The Balsillie School of International Affairs will host a Global Political Economy dissertation workshop from April 25 to 27, 2018. The workshop will give PhD students the opportunity to present work in progress to an interdisciplinary audience of faculty and students.
Framework: PhD students will present either a dissertation proposal or a draft thesis chapter. All participants (students and faculty) will read all of the submitted papers in advance. Half an hour will be devoted to each paper on each day of the workshop. On April 26, each paper will be introduced by a student discussant, and there will then be open discussion of the paper; the author will not be permitted to speak. On April 27, the author will lead off the discussion with a response to the previous day’s comments and critiques, and then the floor will be opened. Faculty will participate in the discussion on both days, but students will be encouraged to take the lead. The workshop will give students the opportunity to get feedback on their own work, to gain experience of discussing the work of others, and to make connections with students and faculty at other universities.
Keynote: Dr. Herman Mark Schwartz of the University of Virginia will give the keynote address on the evening of April 25.
Eligibility: Students will need to be able to submit either an extended dissertation proposal or a draft thesis chapter by April 9 2018. Applications from students in the second year of their program or higher will be prioritized. In assessing the applications, we will take a broad view of the scope of topics covered by GPE/IPE, but we particularly encourage applications from students who are explicitly engaging with GPE/IPE debates.
Application and Deadline: Please submit a 500-word summary of your proposal or chapter to Dr. Derek Hall at [email protected] by November 13 2017. Include with your submission your contact details, the name of your academic program, and your current year level. If you may be able to cover some or all of your travel and accommodation costs, please indicate this in your application. Decisions will be made by early December 2018.
Funding: We hope to be able to provide funding for participants’ travel, accommodation and meals. Travel funding for students from outside of North America will be limited.
Participating Faculty (preliminary list):
Dr. John Abraham (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Dr. Jennifer Clapp (University of Waterloo)
Dr. Patricia Goff (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Dr. Derek Hall (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Dr. Eric Helleiner (University of Waterloo)
Dr. Rianne Mahon (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Dr. Horatiu Rus (University of Waterloo)
Dr. Herman Mark Schwartz (University of Virginia)
Dr. Heather Whiteside (University of Waterloo)