NEWS ARCHIVE: 2018-2019

GEM-STONES Conference Opening Panel 7th Feb 2019 @ULB, BE

[11-01-2019] The joint conference of GEM-STONES and GEM PhD Schools on "Standing Their Ground Against All Odds? Globalisation, Europe and Multilateralism in the Face of Mounting Assaults on the International Liberal Order" will open with a public panel seeking to foster insights into how today’s international liberal order is fairing, with a particular concern for global and regional governance institutions, such as the EU.

PRESENT AND FUTURE OF MULTILATERAL GOVERNANCE AND THE ROLE OF THE EU

  • Chair: Prof. Mario TELÒ (ULB-IEE & LUISS)
  • Speakers: Prof. Amitav ACHARYA (American University of Washington – USA); Prof. Richard HIGGOTT (Vrije Universiteit Brussel - BE); Mr. Pascal LAMY (Notre Europe - BE); Dr. Sophie MEUNIER (Princeton University - USA)
  • Thursday 7th February, 17:00-18:30 – followed by a drinks reception // Spaak Room, Institute for European Studies of the ULB

Call for visiting scholars @LUISS Guido Carli di Roma, IT

[07-01-2019]  LUISS University invites outstanding scholars to apply for Visiting Professorships in the Departments of: Business and Management; Economics and Finance; Law; Political Science.The purpose of the Visiting Professorship Program (ViPP) is to raise the University’s international profile through the development of teaching and research co-operation between LUISS and the faculties of partner universities and research centers. Applications are welcome from both professors and fellows.

Deadline for submissions: 15th February 2019 More information available here

Book Presentation: Fringe Regionalism: When Peripheries Become Regions @ULB, BE

[21-12-2018] REPI & the GEM Stones PhD School have the pleasure to invite you to attend a book presentation by the authors: Frank Mattheis (REPI-Université libre de Bruxelles) Alessandra Russo (Centre Emile Durkheim-Sciences Po Bordeaux). Discussant: GEM PhD School Alumni Elisa Lopez Lucia (REPI-Université libre de Bruxelles). The book introduces the novel concept of fringe regionalism to the field of international studies. Mattheis, Raineri and Russo examine how regions are practiced by peripheral borderlands rather than centrally planned, thus offering new avenues for researching regionalism beyond the conventional focus on formal intergovernmental organisations. January 17th 2019 from 12pm till 2pm // Kant Room, Institute for European Studies of the ULB, 39 avenue F. Roosevelt, 1050 Bruxelles. Contact & information: repi@ulb.ac.be // http://repi.ulb.ac.be

PhD Defence: Elena Avramovska 29th Jan 2019 @ULB, BE

GEM PhD School fellow Elena Avramovska will publicly defend her doctoral thesis produced within the framework of an Erasmus Mundus European Joint Doctorate between the Université libre de Bruxelles and the Université de Genève.

“OF ROBES, ROSARIES AND GAVELS: THE EVOLUTION OF GENDER EQUALITY IN THE PHILIPPINES”By Elena Avramovska (ULB & Uni. de Genève)

Date & Time: Tue 29th Jan 2019, 10:00-12:00 // Location: Kant Room of the Institute for European Studies of the ULB, 39 Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

Call for Applications: Doctoral Progamme @GIGA, DE

[04-12-2018] The Doctoral Programme of GEM-STONES partner GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies invites applications from prospective doctoral students to join the programme on 1st October 2019. This is a three-year structured programme for junior researchers, in which they can pursue their research and professional development, particularly in the field of comparative area studies (CAS). GIGA doctoral students are fully integrated into the GIGA’s research structure and benefit from close supervision within an international research environment. The training programme fosters their engagement with the GIGA’s global approach to scholarship and provides them with the necessary methodological and soft skills to pursue a career in academia and beyond.

Deadline for submissions: 1st February 2019 // More information available here 

PhD Scholarship in Nordic identities @CBS, DK

[03-12-2018] Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a PhD scholarship with a focus on the creation of national identities in Norden under the influence of globalization from 1970 and until today. Choice of case as well as methodological and theoretical framework is up to the applicant, but preference will be given to projects that focus on the connection between globalization, everyday- and work related experiences and of national/Nordic identity creation. The project is part of the Nordforsk-financed Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World (ReNEW), which focuses on research about the Nordic region, and the PhD student will be based at CBS’s Center for Business History.

Deadline for applications: 17th December 2018
More information here

Call for Applications: GLOBE Winter School @Leysin, CH

[03-12-2018] The GLOBE winter school in International Relations will provide a unique environment for PhD students intending to situate themselves within the IR discipline. Organised in Leysin on 11th-15th Feb 2019, the winter school's focus on recent epistemological advances in non-positivist scholarship will deliver expertise through tailor-made roundtables, PhD presentations, walk & talk sessions and collective readings.

Deadline for submissions: 15th December 2018
More information available here 

Workshop: Sexuality and family in the process of migration @ULB, BE

[28-11-2018] GEM PhD School alumni Dr. Catherine Lourdes Dy will give a presentation on “Click like to subscribe – problematic expressions of the male European migrant experience in Philippine-based Youtube content” as part of an international workshop on ‘Intimacy, sexuality and family in the process of migration: European/Asian experiences compared’. Including keynotes by Prof. Nicole Constable (University of Pittsburgh) and Prof. Eleonore Kofman (Middlesex University London), the workshop is organised at the Université libre de Bruxelles on 18th-19th December 2018.

Participation is free upon registration, with more information available here.

Presentation: Prof. Paul Bacon 30th Nov 2018 @ULB, BE

[26-11-2018] We are happy to invite you to a seminar presentation by Professor Paul Bacon (Waseda University) on "ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF EU HUMAN RIGHTS CONDITIONALITY ON FORCED LABOUR AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN THE THAI FISHERIES", taking place this week at the Institut d'Études Européennes of the ULB.

Fri 30th Nov 2018, 14:00-16:00 // Kant Room of Institut d’études Européennes, 39 Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

Opening of the academic year in European Studies @ULB, BE

On Tuesday December 4, 2018 the authorities of the Institute for European Studies of the ULB and the Institute’s partner faculties will organise the opening of the academic year 2018-2019. Judith Sargentini, Member of the European Parliament, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance, Vice-chair of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, will open the IEE academic year with the conference “Rule of Law in European member states: a shared responsibility?” The conference will take place in the context of the Jean Monnet Module “Rule of Law and Mutual Trust in Global and European Governance (RoLETTE)”, coordinated by Ramona Coman, Director of the IEE-ULB, and of the academic year the ULB has dedicated to “Europe of Knowledge”.

PhD Seminar: Martina Paone 28th Nov 2018 @ULB, BE

[16-11-2018] GEM PhD School fellow Martina Paone will present her research conducted within the framework of her PhD thesis in Political Science (Erasmus Mundus European Joint Doctorate between the University of Warwick and the Université libre de Bruxelles).

“FROM CIVILISING MISSION TO CIVILIAN POWER: RETHINKING EU PEACEBUILDING FROM A POSTCOLONIAL PERSPECTIVE” by Martina Paone (Univ. of Warwick & ULB)

This thesis aims at reconstructing the link between Europe and its colonial past in order to address to what extent such historical heritage is manifested in the discourses and practices of EU peacebuilding in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thus, the thesis tries to answer to the following research question: “To what degree the European colonial legacy impacts on the construction of EU peacebuilding policies in the Democratic Republic of Congo?”.

Wed 28th Nov 2018, 10:00-12:00 // Spaak Room of Institut d’études Européennes, 39 Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

Call for Proposals: AFSP Annual Conference @Sciences Po, FR

[15-11-2018] GEM-STONES PhD fellow, Ms. Elisa Narminio (ULB & Waseda University) and her thesis supervisor Prof. Julien Jeandesboz (ULB) will convene a panel during the Annual Convention of the French Association of Political Sciences in Bordeaux, France (2nd–4th July 2019). Call for proposals to join the thematic panel 62 on ‘Private actors as political agents? Locating the creation and implementation of transnational migration policies’ is now open. The section aims to contribute to the reflection on the management of private actors as political agents in transnational migration policies, the implications of their presence in this realm, and the meaning thereof. Particular attention will be paid to proposals focused on the role of businesses in transnational migration policies, and on regions other than Europe.

Deadline for submissions: 12th December 2018
More information available here 

Call for Papers: GTGLab workshop @UNIGE, CH

[15-11-2018] Geneva Transformative Governance Lab at the Global Studies Institute of the University of Geneva will host a workskop on 'The EU and the Crisis of the International Liberal Order: A Systemic Crisis?' on 4th-5th April 2019. The workshop aims to analyse the ongoing multi-dimensional crisis of the international liberal order (ILO) and overlapping crises in the EU as a systemic crisis. PhD Candidates and Post-Doctoral Researchers from various backgrounds (International Relations, International Law, European Studies, EU Law, Economics, Development Studies) are welcome to submit paper proposals. Deadline for submissions is 10th December 2018.

Deadline for submissions: 10th December 2018
More information available here 

Research Fellow, Cyber Security and Diplomacy @GMF, BE

[14-11-2018] The Brussels office of the German Marshall Fund of the United States is recruiting a Research Fellow in the area of cyber security and diplomacy from 1st Feb 2019 onwards. The Fellow will carry out research on cyber security in international relations, with a focus on key actors (in Asia, Latin America), regional organisations, and especially the European Union. The research process includes organising expert workshops and high-level meetings, research trips abroad, research and policy papers, and coordination with GMF staff and project partners.

Deadline for applications: 30th November 2018 // More information & requirements: here 

Call for Papers & Panels: UACES 2019 @Lisbon, Portugal

[09-11-2018] Hosted by the University of Lisbon School of Law on 1st-4th September 2019, the annual conference of University Association for Contemporary European Studies draws hundreds of researchers from around the world to present and discuss the latest work in all areas of contemporary European Studies. Proposals are welcome from established academics, practitioners, early-career researchers and doctoral students in topics across all fields of research on contemporary Europe and the European Union.

Deadline for submissions: 20th January 2019 // More information available here.

Professor in European Politics and Policy @LSE, UK

[26-10-2018] The European Institute of the LSE is a world-leading centre for the study of Europe. It is multidisciplinary and teaches at a post-graduate level. The faculty are active researchers, and teaching is research-led. The European Institute came top in its Unit of Assessment in the last two REF exercises. The successful candidate will provide intellectual leadership in the European Institute, and will be expected to engage with colleagues in cognate areas. The successful candidate will also provide research leadership in the area of European politics and policy, and will make a major contribution to the MSc European and International Public Policy, including its strategic development. The post holder will conduct and publish outstanding research, and engage in high quality teaching.

Deadline for applications: 6th January 2019
To apply for this post, please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs and do a search with the job title.

PhD Researcher, Political Science @ULB, BE

[26-10-2018] The Department of Political Science at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) is hiring 1 PhD researchers for the project “‘Mind the gap’? Examining political congruence in a comparative perspective” funded as 3-year research project from the ULB (Action de Recherche Concertée).  The PhD researcher will become an active member of the research project “Mind the Gap? Examining political congruence in a comparative perspective” and of the CEVIPOL (ULB). It offers a stimulating working environment in a dynamic and international research team. The selected PhD researcher will also be closely associated to the activities of two related projects: PolPop (with the University of Antwerp) and RePresent. Deadline for applications: 23rd November 2018 // More information & requirements: here 

Call for Papers: ECPR Joint Sessions workshop @UCL, BE

[19-10-2018] Two GEM PhD School alumni, Dr. Elisa Lopez Lucia and Dr. Maria Martin De Almagro will host a workshop at the Joint Sessions of the European Consortium of Political Research in April 2019. The workshop will focus on ‘The Politics of Security Knowledge Negotiation’, aiming to bring together empirical studies investigating how the knowledge informing and framing security policies is evidenced, negotiated and contested in practice, by whom, for which purpose and with what effect. Deadline for paper proposals: 3rd December 2018 // More information available here.

Assistant, School of Social Sciences @UNIGE, CH

[18-10-2018] The University of Geneva has an opening for an assistant in the Department of History, Economics and Society in the School of Social Sciences. The department offers the successful candidate the unusual opportunity to study political economy with a distinctive and stimulating intellectual breadth in terms of economic theories and methods, the objects of economic inquiry as well as its normative conclusions. She/he should have a strong grounding in economics, preferably heterodox, and will be required to teach seminars on the political economy of capitalism (maximum of 4 hours per week), to correct and grade student papers, to proctor and correct exams and to provide guidance to students in the preparation of their Bachelor projects and Masters’ theses. Fluency in French & English required. Deadline for applications: 31st October 2018

Major Prize Awarded to GEM PhD School Alumni

[11-10-2018] On 11th October, GEM PhD School alumni Dr. Coraline Goron received the Marthe Engelborghs-Bertels Prize of Sinology awarded by the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences. Dr. Goron received the prize for 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', completed under an Erasmus Mundus European Joint Doctorate between the Université libre be Bruxelles and the University of Warwick.

Doctoral Defence: Shunsuke Sato 9+th Oct 2018 @ULB, BE

[09-10-2018] We are happy to announce that Erasmus Mundus GEM PhD School fellow Shunsuke Sato has succesfully defended his thesis at the Institute for European Studies of the ULB on 9th October 2018.

Research Title: Civic Integration Policy in Europe between Politics and Law -Diversity within Convergence (European Joint Doctorate between the Université libre de Bruxelles & Université de Genève)

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