PhD Summer School: Europe in the World 2010
UNIVERSITY OF CRETE - Department of Political Science -
Ph.D. Summer School
Place: Department of Political Science, University of Crete, Rethymno, Greece
Date: 12 Sept. 2011 - 25 Sept. 2011
Subscription Deadline: 7th August
Funded by: European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), the ECPR Standing Group on the European Union (SGEU); University of Crete, Department of Political Science and the Hellenic Centre for European Studies (EKEM); LISBOAN – Erasmus Academic Network.
Organizers: Dimitris Xenakis (University of Crete, Greece), Stelios Stavridis (Zaragoza University, Spain), Kennet Lynggaard (Roskilde University, Denmark) & Tobias Schumacher (Lisbon University Institute, Portugal).
The PhD Summer School will focus on the role of the European Union (EU) as an international actor, the implications of EU development and foreign policies, but also how the global environment affects EU’s policies and politics. Accordingly it has both an ‘outward’ look on the implication of EU agents and policies in international arenas and an ‘inward’ focus on the impact of globalization on the EU’s institutions and policies. The school will deal with the theme “Europe in the World” both in theoretical and empirical terms, but also in terms of research methods. By means of concrete examples, various research techniques will be discussed including methods know from comparative politics, discourse analysis, foreign policy analysis and international relations.
The aim of the Summer School is to bring together and support PhD-students in theoretical, empirical and research-related issues on their subject matter. The Summer School is targeted to students from various sub-disciplines including European and international studies, international relations, political economy and comparative politics aiming to help them enrich their research projects with other co-students and academics.
· European Integration Theory
· European Political System and National Strategies
· Europeanization and Globalization
· EU as a Global Actor
· Climate Change and Global Politics
· International and European Security
· CFSP and ESDP
· NATO and European Defense
· National Foreign Policies
· European Neighbourhood Policy
· The EU’s role in the Mediterranean and the wider Middle East
· Turkey, Russia and relations with other Strategic Partners
· EU and the Developing World
· Culture and Education
· Economic Development Cooperation
Conflict Resolution & Peacekeeping Operations
· and more
The Summer School will take place in facilities of the Department of Politics at Gallou University Campus. The PhD summer school will run for 2 weeks, and will be structured around guest lectures combined with student presentations. A maximum of 24 students may participate and they should preferably be at least one year into their studies. Participants will also be admitted so as to ensure a certain geographical spread.
· Geoffrey Edwards, Cambridge University
· Ian Manners, Roskilde University
· Kennet Lynggaard, Roskilde University
· Tobias Schumacher, Lisbon University Institute
· Stelios Stavridis, Zaragoza University
· Bichara Khader, Catholic University of Louvain
· and more
Regular fee for all participants
400€ (late registration 500)
Reduced fee for participants presenting a PhD Thesis
300€ (late registration 400)
* Depending on the sponsorship available, fees may be reduced or fully waived for the members of LISBOAN Network and the University of Crete.
Fees include attendance for all sessions of the summer school (two weeks) and the Welcome Icebreaker session; participant's kit with stationary material; and all tea/coffee receptions, dinners and events included to the final official programme.
Fees do not cover accommodation, travel expenses and lunches, except otherwise stated.
Applicants are encouraged to find their own funding all the same.
Participants are encouraged to apply for the ECPR's Travel and Accommodation Grant (previously known as Mobility Fund), which is available to graduate students and young scholars from ECPR member institutions, who are self-funded and have been accepted to attend the Summer School (Deadline: June 1st).
Some funding has also been secured for academics and students coming from the 67 institutions (http://www.lisboan.net/12574.html?&L=0) participating in the LISBOAN – Erasmus Academic Network to cover part of or the whole of their accommodation and travel expenses. http://www.lisboan.net/phdschools.html
You may travel to Rethymno:
From Athens (and many other cities) by plane to Heraklio or Chania and then by bus, by taxi or by hired car to Rethymno. Check also for direct charter flights from large European cities, which tend to be cheaper;
From Piraeus port (Athens) and some other ports by boat to Rethymno;
From Piraeus port (Athens) and some other ports by boat to Heraklio or to Chania and then by bus, by taxi or by hired car to Rethymno.
The boats sail in the evening and reach their destinations (very) early in the next morning. In September daily voyages are also scheduled with travel during the day (5 hours).
Upon arrival at the Heraklio or Chania airport (or port):
You may take a taxi to carry you directly to Rethymno. The trip will take about 1 hour;
You may take a taxi to the central bus station, take the bus to Rethymno, and then take another taxi to your hotel. The bus trip is 1h 30 min from Chania and 2h from Heraklio. Bus departures are every half hour until 20:30;
You may hire a car at the airport.
Transportation between Rethymno city and the University:
by bus. Bus stops every 500m. It is advisable to buy a ticket (e.g. from a kiosk) before entering the bus.
by taxi. The cost is about 5 € depending on the pick-up point with a surcharge (1-2 €) for a telephone appointment.
Special price for Summer School participants has been arranged at the following 3* hotels, very close to the picturesque Old Town of Rethymno:
- Jo-An Palace (http://www.joan-hotels.gr/) S/D B&B 33/48 €
- Brascos (http://www.brascos.com/) S/D B&B 24/32 €
Official website of Rethymno: http://www.rethymnon.gr
Summer School Updates
Further information contact
Maria Yianniou: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gerasimos Tsourapas: email@example.com
Dimitris Xenakis: firstname.lastname@example.org
: 2010/08/16 To
: Roskilde University, Denmark
: European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), ECPR Standing Group on the European Union and The Danish Political Science Research School.
The concern of the PhD Summer School is the relationship between the European Union (EU) and its environment. This includes, for instance, the role of the EU as an international actor, the implications of EU development and foreign policies, but also how the global environment affects EU policies and politics.
The PhD Summer School accordingly has both an "outward" look on the implication of EU agents and policies in global arenas and an "inward" look on the impact of globalization on EU institutions and policies. Focus will also be on the interrelations between European integration and globalisation.
The PhD Summer School will deal with the theme "Europe in the World" both in theoretical and empirical terms, but also in terms of research strategies. By means of concrete examples various research designs and techniques will be discusses including research strategies known from comparative politics, discourse analysis, foreign policy analysis and international relations.
The aim is to bring together and train PhD-students in theoretical, empirical and research strategic issues on the subject matter. Additionally, the purpose is support PhD-students in furthering their research projects. The PhD Summer School is aimed at political science PhD-students from various sub-disciplines including EU-studies, international relations, comparative politics, and public administration. A maximum of 24 PhD students may participate and they should preferably be at least one year into their studies. Participant will also be admitted so to ensure a certain geographical spread.
Stelios Stavridis (Zaragoza University, Spain), Tobias Schumacher (Lisbon University Institute, Portugal), Dimitris Xenakis (University of Crete, Greece), Kennet Lynggaard (Roskilde University, Denmark), Ian Manners (Roskilde University, Denmark), Ben Rosamond (University of Warwick), Charlotte Bretherton (Liverpool John Moores University), Anne-Marie Le Gloannec (Sciences Po Paris), Gorm Rye Olsen (Roskilde University), Lisbeth Aggestam (University of Bath), Knud Erik Jørgensen (Aarhus University). And more to be confirmed...
Kennet Lynggaard (Roskilde University, Denmark), Stelios Stavridis (Zaragoza University, Spain), Tobias Schumacher (Lisbon University Institute, Portugal), Dimitris Xenakis (University of Crete, Greece).
Registration and further information: http://polforsk.dk/course_full_view?nn=2222
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U.S.-GREECE TASK FORCE: TRANSFORMING THE BALKANS - Security, Political Stability, and Economic Development
While the past decade has witnessed remarkable progress in stabilizing the Western Balkans and positioning the region on the ladder to NATO and EU membership, significant work still needs to be accomplished in order to fully secure the peninsula as a component part of the Euro-Atlantic community. Working in tandem, the United States and Greece can move this process forward as the two long-standing allies share the objectives of political stabilization, durable security, respect for human rights, economic development, and international institutional integration for the entire Balkan region. A collaborative bilateral initiative by two key policy institutes in both countries, the Center for Strategic and International Studies [CSIS] (United States) and the Hellenic Centre for European Studies [EKEM] (Greece), aims to promote this process through the establishment of a U.S.-Greece Task Force. Thus, in October 2009, EKEM and CSIS jointly initiated the U.S.-GREECE TASK FORCE: TRANSFORMING THE BALKANS - Security, Political Stability, and Economic Development. The project is co-chaired by Theodore Couloumbis (Professor Emeritus, University of Athens), and Janusz Bugajski (Lavrentiades Chair, New European Democracy Program, CSIS).
• Assemble policy experts, regional specialists, security and foreign policy analysts, NGO representatives, business leaders, and other interested parties to create a durable network of expertise committed to developing the U.S.-Greek partnership in order to work more effectively in the wider Balkan region.
• Alert both the Washington and Athens policy communities, the NGO sector, and business leaders to specific opportunities and obstacles facing the Western Balkans in the region’s drive toward democracy, the rule of law, market economics, regional security, and international institutional integration.
• Promulgate practical policy recommendations for American and Greek policymakers and innovative approaches in the Balkans and within international fora on the basis of Task Force discussions and findings.
• Publish Task Force papers and recommendations and disseminate them to a wider audience in the United States and in Europe.
• Organize a Conference under the Task Force auspices in Washington in May 2010
Task Force Agenda
With the above priorities in focus, the Task Force will work on the following seven issue areas:
1. EU and NATO Enlargement
2. Regional Politics
3. Unconventional Threats
4. Human Security
5. Energy Questions
6. Regional Networks and Infrastructure
7. FDI and Economic development
Task Force Working Groups
Two Working Groups, one based in Washington and one in Athens, consisting of academics, senior analysts and former diplomats, are collaborating in promoting the Task Force objectives and providing analysis and recommendations on the above issue areas.
The Washington Working Group
Chair: Janusz Bugajski
Director, CSIS New European Democracies
Director, CSIS Europe Program
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs
Stephen J. Flanagan
Senior Vice President and Director for International Security, CSIS
Former Special Assistant to the U.S. President; senior director for Central and Eastern Europe
Ambassador Robert S. Gelbard
Chairman, Washington Global Partners, LLC
Former U.S. Special Representative for the Balkans
Ian O. Lesser
Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States
Professor, Georgetown University
Ambassador Thomas Miller
President and CEO, The United Nations Association of the United States of America
Former U.S. Ambassador to Greece and Bosnia-Herzegovina
Ambassador Charles P. Ries
Senior Fellow, Rand Corporation
Former U.S. Ambassador to Greece
William H. Siefken
Senior Associate, CSIS
Former Director for CEE and Eurasia, Lockheed Martin Corporation; former Deputy Director for EUCOM and CENTCOM
Chairman, Southeast Europe, Woodrow Wilson Center
The Athens Working Group
Chair: Theodore Couloumbis
Professor Emeritus, University of Athens
Research Fellow, University of Oxford
Senior Lecturer, London School of Economics and Political Science
Lecturer, University of Thrace
Associate Professor, University of Athens
Lecturer, University of Crete
CSIS-EKEM Conference 10 May 2010
8.30-9.00am: Registration and Breakfast
9.00-9.15am: Opening Remarks
Janusz Bugajski, CSIS
Theodore Couloumbis, EKEM
9.25-11.00am: Panel 1: Regional Politics
Political Transition and Institution Building - Robert Benjamin, NDI
Addressing Nationalism and Populism - Nida Gelazis, Woodrow Wilson Center
Post-Conflict Reconciliation - Ioannis Armakolas, EKEM
Strengthening Regional Cooperation - John Sitilides, Trilogy Advisors LLC
11:00am-12:30pm: Panel 2: Economic Priorities
Investment Challenges and Opportunities - Charles Ries, RAND
Promoting Energy Security - Keith Smith, CSIS
Developing Regional Infrastructure - Gerasimos Tsourapas, EKEM
12.45-1.45pm: Lunchtime Keynote Addresses
U.S.–Greek Cooperation in the Western Balkans
U.S. Government Official
Greek Government Official
2.00-3.30pm: Panel 3: Security and Integration
Combating Unconventional Threats - Dimitris Xenakis, EKEM
Pursuing NATO Integration - Heather Conley, CSIS
Roads to European Union Accession
3.30-4:00pm: Conclusions and Recommendations
Janusz Bugajski, CSIS
Theodore Couloumbis, EKEM
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