A two day intensive seminar for PhD candidates at the Center for Global Politics has begun today.
News from Jun 23, 2016
One of the key functions of the Graduate School of Global Politics (GSGP) is to provide PhD candidate students with the knowledge and tools which they need in order to write a successful thesis. To help them with this, over the course of the year, we run a number of intensive seminars at our campus at Freie Universitaet Berlin.
The second such Intensive Seminar for 2016 is beginning this afternoon. Entitled ‘Theory II: Current Macro-Theoretical Debates in International Relations and their Applicability in Research and Comparing Strengths and Weaknesses of Theoretical Approaches to Global Politics’, this seminar acquaints the PhD candidates with the most current theoretical debates on IR and global politics. In the courses, the doctoral candidates are able to identify and familiarize themselves with the body of literature that is most relevant for their dissertation. As well, the PhD candidates are given the knowledge to ensure that their research focus is not only relevant to the current academic debate but also unique enough to enable eventual publication of their dissertations.
The symposium will be run by Prof. Siegfried Schieder, an expert in politics, philosophy and law from the Institute for Political Science at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. Since 2010 Dr. Schieder has regularly appeared at the Center for Global Politics as a guest lecturer, and has helped share his expert knowledge with GSGP students.