MUP hosted the meeting of IPSA Research Committee22. 7. 2022 Author: Tereza Vogeltanzová Metropolitan University Prague was proud to host the meeting of IPSA (International Political Science Association) Research Committee 20 - Political Finance and Political Corruption between July 19 and July 21, 2022.
Twenty-five researchers from all over the world, including the Rector of Metropolitan University Prague, Professor Michal Klíma, gathered to discuss many topics such as the role of money in the political process and in social interaction with public authorities, aspects of campaign and party financing in political systems around the world, transnational payments aiming at the proliferation of democratic government as well as corruption in all its manifestations in individual and governmental behaviour. Apart from the conference contributions, there was also a guest lecture delivered by Mr Ondřej Kopečný, director of Transparency International Czech Republic.
The three-day meeting was concluded by a guided visit of the Senate. The tour of historical premises and gardens was followed by the meeting with Pavel Fischer, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Security of the Senate, adviser to former President Václav Havel and presidential candidate for the 2023 elections. Special thanks to Professor Jonathan Mendilow (Rider University), chair of the RC 20, for preparing a wonderful programme and making the meeting in Prague come true.