CIVICA PhD Panel Series - Spring 2022 Edition

CIVICA PhD Panel Series - Spring 2022 Edition

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. 

Upcoming PhD panels address the following topics (more information below):

  • Bureaucrats, Politicians and Policy Success
  • Gender and Immigration in the EU
  • Energy Policy and Climate Change
  • Digital Threats and Opportunities with Social Media
  • Political Polarisation and Democracy in the EU

What are CIVICA PhD Panels?

A series to connect early-stage researchers with more senior academics and other early-career researchers of the CIVICA network to foster academic exchange and networks across CIVICA. Each panel will give the opportunity to three PhD researchers from different partner universities to present their research.

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 22 April 2022. 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 panels are open for scholars of the CIVICA network to attend. The registration links are available under the detailed information of each PhD Panel below. You need an account on the CIVICA Course Catalogue to register for the panel sessions.

Edition programme

  • Bureaucrats, Politicians and Policy Success in Global South contexts
  • The Role of Gender and Immigration in the European Labour Market
  • Energy Policy and Climate Change in the EU and Beyond
  • Measuring Digital Threats and Opportunities with Social Media Data

Date: 4 May 2022, 12-2pm CET

Bureaucracies in Global South contexts are often characterised by their overlapping political and administrative functions. Often in these settings, formulating and implementing policies face increasingly differential challenges involving weak institutional environments, low state capacities, politicised bureaucracies, and powerful local stakeholders. Arguably, obtaining effective policy outputs under such conditions is notably exceptional and difficult. This panel will reflect on the political and bureaucratic dynamics involved in the policymaking in the (weak) institutional environments of the Global South.

Presenters

  • Vanessa Cheng-Matsuno, PhD researcher, Department of Government, LSE
  • Caique Melo de Santana, PhD researcher, Bocconi University
  • Position vacant please apply

Discussants

  • Prof. Dr. Luciana Cingolani, Assistant Professor of Public Administration, Hertie School
  • Prof. Dr. Francisco Panizza, Professor in Latin American and Comparative Politics, LSE
  • Prof. Dr. Gabriela Lotta, Professor of Public Administration, Fundação Getúlio Vargas

Registration link>>
The deadline to register is two days before the panel.

Date: 16 May 2022, 12-2pm CET

Only in 2020, nearly 6.5 million EU citizens took up employment in a different member state. While those numbers reflect the situation of the labour supply and demand dynamics among EU states, intra-EU mobility also raises important social, political, and constitutional questions. In constitutional terms this kind of mobility is possible thanks to the free movement provisions, perhaps one of the most visible and innovative achievements of EU integration. But intra-EU mobility and labour market dynamics remain delicate matters where political questions (such as franchise and representation), social questions (integration and social and family dynamics), and economic matters (unemployment rates and welfare sustainability) still cross paths with unsettled legal issues, such as whether and how to regulate free movement. Moreover, those intersections do not take place in the void. Persistent gender and class inequalities, place of origin, education and wealth still play a significant role in the dynamics of mobility and associated rights. This panel intends to reflect on those nodes to understand how they interrelate and where does intra-EU mobility stand now.

Presenters

  • Fulvia Ristuccia, PhD researcher, Bocconi University
  • Annamaria Laudini, PhD researcher, EUI
  • Daniela Movileanu, PhD researcher, LSE

Discussants

  • Prof. Dr. Anke Hassel, Professor of Public Policy and Co-Director of the Jacques Delors Centre, Hertie School
  • Prof. Dr. Mirna Safi, Associate Professor of Sociology, Sciences Po

Registration link>>
The deadline to register is two days before the panel.

Date: 20 May 2022, 12-2pm CET

Recent events have shown that EU’s energy autonomy is still highly reliant on imports. In practice, since the year 2000, EU’s energy external dependency from countries such as Russia, Saudia Arabia, and Kazakhstan have increased to up 61%.  While the European Commission has made consistent efforts to reduce such dependency through its "Fit for 55" plan by 2030, effectively attaining Europe’s long-term climate and energy policy goals still seem distant. This panel discusses Europe’s common (and individual member states’) energy policy with special emphasis on its external dependency, need for reform, and varying levels of implementation.

Presenters

  • Tarun Khanna, PhD researcher, Hertie School
  • Pia Andres, PhD researcher, Department of Geography and Environment, LSE
  • Glen Glostow, PhD researcher, Department of Geography and Environment, LSE

Discussants

  • Prof. Dr. Lynn Kaack, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy, Hertie School
  • Prof. Dr. Valentina Bosetti, Professor of Economics, Bocconi University

Registration link>>
The deadline to register is two days before the panel.

Date: 24 May 2022; 12-2pm CET

Democracies face complex challenges in the digital age, which include political polarisation, foreign disinformation campaigns targeting journalists and activists, and strengthening the resilience of institutions to constant change. Novel measurement approaches using social media data are essential for researchers and policymakers to address the complexities of these issues. This panel highlights state-of-the-art approaches for measurement with social media data, with a focus on managing digital threats and driving innovation to manage the risks of technological change. A better understanding of these interrelated complexities is ultimately essential for mitigating threats and opportunities of digital technologies in the EU and beyond.

Presenters

  • Allison Koh, PhD researcher, Centre for International Security, Hertie School
  • Maximilian Kupi, PhD researcher, Centre for Digital Governance, Hertie School
  • Maria Moiș, PhD researcher, SNSPA

Discussants

  • Prof. Dr. Slava Jankin, Professor of Data Science and Public Policy, Hertie School
  • Dr. Federico Bianchi, Postdoctoral researcher, Bocconi University

Registration link>>
The deadline to register is 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).