CIVICA PhD Panel Series - Fall 2021 Edition

CIVICA PhD Panel Series - Fall 2021 Edition

The Hertie School launches a series of PhD panels to connect doctoral researchers with senior academics to foster academic exchange and networks of academic expertise across CIVICA partner universities.

Upcoming PhD panels address the following topics:

  • Gender in the EU Labour Market
  • Governance in the Digital Era
  • Challenged and Opportunities in Reforming the EU

Each panel will give the opportunity to three PhD researchers from different partner universities to present their research to senior academics and other PhD researchers of the CIVICA network.

Doctoral researchers from CIVICA partners are invited to express their interest to present their research at one of the upcoming panels. The panels are open to all PhD researchers, whether at their start of their PhD or more advanced in their career. Find more information on the panels below.

How to get involved?

  • As presenter
    Proposals including a short abstract (of no more than 150 words) and a brief description of your profile should be sent by 24 September 2021. A paper is not required. Please indicate which of the proposed sessions you are applying for. Questions and/or submissions should be directed to Diego A Salazar Morales (e-mail: d.salazar(at)phd.hertie-school.org)
  • General public
    The event is open for scholars of the CIVICA network to attend. Please register via the following link until two days before each panelhttps://civicafalledition2021.questionpro.eu

Upcoming PhD panels

PhD Panel on “The Role of Gender in the European Labour Market”

Date: Thursday, 30 September 2021, 12-2 pm (CET)

The situation of women in the labour market still suffers from various gaps, including their underrepresentation, and the increasing burden of unpaid domestic responsibilities that still lay on their backs. In many European countries, women still struggle to find similar opportunities to men in terms of jobs and salary, even so despite holding similar qualifications. While there have declarative measures to facilitate the fair inclusion of women in the labour market, several countries still exhibit inherited historical legacies rendering their roles to that of ‘caregivers’. The present panel discusses the challenges and opportunities in fostering more equal market inclusion of women in Europe.

Presenters

  • Tabea Naujoks, PhD researcher at the Hertie School
  • Carlotta Varriale and Rebecca Kirley, PhD researchers at Bocconi University
  • Elena Pisanelli, PhD researcher at the European University Institute

Discussants

  • Prof. Dr. Michaela Kreyenfeld, Professor of Sociology at the Hertie School
  • Prof. Dr. Anja Plomein, Professor of Gender and Social Science at the London School of Economics

Register until at least two days before the panel>>

PhD Panel on “Governance and Democracy in the Digital Era”

Date: Monday, 11 October 2021, 12-2 pm (CET)

In the recent years media platforms and social networks have become central elements through which democratic deliberation takes place worldwide. While these platforms have greatly contributed fostering debate, democratic participation, and raising awareness about democratisation processes, observers also claim that they have contributed to the polarisation of political debate further contributing to the construction of vitriolic discussions that represent a significant challenge to democracy. This panel addresses the developments of the impact of media platforms in contributing and/or polarising democratic public discussions.

Presenters

  • Philip Darius, PhD researcher at the Hertie School
  • Maria Gabriela Juncosa Calahorrano, PhD researcher at the Central European University

Discussants

  • Prof. Dr. Simon Munzert, Assistant Professor of Data Science and Public Policy at the Hertie School
  • Prof. Dr. Elisa Omodei, Assistant Professor of Network and Data Science at the Central European University

Register until at least two days before the panel>>

PhD Panel on “Challenges and Opportunities for Reforming EU's Public Administration”

Date: Wednesday, 27 October, 12-2 pm (CET)

The implementation of public administration reforms in European countries have been diverse. While initial reform waves aimed at introducing new managerial practices and policy instruments such as setting clear targets and the intensive use of performance management instruments; in recent years, European public administrations have turned to recent reform trends including the introduction of ‘agile methods’, policy labs, and the general transition towards e-government. Considering those trends, this panel addresses the challenges, opportunities, and advancements in pursuing public administration reforms in European countries and beyond. 

Presenters

  • Maximilian Kupi, PhD researcher at the Hertie School
  • Position vacant, please apply.

Discussants

  • Prof. Dr. Kai Wegrich, Professor of Public Administration and Public Policy at the Hertie School
  • Prof. Dr. Patrick Dunleavy, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the London School of Economics

Register until at least two days before the panel>>


CIVICA – The European University of Social Sciences is an alliance of eight leading European higher education institutions in the social sciences: Bocconi University (Italy), Central European University (Austria and Hungary), the European University Institute (Intergovernmental), the Hertie School (Germany), the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (Romania), Sciences Po (France), the Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden) and The London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom). One of the goals of the CIVICA alliance is to create an integrated space for early-stage researchers in the social sciences. 

The PhD panel series is financed by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).