Academic Workshops 2016-2017

STEPHEN WALT:

“BEING AN ACADEMIC IN THE 21ST CENTURY”

Special workshop for PhD students - Sign up now!     

ABSTRACT / What is the proper role of an academic in the 21st century?  University-based scholars can play an essential role in society, but only if they focus their research on important social and political issues and not just on narrow and arcane topics of interest only to other scholars.  At the same time, active engagement on real-world issues carries its own set of challenges, including the risk of being coopted by powerful political groups.  Public engagement can also be controversial, and scholars must learn how to handle the pressures that arise when they challenge the status quo. This special workshop, with renowned scholar Stephen Waltwill address these questions.

SPEAKER / Stephen M. Walt
Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

HOW TO PUBLISH WITH TOP JOURNALS AND PRESSES?

Academic workshop for PhD researchers – Sign up now!
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Most early career researchers find the publishing world frustratingly opaque. It is not uncommon to spend months if not years trying to improve a manuscript, only to have it summarily rejected with two or more dismissive reviews. Still more vexing, authors may find their manuscript rejected based on inconclusive or even somewhat positive reviews. On this panel, editors of leading journals, International Studies Review and Foreign Policy Analysis reflect on the best strategies that researchers struggling to get published should follow to maximize their odds of getting accepted in top journals or to secure a book contract with competitive presses.

Speakers:
Cameron G. Thies - Professor and Director, School of Politics and Global Studies, Arizona State University

Kelly M. Kadera – Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Political Science, University of Iowa

Laura Sjoberg - Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Florida

ACADEMIC CAREER DEVELOPMENT

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What can PhD students and recent graduates do to secure academic positions, either in research or university settings? What sorts of publishing goals should they aim for? How should they use (or not use) social media platforms, conferences, networking opportunities and the like to build a profile that will get them the job that they want? How can they assess the availability of opportunities and figure out a good match for their skills and abilities? What challenges do women face on the job market, and what kinds of strategies might help them? This panel of leading scholars will offer tips on how best to navigate the treacherous waters of post-PhD life.

Speakers:
Cameron G. Thies - Professor and Director, School of Politics and Global Studies, Arizona State University

Kelly M. Kadera – Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Political Science, University of Iowa

Laura Sjoberg - Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Florida

How not to get a PhD? - academic workshop

Date and time: 
Monday, 1 February 2016, 3:30 pm

Venue: Monument building, room 202

Topic: Times Higher Education’s recent “10 steps to PhD failure” article has stirred debate in higher education about the most common pitfalls at graduate school. Join the Doctoral School’s roundtable discussion where our faculty, fellows and recent graduates share their experiences on the matter.

Speakers:

Xymena Kurowska (chair), PhD European University Institute, Associate Professor, Director of the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations
Indre Balcaite, PhD University of London, SOAS to be awarded, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of International Relations
Matteo Fumagalli, PhD University of Edinburgh, Associate Professor, Head of International Relations Department
Ioana Knoll-Tudor, PhD European University Institute, Partner in Jeantet d'Ornano, Budapest Office
Carl Nordlund, Phd Lund University, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Political Science
Andras Szalai, PhD CEU, Assistant Professor, ELTE
Philipp Thaler, Phd CEU, Chair of Energy Policy Research Group, CEU 
Mate Nikola Tokic, PhD University of Pennsylvania, Visiting Humanities Professor, Department of International Relations