Last week of classes in the second edition of the Winter School

By the end of the week, the second edition of the International Political Sociology (IPS) Winter School will come to its end. These days were marked by marvelous discussions and lectures that certainly not only made us think critically about the International Relations area of study and reach satisfactory conclusions but also allowed us to get along with each other and create a dynamic and joyful academic environment. Below, you will find a few moments from our productive meetings.

It has been a pleasure to have you all here with us and we hope to see you next year!

1st week Roundtable: The limits of critique: resistance and contestation in world politics today
2nd week Roundtable: Fracturing IR: Re-reading the lineages of IPS
1st week Writing and Publishing Tutorial
2nd week Writing and Publishing Tutorial

2016 IPS Winter School

The 2016 IPS Winter School was opened yesterday with the beginning of the courses and the welcome words from professors João P. NogueiraMarta Fernández and R. B. J. Walker. We remind you that our first public event – Roundtable “The limits of critique: resistance and contestation in world politics today” –  will be held on June 30th, from 4:15 p.m. to 6:00p.m., at B6 Auditorium (PUC-Rio – Frings Building, 6th floor).

You are invited to our second week Roundtables!

The second week of the the 2015 IPS Winter School is soon beginning and you are invited to our roundtables! The attendance is free and open to the public.

Roundtable – “Acting Politics: Democracy, Inequality and Contestation”
July 07, 19:00 – 21:00, B8 Auditorium, Frings Building, 8th floor – PUC-Rio

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

Closing Session – “IPS: the next 10 years”
July 10, 17:00 – 18:30, B8 Auditorium, Frings Building, 8th floor – PUC-Rio

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

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?