Prof. Osnat Akirav, Israel Political Science Association, President.
The Israeli Association for Political Science aims to promote the research and teaching of the field in Israel and the world, through the organization of research conferences and workshops for researchers at all stages of their academic career.
The association sees great importance in providing a platform for young researchers. In light of this, this year we have renewed the tradition of the International Graduate Conference, which has been held since 2005 at the Hebrew University under the initiative and leadership of Professor David Levi-Faur. The coming workshop will be held in June at Reichman University.
The budget of the Israel Political Science Association is based mainly on membership fees. Still, we welcome donations from organizations and individuals. The association often uses donations to award prizes for books, doctorates, thesis work, and outstanding articles. Commemoration options include offering an award in the name of the person being commemorated and a mention in the association's annual conference book and on the association's website.