Activities

GLOBE Winter School in International Relations, 24 February – 28 Feburary 2020, Leysin, Switzerland

GLOBE will be located in the historical resort of Leysin in the Swiss Alps. GLOBE winter school in International Relations (3.5 ECTS) provides a unique environment for PhD students intending to situate themselves within the IR discipline. GLOBE PhD school builds up from the idea to create innovative PhD network workshops with colleagues from Groningen, Lausanne, Oslo, and Erfurt (GLOBE). Our focus on recent epistemological advances in non-positivist scholarship delivers expertise through tailor-made roundtables, PhD presentations, walk & talk sessions and collective readings.

This year, the overall theme is on “Risk, crises and uncertain futures”. Tailor-made roundtables are organised so as to explore and tackle fundamental questions related to new objects of enquiry likely to link issues of knowledge, power, and time in domains as diverse as the environment, security, finance, or development. This is a unique opportunity for PhD students and early post-doc researchers to engage with various facets of the epistemological foundations of the international relations in more than ever uncertain times. While the roundtables are organised around this theme with readings suggested by speakers, the breakout sessions of PhD/post-doc presentations are conceived as an open space to share ideas and receive feed-back on projects that don’t need to match these themes.
Please look at the following webpages to find more information and apply online (detailed program, fees, description and speakers): wp.unil.ch/summerschools/courses/globe-international-relations/

Enquiries: Summerschools@unil.ch
Organizers: Jean Christophe Graz & Sylvain Maechler

Application deadline: December 15, 2019.