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

Meet the editors! Learn about article submissions with PUBLISHING TUTORIALS

Publishing tutorials are an important part of the IPS Winter School skills training calendar. They will offer participants an opportunity to meet editors and members of editorial boards of leading IR journals, to discuss the work of publishing academic articles, PhD theses and books. Sessions will give participants a glimpse of the nuts and bolts of the editorial and peer review work. They will also be a great opportunity to ask questions about submissions and other topics of general interest to doctoral candidates and early-career scholars.

It is our pleasure to announce that our Publishing Tutorials will be led by:

Week 1:

Didier Bigo / Editor / Cultures et Conflits (tbc)

RBJ Walker / Editor / Alternatives

João P. Nogueira / Editor / International Political Sociology

Week 2:

Jef Huysmans / Editor / International Political Sociology

Carolina Moulin / Editor / Contexto Internacional (via skype)

Roberto V. Yamato / Co-Editor / Contexto Internacional

João P. Nogueira / Editor / International Political Sociology

Publishing Tutorials will take place on both Fridays, 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 18 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.

More information on our Writing Seminars!

Offering doctoral students and early career researchers an opportunity to develop their transferable skills is a key concern of the IPS Winter School. As part of the sessions devoted to skills training, our Writing Seminars will allow students to debate with faculty members the many styles, strategies and challenges involved in academic writing.

It is our pleasure to announce that professors Jimmy Casas Klausen (Week 1) and Mike Shapiro (Week 2) will be leading the sessions on the politics and aesthetics of academic writing.

Writing seminars will take place on both Thursdays, from 15:15 to 16:45.

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 18 May 2015.

Click here for more information about application, fees, guest speakers and planned activities.

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

Update on Optional Courses!

Along with our general courses on theory and methodology, the 2015 IPS Winter School OPTIONAL COURSES will familiarize participants with the field’s most innovative research, pressing issues and debates. Optional courses are small seminars taught by renowned Brazilian and international scholars that share an interest in the study of the international political sociology.

We are proud to announce that the list of courses includes:

Optional Courses will take place each week, from Monday to Wednesday, in three different periods in the afternoon. Students will choose among the optional courses available for each time slot and will be able to attend up to three optional courses per week.

Please, click here for more information about application, fees, guest speakers and planned activities. For help with application and other enquiries, contact us on ipswinterschool@gmail.com.

More information on general courses!

Initial details of the 2015 IPS Winter School GENERAL COURSES are now available.One general course will be offered each week, between 10:00 and 12:00am, from Monday to Friday. Both courses are compulsory for students.

First Week: June 29 – July 03 2015

RBJ Walker, Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria, Canada, and in the International Relations Institute, IRI, PUC-RIO, will share his thinking on the relation between “Critical Theories and International Political Sociology”.

Click here for Walker’s profile.

Second Week: July 06 – July 10 2015

Jef Huysmans, Chair in Security Studies in the Department of Politics and International Studies of The Open University and director at the Centre for Citizenship Identities and Governance will consider how “Critical Methodologies and International Political Sociology” can benefit from each other.

Click here for Huysmans’s profile.

Please, click here for more information about application, fees, guest speakers and planned activities. For help with application and other enquiries, contact us on ipswinterschool@gmail.com.