NEWS ARCHIVE: 2018-2019

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).


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 

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 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.