EPSA 2022 Program

12th Annual Conference Program

Prague Congress Centre

23rd – 25th June 2022

The venue will be the Prague Congress Centre, located on one of Prague’s hills, which provides visitors with a beautiful view of the silhouette of Prague Castle, together with a myriad of towers belonging to churches, cathedrals, and palaces from the historical city centre. The Congress Centre is one of the largest and best-equipped European centres, the ideal venue for the next EPSA annual event. Metro access to the City Centre from the venue is convenient and takes minutes.

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EPSA Officers and Program Committee

Members of the EPSA Council 2022

President: William Clark (Texas A&M University)

Dominik Hangartner (ETH Zürich)
Brenda Van Coppenolle (Essex)
Adriana Bunea (Bergen)
Anita Gohdes
Despina Alexiadou
Vera Troeger

Ex-officio Members

Executive Director: Ken Benoit (London School of Economics)
Treasurer/Vice-President: Thomas Pluemper (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
Executive Council member at large: Raymond Duch (University of Oxford)
PSRM Editor: Paul Kellstedt (Texas A&M University)

Lifetime Members

Raymond Duch Kasper Hansen William Clark
Thomas Plümper Kristin Michelitch Macartan Humphreys
Mark Kayser Michael Lewis-Beck Jennifer Clark
Andrew Martin Daniel Butler Scott Tyson
Wolfgang Mueller Ulrich Sieberer Kenneth Benoit
Vera Troeger Jonas Bunte Stefanie Walter
Carl Henrik Knutsen Diana O’Brien Andy Harris
Jan Vogler

Program Committee 2022

Chairs: Raymond Duch, Mary Stegmaier

Track Chairs:

  • Political Communication – Denise Laroze (University of Santiago Chile – USACH)
  • Behaviour and Opinion – Filip Kostelka (University of Essex) and Kamil Marcinkiewicz (University of Hamburg)
  • Parties and Representation – Hanna Bäck (Lund University)
  • Political Methodology – Michelle Torres (Rice University)
  • Conflict/IR – Bernd Beber (RWI, Berlin) and Alexandra Scacco (WZB, Berlin)
  • Political Institutions – Mathias Poertner (London School of Economics)
  • Political Economy – Nelson Ruiz (university of Oxford)
  • Formal Models – Scott Tyson (University of Rochester)
  • Public Policy administration – Christine Lipsmeyer (Texas A&M)
  • Gender Politics and Diversity – Vera Troeger (University of Hamburg)
  • Comparative Politics – Petra Gausti (Charles University Prague)
  • Legislative Studies – Thomas Däubler (University College Dublin)
  • European Politics – Tom O’Grady (University College London)

Conference Manager: Mel Sawers

EPSA 2022 Schedule

Monday – 20/06/2022

Diversity online panels – link to Programme 14:00 – 17:00

Thursday – 23/06/2022

Registration opens in Prague Congress Centre – Congress Hall Foyer 1A (Level 1, entrance 4) 08:30
Panel Session 1 09:30 – 11:10
Panel Session 2 11:20 – 13:00
EPSA Council Meeting and Lunch (Panorama Hall) 12:00 – 13:00
Panel Session 3 13:10 – 14:50
Panel Session 4 15:00 – 16:40
LSQ French Elections 2022 Roundtable (North Hall) 15:00 – 16:40
Panel Session 5 16:50 – 18:30
Diversity Roundtable (North Hall) 16:50 – 18:30
EPSA AGM (Panorama) 19:00 – 19:15
EPSA Presidential Drinks Reception (Panorama & Zoom Hall at conference venue) 19:15 – 20:45
LGBT informal drinks meet up at a queer-friendly bar – venue TBC 21:00 start
Political Economy/Formal Models informal drinks meet up at Ricky O’Reilly’s 21:00 start

Friday – 24/06/2022

Registration desk – Congress Hall Foyer 1A (Level 1, entrance 4) 08:00 – 17:30
Diversity Breakfast (Panorama Hall) 08:00 – 09:30
Panel Session 6 09:30 – 11:10
Panel Session 7 11:20 – 13:00
PSRM Editorial Board Meeting and Lunch (Panorama Hall) 12:00 – 13:00
Panel Session 8 13:10 – 14:50
Europe, Ukraine and Russia Roundtable (North Hall) 13:10 – 14:50
Panel Session 9 15:00 – 16:40
Associate editors’ meeting – Research and Politics (Panorama Hall) 15:00 – 16:40
Panel Session 10 16:50 – 18:30
EPSA Reception (Martinicky Palace) 20:00 – 22:30

Saturday – 25/06/2022

Registration desk – Congress Hall Foyer 1A (Level 1, entrance 4) 08:00 – 17:30
EUP Editorial Board Meeting (Terrace Room 2B) 08:30 – 09:30
Panel Session 11 09:30 – 11:10
Panel Session 12 11:20 – 13:00
Panel Session 13 13:10 – 14:50
Publishing Science: the Revolution in Academic Publishing Roundtable (North Hall) 13:10 – 14:50
Panel Session 14 15:00 – 16:40
Text Analysis meet up/happy hour (Panorama Hall) 16:40 – 18:00
Oxford/DPIR reception – Beer Garden Riegrovy Sady 18:00 start

Conference Venue Location and Directions

Prague Congress Centre
5. kvetna 1640/65, Nusle
140 00 Prague 4, Czechia

Free Internet / Wi-Fi Information

SSID (Network Name): EPSAConf
Password: europsa22

Registration and Exhibitors

The registration desk and the exhibitors will be located in the foyer at entrance (Number TBC) of the Prague Congress Centre.

Prague Congress Centre COVID Considerations

Due to measures issued by the Government of the Czech Republic, we present safety and hygiene procedures for the reopening of our premises to public.

Compliance with safety rules:

All the visitors entering the PCC building are obliged to use hand disinfection. Disinfection is available at each entrance and the temperature inspection is performed by a security guard. People with any symptoms of infectious diseases should stay at home and contact their doctor for preventive reasons.


  • Elevated temperature (37,5 °C)
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle pain
  • Fatigue

If there is a reasonable suspicion of the occurrence of a serious respiratory disease, entering the building may be prevented.

For preventive reasons or if there is a reasonable concern the authorized employees can measure temperature of the employees, eventually visitors. Based on valid legal regulations on personal data protection, no information about the employees nor visitors will be shared and stored.

Basic rules of hygiene:

  • Often and thoroughly wash your hands
  • Social distancing (min. 2 metres)
  • Minimalize contact of hands with eyes and mouth
  • Avoid people, who are obviously sick especially with respiratory diseases
  • Avoid areas with crowds of people
  • Use one-use only tissues
  • Regularly wipe objects such as mobile phone, keyboard, mouse, tablet etc.

All persons in the PCC facilities are obliged to follow the instructions of the authorized PCC employees, especially the security guards, fire brigade of the PCC, security and production department.

Travel Information

Before you travel, please check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for the Czech Republic’s current entry restrictions and requirements (www.prague.eu/en/articles/prague-x-coronavirus-update-16703) These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.

The Prague Congress Centre is adjacent to the Vyšehrad station on Line C of the Prague underground railway network, providing convenient access by public transport from the city’s airport and all major rail and bus stations.

Maps, timetables, fares and route planning are available in English on the Prague Public Transport website www.dpp.cz/en/.

Václav Havel Airport: www.prg.aero/en.

Czech Railways (ČD): www.cd.cz/en/.

Coming by car?
The Prague Congress Centre is adjacent to the North-South Prague City Expressway – follow the road signs for Kongresové centrum Praha / GPS: 50.062112,14.428886

Accommodation Suggestions

Holiday Inn Prague Congress Centre – www.holidayinn.cz/en/homepage.

Grand Majestic Plaza – www.hotel-grandmajestic.cz/en/.

Majestic Plaza – www.hotel-majestic.cz/en/.

Grandior Hotel Prague – www.hotel-grandior.cz/en/.

Grandium Prague – www.hotel-grandium.cz/en/.

Radisson Blu Hotel – www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-blu-prague.



Friday evening reception at:

The exclusive premises of the Martinicky Palace, with dates back to the second half of the 16th century. So our EPSA reception will provide a unique experience in one of the most beautiful late renaissance palaces in Prague.


Prague Congress Centre Floor Plans

Suggested Restaurants to visit near Prague Congress Centre

Kandelábr (Czech restaurant) – https://www.restaurantkandelabr.cz

Yam Yam (Thai restaurant) – https://yamyam.cz/yam-yam-vysehrad/

Arrosto Ristorante (Italian restaurant, they make good pizzas) – http://www.arrostoristorante.cz

Restaurace V čase (Czech restaurant) – http://www.restauracevcase.cz