Spring School

I edition – 2019/2020
IPSE – International Politics & Security

Terrorism and Security Politics
May 27-30, 2020

Due to the Coronavirus Emergency, given the current exceptional situation, the Scientific Committee has decided that the Spring School will be free for all admitted participants, and decided to hold the Spring School as scheduled, through a telematic Platform. The program may be subject to changes, which will be communicated on this page.

DEADLINE: April 7, 2020

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IPSE – International Politics and Security Spring School originates in the MA Program in European and Global Studies, held by the Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies of the University of Padua.
IPSE addresses the main changes in International Politics & Security, thanks to an historical and integrated approach: it relies on a network of 10 European Universities, involving worldwide well-known experts that study in-depth this phenomenon from a multidisciplinary perspective.

In the last decades, due to a pressing rise of terrorists attacks, the studies related to political violence have known a new wave of interest among academics, scholars, intellectuals in general.
From history to political science, from sociology to economy and international relations, IPSE offers a unique opportunity to learn the most relevant scientific developments in this area of knowledge. IPSE is open to MA and PhD students, and early postdoctoral students who have a specific interest in these topics.

The first edition (May 27-30, 2020) is dedicated to the analysis of the terrorist threat and security politics. Main topics will be: the impact of terrorism over international and national systems; mobility and security; cybersecurity; radicalization.
Given the seminar structure of the Spring School, IPSE wants to be a fertile moment of discussion among senior scholars and young researchers on the most updated research in the field.


Admissions reserved to up to 35 among MA, PhD students and early postdoctoral students with the following background: European Studies, Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, Law, Economics, History of International Relations, Contemporary History and open to other disciplines.
A good level of English is needed (B2).
Students coming from partner universities are selected and nominated by partner universities.
UNIPD and external students are selected by the University of Padua.
All students are asked to upload a CV and a motivation letter when applying (the on line application form is available below).


The Spring School, in English language, consists of 8 hours/day of organized activities (keynote speech, debates, seminars).
The Teaching Methodology consists of: seminars, traditional classes, workshops; final project (optional).


Given the current exceptional situation, the Scientific Committee has decided that the Spring School will be free for all participants.

SCIENTIFIC COORDINATOR: Prof. Valentine Lomellini (University of Padua)

For further information write to: ipsespringschool@gmail.com