IPSA RC26 Board


Jedrzej Skrzypczak 

Head of the Department of Press Systems and Press Law, Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. He graduated in 2018 the Annenberg-Oxford University Media Policy Summer Institute. From 2012 to 2016, the Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board – Polish Public Regional Radio Station in Poznan, Poland, attorney at law. In 2016, he was nominated as an official candidate for the National Broadcasting Board by the opposition party Platforma Obywatelska. From 2015 to 2017, he provided expert advice to the Polish team on the project “Media Pluralism Monitor”, at the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom – Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies European University Institute. Member of the International Political Science Association (Research Committee 26 – Human Rights), and Vice President of the Polish Press Law Association. Author, co-author or co-editor of over one hundred papers, chapters in books and scientific journals and monography incl. “Media policy during the digital conversion of radio and television” (Poznan 2011), “Professionalism in Journalism in the Era of New Media” (Logos Verlag Berlin 2015); “Media Law in the Time of Liquid Modernity: Hot Topics in the European and Polish Media Law” (Logos Verlag Berlin 2017), “The Response to Media Criticism. Protection of Personal Rights of Human Being in the Digital Era” (Poznan 2017). 

Personal website: https://wnpid.amu.edu.pl/en/staff/staff-en/department-of-press-systems-and-press-law/jedrzej-skrzypczak


Alex Sander Xavier Pires

He holds a PhD in Political Science from the Universidade Cândido Mendes (Brazil, 2012-2015) and a PhD in Legal and Social Sciences from the Universidad del Museo Social Argentino (Argentina, 2006-2009), with post-doctoral studies in constitutional justice at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal, 2014) and human rights within the culture of peace at the Universidad de Salamanca (Spain, 2022-2023). He teaches at the Law Department of the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, at all levels of education, where he is also the coordinator and doctoral researcher of the Research Group on Culture of Peace and Democracy linked to the Research and Development Center for Legal Sciences Ratio Legis and deputy director of Galileu, a Law and Economics journal. He is also a doctoral researcher at the Research Centre for Justice and Governance (JUSGOV) linked to the University of Minho (Portugal). He is the author of several books and scientific articles in the fields of Law, Political Science and Philosophy of Law and Politics.

Personal website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-sander-pires-076094124


Oscar Pérez de la Fuente

He is Associate Professor of Philosophy of Law and Political Philosophy of Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain. Accredited as Associated Professor since February 2011. Graduated in Law in the First Graduating Class of Pompeu Fabra University (1990-1994). Doctor and Extraordinary Award of doctorate within the Program of fundamental rights in the Carlos III University of Madrid (2003-2004). He authored some books and several scientfic articles on cultural pluralism, free speech and legal interpretation. Secretary of the Department of International Law, Eclesiatical Law and Philosophy of Law UC3M. Coordinator of the “Cultural pluralism and rights of minorities” workshop.

Personal website: http://www.oscarperezdelafuente.com


Radwan Ziadeh 

He is a senior analyst at the Arab Center – Washington D.C. He is also the founder and director of the Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies in Syria (www.dchrs.org); and co-founder and executive director of the Syrian Center for Political and Strategic Studies in Washington, D.C. Since the Syrian uprising which started in March 15, 2011 he was involved in documenting the ongoing human rights violations in Syria and testified at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva twice and in front of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the U.S Congress. 

He was named “Best Political Scientist Researcher in the Arab World” by Jordan’s Abdulhameed Shoman Foundation in 2004. In 2009 he was awarded the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Academic Freedom award in Boston. In 2010, he accepted the Democracy Courage Tributes award on behalf of the human rights movement in Syria, given by the World Movement for Democracy in Jakarta, Indonesia. He wrote more than twenty books in English and Arabic, his most recent book is Syria’s Role in a Changing Middle East: The Syrian-Israeli Peace Talks (2016) from I.B.Tauris.


Anju Gupta

She is the Head, Department of Political Science JECRC, University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.  She has First class Master’s & M. Phil Degree with specialization in Western and Indian Political Thought from University of Rajasthan. She also holds additional degree in Law and Masters in Criminology with Distinction and is currently perusing Doctor’s degree.  She has authored three books and several research articles in Journals of National and International repute.  She is a Member of Indian Political Science association, Former Executive member of Member of Indian Society of Gandhian Studies. She has participated in at least 35-40 National and International Conferences and has also been in the core committees of several Conferences.  She also chaired sessions in IIHSG International Conference 2022 on Human Security & Governance and was given certificate of Appreciation.

Furqan Ahmed 

He is currently pursuing M.Phil. in European Studies from the department of Area Study Center for Europe, University of Karachi. He is serving in the capacity of Senior Research Associate at the South Asia Research Institute for Minorities, SARIM and also serving as member advisory board for the journal of humanities and social sciences at Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Chair, University of Karachi. He is a celebrated researcher and academic among his peers with analytical point of view about contemporary topics in human rights, minority rights, politics, climate change, diplomacy, cricket, and international Relations. Furqan Ahmed is a goal-oriented team player committed to excellence with 1 1 + years of organizational development and strategic planning, communication, networking, program design, compliance management and monitoring, M&E, research, fundraising, and project delivery experience contributed to the rights and protection of women and Human Rights Defenders, Activities, G ender Mainstreaming and peacebuilding while directly serving approximately 400 women and professionals. He has d emonstrated expertise in interfacing, negotiating, compliance, and regulation, and cultivating relationships with key development sector actors for a diverse array of development initiatives in and outside Pakistan. His distinctive approach to media’s impact is highly acclaimed among the industry leaders.

Cassius Guimaraes Chai 

 He is Full Law and Geopolitical Professor Universidade Federal do Maranhão (PPGDIR/Law) (PPGAERO/Aerospace Engineering) and Faculdade de Direito de Vitória (PPGD/Law). IPSA member. State Prosecutor (MPMA/Brazil). Member of the European Society of International Law, International Association of Prosecutors, International Association of Penal Law, Law and Society, International Association of Law, International Criminology Society, Associação Brasileira de Pesquisa e Pós-graduação em Direitos Humanos, Director of the Interamerican Observatory on Health and Citizenship, Member of the Scientific Council of the Brazilian Academy of International Law, External Program Recipient the Hague Academy of International Law 2011. Member of the G20 Research Center on International Cooperation Beijing Criminal College. Superior War College 2019 Diploma on Politics and Strategies.