CIVICA PhD Panel Series - Spring Edition
The Hertie School launches a series of PhD panels to connect early-stage researchers with senior academics to foster academic exchange and networks of academic expertise across CIVICA partner universities.
Upcoming PhD panels address the following topics:
- International Security
- Collaborative Higher Education in the EU
- Urban Governance
Each panel will give the opportunity to three PhD researchers from different partner universities to present their research to senior academics and other early-career researchers from the CIVICA network.
How to attend?
- The events (further details below) are open for scholars of the CIVICA network to attend. Please register via the following link:
- In addition, we are planning to set up a more informal exchange opportunity within the CIVICA network for PhD researchers working in the field of international security with a focus on civil wars, collaborative higher education in the EU and urban governance. If you are interested to join, and discuss the format of the exchange, please contact: Diego A Salazar Morales (d.salazar(at)phd.hertie-school.org), and/or Franziska Loschert (f.loschert(at)transnationalstudies.eu).
Upcoming PhD panels
PhD Panel on Civil Wars and International Security
Date: Wednesday, 7 April 2021,12-2 pm (CET)
Civil wars are increasingly internationalized due to external involvement of states and transnational actors. In addition, non-state actors are influencing conflict dynamics and the life of civilians through violence or (in)formal regulations which sometimes mimic state functions and are labelled rebel governance. The session seeks to advance the debate on the direct and indirect involvement of external actors (state and non-state) at all stages of conflicts and possible consequences for civilians and international politics.
- Elisabeta-Cristina Dinu, PhD researcher at the Central European University
- Anne Della Guardia, PhD researcher at The London School of Economics
- Wolfgang Minatti, PhD researcher at the European University Institute
- Prof. Dr. Julian Wucherpfennig, Professor of International Affairs and Security at the Hertie School
- Prof. Milli Lake, Ph.D, Associate Professor of International Security, London School of Economics
PhD Panel on the Future of Collaborative Higher Education in the EU
Date: Friday, 16 April 2021, 12-2 pm (CET)
The future of higher education collaboration and exchange is at a crossroad, due to the limitations to international exchange posed by the pandemic. While some experts see a growing tendency to expand online education services, others in turn perceive a future in which academic exchange is widespread. Moreover, on political grounds, such as the Brexit, academic markets have closed and create new barriers to academic exchange. Considering these developments, this panel addresses the present and future of higher education collaboration on the globe. The panel invites doctoral researchers in the fields of education, education governance and related subjects to discuss the opportunities and limitations to higher education international exchange and its implications.
- Anna Prisca Lohse, PhD researcher at the Hertie School
- Valentina Contreras, PhD researcher at The London School of Economics
- Prof. Dr. Lukas Graf, Assistant Professor of Educational Governance at the Hertie School
- Prof. Liviu Matei, PhD, Professor of Higher Education Policy at the Central European University
- Prof. Kata Orosz, PhD, Assistant Professor of Higher Education Policy at the Central European University
PhD Panel on Organisations and Leadership in Urban Governance
Date: Wednesday, 5 May, 12-2 pm (CET)
Soaring renting prices, unmet limits to air pollution, decreasing public spaces, gentrification – living in bigger and medium ranged cities is often marked by a loss in quality of life. The management and design of sustainable cities is one of the major tasks amid the global climate emergency. Transforming European cities to deliver healthier and prosperous environments requires multiple solutions for energy, transport, food, and water. Will this be achievable as planned by the EU, in the up-coming 30 years? This panel invites doctoral researchers to present their work on the past, present, and future of urban governance in the EU and beyond.
- Sinaida Hackmack, PhD researcher at the Hertie School
- Maike Rackwitz, PhD researcher at the Hertie School
- Rebecca Flynn, Postgraduate Research Fellow at LSE Cities
- Beatrice Huegler, PhD researcher at the University of St. Gallen
- Prof. Dr. Luciana Cingolani, Assistant Professor of Public Administration at the Hertie School
- Dr. Nuno F. da Cruz, Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at LSE Cities, London School of Economics
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).