news archive: 2017-2018

Call for Papers: EUTIP (MSCA-ITN) Conference on “Global Politics and EU Free Trade Policy”

Brussels, BE – Dec 10-11, 2018

The Horizon 2020 Project EUTIP on EU Trade and Investment Policy is organizing an interdisciplinary conference on Global Politics and EU Free Trade Policy. The conference will take place in Brussels at the premises of the University of Birmingham from 10th December 2018, 1 pm until 11th December 2018.  The EUTIP Project strives for an exploration and evaluation of current EU trade politics in view of current challenges to the global economic order. EU trade policy is an important factor determining the EU ́s role on the global scene. There is therefore the need to consider pressing international challenges and to factor them into the determination and evaluation of EU trade policy. Interested scholars are welcome to submit an abstract (300-500 words) for a presentation within one of the three themes.

Deadline for sending in Abstracts: 6th of October 2018
For more details: here

ULB (BE): Public Conferences

[24-05-2018] GEM-STONES was honored to be one of the co-organisers for “Rencontres internationales de l’Académie royale de Belgique”, two conferences that allowed participants to build their own representation of the complexity of relations between states, regions and cultures of the globalized world.


Visions of global governance: an Innovative Chinese approach with Prof. QIN Yaqing (President of the China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU), Beijing, China Associate Member of the Royal Academy of Belgium).

USA and global governance: a critical vision with Prof. G. John IKENBERRY (Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, USA)

4th & 6th June 2018 // Palais des Académies

Call for Papers: “Economic Regulations in a Digital World” – DL 10 June 2018

[15-05-2018] GEM-STONES PhD fellows Kevin Kalomeni (LUISS Guido Carli & Université Laval) and Guillaume Beaumier (University of Warwick & Université Laval) will organise a GEM-STONES-supported workshop on "Economic Regulations in a Digital World" in Toronto (CA) on 26th March 2019.

The workshop will take place one day before the next ISA annual convention in Toronto, with a maximum 20 participants invited to present a paper addressing how global actors can spur innovations while also maintaining a stable and fair global economic system. The organisers have launched a public Call for Proposals that will run until 10th June 2018. More information available here or via email to

CBS (DK): PhD in Professional and Corporate Networks

[04-05-2018]   Copenhagen Business School, Department of Organization invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship within the field of organization studies in professional and corporate networks. The PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The PhD student will be enrolled at the PhD School in Organisation and Management Studies    

Application deadline: May 20th 2018 // Eligibility criteria & more information here

LMU Munich (DE): Full Professorship of Comparative Political Science

[30-04-2018]  The Faculty of Social Sciences of the LMU Munich (Germany) invites applications for a full professorship of Comparative Political Science. Candidates covering one or more of the following areas in teaching and research are particularly encouraged to apply: Comparative Political Behavior, Comparative Political Economy, Comparative Government, Comparative Political Institutions, Comparative Politics, or Comparative Public Policy.

Application deadline: May 18th  2018 // Eligibility criteria & more information here

Université Laval (CA): One-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship 

[25-04-2018]  The Institute for Advanced International Studies from Université Laval offers a one-year full-time postdoctoral fellowship. The selected postdoctoral fellow will be supervised by Professor Jean-Frédéric Morin, Canada Research Chair in International Political Economy, and will be invited to carry out a research project on The Proliferation of International Institutions. The training period will last one year full-time, with extension possible.

Application deadline: June 1st 2018 // Eligibility criteria & more information here (PDF).

Apr 20th 2018 (BE) – Research Seminar by Ms. Martina Paone

GEM Phd School candidate Ms. Martina Paone (University of Warwick & ULB-REPI) presented her research at the Université libre de Bruxelles.


Fri 20th April 2018, 10:00-12:00 // Institut d’Études Européennes, Kant Room

CBS (DK): Associate Professorship in International Political Economy

[04-04-2018]  Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant Associate Professorship in International Political Economy at the Department of Business and Politics (DBP).  The Associate Professorship is a permanent position with research and teaching obligations. To fulfill the research requirements of the position, the applicant chosen is expected to be physically present on a regular basis and actively participate in the teaching and research activities of the Department.  Application deadline: 15th April 2018

CBS (DK): Associate Professorship in Business and Politics

[04-04-2018]  Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant Associate Professorship in Business and Politics, with a focus on quantitative methods at the Department of Business and Politics (DBP).  The Associate Professorship is a permanent position with research and teaching obligations. To fulfill the research requirements of the position, the applicant chosen is expected to be physically present on a regular basis and actively participate in the teaching and research activities of the Department.  Application deadline: 15th April 2018

LUISS (IT): PhD Call for Applications

[26-03-2018] Applications are still open to join the 3-year Doctoral Program in ‘Politics: History, Theory Science’, in the Departmentt of Political Science of the LUISS Guido Carli di Roma in Italy. The common aim of the doctoral program is to train young scholars equipped with up-to-date, rigorous and in-depth knowledge of the challenges faceb by contemporary politics, including in their historical dimension. There are seven places on offer, six of them with a scholarship. Application deadline: 13th April 2018, 4pm. 

Waseda University:  New English language open-access academic journal

[21-03-2018] Waseda ORIS (Organization for Regional and Inter-regional Studies) has launched a new English language open-access academic journal, Journal of Inter-Regional Studies: Regional and Global Perspectives (JIRS). With GEM Alumni, Hikaru Yoshizawa as its Managing Editor, the journal aims to promote the study of regions (e.g. Asia, North and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East), inter-regional relations, and global governance.

Full Volume 1 (March 2018) is now available online, and submissions are welcome!

More information here.

Graduate Institute Geneva (CH): Postdoctoral Researcher – IR/International Law

[19-03-2018]  The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva invites applications for a position as a Postdoctoral Researcher for Prof. Stephanie Hofmann’s Swiss National Science Foundation’s funded project "To save and to defend: global normative ambiguity and regional order". The project focuses on the variegated relationships of the UN with regional security organizations. It seeks to uncover a lens through which we can study and understand the extent to which a so-called global consensus exists. The contract period is two years, with possibility of extension for one additional year.

Application deadline: May 20th 2018 // Eligibility criteria & more information here.

CBS (DK): PhD scholarship within the topic of Inequality

[16-03-2018]  Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship focusing on research within the topic of Inequality. The PhD scholarship is affiliated with CBS’ newly established Inequality Platform and will be based at the Department of Business and Politics. The PhD student will be enrolled at PhD School in PhD School in Organisation and Management Studies. To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in the social sciences is necessary. The applicant must have successfully completed the Masters degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicants must be fluent in English. 

Application deadline: June 8th  2018. Eligibility criteria & how to apply here.

ULB (BE): One-year Postdoc fellowship for researchers at risk

[16-03-2018]  The Université libre de Bruxelles has created a Solidarity Fund in order to provide support for researchers who no longer have the freedom to pursue their research in their home country, where they are threatened due to the content of their scientific work or to the opinions they have freely expressed. Four fellowships will be awarded this year. The recipients will carry out research in a ULB research centre, supervised by a member of the University’s academic staff. They may, if they so wish, take part in teaching activities or any other scientific activities organised on campus. Application deadline: 25th April 2018.

GIGA & UHH (DE): Joint appointment for Director & Professorship

[12-03-2018]  The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies and Universität Hamburg have agreed on a joint appointment for the position of Director of the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) in conjunction with a Professorship for Society and Politics in Latin America in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences commencing as soon as possible. Application deadline: 5th April 2018.

GEM & GEM-STONES participants at ISA 2018 Conference (USA)

[12-03-2018] GEM and GEM-STONES communities’ members continue their tour of the academic world, with a notable 20 PhD fellows, alumni and supervisors participating at the 59th annual convention of the International Studies Association. This event will take place in San Francisco, USA on 4th – 7th April 2018, on “Power of Rules and Rules of Power”.

List of activities including GEM & GEM-STONES participants (PDF)

Full conference program (link). 

GEM & GEM-STONES representation at CES 2018 Conference (USA)

[09-03-2018] We are proud to announce a significant participation by members of the GEM and GEM-STONES academic communities at this year’s edition of the International Conference of Europeanists, organised by the Council for European Studies. The conference will take place in Chicago, USA on 28th – 30th March 2018, with a focus on “Europe and the World: Mobilities, Values and Citizenship”.  Our members are scheduled to participate in eight panels, taking on the roles of chairs, discussants or paper-givers.

Listing of panels including GEM & GEM-STONES participants (PDF)

Full conference program (link). 

ULB (BE): Academic member of staff in political science and international relations

[08-03-2018]  The Université libre de Bruxelles (BE) is recruiting a full-time academic member of staff in political science and international relations. His/her areas of expertise should cover security studies, conflicts and post-conflicts, EU External Action. Expertise on security and conflicts in Africa would be an asset.

Application deadline: 23rd April 2018 // Start date: 1st October 2018. Eligibility criteria & how to apply here.

UHH (DE) – Seminar: Implementing CETA

[12-02-2018] GEM-STONES PhD Fellow Ms. Laurence Marquis gave her first public presentation on ‘Implementing CETA – Impending Doom for the EU’s Investment Policy?’ as part of the proceedings of the GEM-STONES annual conference in Hamburg.

By Ms. Laurence Marquis (LUISS Guido Carli & Université Laval)

Monday 19th Feb 2018, 12:00-13:00 //Universität Hamburg – VMP8 - Room 206 (2nd Floor)

UHH (DE) – Keynote: Global Consequences of Brexit

[09-02-2018] GEM-STONES International Advisory Board member Dr. Hartmut Mayer (University of Oxford) gave a public keynote on ‘Brexit: Global Consequences for the EU, the UK and Europe's Wider Role in an Unstable World’ at the joint annual conference of GEM-STONES and GEM PhD School.

By Dr. Hartmut Mayer (University of Oxford)

Monday 19th Feb 2018, 18:00-19:30

Universität Hamburg – ESA-OST Room 221 (2nd floor)

ULB (BE): Seminar - Working with Research Assistants in the Field

[07-02-2018] Sometimes PhD data gathering can prove overwhelming or downright impossible for one person to do on limited time and budget. This was the case in the experience of Dr. Catherine Lourdes Dy while conducting archival work on bills passed between 1987 and 2012 in the Philippine Senate and House of Representatives, where there are no digital records as of present. The question arose whether to severely limit the dissertation scope or to engage out-side assistance, and the decision was made that an RA was necessary.

This presentation gives an overview of how a Research Assistant may be of help in the context of data gath-ering in a developing country context: finding, hiring, supervision from afar, limitations and challenges, ben-efits, and the ethical considerations.

Tue 13th Feb 2018, 13:00 – 15:00  //ULB Campus Solbosch - Salle de réception

GIGA (DE): Postdoctoral Research Fellow & Research Fellow

[18-01-2018] The GIGA German Institute of Global and Areas Studies (DE) seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, a Research Fellow to work on regional legitimacy crises, and a Research Fellow to work on the normative foundations of regional organisations within the Leibniz Association-funded Junior Research Group “Sources and Consequences of Legitimation Strategies of Regional Organisations” headed by Prof. Dr. Tobias Lenz. Screening of applications will begin on 1 March 2018.

Call for Papers: Conference of Africa-Europe Relationships, IT

[08-01-2018] This conference on “Africa-Europe Relations: A Multi-stakeholder Perspective” will be organised at the LUISS Guido Carli in Rome on 14th -15th June 2018. The conference will examine the plurality of socio-economic and political interactions underpinning the relationship between Africa and Europe. In particular, it aims to identify and discuss patterns of cooperation and recurrent obstacles in the African-European multi-stakeholder dynamics. Particular (but not exclusive) attention will be put on the following dimensions: Culture and art; Finance; Migration; Security; Technological innovation; Trade; Youth.

The conference aims to have a balanced participation of both African and European attendants, as well as from other continents. Participants will include scholars, analysts, as well as research practitioners and research activists. Potential participants need to submit an abstract by February 28th. Selected participants will be informed by March 15th.

Call for Papers: UACES Annual Conference 2018, UK

[12-12-2017] The Annual Conference of the academic association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES)  in contemporary European Studies offers an important interdisciplinary forum for researchers in Political Science, Economics, Law, Geography, History, International Relations, Public Policy and Sociology. The next annual conference will be organised on 2th-5th September 2018 in Bath, UK, and the orgnanisers welcome panel and paper proposals worldwide from established academics, practitioners, early-career researchers and well-prepared doctoral students.

Early-career researchers are eligible to receive travel support from UACES to attend the conference. Deadline for submissions is 19th January 2018.

Last Call: MINERVA EU-Japan Fellowship

[11-12-2017] The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation proposes a 6 month in-house fellowship scheme in Japan, designed to support its research and policy analysis of EU-Japan economic and industrial issues. The Research Fellow will undertake research work on a selected priority topic of the Centre, which should result in a consistent policy report (70-100 pages), to be owned by the Centre. Apart from research on a pre-determined topic, the Research Fellow will be expected to support the daily analytical activities of the Centre, including media monitoring, policy briefings, seminar reports, etc.

Candidates must be citizens of an EU Member-State or a COSME Third Country (*) or Japan. They must be professionals (trade and economic analysts, academics, scientists, civil servants) with a proven interest in EU-Japan cooperation from multiple perspectives (trade/market access, industrial policy issues, R&D, etc...).

ULB (BE): Ceremony in honor of Prof. Mario Telò

[08-12-2017] Professor Mario Telò will give his last lecture to students at the ULB on Monday 18th Dec. For this occasion, and to celebrate the career of Prof. Telò at the ULB, the Institute for European Studies, the Department of Political Science and the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences will organise a ceremony at the university, followed by a reception at the IEE.


Mario Telò (Emeritus President of the Institut d’Etudes Européennes of the ULB (IEE-ULB), Professor of EU Studies and International Relations at the ULB and at the LUISS Guido Carli, Member of the Royal Academy of Science, Belgium, President of the H2020 MSCA GEM-STONES European Joint Doctorate’s Supervisory Board)

Andrew Gamble (Emeritus Professor and former Director of POLIS, Cambridge); Leonardo Morlino (Vice-rector LUISS, former President of IPSA); Paul Magnette (Professor at the ULB, former Minister-President of Wallonia and current major of Charleroi); Maria J. Rodrigues (MEP, Vice-President of the S&D at the European Parliament and President of FEPS)

18th Dec 2017, 12pm // R42.4.502-ULB

Call for Panels & Papers: ECPR General Conference 2018, DE

[07-12-2017] Universität Hamburg will host Europe's largest annual gathering of political scientists. Organised on 22nd-25th August 2018, the General Conference of European Consortium for Political Research will include nearly 500 panels taking place across 68 sections. The deadline to submit complete panels (with papers) and individual paper proposals is 15th February 2018 (midnight GMT).

Call for Applications: GIGA Doctoral Programme, DE

[05-12-2017] The GIGA Doctoral Programme is a three-year structured program for junior academics, in which they can pursue their research and professional development, particularly in the field of comparative area studies (CAS). GIGA is currently inviting applications from prospective doctoral students (Ref.-No. GIGA-18-01) to join the programme on 1st October 2018. Applications need to be sent in by 1st Feb 2018.

More about GIGA Doctoral Programme here.

New Publication: The Routledge Handbook of Justice and Home Affairs Research

[01-12-2017] With contributions from several members of the GEM & GEM-STONES community, this book comprehensively investigates the field of Justice and Home Affairs from the perspective of the three dimensions central to European integration: the sectoral (policies), the horizontal (states, regions) and the vertical (institutions, decision-making) dimensions. It also discusses the most important theoretical approaches used in this research area and provides the reader with a state of the art picture of the field.

The book’s contributors include: Prof. Anne Weyembergh (GEM-STONES Principal Investigator, ULB); Prof. Ramona Coman (GEM-STONES Supervisor, ULB); Prof. Julien Jeandesboz (GEM-STONES Supervisor, ULB); Dr. Chloé Brière (GEM PhD School Alumni). More information here.

ULB (BE): Public PhD Defence – Coraline Goron (ULB & Warwick)

[01-12-2017] GEM PhD School Fellow Coraline Goron will defend her doctoral thesis on ’Climate Revolution or Long March? The Politics of Low-Carbon Transformation in China (1992-2015). The Power Sector as Case Study’ (ULB & University of Warwick).

Friday 15th Dec 2017, 14:00-16:00 // Kant Room, IEE-ULB, 39 Av. Franklin Roosevelt, Brussels

ULB (BE): Book Launch – EU-China Relationship

"Deepening the EU-China Partnership. Bridging Institutional and Ideational Differences in an Unstable World". Edited by M. Telò, C. Ding, X. Zhang

[22-11-2017] This book - published as part of the ongoing GEM Series with Routledge - addresses the convergences and the differences (ideational, political, institutional and interests-related) between China and the EU by a collective interaction between Chinese and European scholars. Among other things the book assesses sectoral bilateral dialogue and focuses on the interplay between internal complexity and external policies, discusses ideational divergences in international law and rule of law and in many relevant policy fields. Furthermore, it compares sustainable growth policies; explores trade and investment controversies and negotiations, human rights dialogue; and addresses environment and climate change policies.

Speakers: Prof. Mario Telò - Editor (ULB-IEE & LUISS Guido Carli di Roma); Prof. Shaun Breslin (University of Warwick); Mr. Christophe Manet (European External Action Service, China Desk); Dr. Chenchen Zhang (Visiting Researcher ULB-IEE)

Chair: Prof. Thierry Kellner (ULB-REPI/EASt)

Wed 13th December 2017 // Kant Room, IEE-ULB, Av. Franklin Roosevelt 39, Brussels

Seminar Report: EU and the North Korea [by T. Novotna]

[07-11-2017] Dr. Tereza Novotna, a former FNRS fellow at REPI (IEE-ULB), has prepared a short report on the research panel on “North Korea and the Escalation of a Global Crisis: Any Role for the EU?”, organised at the Institute of European Studies of the ULB on 10th October 2017. Dr. Novotna works currently as a Senior Associate Research Fellow at EUROPEUM, and is a Korea Foundation Fellow at Center for EU Studies at Seoul National University

Access full text here.

ULB (BE): Conférence débat sur l’Iran, les États-Unis & l’UE

[27-10-2017] A conference was organised at the IEE on the topic “Le ‘Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action’: Entre risques et opportunités. Perspectives pour l’avenir des relations de la République Islamique d’Iran avec les États-Unis et l’Union Européenne” by Dr. Majid Golpour (Associated researcher ULB-CIERL). 

30th Nov 2017, 18:00-19:30 // Geremek Room, IEE-ULB, 39 Av. Franklin Roosevelt, Brussels

ULB (BE): Research Panels & Book Launch

[30-10-2017] The Philippines have been capturing social and scientific attention at the global scale not only due to its demographic dynamics but also because of its international migration and its position as one of the leading countries in the world in terms of gender equality. With the aim to participate in and advance the ongoing social debates about this country, this forum will offer a platform for discussions around gender-related issues within the domestic sphere and beyond. It will focus on the following themes: reproductive rights, gender equality, women’s migration, and the family.


PANEL 1: «Challenges in the Public Sphere - Laws, Policies, and Discourses»

PANEL 2: «Challenges in the Private Sphere - Marriage, Migration, and Work»

BOOK LAUNCH: «International Marriages and Marital Citizenship: Southeast Asian Women on the Move»

Tue 21st Nov 2017, 13:00-18:00 // IEE-ULB, Av. Franklin Roosevelt 39, Brussels


Call for Proposals: Workshop & Edited Volume

[26-10-2017] Scholars and researchers are invited to respond to our Call for Proposals on the topic ‘Unraveling Ties? The Unintended Consequences of Interregionalism’.

Member institutions of GEM-STONES, an MSCA-funded European Joint Doctorate have launched a Call for Proposals looking for contributions that will investigate a particular area or policy in interregional relations, and inductively look at the unintended consequences of these relations. Selected applicants will be invited to join both a closed workshop hosted by the University of Hamburg, and to contribute to the subsequent edited volume. Full Call here (closed)

ULB (BE): Call for Proposals 

[26-10-2017] The 5th Conference of the Chinese in Africa/Africans in China Research Network, on “China-Africa” in Global Comparative Perspective is scheduled to take place between the 26th-29th June 2018 at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Belgium with the support of the Research Centre on East Asia (EASt) and the Laboratoire d’Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporains (LAMC). Various other Belgian, South African, Chinese and American institutions are also co-sponsors of the events.

The organisers are inviting both: (1) Individual paper or panel proposals, and (2) Videos, pictures and sound clips for the exhibition “Multi-media Notes from the Field”. The Call for Proposals runs till October 30th 2017.

GIGA (DE): Director of GIGA Institute of African Affairs (DL 20th Nov 2017)

[24-10-2017] GEM-STONES Member GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies is seeking to fill the position of Director of the GIGA Institute of African Affairs. This position is to be combined at the earliest possible date with a permanent University Professorship at Freie Universität Berlin. The successful applicant will cover the area of “Governance in Africa” in research and teaching in connection to the position as Director of the GIGA Institute of African Affairs. As IAA Director, the successful candidate is required to be based in Hamburg. The directorship (renewable 5- year terms) comes with a permanent researcher position at the GIGA. An appointment for a permanent professorship at Freie Universität Berlin is also planned. The appointee is thus expected to teach classes and collaborate with the Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science of Freie Universität Berlin. The teaching load will be reduced to one 2-hour course per semester.

Waseda University: Call for Papers 

[18-10-2017] GEM-STONES member Waseda University will organise an international conference on “West-European Politics in 2017” on 11th January 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. The objective is to gather political scientists from Japan and Western Europe to share their views and analyses of current political year in Western Europe. Interested participants are invited to send in their communication proposals, which can include empirical and comparative papers as well as papers based on case studies that reflect upon relevant political and electoral events that occurred in 2017. The Call for Papers run till November 15th 2017.

IAI/New-Med Research Network: Youth Call for Papers

[13-10-2017] The New-Med Research Network - of which GEM-STONES member Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) is a founding member - accepts applications from young professionals from the Middle East and North Africa region interested in submitting and presenting papers on Realising Youth Potential in the Mediterranean: Unlocking Opportunities, Overcoming Challenges. The Call for Papers runs till November 30th 2017. More Information about New-Med here.

ULB (BE): Book Presentation on European Neighborhood Policy

[12-10-2017] Chaired by Prof. Aude Merlin (ULB-CEVIPOL), a special session has been organised to discuss the book ‘Assessing European Neighbourhood Policy: Perspectives from the Literature’ (co-publication by CEPS & Rowman and Littlefield International, March 2017). After the presentation, we invite you to join us for a small reception with wines from Ukraine.

Speakers: Hrant Kostanyan – Editor (Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels); Artem Remizov - Contributor (GEM PhD Fellow, LUISS & ULB, CEVIPOL); Johann Wolfschwenger (GEM-STONES PhD Fellow, UNIGE & ULB, REPI)

Thu 16th Nov 2017, 16:00-18:00 followed by drinks // Kant Room, IEE-ULB, Av. Franklin Roosevelt 39, Brussels

ULB (BE): Research Seminar by Mr. S. Wang

[11-10-2017] Mr. Shichen Wang (GEM PhD School Fellow, UNIGE & ULB) presented his research on “Comparative Study between China and the EU’s Foreign Policy Decision-Making”

Mon 6th Nov 2017, 10:00-12:00 // Kant Room, IEE-ULB, Av. Franklin Roosevelt 39, Brussels

ULB (BE): Research Seminar by Mr. J. Wolfschwenger

[05-10-2017] Mr. Johann Wolfschwenger (GEM-STONES PhD Candidate, UNIGE & ULB) presented his research on: “Rethinking Mechanisms of EU External Governance in the EU-Russia Contested Neighbourhood”.

Fri 20th Oct 2017, 10:00-12:00 // Kant Room, IEE-ULB, Av. Franklin Roosevelt 39, Brussels

ULB (BE): Research Seminar by Ms. Yin Yin Lu

[04-10-2017] Ms. Yin Yin Lu from the Oxford Internet Institute in UK presented her research on the role of Twitter during the Brexit campaign: “#VoteLeave or #StrongerIn: Resonance and Rhetoric in the EU Referendum”.


Wed 11th Oct 2017, 14:00-16:00 // Kant Room, IEE-ULB, Av. Franklin Roosevelt 39, Brussels

ULB (BE): Research Panel on North Korea

[03-10-2017] “North Korea and the Escalation of a Global Crisis: Any Role for the EU?”

The panel was chaired by Prof. Mario Telò (ULB & LUISS), and speakers included: Mr. Willy Fautre (Director, Human Rights Without Frontiers); Dr. Zsuzsa Anna Ferenczy (EPP, European Parliament & Human Rights Without Frontiers); Mr. Glyn Ford (Founder, Executive Director, POLINT); Dr. Tereza Novotna (FNRS Post-Doctoral Researcher, ULB-REPI & Sr. Associate Research Fellow, EUROPEUM).

The panel was followed by a drinks reception to mark both the start of the new year, and to give our farewells to our colleague Dr. Tereza Novotna whose stay in Brussels comes to an end as she is set to move to Seoul to continue her work at the Seoul National University.

ULB (BE): Public Conferences by EASt in October 2017

[02-10-2017] EASt, a research unit dedicated to the study of East Asia at the Université libre de Bruxelles, will organise a series of conferences in October. The events are open to public, with no need for registration. For more information, please send a message to:

“Buddhism and Public Space” By Prof. Park (American University, Washington)

Wed 11th Oct 2017, 18:15-19:15 //CIERL Library, ULB, Av. Franklin Roosevelt 17, Brussels

“From Cyber-Democracy to Cyber-Nationalism in Japan” With presentations by Prof. Mitsuhiro (Waseda University, Japan) and Prof. Fukuoka (St-Joseph’s University, USA)

Thu 12th Oct 2017, 17:30-18:30 // Spaak Room, IEE-ULB, Av. Franklin Roosevelt 39, Brussels

“Challenges and Opportunities Presented by Big Digital Data” By Yin Yin Lu (Oxford Internet Institute, UK)

Fri 13th Oct 2017, 9:00-10:15 // Kant Room, IEE-ULB, Av. Franklin Roosevelt 39, Brussels

New Publication in the GEM Book Series: EU-Japan Relations

[02-10-2017] Fresh off the press the latest publication in the GEM Routledge series on "Globalisation, Europe and Multilateralism": an edited volume on EU-Japan relations focusing on Security, Law and mutual Policy learning. A most timely publication considering the EU and Japan edge ever closer to a comprehensive trade and political partnership deal, East Asian security and geopolitics are in flux, and Prime Minister Abe has just secured a resounding electoral victory.

Abstract & list of contributors here (Routledge)

Flyer for 20% discount (PDF)

University of Warwick (UK): WIRL-COFUND Fellowships

[20-09-2017] The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) at the University of Warwick has announced that up to eight fellowships will be available in 2018 as part of the Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Leadership programme (WIRL-COFUND). The fellowships will provide the opportunity for outstanding experienced researchers from around the world to spend two years at Warwick, developing their independent research and undertaking training which will help them develop into the next generation of research leaders. Applications close 30th Nov 2017, and the fellowships will start in Sep 2018.

College of Europe (BE): Academic positions

[20-09-2017] Director fo Studies, Department of European Economic Studies (50%)

The Department of European Academic Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges, is looking for applications for the position of Director of Studies (50%) with a starting date of August 2018. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Economics and have a very good command of both English and French. Application deadline: 16th Oct 2017.

Full vacancy description here.

Academic Coordinator, European General Studies (25%)

The College of Europe is seeking applications for the position of a part-time Academic Coordinator (25%) of the European General Studies courses with a starting date of 15 August 2018. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Economics, Law, Political Science, International Relations, Social Sciences or History and have a very good command of both English and French. Application deadline: 6th Nov 2017

Full vacancy description here.

Université de Genève (CH): Call for Papers RUN 2018

[18-09-2017] A two-day workshop at the University of Geneva on ‘Researching the United Nations and Other International Organizations’ will provide a venue to discuss the relevance and the concrete application of different methods to study international organizations. It will also comprise two public roundtables with confirmed guest speakers. The academic event will take place between 18th and 20th June 2018.

More Information here

Université libre de Bruxelles (BE): Call for Papers #EUIA18

[17-09-2017] GEM-STONES partner institution, IEE-ULB is proud to once again be one of the organizing institutions of the upcoming conference on "The EU in International Affairs". The sixth edition of this event will take place in Brussels from 16th to 18th May 2018, with a focus on the theme ‘Protecting and Projecting Europe’. The Call for Applications runs till October 23rd 2017.

More Information here

In Memory of Barbara Delcourt

[11-09-2017] The GEM and GEM-STONES international PhD school and research community  as well as the Institut d’Études Européennes are extremely saddened by the announcement of Prof. Barbara Delcourt (ULB) passing away on September 9th 2017. We express our sincere condolences to her husband Prof. Olivier Corten and to her two sons, Martin and Hugo.

For more than 8 years, GEM and GEM STONES greatly benefited from Barbara’s important and stimulating contribution be it by way of theses supervision, conferences or workshops.

Barbara’s career started at her university, the ULB, thirty years ago. Her brilliant thesis, on the post-Yugoslavian wars, was published by the Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles. She immediately started an exceptional career as assistant, rapidly followed by her nomination as full professor before becoming Director of the REPI and president of the Political science department of the ULB.

Barbara published a dozen of important books and many scientific articles both in French and English. Her main centres of interest in the context of her teachings and research at ULB were:  UN crisis- management and international administration, European external relations and foreign policy, European governance and state sovereignty, as well as theories of security.

We would like to stress the innovative and passionate nature, as well as the high quality, of her contribution to the discipline of International relations. The GEM Community in particular remembers her strong commitment and stimulating intervention as an internationally proactive colleague. This was above all illustrated by her engagement in the supervision of the theses of many PhD students.

Thank you very much, Barbara!

Waseda University (JP): Call for Papers AY 2017

[08-09-2017] Organization for Regional and Inter-regional Studies at Waseda University will publish a new English language open-access academic journal, Journal of Inter-Regional Studies: Regional and Global Perspectives (JIRS). The journal aims to promote the study of regions (e.g. Asia, North and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East), inter-regional relations, and global governance. In addition to a number of solicited papers, original peer-reviewed research articles, research notes and book reviews will also be published.

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Mon 11th Sep 2017: Doctoral Workshop – Brussels, BE

[05-09-2017] Doctoral Workshop dedicated to discussing "PhD Projects in European Studies" (FR/ENG), including a conference with Antoine Vauchez (Research Professor at CNRS, Université Paris 1-Sorbonne), and a presentation by GEM-STONES fellow Nicholas Haagensen.

14:00-19:00 CET // Institut d'Études Européennes-ULB

Wed 6th Sep 2017: PRIMO Conference – Brussels, BE

[31-08-2017] Marie Curie Initial Training Network PRIMO (Power and Region in a Multipolar Order), managed by GEM-STONES Consortium member Universität Hamburg, held its final conference ‘BRICS AND THE CRISIS OF LIBERAL ORDER’ in Brussels. Hiddo Houben from the European Commission delivered the morning's keynote address, and Nivedita Ray from the Indian Council of World Affairs was the keynote speaker for the afternoon outreach panel.

Wed 6th Sep 2017, 9:00 – 18:30 followed by a reception // Autoworld Brussels, Parc du Cinquantenaire 11

This project receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No 722826.