First week of the 2015 IPS Winter School

The IPS Winter School started on 29th June, 2015. Check a bit of what happened during this first week!

Professors Mike Shapiro, RBJ Walker, Paulo Esteves, João Nogueira and Didier Bigo at the inaugural session “10 Years of IPS”
Prof. João Pontes Nogueira during his course “Inequality in World Politics: an IPS approach”
Public roundtable “After Snowden: Security, Surveillance, Rights”
Prof. Elspeth Guild during her course “Human Rights and Free Movement in the EU”
Prof. Mike Shapiro during his course “The Aesthetic Turn and Beyond”

You are invited to our ROUNDTABLES!

Through its public events, the IPS Winter School wants to strengthen the dialogue between IR experts and other social scientists at a local, national and international level. Four roundtables will prompt discussion on key topics contemporary IR. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Week 1

Roundtable 2 – After Snowden: Security, Surveillance, Rights  
(30/06, 19h – 21h, RDC Auditorium)

Edward J. Snowden’s revelations about the secret US-NSA PRISM program have confirmed the large-scale mass surveillance of governments, companies, and citizens, including some of he United States’ closest allies in Europe and Latin America. In this roundtable, professors Didier Bigo, Monica Herz, Eslpeth Guild and R.B. J. Walker will debate the impact of these practices on national security, diplomacy, human rights, democracy, subjectivity, and obedience.

Week 2

Roundtable 3 – Acting Politics: Democracy, Inequality and Contestation
(07/07, 19h – 21h, B8 Auditorium, Frings Building, 8th floor)

In this roundtable, professors Kyle Grayson, Jef Huysmans, Vivienne Jabri and João P. Nogueira will discuss what does it mean to be political against our current background of growing global inequality and mounting frustration towards national citizenship as the sole mode of political action.

Roundtable 4 – IPS: the next 10 years
(10/07, 17h – 19h, B8 Auditorium, Frings Building, 8th floor)

In this closing roundtable, professors Kyle Grayson, Jef Huysmans, Vivienne Jabri, João P. Nogueira, Marta Fernández, Roberto Yamato e Isabel Rocha de Siqueira get together to discuss the future of IPS’s movement. What have we learned so far? Where do we head from here?

Don’t forget to download your PRE-ARRIVAL PACK!

We are already counting down the days to have you with us at the 2015 IPS Winter School. To make your trip easier, we have prepared a Pre-Arrival pack with a number of useful information to smooth out your stay in Rio (required documents to enter the country, accommodation options, transportation and so forth). You can download the pre-arrival pack here

Please, take the time to familiarize yourself with the information provided. If you have any other enquiries, please, get in touch with us at ipswinterschool@gmail.com. We will be glad to assist you!

Final day to apply to the IPS WINTER SCHOOL!

The IPS Winter School will offer an opportunity to engage in an intensive academic experience in the theory, methodology and current research in International Political Sociology. Activities include courses, workshops, public lectures, roundtables and informal discussions, in an environment that will facilitate scholarly exchanges and socialization among participants.

Candidates may choose to apply for:
• Option 1: first week only (29 June – 03 July 2015)
• Option 2: second week only (06 July – 10 July 2015)
• Option 3: both weeks

Click here for more information about how to apply, fees, guest speakers and planned activities.

Prospective participants should fill in the Application Form (download here) and email it, along with supporting documents, to ipswinterschool@gmail.com until May 29th.

For help with application and other enquiries, contact us on ipswinterschool@gmail.com.

Update on our professional mentorship sessions!

Professional mentorship sessions will provide students the opportunity to discuss with senior faculty various issues related to the academic profession. Participants will learn about the challenges involved in getting a permanent position, being part of academic networks and successfully moving on in the academic career. The purpose of these sections is to allow students to question Faculty members about these “more practical” topics involved in achieving a successful academic career.

It is our pleasure to announce that the professional mentorship sessions will be led by:

Week 1:

Elspeth Guild

Mike Shapiro

João P. Nogueira

Week 2:

Vivienne Jabri

Debbie Lisle

João P. Nogueira

Professional mentorship sessions will take place on both Thursday, from 13:30 to 15:00.

Apply now! Places are limited to 35 participants per week and will be assigned on a first-come, first served basis.

Deadline for application is 29 May 2015.

Click here for more information about how to apply, fees, guest speakers and planned activities.

For help with application and other enquiries, contact us on ipswinterschool@gmail.com.

Master Students are welcome to apply!

We are glad to announce that, due to a large demand, we have decided to welcome qualified Master students to enroll. If you are taking your Master’s degree and intend to pursue doctoral research on International Political Sociology, we are now happy to accept your application. So we can process all cases, the application deadline has been postponed to 29 May 2015.

The application process hasn’t changed. Prospective participants should fill in the Application Form {here} and email it, along with supporting documents, to ipswinterschool@gmail.com by the new deadline, 29 May 2015.

Applicants that fulfill the eligibility criteria will be contacted with payment information. For help with application and other enquiries, contact us on ipswinterschool@gmail.com