The 2018 Winter School

The IPS Winter School will offer post-graduate students and early-career scholars an opportunity to engage in an intensive academic experience in the theory, methodology and current research in International Political Sociology.

Activities include courses, tutorials, workshops, roundtables and informal discussions, in an environment that will facilitate scholarly exchanges and socialization among participants. The IPS Winter School will contemplate all aspects of the academic profession, from substantive debates on contemporary IR subjects to training in transferable skills. The Winter School will offer the following activities:

• General Courses in theory and methodology
• Thematic Courses on contemporary IR subjects
• Writing and Publishing Tutorials
• Research Workshops
• Roundtables and Public Events

Confirmed Guest Faculty

Rob Walker (University of Victoria)
Michael Shapiro (University of Hawaii)
Angharad Closs Stephens (Swansea University)
Jef Huysmans (Queen Mary University)
Claudia Aradau (King’s College London)
Katherine Hall (Queen Mary University)


The 2018 edition of the IPS Winter School will take place between Monday, July 2, and Friday, July 13, 2018. The two weeks of activities are independent but interrelated. Students may take part in the first week only (July 2 – July 6, 2018), in the second week only (July 09 – July 13, 2018), or in both weeks.


The IPS Winter School takes place at the headquarters of the International Relations Institute (IRI), in the campus of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). The University is located in Gávea, a neighborhood located in the south zone of Rio de Janeiro. It is right at the edge of the Tijuca Forest (a national forest), with a river extending from the forest through the entrance of PUC-Rio. Tree-covered mountains make up the north view of the campus. A large number of city bus lines have stops at the entrance of the University. It is close to Leblon, Ipanema, Jardim Botânico and Lagoa, which are some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Rio. View in Google Maps.


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