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.

Career Events in Autumn III

Careers & Employability

Careers & Employability
We have lots of interesting careers events coming-up. To search and register for our events remember to logon to kcl.ac.uk/careerconnect. Here are some upcoming highlights. See King’s CareerConnect (KCC) for the full list:

On-Campus Careers Events:

Discover Careers in Academia
14 Nov 2017 | 18.00 – 20.00 | 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. 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. Register for this event here on KCC.

Other Events & Opportunities:

Careers in Politics – A talk with King’s Alumni
9 Nov 2017 | 18:00-19:30 | Strand, S-2.08
At this panel event you will hear from speakers including:

  • Jade Appleton – Political Adviser to the Conservative Group at London Councils
  • Cristopher Brannigan – Director Government Relations, Prime Minister’s Office Samuel Nicholls – Commercial lead at Department for International Trade
  • Junaed Khan – Policy Officer at BEIS, UK civil service
  • Jay Asher – Senior Parliamentary Assistant

LSE – International Organisations Day 2017
11 Nov 2017 | 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: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-organisations-day-2017-tickets-38427403398#tickets

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.

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.

Departmental News

British Politics UGs in Parliament

Dr Isabelle Hertner, with Margherita de Candia and Malte Laub, took a group of first-year students from the British Politics module to Parliament. They were given a guided tour of both chambers, where all the quirks and traditions of Westminster were explained. The visit was sponsored by King’s local MP for the Cities of London & Westminster, the Rt Hon Mark Field.

 

Ramon Pacheco Pardo appointed Korea Chair

Congratulations to Dr Ramon Pacheco Pardo, who has been appointed the inaugural holder of the Korea Foundation-Free University of Brussels Korea Chair, the first Korea Foundation-sponsored Chair in Europe. The Chair will concentrate on promoting knowledge about Korea and Northeast Asia across Europe, strengthening Europe-Korea relations, and helping to bring stability to the Korean Peninsula. These goals will be achieved through original research, policy briefings, conferences and workshops, and partnerships across Europe, Northeast Asia and the US. Ramon will remain a full-time member of academic staff at EIS and KCL, but will be part-time seconded to tenure this Chair.

 
Capital.150: Marx’s ‘Capital’ Today conference on YouTube 

The Department of European and International Studies (School of Politics & Economics, King’s College London), along with the www.thenextrecession.wordpress.com blog, organised a major international conference to mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of Karl Marx’s text Capital: A Critique of Political Economy. The Capital.150: Marx’s ‘Capital’ Today  conference took place on 19-20 September, 2017.

It attracted from around the world some of the leading scholars and research networks in the field. There were lively debates among speakers and audience on the roots of the global economic and financial crisis, contemporary imperialism, and the prospects of global capitalism. David Harvey and Michael Roberts debated how to map the terrain of anti-capitalist struggles in the plenary of the evening of September 19. The same topic re-emerged throughout the conference as participants investigated the nature of the present political conjuncture and the prospects for the labour movement.

All the sessions are available to watch on YouTube

 

Events and Seminars in Autumn II

Jean Monnet Centre for Europe in the World

JMCE School of Diplomacy: Italy and the Euro 
Book presentation
Date: 10th November, 2017, 19:00
Location: tbc
Speaker: Prof. Alan Cafruny (Hamilton College, USA), Prof. Simona Talani (EIS)
More information here.

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 Workshop Fall 2017: Women in the Mediterranean 
Date: 25th October, 2017, 17:00-19:00
Location: Scuola Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
In this JMCE workshop, the special issue: “Women in the Mediterranean” of the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies will be presented.
Speakers include:

In cooperation with Women in International Security – WIIS-Italy.
The full programme is available here.

JMCE Conference 2017: Conference on Brexit 
Date: 7th November, 10:00-18:00
The JMCE is hosting a one-day conference on Brexit on 7th November 2017. More details coming up soon.

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.

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

KCL’s Comparative Literature Department’s Research Seminar Series

The Cultural Logic of Post-Capitalism
Date: Wed 25 October
Location: VWB 6.01 from 16.30-18..00
Speaker: Robert Spencer (University of Manchester)

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.