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NEXTEUK PhD virtual summer school

Applications are now open for the 2021 NEXTEUK PhD summer school focussing on 'Researching post-Brexit and (post-) Covid EU-UK Relations: What impact on Policies, Methods and Theories?'. The summer school will run from 5th - 9th July 2021 and is open to PhD students and early career researchers. It will offer an intensive, multidisciplinary (political science, international relations, law, business and management etc) and participatory programme for those interested in the Brexit process and the EU-UK relationship. 

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The collective and synchronous sessions will be scheduled during 4 afternoons during which participants will benefit from an interactive learning experience based on:

  • Live lectures and debate sessions with leading scholars and key policy-makers (e.g.“Brexit from an international relations perspective”, “The decision-making of Brexit”, “What is next for the EU”, “The future of the UK”). Confirmed speakers are Brigid Laffan, Director and Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and Director of the Global Governance Programme at the European University Institute (EUI), Florence; Frédéric Mérand, Professor and Director of the Centre d'études et de recherches internationales at the Montreal University; Philip Rycroft, former Permanent Secretary of the Department for Exiting the EU.
  • Individual presentations and collective discussions on participants' research project
  • One-to-one sessions with leading scholars
  • Skills training sessions
  • Group exchanges and discussions on the collective working paper to be produced by the participants to the Summer School

4 independent study mornings are also planned during which participants will be expected to:

  • Watch the pre-recorded lectures. Confirmed lecturers are among others Laurie Beaudonnet, Professor and Director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Montreal; Javier Sajuria, senior lecturer in politics at QMUL; Elvire Fabry, Senior Research Fellow at Institut Jacques Delors; Agnès Alexandre-Collier, Professor at Université de Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
  • Read the learning material provided by the teaching team
  • Read the research projects of the other participants to the Summer School
  • Prepare the collective working paper to which all the participants to the Summer School will contribute

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