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Annual International Summer Seminar

The Institute of International Relations (I.I.R.) of Panteion University of Athens in cooperation with SEESOX of Oxford University and the University of Piraeus, is pleased to announce the 25th Annual Summer Seminar which will be held on the Aegean island of Tinos, Greece, from July 2-7, 2016.  The theme of the Seminar is:  Europe and its neighbourhoods:  Geopolitics and human flows.


For more information, as well as an application form, please visit:


The announcement is specially addressed to participants outside Greece, who might be interested to participate and would like to arrange their travel details.



Summer Programmes 2016

Meet international students, discuss with high-level practitioners from the United Nations and international organisations in Geneva, attend academic lectures for
2 or 3 intensive weeks:

  • Summer Programme on the WTO, International Trade and Development: 27 June – 8 July 2016
  • Summer Programme on International Affairs and Multilateral Governance: 20 June – 8 July 2016

Click here for more information.

Are you a post-grad or early career researcher? Then we want you!

The BSA Citizenship Study Group and the ECPR Standing Group on Citizenship are organising a two-day event organised around a series of keynote talks and paper presentations on Political Citizenship and Social Movements at the University of Portsmouth, 27-28 June 2016

They would especially welcome abstract submissions from postgraduate and early career
researchers as well as established researchers. Each speaker will be given 15 minutes to
present their paper and 10 minutes each for questions.

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and include title, author, affiliation, current
position and contact email. To submit an abstract, please click HERE no later than
Tuesday 1st March 2016.

Registration is free, but delegates must register. Lunch and refreshments will be

Registration will be open after the decision on abstracts is released.

More details here.

One-day Workshop – Male Over-Representation in Politics: Preliminary Research and Developing a Research Agenda

A One-Day Workshop

Held at the University of Bristol’s SPAIS Gender Research Centre,

Wednesday, 3rd of Feb 2016

Hosted by the University of Bristol SPAIS Gender Research Centre, the School of Politics and IR at QMUL and Uppsala Universitet, Sweden, and the UK PSA Women & Politics.

At the 2015 ECPR Joint Session of Workshops, Elin Bjarnegård and Rainbow Murray hosted the workshop, ‘The Causes and Consequences of Male Over-Representation’. Reframing the question of gender and representation, the workshop permitted the identification of new research agendas focusing explicitly on men’s presence in politics rather than women’s marginalization or under-representation. New questions and research areas within the field of gender and politics were invoked, and during the workshop it became clear that the study of men, masculinities and politics was fertile ground for research, requiring much greater exploration.

This one-day workshop provides an opportunity to revisit such research almost one year on: for researchers who were present at ECPR and for those who have come to the topic since. We are seeking papers that examine the reasons for men’s over-representation, and the means by which they perpetuate their position. Papers might explore differences between men vis a vis political participation, as well as men’s reactions to women’s participation. Concepts of representation, accountability, and men’s interests would also be of critical importance to the workshop. Theoretical and empirical papers are welcome.

We have secured sufficient funding so as to require no registration fee. There are, however, no general funds for travel. We are pleased to announce that there is now a small fund to support PhD students’ attendance for research students presenting their work.

The workshop also has limited places, and so we ask for abstracts (no more than 250 words) to be submitted to by the 1st of November 2015.

Graduate Student Conference: CALL FOR SECTIONS

6th ECPR Graduate Student Conference, University of Tartu, 10-13 July 2016


The ECPR Graduate Student Conference is specifically tailored to the needs of graduate students looking to gain valuable political science conference experience, network, and further their personal and academic development in political and social sciences. Ideally suited to ‘first-time’ delegates, the conference combines a comprehensive academic and social programme over three days. The Graduate Student Conference is only open to graduate students who are studying for a Master’s degree, a PhD, or who hold junior postdoctoral (researcher) positions.

Gain first-hand experience of a political science conference by proposing a Section at the Graduate Student Conference now. Only graduate students from full-ECPR member institutions are invited to Chair a Section. Co-Chairs may come from Full, Associate or non-member institutions. You can check your institution’s membership status here. Only the proposed Section Chair can submit a Section proposal. The proposed Section Chair and Co-Chair must both have a MyECPR account. All proposals to organise Sections should be submitted online in English by 30 September 2015.

The proposal requires the following information:

  • The title of the Section you are proposing to organise. The full list of Sections can be found here.
  • The proposal, containing an abstract, 3-8 well-developed Panel ideas and a biography of each Section Chair (altogether no more than 1000 words long).
  • The Section Co-Chair’s email address as registered in their MyECPR account.
  • The number of Panels you wish to request (3-8).

GSN Roundtable at the ECPR General Conference 2015

GSN Roundtable: Is there life beyond Academia?

Panel Chair – Rosa M. Navarrete
Panel Discussant – Ilke Toygur

In this roundtable we will discuss opportunities for young researchers once they have obtained their PhD. Speakers will tell us about their experiences and representatives from private companies will let us know what they have to offer to graduate students. In short, the aim of this roundtable is to give some food for thought about the following: is there life beyond Academia?

For more information click here