Introduction: The Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar opened in 2005 with the aim of training global leaders who will make a difference in their community and in the world. The Qatar campus is highly international and the research carried out in the School provides a forum for global scholarship and research on international and regional affairs.
Objectives: This is the first Winter School organised by the University. Main focus of the academic event is to discuss the phenomenon of international migration from the economic perspective. The School will gather a group of international students and junior researchers interested in the topic of migration to advance their understanding through group discussion, presentation, lectures, and exchange of experience. There are 5 lectures scheduled on various topics relating to migration. Prof. Oded Stark, a distinguished fellow at the Centre for Development Research in Bonn, is the selected lecturer of the School. Candidates will be asked to submit a paper within 2 weeks from the end of the School where they discuss new and innovative ideas developed during the time spent in Qatar.
Venue: Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar (participants will stay in the Four Seasons Hotel in Doha, Qatar)
Dates: 6-12 January 2014
Eligibility: Candidates must hold a PhD in Economics (Obtained not before 2009) or be PhD students in economics.
Why it is important for NGOs to attend it: The Winter School will interest individuals working in the field of international migration as academic and as civil society actors. If your profile fits the requirement of the School, you would have the unique opportunity to learn more about international migration and also to present your research and case study in a vibrant and international environment. In particular, this School represents an ideal opportunity for PhD students in economics who also work in an organisation focusing on themes and issues related to international migration. You could draw on your experience in the field to involve the other participants in thinking about your case with the potential of gaining new perspectives and knowledge that could further guide the design of new activities and projects in the community where you work. Although this is an event designed mainly for young academics, the group at large will benefit from the participation of active civil society members who could combine their theoretical background with empirical data and also grassroots perspectives.
Fees: If your paper is selected, the hosts will cover all the cost of participation, air travel, accommodation, and meals.
Application Deadline: 15 October 2013
How to apply: Candidates must submit their CV along with a sample article or a chapter of their PhD thesis to Dr. Ewa Kepinska, coordinator of the Winter School ([email protected]).
Selected candidates will be informed by the end of October.
Additional information can be found here