Interdisciplinary PhD Seminar

The Interdisciplinary PhD Seminar is open to all doctoral students at the Graduate Institute and UNIGE. Organized by students and for students, the seminar has the objective of encouraging exchange of ideas and enhancing interdisciplinary thinking at the Institute. We offer participants from all academic units a forum to present their own research questions and approaches and discuss them in an open and relaxed atmosphere with people who share different academic perspectives. Our sessions go from presentations of preliminary and advanced dissertation projects to roundtables about important events and movie screenings, depending on demand.  Our format is free-style, with flexible seating arrangements, lots of insightful thoughts and sharp remarks, and all of that served with snacks and drinks.

We are also more than happy to welcome on board other people who might be interested in joining the organizing team. Topics that we hope to cover are: issues of funding, further inter-departmental integration, ideas for panels and sessions, social events, etc.

We have also come up with a prospective schedule for the semester. If you want to volunteer for any of these activities, please drop us a line.

October 8th
Welcoming Session

October 22nd
Workshop on Minors

October 29th
Claudie Fioroni: “Politics of Work”: The Case of the Jordan Phosphate Mines Company”
Ibrahim Said: “”The politics of life and the production of colonial subjects in Israel”

November 5th
Session on “Sustainable Development”
Manoela Assayag: “Bringing back health into sustainable development: an informal conversation about prioritization in view of the Post-2015 Agenda”
Kathryn Chelminski “”Divergence in the sustainable energy trinity and its implications for sustainable development: The case of Indonesia.”

November 12th
Workshop on MPT Writing

November 19th
Panel on “Foreign Aid” – applications are welcome

November 26th
Panel on “Inequality” – applications are welcome

December 3rd
Panel on “Gender and Conflict” – applications are welcome

December 10th
Workshop on External Funding and Scholarships

Please feel free to volunteer to present your work at any of these sessions or even propose other topics of your interest.
Caio Simoes de Araujo
Yixian Sun

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