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Globalisation, Europe & Multilateralism

Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate

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GEM Research Seminar

A weekly interdisciplinary research gathering centered on the GEM community.

Those members of the GEM Community present in Brussels are invited to join an weekly research seminar aimed at presenting and discussing ongoing research in European and Global Studies.

With an eye on fostering greater integration and maximal interaction amog the fellows, all GEM researchers present in Brussels are expected to regularly these weekly sessions generaly held on Monday morning from 10:00-12/00 at the Institut d'études européennes of the ULB. Further members of the IEE-ULB research community, other early stage researcher and academics from both the ULB and partner institutions as well as visiting scholars are all equally invited to join to enrich and broaden the community.

Overall, the GEM research seminar is a platform dedicated to issues pertaining to European and Global Studies where Fellows and associates can present and discuss on-going work in a supportive and interdisciplinary environment. The predominant format involves a presentation given by a guest speaker or fellow GEM student, followed by an open Q&A session involving all mebers of the attending audience.

To foster more visibility and integrate GEM efforts into a greater whole, a joint program was compiled which also includes contribution from the Research Seminar hosted by the Institute of European Studies of the VUB; the Lectures series organized within the Francqui chair fraùmework, as well as as set of other IEE-ULB initiatives. Just as interested third parties are welcome to join those seminars hosted by the GEM PhD School, all GEM Fellows are invited to attend any of these associated sessions as they see fit.

The GEM PhD School encourages it member+s to try to attend as many of the associated scheduled events as  possible so they can engage with the different and often complementary communities each of them is set to muster. The 2015/16 putative full program of the GEM seminar can be found in attachment to this page (PDF).

The confirmed scheduled fo the GEM Seminar'"s first term (Sept-Dec 2015) is as follows:

Date Time Location Speaker(s) Topic
Sep 28 10:00 - 11:30

Salle Kant (IEE-ULB)

Mario Telò (ULB & LUISS-Guido Carli) & Frederik Ponjaert (ULB & KULeuven)

Presenting & Up-Dating the GEM Research Agenda
Sep 29 18:30 - 

Salle Dupréel (ULB)

Julie Smith, Baroness of Newnham (House of Lords & Cambridge Uni., UK)

Opening of the IEE’s 2015/16 Academic Year

The risk of BRExit and the future of the European Union

12:00 - 14:00

IES-VUB

Ernesto Roessing Neto (VUB)

Climate Change and Forest Policy

Oct  7

14:00 - 15:00

Salle Kant (IEE-ULB)

Johan Robberecht (GEM CeO, ULB) &  Susan Blackhge (Int. Off, ULB)  

Guidance & Information Sessionby the GEM PhD School CeO & the ULB Int. welcome Desk
18:00 - 

Salle Kant (IEE-ULB)

Serge Jaumain (Vice Rector, ULB)

Erasmus Mundus Welcome Drinks
Oct 13 18:00 -

Salle Spaak (IEE-ULB)

Andrew Gamble (Cambridge University)

Opening of the 2015/16 Doctoral Year

What means to be political scientist in the early 21st century?

12:00 - 14:00 IES- VUB Ferran Davesa (VUB) The European Union’s ‘Participatory Turn’.Which approach for youth?
Oct 15 12:00 - 14:00

Un. St. Louis (Room 3100)

Philippe Le Prestre (Université Laval, CAN)

Francqui Chair - PhD Training

Research Design: What is a Good Research?

Oct 19 10:00 - 12:00

Salle Kant (IEE-ULB)

Vinod K. Aggarwal (UC Berkeley)

Characterizing the Political Economy of Mega-FTAs
Oct 26 18:00 -

Salle Spaak (IEE-ULB)

Jeremy Adelman (Princeton University)

Opening of the CEVIPOL-ULB 2015/16 Research Year

Loyalty a Missing Link: Albert O. Hirschman’s Dilemma

10:00 - 12:00

Salle Kant (IEE-ULB)

Filip Brkovic - GEM Fellow (University of Warwick & ULB)

Possibilities for a stronger inclusion of Upper-Middle Income Economies in the Fairtrade System - Case-Study Serbia
Oct 27 12:00 - 14:00 IES-VUB Filip Sedefov (VUB) Regulating sustainable bioenergy in the European Union
Oct 29 12:00 - 14:00

Salle Spaak (IEE-ULB)

Philippe Le Prestre (Université Laval, CAN)

Francqui Chair - PhD Training

Theory: The Debate over Rational Approaches

10:00 - 11:30

Salle Spaak (IEE-ULB)

Makoto Iikibe (Kobe University, JPN)

Proactive Contribution to Peace:What does it Mean for Japan’s Security Policy
Nov 3 10:00 - 12:00

Salle Kant   (IEE-ULB)

Matthew Willner-Reid (FWA, Oxford University, UK)

To what extent is UNHCR’s intervention in Afghanistan influencedby incentives in the humanitarian marketplace?
Nov 9 10:00 - 12:00

Salle Kant (IEE-ULB)

Ragnar Weilandt - GEM Fellow (University of Warwick & ULB)

The European Union and Tunisian civil society
Nov 10 12:00 - 14:00 IES-VUB Trisha Meyer (VUB)

The stakeholder and the decision maker: one and the same?

Challenges for democratic governance in managing the internet

9:30 - 11:30

Salle Kant (IEE-ULB)

Paul Bacon (Waseda University)

The Promotion Human of Rights and the Rule of Lawin Europe and Asia
Nov 12 12:00 - 14:00

Un. St. Louis (Room 3100)

Philippe Le Prestre (Université Laval, CAN)

Francqui Chair - PhD Training

Method: The Advantages and Limits of Quantitative Approaches

Nov 17

12:00 - 14:00

Salle Spaak (IEE-ULB)

Philippe Le Prestre (Université Laval, CAN)

Francqui Chair - PhD Training

Collaborations: the Issue of Interdisciplinarity

9:30 - 11:30

Salle Kant (IEE-ULB)

Philippe Gautier (ITLOS & UCL)

Contribution of the Tribunal to the Developmentof International Law
Nov 23 10:00 - 12:00

Salle Kant (IEE-ULB)

Giulia Tercovoch - GEM Fellow (University of Warwick & ULB)

The European Union and Interregional Crisis Management: the case of Situation Rooms
Nov 24 12:00 - 14:00 IES-VUB

Max Jansson (VUB)

Value Balancing in Different Fields of Economic Law
Nov 30 10:00 - 12:00

Salle Kant (IEE-ULB)

Katarina Brkovic - GEM Fellow (University of Warwick & ULB)

Extreme poverty through security agenda
Dec 7 10:00 - 12:00

Salle Kant (IEE-ULB)

Artem Remizov - GEM Fellow (LUISS-Guido Carli & ULB)

A challenge to the EU democracy promotion in the Eastern Neighbourhood: how to conceptualise (and react) on autocracy promotion?
Dec 8 12:00 - 14:00 IES-VUB Dahgeniel Fiott (VUB) Liberal Intergovernmentalism and the EU’s “Defence Package”
Dec 14 10:00 - 12:00

Salle Kant (IEE-ULB)

Vivien Schmidt (Boston University)

 TBC