4th Global South Workshop
|Event Date/Time: Oct 19, 2009||End Date/Time: Oct 23, 2009|
|Abstract Submission Date: May 31, 2009|
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
Application deadline: 31 May 2009
About the Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is a world renowned graduate school of
teaching and research in these fields. It was created in 2008 by the merger of the Graduate Institute of
International Studies, Europeâ€™s oldest institute of international studies (founded 1927), and the Graduate
Institute of Development Studies, one of Europeâ€™s first institutes devoted to the study of development
(founded 1961). The Institute plays host to a diversified and vibrant body of students and faculty. More
than 800 Masterâ€™s and PhD students from all over the world (75% of our students are international
students) are currently enrolled.
The 4th Global South Workshop (19-24 October 2009, Geneva)
Following the success of three previous workshops, we are pleased to announce the 4th Global South
Workshop. This workshop is open to outstanding young scholars from the global south pursuing advanced
graduate research in areas bridging the fields of international studies and development studies, broadly
defined, and working in disciplines such as anthropology, history, law, politics and political science, and
economics. Scholars specializing in conflict, post-conflict societies, migration, and governance are
particularly encouraged to apply.
The main aim of the workshop is to help build 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 that may help advance the salience of southern
perspectives in their fields and disciplines.
Participants will be expected to present their research at the workshop. They will also have opportunities
for professional interaction with faculty and research students at the Graduate Institute, and with
international and non-governmental organizations in Geneva. English will be the working language.
The Workshop will be held from 19-24 October 2009 in Geneva. Participants from outside Geneva 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.
Condition for Application
- Candidates will typically be nearing completion of their PhDs at a southern university;
- Recent PhDs from southern universities working within the region, and students from the south
nearing completion of their PhDs on south-related topics and perspectives at northern universities
may also be considered.
- Women are especially encouraged to apply.
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.
Interested candidates satisfying the above criteria may e-mail the following application package:
- a letter of self-introduction and motivation
- a detailed CV with contact details of two referees
- a 2000-word summary of the PhD project that includes a draft chapter outline
Send your complete application package via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for application: 31 May 2009.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted towards the end of June 2009.
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