CIVICA PhD Panel Series - Summer Edition

CIVICA PhD Panel Series - Summer Edition

The Hertie School continues the 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:

  • Energy and Climate Policies
  • Academic Job Market
  • Digital Governance
  • Political Economy in 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 early-career 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 27 May 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 panel: https://panelseriessummer2021.questionpro.eu/

Upcoming PhD panels

PhD Panel on “Energy and Climate Policies in the EU and Beyond”

Date: Thursday, 3 June 2021,12-2 pm (CET)

The European Union has pledged 40% emissions reductions by 2030. While this target is ambitious, and substantial advancements have been made, the European Commission considers that climate change, energy import dependence, and the increasing energy prices suppose a mounting pressure for countries to delay their emission reduction targets - with immediate repercussions for the entire European community. Considering these events, this panel addresses the limitations coming from the societal, technical, and political sectors that might prevent the EU from transiting into renewable and sustainable sources of energy utilisation.     

Presenters

  • Kilian Raiser, PhD researcher at the Hertie School
  • Faris Al-Sulayman, PhD researcher at the London School of Economics
  • Anton Berezutskii, PhD researcher at the Central European University

Discussants

  • Prof. Dr. Christian Flachsland, Professor of Sustainability at the Hertie School
  • Prof. Dr. Kathryn Hochstetler, Professor and Head of the Department of International Development at the LSE

Register (until two days before the panel)>>

PhD Panel on “Strategies for Navigating the Academic Job Market”

Date: Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 12-2 pm (CET)

This panel aims at building an interactive platform for early career faculty members to provide insights, advice and input for doctoral researchers nearing the completion of their studies, as well as for postdoctoral researchers. This panel will advise on the range of institutional types and requirements for navigating the academic job market in different higher education settings: European, UK and the US. Participants are expected to engage in a horizontal conversation concerning post-doctoral job opportunities, entering the job market, weighting the benefits of moving abroad vs staying in place, insights for the shortlisted interview, and other valuable tips. 

Discussants

  • Prof. Mark Kayser, PhD, Acting Dean of Faculty and Research and Professor of Applied Methods and Comparative Politics at the Hertie School
  • Prof. Dr. Abhijeet Singh, Associate Professor of Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics
  • Prof. Dr. Mariyana Angelova, Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics at the Central European University
  • Prof. Dr. Ashley Metz, Assistant Professor TS Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Tilburg
  • Prof. Dr. Arndt Leininger, Assistant Professor in Political Science Research Methods at Chemnitz University of Technology

Register (until two days before the panel)>>

PhD Panel on “Challenges to Digital Governance in the EU”

Date: Tuesday, 6 July, 12-2 pm (CET)

The Covid-19 pandemic has marked a turning point for the digitalisation of public services including education and health. In this context, the EU has pledged its commitment to promote a faster connectivity, and to increase the engagement of civil society. However, the EU still presents various challenges due to the mismatch between the growing demand of technology and the current limited supply – examples are the slow implementation of the 5G network, limited automated mobility, and questionable personal data security regulations. This panel will focus on the challenges and opportunities of the European digital governance and the construction of advanced digital skills in the economy and society.

Presenters

  • Haytham Mones, PhD researcher at the Hertie School
  • Position vacant, please apply

Discussants

  • Professor Daniela Stockmann, PhD. Professor of Digital Governance at the Hertie School
  • Prof. Dr. Robin Mansell, Professor of New Media and the Internet at the London School of Economics

Register (until two days before the panel)>>

PhD Panel on “Political Economy in Times of Crises in the EU”

Date: tbc

Since the European debt crisis, several economic measures have been implemented in the bloc, most of them aiming at controlling excessive debt acquisition, adequate statistical reporting of budgetary balances, and the introduction of debt ceilings in various member states’ constitutions. Ahead of what several specialists see as the end of the Covid-19 pandemic, the European Commission faces novel economic and political challenges previously unseen since its creation. Considering these events, this panel addresses the multiple economic challenges ahead in the EU monetary union with a special emphasis on its political economic behaviour in times of the Covid-19.

Presenters

  • Tom Arend, PhD researcher at the Hertie School
  • Second spot vacant, please apply
  • Third spot vacant, please apply

Discussants

  • tbc

Register (until 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).