GLOBE Winter School in International Relations

Event Information

City
Leysin
Country
Switzerland
Date
End Date
Contact Email
Synopsis

Located in a historical resort of the Swiss Alps, the GLOBE winter school in International Relations provides a unique environment for PhD students intending to situate themselves within the IR discipline. Our focus on recent epistemological advances in non-positivist scholarship delivers expertise through tailor-made roundtables, PhD presentations, walk & talk sessions and collective readings.

Application deadline: Dec 15, 2018
You can apply online, by clicking on the blue button below. Your application should include:

  • A CV, with your academic records
  • A motivation letter
  • An abstract of your thesis or the paper/chapter you plan to present at the winter school.

When your application is complete, please mark the “complete” checkbox, under the “Course registration” section. It will then be reviewed and we will confirm the successful pre-registration as soon as possible.

Learning Objectives

At the end of course, students will be able:

To use feed-back received from peer junior and senior researchers to further develop their own research project:

  • to develop a reflexive and critical knowledge of the field of international relations;
  • to strengthen their early integration into the international scientific community;
  • to promote exchanges and confrontations of ideas with peers of all standings.

Programme
This winter school builds up from the idea to create innovative PhD network workshops with colleagues from Groningen, Lausanne, Oslo, Bruxelles, and Erfurt (GLOBE).
This year, with the overall theme of ‘Digital Epistemics in International Relations’, the tailor-made roundtables are organised so as to explore and tackle questions related to new objects of enquiry such as big data, algorithms, AI, automation, blockchain, and other epistemic objects of digital connectivity. This is a unique opportunity for PhD students and early post-doc researchers to engage with various facets of epistemological foundations of the advent of the digitalisation in international relations. 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 theses themes.

Roundtables
This year, the overall theme is on ‘Digital Epistemics in International Relations’. Tailor-made roundtables are organised so as to explore and tackle questions related to new objects of enquiry such as big data, algorithms, AI, automation, blockchain, and other epistemic objects of digital connectivity. This is a unique opportunity for PhD students and early post-doc researchers to engage with various facets of epistemological foundations of the advent of the digitalisation in international relations.

Fees
PhD students fees: CHF 400.-
Postdoctoral students fees: CHF 450.