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Engaging with the outside: from theory to practice and back

26 - 28 April 2017, Rooms 1 and 2, CES-Coimbra

[Participation in this event is restricted to participants of the CASPIAN / PIRC network only]

This CASPIAN | PIRC Summer School, hosted by the Centre for Social Studies, focuses on the challenges of developing empirically-informed analyses, including ethical issues in field research and the linkages between theory and empirical work. The summer school is designed for PhD students currently finalising their theoretical and conceptual frameworks and engaging in field research.


26 April 2016

14h00 – registration opens
15h00 – Jean Monnet Lecture | Fernando Andresen Guimarães, Head of the Russia Division, European External Action Service (EEAS) – Room 1
17h00 – “Homecoming: from fieldwork to writing” | Roundtable with Bruno de Cordier (University of Ghent, Belgium), Rick Fawn (University of St. Andrews, UK), Abel Polese (University of Tallinn)and Licínia Simão (University of Coimbra, Portugal)– Room 1

27 April 2016
9h00-11h00 – PhD students’ presentations | 2 sessions in parallel
11h30 – 13h – PhD students’ presentations | 2 sessions in parallel
13h00 – Lunch
14h30-16h30h – PhD students’ presentations | 2 sessions in parallel
17h00-19h00 – “Ethical issues in fieldwork” |Roundtable with Ana Cristina Santos; Helena Machado (Centre for Social Studies, Portugal)

28 April 2016
9h00-11h00 – PhD students’ presentations | 1 session
11h30-13h00 – “Views from the outside: EU’s role in the international system” | Roundtable with Rajan Kumar (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India), Denis Volkov (Levada Centre, Russia) and Erhan Dögan (Marmara University, Turkey)
13h00-14h30 – Lunch
14h30-16h00 – Network meeting | Caspian students meeting
Closing session session
16h00 – Visit to the University of Coimbra (optional)