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"People, Groups, and Politics in Times of Crises” March 9-10, 2023, Universität Bielefeld

The German Political Psychology Network, the Institute for the interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence (IKG) and the Research Institute of Social Cohesion (FGZ) host scholars from various disciplines to the 4th meeting of 24 hours of Political Psychology at Bielefeld University on March 9-10th, 2023.

In recent years, we have witnessed global crises such as pandemics, wars, and climate change. Crises enable us to see both the disadvantages, weaknesses, and insecurities of individuals and social groups in the face of uncertainty, as well as their strengths, resilience and urge to look for opportunities for empowerment. As the local, national, and international political discourses yield the significance of securitization in response to rising insecurities, the envisages of peace, reconciliation, justice, equality, and coexistence with differences seem to be weakened in terms of their rhetorical power. Political psychology is an interdisciplinary field offering great research opportunities within this context and contains many theories and methods to seek answers to questions on the subject at different levels. Realizing this great potential, the German Political Psychology Network offers an open scientific exchange and communication opportunity every year for scholars from different disciplines to present their work.

The Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence (IKG) will organize the meeting this year at Bielefeld University. There will be over 20 panels, two keynote speeches, and a fruitful atmosphere to exchange and discuss the research questions, scientific studies and ideas from various scholars.

We encourage the participation of students, researchers, and professionals interested in political psychology at the conference as presenters and as an audience. Participation is free!


QR Code Programm 24 Hours Conference
QR Code Programm 24 Hours Conference

For the final program, please click here or use the QR Code.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Sabina Cehajic-Clancy

“Effectiveness and limitations of social-psychological interventions for intergroup reconciliation”

Prof. Michal Bilewicz

“The bright side of... authoritarianism? On some paradoxes of RWA”


Click here for the online registration.

See this link for the accommodation offers.

Arrival Information

Ankunft Universität Bielefeld
Ankunft Universität Bielefeld

The 24 HOURS OF POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY conference will take place at Bielefeld University.

The check-in and conference rooms are located on the entrance floor of the X building (Gebäude-X), Universitätsstraße 24, 33615 Bielefeld.

The nearest subway station is Bielefeld Universität (line 4 - Universität / Lohmannshoff). You can reach the university with line 4 directly from Bielefeld main station in a few minutes. Hotels and accommodations are also easy to reach by public transport or by car.

For more information on public transport in Bielefeld, please visit the MoBiel website.

The conference venue can also be easily reached by car via the A2 motorway. There are plenty of parking spaces available on the university campus.

Good to know about your accommodation choice: Cities like Gütersloh, Halle (Westf.) and Herford are very well connected to Bielefeld University by public transport. From the respective train stations, you can reach Bielefeld's main train station and, from there, take the subway to the university (line 4) in just a few minutes. The university can also be reached by car in about 20-30 minutes.


The Organization Team at Bielefeld University:

Prof. Dr. Jonas Rees

Dr. Aydın Bayad

Dr. Arin H. Ayanian

Dr. Elif Sandal-Önal

Leon Walter

Paulo Emilio Isenberg Lima



Organization Team at German Political Psychology Network (

Jolanda van der Noll, Deliah Bolesta, Kathrin Ackermann, Frank Asbrock, Flavio Azevedo

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