The 2018 IPS Winter School Program is conceived and structured as two independent but interrelated weeks of intensive learning activities on international political sociology.


General Courses

General Courses in Theory and Methodology consist of two hours classes every morning from Monday to Friday. (Monday-Friday). There is one general course offered each week.

Thematic Courses

Thematic courses take place three days a week (Monday-Wednesday), in two different periods of the afternoon (90 minutes sessions).

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Writing and Publishing Tutorials

The writing and publishing tutorials will provide students the opportunity to discuss with Guest Professors: (i) the different styles, politics, strategies and difficulties related to academic writing; and (ii) the different aspects related to publishing academic articles, PhD dissertations and books.

Research Workshops

The research workshops will provide interested (and, depending on the number of applicants, selected) students the opportunity to present and discuss their work in progress (e.g., MPhil project, PhD proposal, or drafting article) with the Guest Professors and other students of the IPS Winter School community, thus benefiting from different constructive commentaries, questions, and feedbacks. This activity will take place in the last day of each week (Friday), in the afternoon.

Roundtables and Public Events

There will be one public event per week, organized as a roundtable on a relevant theme of world politics and international political sociology. Public events will take place on Thursdays, in the afternoon, between 16h15 and 18h00.