The first GEM-STONES Summer School ‘Critical Perspectives on Globalization’ in Switzerland
The first GEM-STONES Summer School ‘Critical Perspectives on Globalization’ will take place at the Global Studies Institute of University of Geneva (CH), on 3rd – 7th July 2017.
Discordant voices about the benefits and soundness of globalization have always been present, even altermondialism having been part of globalization studies. But in 2017, leaders of major states, notably the USA, openly contest the established principles and institutions of the post-1989 globalized world. For the GEM and GEM-STONES communities that have been basing their research agendas on Globalization, Multilateralism and Europe, these developments may have an influence on the content and output of most of the individual research project. With the input of high-level academics and practitioners, it is therefore both interesting and necessary to try to analyse and explore the already existing criticial studies that have been developed around the topic of globalization.
The 2017 GEM-STONES Summer School will take place at the Global Studies Institute of the University of Geneva. This will allow the participants to benefit from the exceptional density of Geneva-based international institutions, among others the UN European Headquarter, the WTO, and the WEF. Major players in these institutions will also participate to the Summer School by delivering keynote addresses and participating in round-tables. The participants will also be taken to a visit to CERN, where beyond our globe, time and space melt.
The Global Studies Institute (GSI) was created in 2013 to bring together, under one roof, the Bachelor’s programme in International Relations (BARI) and innovative Masters’ programmes benefitting from the Universities partnerships with Geneva based IOs and NGOs. The GSI is an interfaculty centre and as such draws on the expertise of professors and researchers from the faculties of humanities, law, political, social and economic sciences. Its Masters’ programmes attempt to respond to the changes in the production and transmission of knowledge induced by the process of globalization. The GSI is based on the structure of the former European Institute of the University of Geneva and thus examines if and to which extent the lessons Europe has to offer on supranational integration, can be applied to the ever more interconnected world in the early 21st century. The GSI’s ambition is to develop this new field of study, guided by the principles of excellence and openness to the stakes of a rapidly changing world – a world that Geneva as an important hub of multilateral diplomacy and its University are well-positioned to analyse.
- Academic profile of the Applicant
- Relevance of the suggested presentation
This Summer School is a closed door event for selected participants. The organisers‘ aim is to gather a limited number of informed and motivated external participants who will see their travel (excluding taxis) and accommodation expenses covered by the host.
Lunches during the Summer School, joint dinner on Monday 3rd July and public transportation card in Geneva will also be provided.
Any other incurred costs are at the participants’ own expense.
Selected PhD Students will be expected to present the suggested paper after having circulated it at least one week in advance. Both an attending academic, a fellow student and a non-academic will discuss the presented research. The PhD Students are expected to attend the full week, and participate in all the Summer School’s various sessions and activities – excepting the excursions where attendance to minimum two visits is required. Applicants are free to suggest any presentation topic of their choosing that fits the broad theme of the Summer School (see above & program).
CONTENT OF APPLICATIONS:
- Academic CV
- Title of the Applicant’s ongoing thesis project – Including name and references of Supervisor(s)
- 1-page abstract describing the Applicant’s suggested presentation
Applications will remain open until 31st May 2017, 13:00 CET, and should be sent directly to the GEM-STONES Project Management Office at: [email protected].