Conferences, Workshops & Call for Papers/Applications

Calls for Papers

‘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.

EIS Research Seminars 3 and 4

Framing and Re-framing the EU’s Engagement with the Mediterranean After the Arab Uprisings 

Date: 8 November, 2017
Time: 16.00 – 18.00
Location: S-3.18 (Strand Building)
More info: http://bit.ly/2y4Cds4

The Sweatshop Regime: garments, Exploitation, and Labouring Bodies Made in India

Date: 15 November, 2017
Time: 16.00 – 18.00
Location: S-3.18 (Strand Building)
More info: http://bit.ly/2yzzPcc

Career Events in Autumn II

Careers & Employability

Careers & Employability
Our careers events programme is well underway this term. To search and register for careers events remember to logon to kcl.ac.uk/careerconnect. Here are some upcoming highlights. See King’s CareerConnect for the full list:

On-Campus Careers Events:

Discover Careers in Government
25 Oct | 17:00 – 18:00 | Strand, K6.29

At this panel you will hear directly from a range of professionals, covering topics including how they got to where they are now, what they do on a daily basis, and what it’s like to work in their industry. Speakers:

  • Lucy Baldwin – Policy Advisor, HM Treasury
  • Amar Pannu – 2nd Year Generalist, Civil Service Fast Stream
  • Matt Allison – Public Policy Manager, Access Partnership
  • Helen Sawford – Head of Commercial Strategic Supplier Management, Ministry of Defence

Register for this event here on CareerConnect

King’s Law Fair 2017
24 & 25 Oct | 12.30 – 15.30 | The Great Hall, Strand
With nearly 70 organisations, King’s Law Fair welcomes the biggest names in the legal industry onto campus, giving you the chance to meet firms and chambers as well as training providers and discover their vacation schemes, training contracts and pupillages as well as exploring options for further study.  This is a chance to hone your industry knowledge and commercial awareness as well as pick up useful tips for the application process. Details and registration day 1 & day 2.

USA Careers Series – Start Your Career in the UK
26 Oct | 13:00 – 14:00 | Bush House, (S) 4.04

This first event in our USA Careers Series is targeted at current American students studying at King’s who may be exploring opportunities in the UK to start or continue their career.
Register for this event here on CareerConnect.

Assessment Series – Practice Assessment Centre
1 Nov | 12.00 – 14.00 | Careers & Employability, Level 1 Macadam, Strand
We will be running an employer led practice Assessment Centre to give you the chance to experience what it will be like and receive feedback from the employer on things you could improve. Details and registration on CareerConnect.

Other Events & Opportunities

The World Bank – Live From Washington DC: Employment Opportunity Webinar
24 Oct | 16.15 – 18.00 | Details of how to take part are on CareerConnect
Event description provided by The World Bank Group: “The World Bank Group presents live to King’s College Students from Washington DC: Employment opportunities for young and motivated individuals. Join live and have the chance to ask questions! Gain valuable insights on:

  • What does the World Bank and other international organisations look for in their graduates?
  • How you can prepare yourself now for a job in this sector?
  • What experience and opportunities are coming up?

Presenter: Roberto Amorosino, Senior Talent Acquisition, The World Bank Group”.

LSE – International Organisations Day 2017
11 Nov | 08:30 – 18:00 | NAB, 54 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ

Event description provided by The London School of Economics & Political Science: “LSE Careers’ International Organisations Day (IOD) is a unique event bringing together representatives from international organisations to offer you an insight into what they do, how they are structured and recruit, and what they look for in applicants.” King’s College London has a limited number of tickets available to book through Eventbrite at a cost of £22.43 per person. Please read more information here on CareerConnect.

Opportunities for PhD Students and Research Staff

Panel Event for PhDs and Research Staff on Policy Careers
25 Oct |  18:00 – 19:00 | SHEW -2.09, Strand Campus.  Book here

 

Speakers:
Ben Taylor – House of Lords
Policy Analyst to the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence. He previously worked on the Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003. Before joining the House of Lords in September 2016, he completed a PhD at King’s College London.

Jennifer Stuart – Global Health Security Programme
Jennifer completed a PhD in Immunology and Infection at the University of Cambridge in 2015, where her research focused on mechanisms used by poxviruses to evade the immune system of their hosts. Following her PhD, Jennifer joined the Civil Service Science and Engineering Fast Stream, a cross-government graduate programme to ensure those with scientific skills and experience can support government policy and decision-making.

Mark Ewbank – Department of Communities and Local Government
Senior Policy Advisor at the Department of Communities and Local Government. Mark was previously Senior Clerk of the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee, Policy & Scrutiny Manager at the City of Westminster and a Research Fellow at the University of Southampton.

Adrian Baker – British Heart Foundation
Policy Manager at the British Heart Foundation and former Head of Health and Social Care at techUK.  With more than ten years’ experience straddling policy, research, and strategy, Adrian worked at the Royal College of Nursing on a range of high profile issues and as a policy advisor for the London Health Board, chaired by previous Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

Tim Marsh – Director at Food Matters (previous Head of Policy at the Women’s Institute).
Public Health Policy consultant, whose main interests are Obesity, Food Poverty, Agricultural policy and Public Health. His career has included policy roles at the UK Health Forum, National Federation of Women’s Institutes, UK Public Health Association and Child Poverty Action Group, he acted as a technical advisor to the World Health Organisation, World Bank and the European Commission.

Other opportunities

Policy Idol
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. Applications are now open. For more information visit www.kcl.ac.uk/policyidol. To register for Policy Idol visit this page.

Internships at the European Parliament in Washington DC and Brussels
The European Parliament Liaison Office with the US Congress (EPLO) launches its next round of internships aimed at recent graduates and recent/current postgraduates. Up to six interns will be accepted in the Washington DC office from January 16th – April 15th, 2018, with an option to extend the internship for a further two months at the headquarters in Brussels. Applicants must be US citizens or have other pre-existing authorization to work in the US.

The deadline to submit applications is October 31st, 2017.

Required is a CV in Europass format, a personal statement and two letters of recommendation directly sent by faculty members.

The internship offers a unique opportunity for students and young professionals with an interest in transatlantic policy.

Further details: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/unitedstates/en/internships

Questions: epwashington.internship@europarl.europa.eu

German Embassy Career Fair
Date: 20 November, 2017, 10:00 – 16:00
Location: London School of Economics and Political Science
At the Fair visitors will have the opportunity to:

  • meet representatives of German companies as well as international companies with important business links to German speaking countries
  • discuss employment opportunities at these companies
  • hear about the importance of German language skills in a career context.

More information here.

Staff News

Professor Anand Menon has published three articles on Brexit:

Dr Edoardo Bressanelli has written an article for the The Journal of Legislative Studies with Dr Nicola Chelotti (LSE):

  • Bressanelli, E. and N. Chelotti (2018). “The European Parliament and Economic Governance: Explaining a Case of Limited Influence”. The Journal of Legislative Studies, forthcoming 2018

Dr Alexander Clarkson did a podcast on Turks and Kurds in Germany with TurkeyBookTalk, an online source specialised on Turkish history and politics.

Dr Koldo Casla has successfully passed his PhD on “Order over Justice: International Human Rights Norm Promotion by Western European States”. Congratulations, Dr Casla!

Professor Christoph Meyer has written a new post on Brexit for the EIS blog.

Dr Douglas Voigt has successfully passed his PhD on “Social Justice and Labour Market Institutions: a Critical Analysis of the German Hartz Regime”. Congratulations, Dr Voigt!

Ksenia Kirham has moderated the section ‘Sanctioned States in the Context of Global Imperialism’ at the XI. RISA Convention in Moscow. She also gave a paper titled ‘The Welfare State Regime Approach to Analysing Sanctioned States’.

Career Events in Autumn

Law Careers for Non-Lawyers
20 Oct | 13.00 – 14.00 | Strand: SHEW 1.17 (Moot Court Ante Room)
Are you pursuing a non-law degree? If so, do you know that law firms want to recruit you? Nearly half of all new trainees graduated with a non-law degree, and many barristers and judges also hold non-law degrees. Attend this session to find out why law firms want you and how you can train to be a lawyer. Book your place here

Other opportunities
Policy Idol
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. Applications are now open. For more information visit www.kcl.ac.uk/policyidol. To register for Policy Idol visit this page.

Internships at the European Parliament in Washington DC and Brussels
The European Parliament Liaison Office with the US Congress (EPLO) launches its next round of internships aimed at recent graduates and recent/current postgraduates. Up to six interns will be accepted in the Washington DC office from January 16th – April 15th, 2018, with an option to extend the internship for a further two months at the headquarters in Brussels. Applicants must be US citizens or have other pre-existing authorization to work in the US.
The deadline to submit applications is October 31st, 2017. Required is a CV in Europass format, a personal statement and two letters of recommendation directly sent by faculty members.
The internship offers a unique opportunity for students and young professionals with an interest in transatlantic policy.
Further details: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/unitedstates/en/internships
Questions: epwashington.internship@europarl.europa.eu

Why a vote on „No Deal“-Brexit is becoming more likely and what might happen next

by Christoph Meyer, Professor of European and International Politics at EIS.

Prof. Christoph Meyer

Prof. Christoph Meyer

Speculation about future political decisions is normally best left to journalists, particularly when the future depends on tactical choices of politicians seeking to outthink, outmaneuver and therefore surprise others. We have seen these patterns since the Brexit referendum both within the major parties as well as between them. However, we are now in the situation where the tactical games are no-longer just played at the domestic level, but also in Brussels with the UK’s “friends and partners” (May) or potential “enemies” as the Chancellor called them over the weekend. Moreover, negotiations with the rest of the EU enter a period when the difficult strategic trade-offs can no longer be avoided as non-decision has itself dramatic consequences, namely Britain’s economic, political and legal rupture with the rest of the European Union on March 2019 as the article 50 process comes to its end. Against this context it is useful to think through some of the key scenarios and their likelihood to better prepare ourselves for the significant consequences.

I. A deal is made
The government had hoped that Theresa Mays’ Florence speech would allow quick progress beyond the immediate issues arising from Britain leaving the European Union. Apart from the significant change towards a more EU-friendly tone, the most significant novelty Continue reading

Events and Seminars in Autumn

Trump, Europe and the wider world
Federal Trust, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and the Global Policy Institute I 17 October I 17.00 – 19.00
Mary Sumner House,24 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3RB
RSVP to events@fedtrust.co.uk,

Confirmed Speakers: Ansgar Graw, Chief Reporter for Die Welt and its former US correspondent; Dr Jacob Parakilas, Deputy Head, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House

Conference: The European Migrant Crisis
19 October
venue tbc
Speakers: Professor Leila Simona Talani, more tbc

JMCE Seminar Series: Resistance to the Iran Nuclear Deal: Russian, Chinese and European Power Clashes with a New US Administration”

16th October, 6pm,
King’s College London, Room K3.11
Speaker: Dr. Moritz Pieper (University of Salford)
More information here.

Regular Crisis: A Cantata on the Global Economy

7.30pm – Friday 20 October
Barbican Cinema 1
Featuring intimate interviews with prominent global executives and policy-makers, this screening and the following discussion chaired by former advisor to the UK Treasury Diane Coyle will explore the state of mind of people in leadership in today’s uncertain political and economic times.
More information and a exclusive student ticket offer here.

JMCE Seminar Series: “The Clash of New World Orders”
4th December 2017, 6pm,
King’s College London, Room K3.11
Speaker: Prof. Richard Sakwa (University of Kent)
More information here.

Conferences, Workshops & Call for Papers/Applications

Call for Applications for the third UPTAKE PhD Training School.
Its main objective is to offer an opportunity for research development, training and exchange of ideas for PhD and Postdoctoral students working in the field of Russian and East European Studies.

When: 9-13 January 2018
Where: Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent
Topic: Dividing Lines in Wider Europe: Political and security challenges three decades after the fall of the Iron Curtain
Deadline: Wednesday 1st November 2017

More information here.
More details on who can apply, how to apply, when to apply, and what to expect, check the call for applications here

Call for Applications: UACES Scholarships
Deadline: Friday 13 October 2017

Are you a postgraduate student who needs to undertake fieldwork abroad?
Since 2002, UACES has awarded 138 travel scholarships to postgraduate students from 33 different countries. The scholarships are designed to provide mobility to existing postgraduate students so that they can undertake research in another country. In 2017 UACES is offering its members two different scholarship schemes. Applicants can only apply to one scheme.

UACES Scholarships
For 2017, UACES is offering 4 scholarships for a fixed amount of 1,500 GBP to be awarded on a competitive basis to UACES members.

UACES and James Madison Charitable Trust Scholarships
In addition to the above scholarships, UACES is partnering with the James Madison Charitable Trust (JMCT) in order to offer a further 4 scholarships for a fixed amount of 1,500GBP. These will also be awarded on a competitive basis to UACES members.
The objectives of the JMCT have shaped the scope of the scholarships and you can find out more about those objectives here.

Visit http://www.uaces.org/funding/scholarships for further information about travel scholarships, including eligibility criteria, finances and application form.

Staff News

Dr Edoardo Bressanelli has written an article with Dr Christel Kopp (Department of Political Economy) and Dr Christine Reh (University College London):

  • Koop, C., Reh, C. and E. Bressanelli (forthcoming), “When Politics Prevails: Parties, Elections and Loyalty in the European Parliament”. European Journal of Political Research

Dr Angelos Chryssogelos hhas appeared on a radio show “Manuale d’Europa Instruzioni d’uso per i cittadini europei” on the Italian station Radio1.

Dr Emmy Eklundh has been commenting on the referendum in Catalonia for CNN International, Sky News, LBC Radio, and Radio Free Europe.

Dr Katrin Schreiter has published a journal article with Central European History:

Agnieszka Witudo has contributed to publication of the European Parliamentary Research Service: