ESRC Workshop for PhD Students: Security, Conflict and Justice: 28 June 2013

The Economic and Social Research Council: Wales Doctoral Training Centre (Politics and International Studies pathway) is hosting a workshop on “Security, Conflict and Justice” that is open to all UK-based PhD students.

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The workshop centres on the theoretical, methodological, empirical and practical aspects of pursuing a PhD on issues concerning security, conflict and justice. It is also an opportunity to meet research students pursuing similar studies in other institutions across the UK. The event follows a very successful workshop on this theme that was held at Aberystwyth University in June 2012.


When: Thursday 27 June, 12pm-5pm; Friday 28 June, 9am-4pm.

Where: Margam Classroom 311, Swansea University, Singleton Park.

The workshop will be delivered by academic experts from Aberystwyth University, Cardiff University and Swansea University. It is organised around four themes:

1. Methodologies and Methods for the Study of Security, Conflict and Justice. Topics include: Research design, Doing fieldwork, and Elite interviewing.

2. Issues and Areas in Security, Conflict and Justice. Topics include: Conflict and peace-building, Post-war reconstruction, International Law for IR Research, Civil Wars.

3. Approaches and Concepts in Security, Conflict and Justice. Topics include: Gender and Security, Security Discourses, Analytic Philosophy, and Normative IR Theory.

4. Career Building. Topics include getting published and surviving the PhD.

Programme:    Security, Conflict and Justice PhD student workshop Security, Conflict and Justice PhD student workshop ‌(click for pdf).

The workshop is open to all, but prior registration is essential.

Cost and Registration

Free to St. David’s Day University research students (Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Glamorgan, and Swansea).

£200 for other PG students, eligible for a £140 ESRC bursary.  Please note that payments made by credit card will incur a 1.5% processing fee.  Debit card payments are free.

To register, or for further information, please email Dr Lee Jarvis with your name, university, and details of your research: Space will be limited, so early booking is essential.

Deadline for registration: 5pm, Friday 7 June 2013.


Testimonials from 2012 workshop

“The DTC workshop on Security, Conflict and Justice was an excellent opportunity to meet PhD students working on research similar to my own.” Lella Nouri.

“It was really useful to get advice from so many experienced researchers about the process of doing a PhD. I enjoyed the sessions on research methods as much as the conceptual debates on issues of security, conflict and justice.” Andrew Whiting.