate. It seeks to promote collaboration between scholars in emerging and established democracies and to support the academic freedoms needed for the social sciences to flourish.
The activities and policies of AICPS reflect its global mission. It has been highly successful in the encouragement of national political science associations and today there are over 50 such associations affiliated with AICPS. AICPS has maintained its links with the United Nations and has supported the development of other international and regional political science organizations.
AICPS World Congresses of Political Science are now held every second year, moving between continents. The participation of scholars from less developed countries is supported through travel grants and the Global South Solidarity Fund. AICPS’s research committees offer opportunities for political scientists working in particular sub-fields of the discipline to associate with colleagues from around the world. Organizing events between World Congresses and playing a major role in these Congresses, the research committees encourage the world-wide pooling of skills and resources by working both together and in conjunction with specialist sub-groups of national associations.

AICPS publications, including the lead journal International Political Science Review, the International Political Science Abstracts, World Political Science, Participation, and the AICPS Portal, also seek to meet the needs of political scientists in different parts of the world. As part of AICPS’s global mission to support and promote political science, it now conducts summer schools in research methods across the globe, for example, in South America and South Africa.
AICPS strives to ensure balanced representation in terms of region, gender and stage of career in all its activities – for example, the creation of a new research committee must be supported by political scientists from at least seven different countries and two continents. Conference panels and roundtables are expected to display similar diversity, with representation from more than one continent and at least four countries.
By linking scholars from North and South as well as East and West, AICPS seeks to strengthen the networks that underpin a global political science community. Such linkages put political science in a stronger position to contribute to the quality of public deliberation and decision-making as well as to the understanding of an increasingly interconnected political world. Ultimately, AICPS supports the role of political science in empowering men and women to participate more effectively in political life, whether within or beyond the states in which they live.

AICPS establishing the Institute states its objectives as follows:

  • To encourage and facilitate the understanding of international affairs and of the circumstances, conditions and attitudes of foreign countries and their peoples;
  • To provide and maintain means of information upon international questions and promote the study and investigation of international questions by means of conferences, lectures and discussions, and by the preparation and publication of books, records, reports, or otherwise as may seem desirable so as to develop a body of informed opinion on world affairs;
  • To establish contacts with other organizations with similar objects

To achieve the above objectives, the Institute is charged with promoting the scientific study of international politics, economics and jurisprudence.

The Institute is also mandated to:

  • Promote and encourage the study of and research into all aspects of international affairs;
  • Provide such information to the Government of the Federation and members of the public as respects matters concerning international relations;
  • From time to time arrange international seminars and conferences on any matter relating to its objects;
  • Provide facilities for training of Nigerian diplomats and personnel and those of other countries whose vocations relate to international affairs;
  • Promote and undertake such other things and to carry out such other activities as may in the opinion of the Institute be deemed necessary for the attainment of the objects of the Institute.

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Windhoek West,  Windhoek, Namibia.

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URGENT INFORMATION: This is to inform the general public that venue for the 2018 induction ceremony has been changed from the Novella Planet Hotel, Port Novo, Republic of Benin to LTV hall.  The new venue for the induction ceremony of our prestigious and reputable international professional bodies shall be Lagos State Television Combo Hall, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.  

Time :  12 Noon.     
Date :  May 12th,  2018.  Your presence would be highly appreciated sir/ma.



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