Considering the uncertainties regarding travel restrictions and quarantine requirements in Switzerland, the GLOBE – International Relations winter school will be organized in an online format. Although we are saddened that we cannot maintain the event in Leysin, we have developed a unique format to maximize the interactive aspect of the event. To keep the usual informal and joyful atmosphere of the school, there will be a dedicated platform for the aperitif at the end of each day.

The GLOBE winter school in International Relations provides a unique environment for PhD students intending to situate themselves within the IR discipline. GLOBE PhD school builds up from the idea to create innovative PhD network workshops with colleagues from Groningen, Lausanne, Oslo, and Erfurt (GLOBE). Our focus on recent epistemological advances in non-positivist scholarship delivers expertise through PhD presentations supported by feedback discussions as well as a workshop around the theme « Doing research in times of true uncertainty ».

DescriptionSpeakersTarget audienceLearning objectivesProgrammeFeesApplication
Institute of Political Studies Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
10 – 11 February, 2021
Online format
For whom?
Early and advanced PhD students, Postdoctoral researchers
How much?
CHF 50.-
Due to the online format responding to the pandemic situation, we won’t be able to grant 3.5 ECTS as planned.
Programme director and University of Lausanne speakers

  • Jean-Christophe Graz, Professor of International Relations, SSP/IEP/CRHIM
  • Lucile Maertens, Maître-assistante, SSP/IEP/CRHIM

External speakers

  • Oliver Kessler, Professor of International Relations, University of Erfurt (DE)
  • Luis Lobo-Guerrero, Professor of History and Theory of International Relations, University of Groningen (NL)
  • Isaline Bergamaschi, Professor of International Relations, Université Libre de Bruxelles (BE)
  • Katharina Glaab, Professor of Global Change and International Relations, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NO)
  • Charlie Dannreuther, Lecturer in European political economy, University of Leeds (UK)
  • Zeynep Gülsah Capan, Lecturer, Department of International Relations, University of Erfurt (DE)

Early and advanced PhD students, as well as Postdoctoral researchers in international relations, political science and closely related fields

At the end of the course, students will be able:
  • To use feed-back received from peer junior and senior researchers to further develop their own research project;
  • to develop a reflexive and critical knowledge of the field of international relations;
  • to strengthen their early integration into the international scientific community;
  • to promote exchanges and confrontations of ideas with peers of all standings.

You can access the programme here

Due to the online format responding to the pandemic situation, the fees for the 2021 edition are reduced to CHF 50.-

Applications are open until 15 January 2021.

It can be done online and should include:

  1. A CV, with your academic records
  2. A motivation letter
  3. An abstract of your thesis and an abstract of the paper/chapter you plan to present at the winter school. (submitted as one document)

When your application is complete, please submit it under the “Application status” column.

Registration is closed !