Gregynog Ideas Lab II: Summer School in PostInternational Politics, Gregynog, Wales 15 – 20 July 2013

We are de­lighted to an­nounce that book­ings are open for the second Gregynog Ideas Lab to be held from 15 — 20 July 2013. This Summer School in PostInternational Politics ran for the first time last year and was a re­sounding suc­cess. Participants found it “a great thinking space,” “in­tel­lec­tu­ally re­warding and stim­u­lating,” with “a friendly, non-​competitive mood, friendly and helpful lec­turers, in­ter­esting topics.” One par­ti­cipant summed it up as “ab­so­lutely amazing: great di­versity of activ­ities, ideal number of par­ti­cipants, per­fect location.”

Whilst many par­ti­cipants urged us not to change a thing, we are plan­ning some in­nov­a­tions to make the event even greater, without chan­ging what made it so won­derful for all con­cerned: there will still be a com­bin­a­tion of plen­aries, guest pro­fessor sem­inars, and one-​to-​one re­search sur­geries over the five days, along­side great food – in­cluding the barbeque and bar — and plenty of space for con­ver­sa­tions. Advanced methods training will be a key part of the pro­gramme, and there will be op­por­tun­ities for par­ti­cipants to present their work if they wish. We have se­cured seven of our ori­ginal guest pro­fessors who have prom­ised to re­turn: Rick Ashley, Elizabeth Dauphinee, Jenny Edkins, Himadeep Muppidi, Mike Shapiro, Rob Walker, Maja Zehfuss, and one new re­cruit: Naeem Inayatullah. The event again takes place at Gregynog Hall near Newtown in Wales: a mar­vel­lous, quirky country house that we com­pletely take over for the week. Cost in­cludes full board and ac­com­mod­a­tion, plus all sessions.

The booking form and fur­ther de­tails are avail­able on our web­site http://​www​.gre​gynog​.blog​spot​.co​.uk/; book­ings are open now. An ‘early bird rate is avail­able for book­ings be­fore 13 December 2012, and a two-​installment pay­ment op­tion for booking re­ceived be­fore 10 January 2013. It is first come first served, and we an­ti­cipate enormous in­terest, so act quickly! The summer school is open to na­tional and in­ter­na­tional stu­dents and aca­demics. The min­imum re­quire­ment is that pro­spective par­ti­cipants should be cur­rently car­rying out, or have car­ried out, graduate research.

For more in­form­a­tion or ad­vice email gregynogideaslab@​gmail.​com. We look for­ward to hearing from you!

Best wishes,
Jenny Edkins, Tom Lundborg, Nick Vaughan-​Williams, and Andreja Zevnik
Co-​organisers, Gregynog Ideas Lab

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