Militarization, Surveillance and Violence in Contemporary World Politics | Second Week roundtable

We are pleased to invite you to the our second public event of the fourth edition of the IPS Winter School.

Militarization, Surveillance and Violence in Contemporary World Politics

Militarization plays a central role in the normalization of violence in multiple social and political sites in international relations today. As the diffusion of surveillance disperses insecurities and intensifies exceptions and emergencies, the military ethos occupies an increasingly central place in everyday life and political imaginations. The roundtable discusses the implication of theses processes in the changing practices of counterinsurgency, government of mobility; urban policing; humanitarian operations and other instances of contemporary world politics.


Jef Huysmans, Queen Mary University of London
Claudia Aradau, King’s College London
Katharine Hall, Queen Mary University of London
Chair | Marta Fernandez , PUC-Rio


July 12, 2018 / 16:15 – 18:00 / @ B8 Auditorium

Second week of the 2015 IPS Winter School

The 2015 IPS Winter School was finished last Friday, July 10th.

Here are some pictures of the second week courses and debates!

Prof. Vivienne Jabri during her course “Theories of Violence”
Prof. Mike Shapiro during his course “The Politics of Temporalities”
Professors Kyle Grayson, Vivienne Jabri, João P. Nogueira, Jef Huysmans and Mike Shapiro during the “Acting Politics: Democracy, Inequality and Contestation” roundtable
Professors Marta Fernández and Roberto Yamato during their course “Desconstruction, Postcolonialism and Amerindian Perspectivsm”
Closing Session – IPS: The next 10 years
Professors Isabel de Siqueira, Roberto Yamato, Kyle Grayson, João P. Nogueira, Jef Huysmans and Marta Fernández

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