GLOBE Winter School in International Relations — 24 February – 28 Feburary 2020 — Leysin, Switzerland

17. 10. 2019

Dear Friends, Dear Colleagues,

I am glad to invite you, your PhD students or post-doc researchers to this 3.5 ECTS winter school organized by the University of Lausanne.


Located in a historical resort of the Swiss Alps, the GLOBE Winter School in International Relations provides a unique environment for PhD students intending to situate themselves within the IR discipline. GLOBE PhD school builds up from the idea to create innovative PhD network workshops with colleagues from Groningen, Lausanne, Oslo, Brussels, and Erfurt (GLOBE). Our focus on recent epistemological advances in non-positivist scholarship delivers expertise through tailor-made roundtables, PhD presentations, walk & talk sessions and collective readings.


This year, the overall theme is on “Risk, crises and uncertain futures”. Tailor-made roundtables are organised so as to explore and tackle fundamental questions related to new objects of enquiry likely to link issues of knowledge, power, and time in domains as diverse as the environment, security, finance, or development. This is a unique opportunity for PhD students and early post-doc researchers to engage with various facets of the epistemological foundations of the international relations in more than ever uncertain times. While the roundtables are organised around this theme with readings suggested by speakers, the breakout sessions of PhD/post-doc presentations are conceived as an open space to share ideas and receive feed-back on projects that don’t need to match these themes.


Please look at the following webpages to find more information and apply online (detailed program, fees, description and speakers):

Do not hesitate to write to the following address for any enquiry:

Application deadlineDecember 15, 2019. 

Kind regards,


Prof. Jean-Christophe Graz
Institut d’études politiques (IEP)
Centre d’histoire internationale et d’études politiques de la mondialisation (CRHIM)
Université de Lausanne, Géopolis 4147, CH – 1015 Lausanne – Switzerland
Tel.: + 41 21 692 31 78 / 40 (Secr)


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