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Global Politics Workshop Ukraine 2019

Call for Applications

 4th Global Politics Workshop Ukraine


April 12 – 20, 2019, in Lviv (session period: April 13-19, 2019)

The future of Ukraine between the EU and Russia looks quite difficult: Hostilities remain and the Minsk process seems to be heading towards a dead end, if it is not dead already. However, the conflict in only one piece of the puzzle. Ukraine’s internal politics and the EU’s reluctance to discuss membership add to the complexity of the current situation. This year’s workshop will therefore address the question of how to deal and live with conflicts as the new normal.

How can academia contribute to moderating (if not solving) conflicts? Which theories and topics are currently being discussed at the interface of global politics and conflict research? Participants are encouraged to discuss these recent developments and put forward new ideas for academia and teaching alike.

The workshop aims at supporting Ukraine in terms of civic development through network building, respectively by connecting Ukrainian and German researchers. We therefore invite PhD students and PostDocs to exchange their views on various topics – especially touching upon Europe, the European Union and challenges that come along with recent political developments.


  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Segbers, Director, Center for Global Politics, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Dr. Kateryna Zarembo, Deputy Director, New Europe Center, Kiev
  • Stefan Halling, Visiting Vellow SWP, Research Division Eastern Europe and Eurasia (tbc)
  • Dominik Sonnleitner, Research Fellow, Institute for East-European Studies, Freie Universität Berlin



Day 1

  • Welcome and Registration
  • New Approaches To Global Politics:
    Global Flows, New Landscapes and Conflicts/ The State in Crisis and the Global Order Derailing/ Culture, Identity Politics and Populism as Triggers of Conflicts
  • Welcome Dinner

Day 2

  •  Dealing With Conflicts:
    Psychological Approaches to Addressing Conflicts/ Internal and International Conflicts – What Do We Know?/ Comparing Different Approaches to Reconciliation: Is there an Optimal Road? How Powerful are Path Dependencies?
  • Discussion in Working Groups

Day 3

  • Panel Discussion: Dealing with Conflicts – The new Normal?
  • Power In Academia: Is the West Colonializing the East?

Day 4

  • The European Union:
    Europe and Ukraine: Realities and Options/ Current Challenges of the EU and how they Impact Ukraine/ The Conflict in Eastern Ukraine and how it affects the EU

Day 5

  • Theories and Methods: How to Understand Conflicts/ Quantitative Analysis of Conflicts

Day 6

  • Simulation: Moderating Conflicts

Day 7

  • Presentations: What Can Academia do to Moderate Conflicts?
  • Farewell Dinner


Your Benefits

  • Take part in a one-of-kind-workshop that connects young researchers from Ukraine and Germany and creates long lasting networks
  • Expand your knowledge and skills in conflictology/ conflict studies
  • Discuss your research and get feedback from your peers
  • Earn a certificate worth 3 ECTS from two renown universities
  • All participants receive travel grants; food, housing and events are covered by DAAD



Your background:

  • M.A. in Political Science, International Relations or a related field
  • Currently working on your PhD proposal, PhD thesis or having earned a PhD in Pol.Sc. or IR (young?)
  • Currently teaching and/ or researching Doc or PostDoc level at a University in Ukraine or Germany

Please provide:

  • Letter of motivation (including your research interests)
  • Curriculum Vitae (Resume)
  • Proof of excellent knowledge of English

Admission Fee: 25 €


Apply online by March 27, 2019, via https://www2.oei.fu-berlin.de/global-politics/cgp-applications/ukr/appsys/start/

To get an impression of our workshops, watch our Workshop Video from 2017!

The workshop is jointly organized by the Center for Global Politics of the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, and the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, of the Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv, Ukraine. It is generously funded by the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD


Lydia Tetzner (Senior Program Manager)
Email: lydia.tetzner@fu-berlin.de
Julia Dalhoff (Program Assistant)
Email: seasonal-schools@global-politics.org

Center for Global Politics
Freie Universität Berlin
Garystrasse 55, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Phone: (+49) 30 838 59793

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