Conferences, Workshops, and Calls for Papers/Applications

Call for Papers

“Democracy in the EU and its member states”
EUCOPAS PhD Workshop 2018
Date: 
25-26 January. 2018
Location: Science Po, Paris
Deadlines: 26 November, 2017 (Abstracts); 12 January, 2018 (Papers)
For more information and the Call for Papers, see here.

Twilight of the West: Does the Waning of America’s Global Leadership Spell the Weakening of the Transatlantic Partnership?
22nd Transatlantic Policy Symposium
Date: 9 February, 2018
Location: Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Deadline: 1 December, 2017, 5pm EST
For more information and the Call for Papers, see here.

‘The Logics of Differentiation of European Integration: Definitions, Causes, Strategies, Effects’
Workshop organised by the French Political Science Association’s (AFSP) Research Group on the European Union (GrUE)
Date: 1 February, 2018
Location: University of Strasbourg (SAGE)
Deadline: 5 December, 2017
For more information and the Call for Papers, see here [PDF]

‘The Law as it should be’
Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference 2018,
Location: School of Law, University of Edinburgh
Date: 18-19 January, 2018
For more information and the Call for Papers, see here.

Current Populism in Europe: Culture, History, Identity.
4th Prague Populism Conference
Date: 21st and 22nd May, 2018
Location: Prague
For more information and the Call for Papers, see here

Call for Applications

Brunat Scholarships for the College of Europe
Scholarships are available to applicants from the UK who satisfy the academic criteria of the College of Europe. That includes an ability to study in both English and French. Full details can be found on the admissions pages of the College’s website. Candidates should be ordinarily resident and with a permanent address in the United Kingdom.
Applications are now open.
More details here.

‘Making Peace: On the Development and Legacies of Peace Agreements’
The
 Conflict, Security and Development Conference
Date: March, 2018

There’s still opportunity to be involved in making this conference a huge success! The committees are as follows: PR & Marketing, Speaker Engagement Outreach, Fundraising, Logistics.
If you’d like to take part, please email csdc.kcl@gmail.com with your preferred committee assignment, or join the Facebook page “CSD Conference Committee 2018”.

Short Term Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers FY2018
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Fellowship Start Period: 1st May, 2018 to 31st March, 2019
Closing Date: Friday 1st December, 2017
The Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (Short Term) provides the opportunity for researchers based outside of Japan to conduct collaborative research activities with leading research groups at Japanese Universities and Research Institutions for visits of between one to twelve months. Eligible applicants need to be either within two years of finishing their PhD at the time of applying to start their fellowship in Japan or have obtained their PhD after 2nd April, 2012. Eligible research fields are not limited. More information here.

EIS Research Seminar

Departmental Research Seminar

Seraphim Seferiades: Party Cartelization and Movement
Dynamics: The Case of Greece

Date: 30 November, 2017
Time: 17.00 – 19.00
Location: K6.63 (Strand Campus)
More info: http://bit.ly/2xQdJhF

 

Seminar Series in Contemporary Marxist Theory 

Anne Alexander: Marxist approaches to understanding Islam and Islamism: a critical reappraisal

Date: 29 November, 2017
Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Location: K2.31 (Nash Lecture Theatre)
More info: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/marxist-theory-seminar/cmt.aspx

Staff News

Professor Anand Menon has published on Brexit and chaired a conference: He has

Dr Isabelle Hertner attended the Annual Research Workshop of the PSA German Politics Specialist Group at the University of Birmingham. She spoke about the political and economic implications of the rise of the Alternative für Deutschland.

Dr Emmy Eklundh was a speaker in an event by LSE’s Forum for European Philosophy entitled “The Politics of Mental Health”. You can listen to the entire talk here.

Dr Kseniya Oksamytna has published an article ‘Policy Entrepreneurship by International Bureaucracies: The Evolution of Public Information in UN Peacekeeping‘ in International Peacekeeping.

Dr Russell Foster was interviewed by al-Jazeera on the emergence of white nationalism and white supremacy in European countries, particularly among youth.

He was also in Brussels and Mons, with military and civilian specialists from NATO and Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, speaking as part of a two-day joint conference on the signing of a defence agreement between 23 EU states and how that will impact relations between NATO and the EU.

Dr James Wood has been appointed as a co-convener of the Political Studies Association’s British and Comparative Political Economy Specialist Group?

Events and Seminars in November and December

Transnational Law Signature Lectures:Democratic Politics in Global Crisis? Challenges, Approaches, Resistances

The new prerogatives of the judicial system and the political crisis in Brazil
Date: 21 November 2017, 18:00
Location: SW1.18
Speaker: Leonardo Avritzer,
Register via Eventbrite 

The Rise of National Populism and its Impact on Western Democracies
Date: 29 November, 2017, 17:00
Location: SW1.17
Speaker: Matthew Goodwin
Register via Eventbrite

London Asia Pacific Centre


Current Issues related to Innovation Management in Japan based on empirical studies of Sector Innovation Systems
Date: 
23 November; 2017
Time: 18:00 – 19:30
Location: K4.31
More information

Geopolitics in the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia:
The View from Seoul
Date: 
27 November; 2017
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Location: S2.39
More information

King’s Think Tank

Paris Agreement: a Global Solution Beyond the US?
Date: 21 November; 2017
Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Location: Nash Lecture Theatre (K2.31)
Register via Eventbrite 

KCL European Society

European Nights: Chic X Cuckoo Club
Date: 23 November, 2017
Time: 22:00 – 03:00
Location: The Cuckoo Club
Register via Eventbrite

Jean Monnet Centre for Europe in the World

JMCE Seminar Series: “The Clash of New World Orders”

Date: 4th December, 2017
Time: 18:00
Location: K3.11
Speaker: Prof. Richard Sakwa (University of Kent)
More information here.

JMCE Keynote Lecture 2017: Brexit: How Did We Get Here and Where are We Headed? 
Date: 6th December, 2017
Time: 18:30-19:30
Location: Lecture Theatre 2, Bush House
Speakers:
  • Professor Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs, King’s College London
  • Professor Simona Talani, King’s College London, in the Chair.
To register, please click here.

Career Events in Autumn IV

Careers & Employability
Haven’t had a chance to attend a careers event this term? Not to worry, we have plenty of events coming up! To search and register for careers events (or book an appointment to talk to a Careers Consultant about your future) remember to login to kcl.ac.uk/careerconnect. Here are some event highlights:

Discover Careers in Education
21 November 2017 | 18:00-19:00 | Strand, K6.29
Education does not automatically mean teaching – at this panel you will hear from a range of professionals who support education across a range of roles and sectors including charities, policy, think tanks and research. If you are interested in working in any of these areas with an educational angle, then this is the event for you! Speakers:

  • Iggy Rhodes – Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)
  • Jon Andrews – Education Policy Institute
  • Kate Kettle – Widening Participation, King’s College London
  • Teach First

Register for this event on KCC

Global Careers Series 2017-18: North America
21 November 2017 | 18:00-21:00 | Goldsmiths, University of London, Richard Hoggart Building
This event is intended for students and recent graduates who wish to pursue a career in North America. During the event, you will have a chance to hear from our distinguished speakers and you will have an opportunity to ask questions and engage with our panellists. Read more on KCC.

Discover Careers in Risk
22 November 2017 | 16:00-17:30 | Strand, K6.29
You’ll gain an insight into possible careers in this area and have your burning questions answered! It’s your opportunity to discover and explore careers. Speakers:

  • Rob Walker – International SOS & Control Risks
  • Sam Holmes – Regester Larkin by Deloitte
  • Joe Frederick – Anvil Group International
  • Ana Sarmiento – Better Sourcing Program

Register for this event on KCC

Getting an Internship
27 November 2017 | 18.00 – 19.30 | Strand: K6.29
Aimed at SSPP students, this panel event will bring together employers from policy, NGOs, finance and security to offer advice on how to source, successfully win and make the most of internship opportunities. Register for this event on KCC.

Employer Speed-Meet for Students Studying a Language 
29 November 2017 | 13.00 – 14.30 | K0.16
Come to this event to meet organisations who want to meet languages students! You will find out more about their industries, opportunities and career paths. This is your chance to find out why language skills are valued by these employers, and where a career with them could take you.  You might even leave with some inspiration for your future. Confirmed employers:

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • PwC
  • Hogan Lovells International LLP

More to follow! Register for this event on KCC.

Other opportunities

The Conflict, Security and Development Conference March 2018.
Our theme this year is ‘Making Peace: On the Development and Legacies of Peace Agreements’.There’s still opportunity to be involved in making this conference a huge success! If you’d like to take part, please email csdc.kcl@gmail.com with your preferred committee assignment, or join our Facebook page “CSD Conference Committee 2018”, available here.

Policy Idol 
Closing Date:  1 December 2017 – 17.00
An exciting competition that gives you three minutes to pitch your policy ideas to an elite panel of leading figures from the worlds of politics, academia and industry.
For more information visit www.kcl.ac.uk/policyidol. To register for Policy Idol visit here.

For PhD Students

Research Assistant to the Chair of Excellence in Security Studies of Professor Benoît Pelopidas
Science Po

The research assistant will work with Prof. Pelopidas for a year on designing a questionnaire and analysing the results of a survey of 10 000 EU citizens under the age of 30 about 1) their knowledge about nuclear weapons, 2) their support for existing policies and 3) their broader attitudes towards nuclear weapons.
For payment, the time of work, and possibilities to work on the PhD simultaneously, see here.

Student Experience: An Internship at the French Ministry of Defence

by Alexia Durand De Bousingen

“Last summer, I had the amazing opportunity to work for the delegation of information and communication of the French Ministry of Defence in Paris for two months. I heard about this internship through a friend who had worked there for three months the previous year and recommended me.

The importance of their task, dealing with the safety of the population and their soldiers, is something that quickly became evident, especially in a time where France is participating in major exterior missions to an extent that has not been seen in decades, as well as having to deal with a strong threat on national territory and thus helping the interior ministry to protect the population against terrorist attacks.

I was working for the spokesperson office of the ministry, which is in charge of preparing the press conferences held every week and the Actu Défense, a summary of this week’s news of the ministry and the different armies, with an update of the different missions and generally a couple of articles on more specific topics. They also have to create and constantly update files on every possible subject related to defence, to be able to answer the questions of journalists, and prepare the communication strategy.

Every day, I was in charge of the institutional watch to gather and summarize all relevant news on the official websites (French senate, NATO, EU…) and send it out within the ministry. In addition to that, I oversaw working on a few bilateral relations files and I was helping with other tasks depending on everyday news.

It is crucial for the communication and information department to be well-informed in order to be able to predict any topic that might come up, so every day we would have a meeting to analyse what was being said in the media to be able to adjust the strategy and respond with official statements.

Overall, it was a very good experience because I managed to learn a lot, both related to defence and directly applicable skills, which working within an institutional setting taught me. It was also a great way to discover the military world, which was new to me. It’s a unique work environment, since even in the most administrative parts, the majority of the employees are from the military and often change affectations, which means always working with people from very different backgrounds.”

Conferences, Workshops, and Calls for Papers/Applications

Calls for Papers

Twilight of the West: Does the Waning of America’s Global Leadership Spell the Weakening of the Transatlantic Partnership?
22nd Transatlantic Policy Symposium
Date: 9 February, 2018
Location: Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Deadline: 1 December, 2017, 5pm EST
For more information and the Call for Papers, see here.

‘The Logics of Differentiation of European Integration: Definitions, Causes, Strategies, Effects’
Workshop organised by the French Political Science Association’s (AFSP) Research Group on the European Union (GrUE)
Date: 1 February, 2018
Location: University of Strasbourg (SAGE)
Deadline: 5 December, 2017
For more information and the Call for Papers, see here [PDF]

‘The Law as it should be’
Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference 2018,
Location: School of Law, University of Edinburgh
Date: 18-19 January, 2018
For more information and the Call for Papers, see here.

Current Populism in Europe: Culture, History, Identity.
4th Prague Populism Conference
Date: 21st and 22nd May, 2018
Location: Prague
For more information and the Call for Papers, see here

Calls for Applications

Jim Perkins PhD Travelling Scholarship
Deadline: 10th November, 2017
Outcome: Applicants will be notified by 31 December, 2017.
The Jim Perkins PhD Travelling Scholarship offers a scholarship for one or more students undertaking a PhD in economics in a subject matter of relevance to both the UK and Australia, at either one of the Russell Group Universities of the UK (with a preference for the University of Cambridge), or the University of Melbourne.
More information here.

Short Term Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers FY2018
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Fellowship Start Period: 1st May, 2018 to 31st March, 2019
Closing Date: Friday 1st December, 2017
The Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (Short Term) provides the opportunity for researchers based outside of Japan to conduct collaborative research activities with leading research groups at Japanese Universities and Research Institutions for visits of between one to twelve months. Eligible applicants need to be either within two years of finishing their PhD at the time of applying to start their fellowship in Japan or have obtained their PhD after 2nd April, 2012. Eligible research fields are not limited. More information here.

Winter School on Federalism and Governance
Date: 5 February – 16 February, 2018
Location: Faculty of Law and School of Political Science and Sociology,
Leopold-Franzens-Universität, Innsbruck, Austria; Institute for Comparative Federalism, Eurac Research Bolzano/Bozen, Italy.
Application deadline: 26 October, 2017
For further information, a detailed programme, enrolment procedure, costs and scholarship opportunities, see here.

Events and Seminars in November and December

Transnational Law Signature Lectures:Democratic Politics in Global Crisis? Challenges, Approaches, Resistances

Institutionalisation and its Discontents
Date: 17 November, 2017, 16:30
Location: SW1.18
Speaker: Martin Krygier,
Register via Eventbrite

The new prerogatives of the judicial system and the political crisis in Brazil
Date: 21 November 2017, 18:00
Location: SW1.18
Speaker: Leonardo Avritzer,
Register via Eventbrite 

The Rise of National Populism and its Impact on Western Democracies
Date: 29 November, 2017, 17:00
Location: SW1.17
Speaker: Matthew Goodwin
Register via Eventbrite

JMCE Events

JMCE Seminar Series: “The Clash of New World Orders”
Date: 4th December 2017, 18:00
Location: K3.11
Speaker: Prof. Richard Sakwa (University of Kent)
More information here.

JMCE Keynote Lecture 2017: Brexit: How Did We Get Here and Where are We Headed?
Date: 6th December, 2017 I 18:30-19:30
Location: Lecture Theatre 2, Bush House
Speakers:
  • Professor Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs, King’s College London
  • Professor Simona Talani, King’s College London, in the Chair.
To register, please click here.

Staff News

Fabian Bohnenberger recently published two new articles:

  • a brief assessment of the new UK white paper on trade policy after Brexit, available on the LSE’s Brexit blog,
  • and an article on the future role of the World Trade Organization and the dangers that increasing trade fragmentation and income inequality pose to the global trade system: Published in Nueva Sociedad (in Spanish, long version) and in International Politics and Society (shorter, more pointed version, in English).

Dr Emmy Eklundh has written an article for the Conversation about the struggle for independence in Catalonia.

Giorgos Gouzoulis presented his paper ‘Testing Minsky’s business cycle theory with historic data: The cases of USA (1929-2015) and UK (1882-2010)’ at an interdisciplinary workshop at Kingston University.

Dr Ramon Pacheco Pardo was interviewed on Asian and European affairs by Al Jazeera English, BBC, Monocle, People’s Daily, Pravda Slovakia and Sky News.