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Basillie School of International Affairs

Thursday April 25, 2013, 9:00AM – Friday April 26, 2013, 4:00PM

BSIA 1-23


The Balsillie School of International Affairs will be hosting a dissertation workshop for Ph.D. students working on global/international political economy on April 25-26 2013. The workshop will give Ph.D. students the opportunity to present their work in progress to an interdisciplinary audience of faculty and doctoral students.

Framework: Students will present either a version of their dissertation proposal or a version of a draft thesis chapter. All participants (students and faculty) will read all of the submitted papers in advance. Half an hour will be devoted to each paper on each day of the workshop. On the first day, each paper will be introduced by a student discussant, and there will then be open discussion of the paper; the author will not be permitted to speak. On the second day, the author will lead off the discussion with a response to the previous day’s comments and critiques, and then the floor will be opened. Faculty will participate in the discussion on both days, but students will be encouraged to take the lead. The workshop will thus give students the opportunity to get feedback on their own work, to gain experience of discussing the work of others, and to make connections with students and faculty at other universities.

Eligibility: Students will need to be able to submit either an extended dissertation proposal or a draft thesis paper by April 10 2013. Applications from first-year Ph.D. students will not be accepted. In assessing the applications, we will take a broad view of the scope of topics covered by GPE/IPE, but we particularly encourage applications from students who are explicitly engaging with GPE/IPE debates.

Application and Deadline: Please submit a 500-word summary of your proposal or chapter for the workshop to Dr. Derek Hall at by January 15 2013. Please include with your submission your contact details, the name of your academic program, and your current year level. Decisions will be made by early February.

Funding: The Balsillie School will provide funding for participants’ travel, accommodation and meals. Travel funding for students from outside of eastern North America may be limited.

Faculty Participants (Confirmed):

Dr. Frederick Bird (University of Waterloo)
Dr. Patricia Goff (Wilfrid Laurier)
Dr. Derek Hall (Wilfrid Laurier)
Dr. Eric Helleiner (University of Waterloo)
Dr. Kathryn Hochstetler (University of Waterloo)
Dr. Ken Jackson (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Dr. Bessma Momani (University of Waterloo)
Dr. Horatiu Rus (University of Waterloo)
Dr. Pierre Siklos (Wilfrid Laurier)
Dr. Hongying Wang (University of Waterloo)


Event Type: Workshop