A new politics of populism? Democracy in the 21st century

De Monfort University, Hugh Aston Building
01 (09:00) - 04/07/2019 (17:00)

The Jean Monnet Centre for Excellence in European Governance at De Montfort University is delighted to announce a four-day Summer School from 1-4 July 2019.

The Summer School will comprise of an intensive four-days of work. This will include two masterclasses delivered by leading academics within our Jean Monnet Centre: Jonathan Davies (Professor of Critical Policy Studies) and Estella Baker (Professor of EU Law and Justice).

In addition, attendees will have to submit a draft and deliver presentations on their current research projects to receive in-depth feedback from peers and a panel of experts from our Jean Monnet Centre. This part of the Summer School essentially mirrors in its structure the ECPR Joint Sessions, with thorough discussion of PhDs’ papers in a critical and supportive environment and within sessions led by experts, so as to aid doctoral students to strengthen their work (e.g. gearing it towards publication). A provisional timetable is now available.

The Summer School is free to attend for PhD students currently registered at any university who will have had their abstract accepted.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided for participants throughout the four days of the Summer School. Accommodation and travel costs will be need to be covered by participants and/or their institutions.

Linked to this week of events, the Jean Monnet Centre is also hosting two public keynote lectures, delivered by prestigious speakers: Dr Daniele Albertazzi (University of Birmingham) on 1 July 2019; and Dr Paolo Gerbaudo (King’s College London) on 4 July 2019. These keynote lectures and dinner/reception are free to attend for participants in the Summer School. Registration for the keynotes will open shortly (details to follow).

The call for abstracts for the Jean Monnet Summer School at DMU is now open.

Applicants should submit a 200-word presentation abstract and title, a 100-word statement of interest, and personal details (including institutional affiliations and contacts) to Dr. Arianna Giovannini by Friday 5 May.

Applicants will receive notifications re. their submissions by Friday 17 May.

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