Welcome to the International PPE Conference!

Important Facts


A student led, interdisciplinary, academic conference that takes place once a year. Participants will discuss and review submitted student papers, receive input from expert keynote speakers and grow a network of interdisciplinary thinkers in the field of Politics, Philosophy and Economics. The theme for the 2019 conference will be announced soon!

When & Where

The next conference will take place from 5th to 7th April 2019, Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon, in the main building of the University Witten/Herdecke.

A detailed scheduled will be published in February 2019.


Attendance fee

The fee for attending the conference is 75€ and includes all meals. Are you a group of 5 people or more? You can benefit from our group offer for 65€ per person. We also have an early bird special on offer! Take advantage of a reduced conference fee of €60 instead €75 for a limited time. If you would like to support us, you can buy a supporter ticket for 80€. We would greatly appreciate it!





Why present a paper? Presenters benefit from in-depth feedback our scientific committee will give on their paper prior to the conference. And there’s more: Every presenter has the chance to get her/his article published in our website!

We welcome advanced Bachelor students, Master students as well as PhD candidates from different academic backgrounds (politics, economics and philosophy, law and sociology).


All participants will have the rare opportunity to discuss with invited experts and likeminded fellow students all those questions which have been on their mind, and which no article or book seem to be able to answer. And at best, you will leave the conference with even more questions!

We welcome all students wanting to increase their awareness of the current theoretical and empirical questions in the field.

Fill the registration form to be part of the event!

Peer reviewer

Don’t have a suitable paper at hand? No worries! You can still be part of our peer reviewer team and become an expert on the conference theme even before the conference kicks off. It’s the perfect way to get prepared! In mid-January, all peer reviewers will receive a preparatory email by the scientific committee with topical and organisational information on the peer review process. Peer reviewing takes place from mid-January to mid-February. As a standard, each participant in the process will be emailed one manuscript, except she/he would like to review more than one paper.