Young Researchers Workshops

The BISA Young Researchers Workshops are one-day workshops organised by and for doctoral students and recently appointed postdoctoral researchers. Organised around an overarching theme or question, the workshops can be used for several purposes, including gaining experience in academic conference presentation, developing new ideas, building up a research proposal, and/or preparing publications. The guidelines for proposals and how to apply are available here on the Postgraduate Network website.
BISA annually provides funding to support two workshops (£1000 per workshop) through our Postgraduate network.

2016 workshops
CIAP 2016 (Conference for Interdisciplinary Approaches to Politics 2016) on Emotions in International Relations
Where: University of Leeds When: 20 & 21 October 2016

The Process and Challenges of Conducting Research on Africa: From the Library to the Field
Where: Bedford Square Campus (central London), Royal Holloway When: November 2016

Past Workshops
  • Women in Peace and Security Liverpool Hope University 4th March 2015
  • Representation of Ethnic Minorities: Perspectives and Challenges University of York/University College London 15th May 2015
  • Global Insecurities: Emerging security challenges in a nexus between networks and remoteness. Bristol University 
  • War and Intelligence Studies: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century. Aberystwyth University 
  • Behind the lines: Gender in the Bunker of Defence and Security Studies University of Surrey   
  • Global Food (In)security: Contemporary Challenges University of Warwick
  • 500 days after Ruggie: Achievements, challenges and opportunities in Business and Human Rights.  Leuven, Middelsex, Cambridge, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
  • Beyond the Field: Challenges and Opportunities for Contemporary Social Science Research. Aberystwyth University
  • Bridging the Gap: PhD research and Policy-Relevance. University of Leeds
  • Challenges of Security Cooperation in EUrope. Aberystwyth University
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