Programa

IPS Winter School 2019

An intensive academic experience in the theory, methodology and current research on International Political Sociology

The IPS Winter School will offer post-graduate students and early-career scholars an opportunity to engage in an intensive academic experience in the theory, methods and current research in International Political Sociology. Activities include courses, tutorials, workshops, roundtables and informal discussions, in an environment that will facilitate scholarly exchanges and socialization among participants.

The IPS Winter School will contemplate different aspects of academic work, from substantive debates on contemporary IR subjects to training in transferable skills. The Winter School will offer the following activities:

• General Courses in theory and methodology

• Thematic Courses on contemporary IR subjects

• Writing and Publishing Tutorials

• Research Workshops

• Roundtables and Public Events

GUEST PROFESSORS
The 2019 IPS Winter School is open to post-graduate students and early-career scholars who want to pursue an in-depth study of IPS with eminent International Relations scholars. The Guest Professors this year are:

First week (1st - 5th July)
• Prof. R. B. J. Walker, University of Victoria and PUC-Rio
• Prof. Michael J. Shapiro, University of Hawaii
• Prof. Debbie Lisle (Queen’s University Belfast)


ACTIVITIES
The IPS Winter School Program is conceived and structured as two independent but interrelated weeks of intensive learning activities on international political sociology.

GENERAL COURSE
General Courses in Theory and Methods consist of two hours seminars every morning from Monday to Friday. (Monday-Friday). There is one general course offered each week.

THEMATIC COURSES
Thematic courses take place three days a week (Monday-Wednesday), in two different periods of the afternoon (90 minutes sessions).

DISCUSSION SESSIONS
There will be one Discussion Session each week, on Thursday from, 14h00 to 16h00. These sessions are an occasion for students to engage and discuss a topic suggested by one of the faculty. Discussion will be open and aimed at facilitating the participation of all. Guest professors and other invited academics will also intervene. Guest professors will suggest few short academic works to read so all the participants have some common ground for the discussion. 

RESEARCH WORKSHOPS
The research workshops will provide interested (and, depending on the number of applicants, selected) students the opportunity to present and discuss their work in progress (e.g., MPhil project, PhD proposal, or drafting article) with the Guest Professors and other students of the IPS Winter School community, thus benefiting from different constructive commentaries, questions, and feedbacks.

ROUNDTABLES AND PUBLIC EVENTS
There will be one public event per week, organized as a roundtable on a relevant theme of world politics and international political sociology. Public events will take place on Thursdays, in the afternoon.

SOCIAL GATHERINGS
We intend the 2019 IPS Winter School as a whole to be a place of very dynamic, open and intense social engagement. We believe that time outside class is also important for students and professors to meet and get comfortable with each other, so that the academic discussion can be even more passionate and interesting. We believe these exchanges are part of what makes us a productive community.

General Course:

Critical Theories and International Political Sociology

Prof. R B J Walker

The course of Prof. Walker will address International Relations and the challenge of interdisciplinarity, discussing sociology, politics and international as contested objects. In addition, he will discuss the places of science and criticism in the production of knowledge in International Relations, as well as question privilege, Eurocentrism and hegemony as research topics for an International Political Sociology.

Thematic Courses:

Failure, Hope & Persistence

Prof. Debbie Lisle

This course outlines and contests the reductive manner in which failure has been conceived in Modernity, and more specifically, in International Relations (e.g. failed states, failed diplomacy, the failure of Great powers). Starting from an acceptance that we are living within structures and orders that constantly fail us, and recognizing that the planet is doomed, it re-imagines an alternative account of failure with more ambiguity, texture and creativity. Drawing from widespread interdisciplinary literatures on pessimism, hope, creativity and futures, it asks instead about persistence and ongoingness: how to live well – how to live ethically – amidst the ruins.

Aesthetic Methods and the Politics of Media

Prof. Michael J. Shapiro

In this course we discuss the problem of precarity and race in world politics looking at a global network of crime organizations that gamble on the games and seek to control the outcomes by recruiting and exploiting young African footballers. As our analysis proceeds we show how the crime drama involving the murder of the young African athlete, Driss Assani (Jeremy Zagba), is a fictional realization of a larger global drama associated with the flow of African and other aspirational footballers that belong to a shadow world behind a sports world. We analyze that global world with resort to documentary and feature films as well as the revelations of investigative journalism.

APPLICATION AND FEES
Places are limited to 35 participants per week and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Prospective participants should be post-graduate students or early-career scholars.
Deadline for application is Friday, May 31st 2019. Candidates may choose to apply for:


first week only (01 – 05 July, 2019)


Prospective participants should fill in the Application Form and email it to ipswinterschool@puc-rio.br

Applicants that fulfill the eligibility criteria will be contacted with payment information.

A reduced fee is available for (“early-birds”) registration paid in full by Tuesday, April 30th 2019.

Fees are (Brazilian Reais):
• One week: R$ 1.300,00 / R$ 1.000,00 (Reduced fee)


Final registration will be confirmed upon full payment of the fees. All payments should be made until Friday, June 14th. The School does not provide accommodation or meals.
 
•This year the IPS Winter School is offering a limited number of exemptions to the payment of the fee to students who present their work in the Research Workshop.  If you are intersted in applying to an exemption please indicate so in the Application Form.


Location
The IPS Winter School takes place at the headquarters of the International Relations Institute (IRI), in the campus of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). The University is located in Gávea, a neighborhood located in the south zone of Rio de Janeiro.

For more information about application, fees, guest professors, and planned activities, please  visit www.ipswinterschool.com

Certificado
O aluno que preencher satisfatoriamente os quesitos frequência e aproveitamento terá direito a certificado.

Certificates
The students that fulfill the minimum requirement of course attendance (2 general courses + 3 optional courses + 2 skills training sessions) will be entitled to a certificate.

Observações
Vagas limitadas - 35
A realização do curso está sujeita à quantidade mínima de matrículas.
Bolsas de Estudos: devido à natureza autofinanciada dos cursos oferecidos pela CCE, não há viabilidade financeira para a concessão de bolsas de estudo.