Between July 4th and 15th, IRI hosted the seventh edition of the IPS Winter School. Coordinated by Prof. João Pontes Nogueira (PUC-Rio) and organized with the collaboration of the Queen Mary University of London, in the person of Prof. Jef Huysmans, the School received 25 master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral researchers from several Brazilian and Latin American institutions to debate themes and critical approaches proposed by International Political Sociology. In this edition, the IPS Winter School was supported by the British Academy and CAPES.
The School is an event that takes place annually at PUC-Rio. This year some new activities were introduced, and greater emphasis was placed on training participants in specific aspects of academic work. Additional focuses on workshops focused on the skills of designing research projects, writing academic texts, publishing in international journals, and conducting collaborative research in international networks were highlighted. The School also offered the participants of this edition the opportunity to have individual mentoring meetings with the teaching team. In addition, the program included traditional substantive theoretical and methodological courses. There were also two round tables open to the public. Videos are available on Youtube.
This year, the guest faculty was formed by Audrey Alejandro (London School of Economics), Kyle Grayson (Newcastle University), Jef Huysmans (Queen Mary University of London), Engin Isin (Queen Mary University of London), João Pontes Nogueira (PUC -Rio), Sam Ovindo (Vassar College), Michael Shapiro (University of Hawaii), Vicki Squire (University of Warwick), Ritu Vij (University of Aberdeen) and R.B.J. Walker (University of Victoria).