Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva
Third Workshop of Young Scholars from the Global South (WYSGS-3)
The Graduate Institute of International Studies (GIIS) is an internationally reputed advanced school of teaching and research in the field of international studies. A pioneering institution in the field, the Institute plays host to a diversified and vibrant body of students and faculty from all parts of the world. For more information about the Institute and its teaching and research programmes, go to www.hei.unige.ch.
Following the success of the workshops held in 2005 and 2006, we are pleased to announce WYSGS-3. The workshop is open to outstanding young scholars from the Global South pursuing advanced graduate research in areas located at the intersection of international relations and development studies, broadly defined, and addressed mainly through perspectives from anthropology, history, law, politics and political science, and economics. The broader focus of the third workshop anticipates and reflects the creation of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in January 2008, from the merger of the GIIS and the Graduate Institute of Development Studies.
The aim of the workshop is to help incubate a network of young scholars from southern countries by providing them opportunities to interact and share experiences with fellow scholars from the south, and develop collaborative frameworks and projects. Candidates will typically be nearing completion of their Phds at a southern university. Exceptionally, fresh Phds from southern universities working within the region, and students from the south nearing completion of their Phds on south-related topics at northern universities may be considered. Selection will be based on the quality of research. Quality being equal, selection may be guided by an interest in promoting thematic coherence at the workshop. Selected participants will be expected to present their research at the workshop. English will be the working language.
WYSGS-3 will be held from 5-9 November 2007. All participants will be provided accommodation and receive a contribution towards living expenses. The Institute will also cover return excursion fares for participants enrolled at southern universities. Interested candidates satisfying the above criteria may e-mail a letter of self-introduction and motivation, attaching a detailed CV with contact details of two referees and a 2000-word summary of the Phd. project, to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9 July 2007. Candidates without e-mail may send their applications in an envelope marked WYSGS-3 to Dr. Jasmine Champenois, Graduate Institute of International Studies, 132 rue de Lausanne, CP 36, 1211 Geneva 21, Switzerland to arrive by 9 July 2007. Women are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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