News from RC 37/IPSA: Chair, Zillur R. Khan, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin and Adjunct Professor Rollins College, USA A highly effective Two-Day Joint Workshop on Multifaceted Role of the Elites and Transforming Leadership on Political Development, sponsored by RC 37 and RC 2, and hosted by Rollins College, USA, was concluded on November 7-8, 2011, where the following political and social scientists, and one natural scientist, participated. Dr Carol Bresnehan, Vice President and Provost of Rollins College and John Bersia, a two-time Pulitzer Prize Winner Political Scientist respectively served as inaugural speaker and chief guest. Paper presenters were Drs. Dawood Afzal, USA, Rainer Eisfeld, Germany, Mark Farha, Qatar, Oxana Gaman-Golutvina, Russia, Ms. Maneeza Hossain, Bangladesh, Ms. Amna Yousef Khokar, Pakistan, Drs. Zillur Khan, USA, Julia Maskivker, Argentina, Sanjeev Kumar Sarma, India, Yan Vaslavskiy, Russia, Mr. Neil Padukone, USA, Dr. Vince Chua Reyes, Singapore, Ms. Isil Turkan, Turkey, Dr. Theodore Wright, USA, and Ms. Julia Zakirova, Russia. Among the above workshop participants, Afzal, Farha, Khan, Khokar, Mansur, Padukone, Sharma, Turkan and Vaslavskiy will present papers and/or serve as chair/discussant in the panels convened by RC 37 at the IPSA World Congress in Madrid, July 8-12, 2012. Dr. Zillur Khan, Chair of RC 37 and Dr. Oxana Gaman-Golutvina, representing RC 2, are planning to bring out a volume of papers selected from the Joint IPSA Workshop and from RC 37 and RC 2 Sessions at the Madrid World Congress during July 8-12, 2012.

Dr. Khan giving his keynote address. Dr. Khan and Dr. Gaman-Golutvina with some participants.