IPS Winter School


The IPS Winter School is an annual event held over two weeks. Its objective is to debate critical themes and approaches proposed by international political sociology. Activities include courses, tutorials, workshops, round tables and informal debates in an environment conducive to the exchange of ideas, academic and professional experiences, as well as socialization between participants and faculty.

The 7th Edition of the IPS Winter School introduced some new features. In 2022, in addition to research courses and workshops, we offered writing and writing workshops for academic texts; elaboration of research projects; publication in international journals; how to work collectively on research and participate in international networks; and a course on reflective methods. The aim is to combine substantive debates and courses with exposure to essential tools for the academic profession today.

The 8th Edition of the IPS Winter School will take place between the 3rd and 14th of July 2023 at PUC-Rio’s campus in Rio de Janeiro.

More information soon!

If you have any questions, please contact us. ipswinterschool@puc-rio.br

Last year’s Guest professors:

  • Michael J. Shapiro (University of Hawaii)
  • R.B.J. Walker (University of Victoria).
  • Jeff Huysmans (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Vicki Squire (University of Warwick) (to be confirmed)
  • Kyle Grayson (Newcastle University)
  • Ritu Vij (University of Aberdeen)
  • Sam Opondo (Vassar College)
  • Audrey Alejandro (London School of Economics)
  • Engin Isin (Queen Mary University of London)

The IPS Winter School

The IPS Winter School offers graduate students and early career academics an opportunity to immerse themselves in an intensive academic experience in current theory, methods and research in international political sociology. Activities include courses, tutorials, workshops, roundtables and informal discussions in an environment that will facilitate academic exchange and socialization among participants.

Through its general and thematic courses, the IPS Winter School will familiarize participants with IPS’ most innovative research, pressing issues, relevant questions and debates. Transferable skills training will offer graduate students and early career academics advice on issues such as writing, publishing, securing a permanent position and successful academic career advancement. Courses and workshops will also enable participants to establish a good working relationship with renowned academics both in Brazil and abroad. Finally, through its public events, the IPS Winter School hopes to strengthen the dialogue between IR specialists and other social scientists at local, national and international levels.

The IPS Winter School is open to all postgraduate students and early career academics who wish to engage with IPS’ innovative agenda, approach and methods in order to broaden their research skills and benefit from the experience and teaching of renowned international academics.

IPS Winter School Organizing Committee

Prof.  João Pontes Nogueira , PUC-Rio
Ms.  Claudia Darze , PUC-Rio
Ms.  Clara Costa , PUC-Rio
Mr.  Vinicius Kede , PUC-Rio