Spring School

ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022

  IPSE – International Politics & Security - III edition (27 aprile e 11-14 maggio 2022)

III  edition – 2021/2022
IPSE – International Politics & Security

The Changing Nature of Conflicts.
Global Diplomacy and International Threats.

April 27, 2022
May 11-14, 2022

 Thanks to a recently confirmed NATO contribution, students will participate for free

Click here for the Application webform
PLEASE NOTE: The results were communicated to each candidate via mail.
If you did not receive an email, please write at 
ipsespringschool@gmail.com 

Leading Institution and Partners Universities

Coordinator and Leading Institution:
Prof. Valentine Lomellini 
Dept. of Political Science, Law and International Studies
University of Padua

Partners Universities

  • Georgetown University (USA)
  • European University Institute
  • College of Europe (Bruges)
  • Humboldt Universität (Berlin)
  • Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University
  • St. Andrews University (Saint Andrews)
  • Saint-Cyr Research Center, Saint-Cyr French Army Academy
  • Moscow State Institute of International Relations (Moscow)
  • Osservatorio sulla Criminalità Organizzata – Università degli Studi di Milano (Milan)
  • University of Urbino - PhD Program in Humanities
  • University of Genova




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The program may be subject to changes, which will be communicated on this page.


Contents

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 12 European Universities, involving worldwide well-known experts that study this phenomenon from a multidisciplinary perspective.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 3rd edition of the IPSE Spring School will be organized in April/May 2022 in presence, in Padua.

The Spring School comprises two days of keynote speeches and student workshops to be organized in April. During the workshops the students will work on archive documents related to terrorism and will start to elaborate articles to be presented in the second part of the event. Based on the experience o previous editions the Spring School gathers students from Middle East, South Africa, China, East European countries, Russia.

The Spring School will continue in May with other three days of plenary sessions, panels and a final workshop where students will present their papers.

The purpose of the event is threefold; first, to increase the level of the debate on conflict management and terrorism, engaging both academics and policy experts, second, to provide crises scenarios for the following regions: Europe, the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Third, to increase the awareness of the young generation, also improving their resilience and resistance in front of disinformation and fake news.

The first edition (May 27-30, 2020) was dedicated to the analysis of the terrorist threats and security politics and the main topics were the impact of terrorism over international and national systems; mobility and security; cybersecurity; radicalization.

The Second edition (May 24-28, 2021) was dedicated to the concept of crisis and the topics focused on the impact of terrorism over international and national systems; mobility and security; populism as a potential threat to democracy and the Covid 19 pandemic. Nonetheless, the commemoration of 20 years since “9/11”, the terrorist attack on the Twin Tours, opened a debate on memory and terrorism at international level.

Each year hundreds of students apply for the Spring School and the best ones are selected to participate in the event. Previous editions gathered applications from universities like St.Andrews – United Kingdom, Moscow State University – Russia, Université de Paris – France, Université de Fribourg - Switzerland, Central European University - Austria, Università di Milano – Italy, Università degli Studi di Padova – Italy, Università di Roma 1 La Sapienza – Italy, Università Macerata – Italy, Università di Pisa – Italy, Università di Torino – Italy, La Scuola Universitaria Taranto – Italy, Tallin University – Estonia, SNSPA – Romania, Tbilisi University – Georgia, University Skopje – North Macedonia, University of Hyderabad – India, University of Istanbul – Turkey, UNAM – Mexico, Università Al Qalam Katsina – Nigeria, University of Punjab – Pakistan, MANAS University - Kyrgyzstan.

Participants' background
Admissions are reserved to up to 40 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.

Workload and credits
The Spring School which is to be held in English, consists of 6 hours/day of activities (keynote speech, debates, seminars).The Teaching Methodology consists of: seminars, traditional classes, workshops; final project (optional).

Location
The event will be held in Padua, Italy

Junior Conference
The students that want to present their research during the Junior Conference (May 14, 2022) should express their willing in the application form.
The selected students will receive a confirmation e-mail.

TOPICS Junior Conference: International relations, global diplomacy, security studies, terrorism, European studies.

Deadlines

  • Application – April 18, 2022 (the results will be published on April 20, 2022)
  • Abstract for Junior Conference – May 2, 2022

Scientific Coordinator

Prof. Valentine Lomellini (University of Padua)

Academic Supervisor
Octavia Moise, PhD (coordinator)

Administrative team:
Bianca Guerreiro
Marco Vianelli

Contacts
For further information write to: ipsespringschool@gmail.com


  ExPoST Italian Diplomacy - I edition (4-8 aprile - Padova, 26-29 aprile - Roma)

ExPoST Italian Diplomacy

Esperti e politici in scienza e tecnologia in Italia per una diplomazia multilaterale preventiva

Università degli Studi di Padova, 4-8 aprile 2022
Università degli Studi Roma Tre, 26-29 aprile 2022

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La Spring School in Diplomazia tecno-scientifica 2022, organizzata dall’Università degli Studi di Padova e dall’Università degli Studi Roma Tre, è un laboratorio di ricerca con l’obiettivo di creare un Master sperimentale. L’aspetto inedito del Master è di combinare scienza e diplomazia. Esso, infatti, vuole fornire ai partecipanti importanti strumenti per approfondire tematiche legate alla scienza, alla diplomazia e ai processi decisionali, in un mondo a densità tecnologica crescente che richiede appunto un’azione diplomatica tecno-scientifica. In un contesto in cui la comunità internazionale è chiamata a rispondere sempre più spesso alla necessità di assumere decisioni rapide e consapevoli, questa Spring School persegue l’intento di dare piena rilevanza al ruolo della scienza e della tecnologia nella dimensione internazionale. In particolare, l’Italia ha sviluppato nel contesto europeo e globale competenze tecno-scientifiche che animano esperienze di cooperazione e competizione in un quadro diplomatico dinamico. Sulla base delle esperienze accumulate e analizzate attraverso la lente della storia internazionale, dell’esame delle fonti documentali e delle testimonianze che gli operatori anche del passato recente ci consegnano, la Spring School vuole offrire ai suoi partecipanti l’opportunità di imparare dalle esperienze pregresse per collegarsi alle prospettive future fino a creare una comunità di riferimento grazie al coinvolgimento di studiosi, diplomatici e scienziati interessati al contesto internazionale.

La formazione dei partecipanti al corso seguirà un approccio interdisciplinare con i seguenti obiettivi in relazione alla diplomazia tecno-scientifica:

  1. fornire conoscenze sull’evoluzione del quadro delle relazioni internazionali e della sua storia a partire dalla Guerra Fredda fino agli attuali scenari;
  2. fornire un’approfondita panoramica sulla diplomazia nella negoziazione bilaterale e nelle arene multilaterali a livello europeo e internazionale;
  3. sviluppare competenze espositive orali (di public speaking) e redazionali (tecniche di reporting e di scrittura di testi) finalizzate all’approfondimento delle tecniche negoziali;
  4. ampliare le tecniche legate a hard skills (livello di studio e conoscenza delle tematiche trattate) e soft skill (crisis management, team building, capacità di problem solving, capacità di ricerca, role playing);
  5. arricchire il background curriculare dei partecipanti attraverso lo sviluppo di conoscenze e competenze professionali supportate dall’approfondimento di tematiche legate alla diplomazia tecno- scientifica in modo da favorire il loro inserimento nel contesto lavorativo legato alle relazioni internazionali e alla diplomazia.

Metodologia didattica

La Spring School è organizzata in conferenze di esperti, simulazioni di contesti negoziali, laboratori di ricerca su casi studio attuali e storici, interviste a operatori e testimoni della diplomazia tecno-scientifica in presenza e online, incontri personalizzati in preparazione delle attività. Gli studenti approfondiranno contenuti e temi della diplomazia tecno-scientifica e metteranno in pratica le conoscenze acquisite grazie alle attività laboratoriali, affinando così le proprie hard e soft skill. Sarà inoltre data la possibilità agli studenti di partecipare alla campagna di interviste video a testimoni della diplomazia tecno-scientifica e della diplomazia spaziale, raccolte nel quadro di uno specifico accordo fra l’Università di Padova e gli Archivi Storici dell’Unione Europea - Historical Archives of the European Union (eui.eu) con sede presso l’Istituto Universitario Europeo a Firenze che procederanno al trattamento delle interviste in modo da renderle fruibili ai ricercatori.
Le lingue di lavoro saranno l’italiano e l’inglese. Al termine della Spring School sarà rilasciato un attestato di partecipazione.

Destinatari e modalità di partecipazione al bando

  • La Spring School è aperta a: studenti laureandi e laureati in Magistrale, Dottorandi e Dottori di Ricerca nelle aree tecno-scientifiche, e delle Scienze Umanistiche, Politiche e Sociali.
  • La Spring School non richiede quote d'iscrizione e non prevede rimborsi per le spese di viaggio, vitto e alloggio, ma erogherà delle borse di studioPer i dettagli sull'importo, sulle modalità di pagamento, e sui tempi di erogazione si prega di contattare la Dr. Alessia Chiriatti alessia.chiriatti@unipd.it".
  • Per partecipare, è necessario compilare l’application form allegando il curriculum vitae e una lettera motivazionale entro il 20 febbraio 2022. Le candidature selezionate saranno rese note entro una settimana dalla data di scadenza della presentazione delle domande.

Segreteria scientifica

Per ogni informazione è possibile rivolgersi alla Segreteria scientifica.

  • Coordinatrice: Dr.ssa Alessia Chiriatti (alessia.chiriatti@unipd.it)
  • Dr.ssa Giordana Pulcini (giordana.pulcini@uniroma3.it)
  • Dr.ssa Francesca Campani (francesca.campani@unipd.it)

La Spring School è finanziata dal progetto di ricerca “ExPoSTID ExPost Italian Diplomacy. Esperti e politici in Scienza e Tecnologia in Italia per una diplomazia multilaterale preventiva” (Fondo Integrativo Speciale per la Ricerca (FISR)2020-COVID del Ministero dell’Università), coordinato come PI da David Burigana, professore associato in Storia della relazioni internazionali del Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche Giuridiche e Studi Internazionali (Università di Padova), in collaborazione con Marilena Gala del Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche (Università di Roma Tre) e Lucia Coppolaro del Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche Giuridiche e Studi Internazionali (Università di Padova), professoresse associate in Storia delle relazioni internazionali.

ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021

  IPSE – International Politics & Security - II edition

II  edition – 2020/2021
IPSE – International Politics & Security

CRISIS MANAGEMENT and CRISIS’ IMPACT over NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL SYSTEMS
May 24-28, 2021

LEADING INSTITUTIONS AND PARTNERS UNIVERSITIES

Coordinator and Leading Institution: Prof. Valentine Lomellini (Dept. of Political Science, Law and International Studies – University of Padua)

Partners Universities:
College of Europe (Bruges): Federica Mogherini
Humboldt Universität (Berlin): Gabriele Metzler
Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University: Alya Aglan
St. Andrews University (Saint Andrews): Bernhard Blumenau
Saint-Cyr Research Center, Saint-Cyr French Army Academy: Frédéric Dessberg
Moscow State Institute of International Relations (Moscow): Guylnara Gadzhimuradova
Osservatorio sulla Criminalità Organizzata – Università degli Studi di Milano (Milan): Mariele Merlati and Christian Ponti
University of Urbino - PhD Program in Humanities: Andrea BaravelliAnna Tonelli
University of Genova: Fabrizio Coticchia

 


We are honored to inform that we received more than 70 applications for this year’s edition of the IPSe  Spring School from universities like St.Andrews – United Kingdom, Moscow State University – Russia, Université de Paris – France, Université de Fribourg - Switzerland, Central European University - Austria, Università di Milano – Italy, Università degli Studi di Padova – Italy, Università di Roma 1 La Sapienza – Italy, Università Macerata – Italy, Università di Pisa – Italy, Università di Torino – Italy, La Scuola Universitaria Taranto – Italy, Tallin University – Estonia, SNSPA – Romania, Tbilisi University – Georgia, University Skopje – North Macedonia, University of Hyderabad – India, University of Istanbul – Turkey, UNAM – Mexico, Università Al Qalam Katsina – Nigeria, University of Punjab – Pakistan, MANAS University - Kyrgyzstan.

After a hard selection process, the organizers decided to increase the number of accepted participants to 40, as the quality of the applications was remarkable. Nonetheless, all students that submitted their application will have the possibility to register for the keynote sessions on the 24th of May.

All applicants have been contacted regarding the selection outcomes. 


Click here to download the flyer
The program may be subject to changes, which will be communicated on this page.


CONTENTS
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 11 European Universities, involving worldwide well-known experts that study this phenomenon from a multidisciplinary perspective.
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 Second edition (24th-28th of May 2021) is dedicated to crisis management policies and approaches.
Main topics will embrace the impact of terrorism over international and national systems; mobility and security; populism as a potential threat to democracy and the Covid 19 pandemic.
Nonetheless, the commemoration of 20 years since “9/11”, the terrorist attack on the Twin Tours, will open a debate on memory and terrorism at international level.
Given the structure of the Spring School, IPSE represents a fertile moment for discussion on the most updated research in the field among senior scholars and young researchers, including undergraduate students.

PARTICIPANTS' BACKGROUND
Admissions are reserved to up to 30 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.

WORKLOAD AND CREDITS
The Spring School which is to be held in English, consists of 6 hours/day of activities (keynote speech, debates, seminars).
The Teaching Methodology consists of: seminars, traditional classes, workshops; final project (optional).

LOCATION
Due to the Covid-19 emergency all the activities will be held via online platform.

PARTICIPATION COSTS
Given the Covid-19 situation, no fees are required.

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

ACADEMIC SUPERVISORS
Octavia Moise-Zanellato (coordinator)
Danilo delle Fave (tutor)

CONTACTS
For further information write to: ipsespringschool@gmail.com 

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ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020

  IPSE – International Politics & Security - I edition

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.

PARTICIPANTS' BACKGROUND

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).

WORKLOAD

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).

PARTICIPATION COSTS

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)

CONTACTS
For further information write to: ipsespringschool@gmail.com