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26 February 2024

Bocconi University

The War Against “Gender Ideology”. Origins, Forms and Stakes of a Transnational Reactionary Crusade (2003-2023)

Seminar offered by Dondena Research Center (Spring 2024 seminar series) ------ 26 February 2024 12:45-2:00pm (UTC+1) ----- CIVICA ESR can attend ONLIN...

Seminar offered by Dondena Research Center (Spring 2024 seminar series) ------ 26 February 2024 12:45-2:00pm (UTC+1) ----- CIVICA ESR can attend ONLINE only. Zoom meetings link will be available upon registration. ----- SEMINAR DESCRIPTION Since the mid-2000’s, the Vatican launched a war against the use of the feminist concept of gender in the political and in the intellectual fields. The notion, deformed under the label “gender ideology”, has been presented by the Catholic Church as a “Trojan horse” destroying the fundament of “human anthropology”. Ten years later, waves of protest sharing the same discursive matrix and a similar set of actions have been organised in many countries by a vast and heterogeneous galaxy of actors targeting gender and sexuality equality. These campaigns, partly disengaged from their creator - the Catholic Church - constitute a new significant transnational political phenomenon. Who are these actors? Why and how do they attack the analytical category of gender? How can we understand the gradual globalisation of these campaigns? Following the historical unfolding of these protests, this intervention explores the structure of the anti-gender rhetoric and the main sites crucial to these campaigns (churches, anti-abortion and anti-LGBTQI+ associations, political parties, States), assessing their political achievements.------BIO Sara Garbagnoli is a researcher in Gender and Sexuality Studies associated to the Research Centers PoliTeSse (Università di Verona) and LEGS (C.N.R.S. France). Her research interests lie at the intersections of feminist theory, discourse analysis and antigender campaigns. With Eva Feole she is the author of Monique Wittig (DeriveApprodi 2023) and with Massimo Prearo she wrote La croisade « anti-gender » (Textuel 2017). She coedited Le rivoluzioni del desiderio (Fandango 2023) and Non si nasce donna (Alegre 2013, with Vincenza Perilli). She has participated to the books Anti-Gender Campaigns in Europe, edited by R. Kuhar and D. Paternotte (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017) and Antiféminismes et masculinismes d’hier et d’aujourd’hui, edited by C. Bard, M. Blais and F. Dupuis-Déri (Presses Universitaires de France, 2019). Her publications include articles in academic journals such as «Nouvelles Questions Féministes», «Religion & Gender», «Les Cahiers du Genre», «Genesis», «About Gender». For her research work, she has been awarded the Emma Goldman Award by the Flax Foundation.
Teachers:
  • Sara Garbagnoli ()
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Hybrid (class + online simultaneous)
26/02/24 - 26/02/24
Reg. deadline: 25/02/24
Credits: 0

05 March 2024

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

CTDP - Contestation to conversation: bridging differences in the classroom

As teachers and lecturers, how do we ensure that our lectures and seminars, and the discussions that ensure therein, are thought-provoking instead ...

As teachers and lecturers, how do we ensure that our lectures and seminars, and the discussions that ensure therein, are thought-provoking instead of just provocative? As the culture wars swirl around us, teaching social sciences and humanities can and has become a fraught space for both, academics and students. In this session, we will share and explain key principles of classroom discourse that you can adopt to enable your students to engage with the ideas, arguments, and evidence rather than the rhetoric. We will consider examples from politics, science, culture, and business among other disciplines and evidence from across the sector in the UK and internationally.
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Registration for this course is no longer possible
Online
05/03/24 - 05/03/24
This is offered as part of the CIVICA Teacher Deve...
Reg. deadline: 04/03/24
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1

08 March 2024

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Keep calm & study on: techniques for managing stress

Do you believe stress is an inevitable part of doing a PhD? With multiple deadlines, performance pressure, escalating tuition fees, and an uncertain j...

Do you believe stress is an inevitable part of doing a PhD? With multiple deadlines, performance pressure, escalating tuition fees, and an uncertain job market, it isno wonder that students are reportedly experiencing higher levels of stress and anxiety. This workshop will examine how sustained periods of stress actually impact the mind and body. We will also consider hoe specific thought patterns contribute to this and explore which tools you can incorporate into your daily routine to help reduce stress. The course will cover: • The prevalence of stress in academia• The physiology of stress (The Fight/Flight Response mechanism and TheRelaxation Response)• The role of thought processes in contributing to stress• Tools to minimize the symptoms of stress
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Online
08/03/24 - 08/03/24
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Reg. deadline: 07/03/24
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1

12 March 2024

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Virtual presence

This workshop focuses on getting you comfortable with virtual meetings so that you can maximize your virtual presence. We explore some of the technica...

This workshop focuses on getting you comfortable with virtual meetings so that you can maximize your virtual presence. We explore some of the technical aspects of virtual delivery, including lighting, backgrounds, and how to make the camera your friend. We also look at how to use other tools at your disposal - such as your voice and your words - to help ensure that you come across as confident and engaging.
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Online
12/03/24 - 12/03/24
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Reg. deadline: 11/03/24
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1
National University of Political Studies and Public Administration

Science Communication. Bridging the Gap between Science and Society

This course explores the fundamental principles and practical techniques of effective science communication. PhD Students will develop the skills nece...

This course explores the fundamental principles and practical techniques of effective science communication. PhD Students will develop the skills necessary to convey complex scientific ideas to diverse audiences, fostering a deeper understanding of science in society. Students will learn to communicate scientific concepts ethically and engagingly through theoretical discussions, practical exercises, case studies, and real-world projects. Topics include identifying and debunking science disinformation, analyzing anti-science sentiments, science writing, science communication case studies, and ethical considerations in science communication. Course structure: 1. Introduction to Science Communication: definition and importance of science communication; historical perspective and evolution of science communication. 2. Understanding anti-science sentiments: main determinants and milestones 3. Accuracy, bias, and the responsible use of data in science communication 4. Debunking misinformation and pseudoscience in the post-truth era 5. Ethical implications of science communication in diverse cultural contexts 6. Case studies of successful and unsuccessful science communication efforts 7. Guest lectures from science communicators and professionals Schedule: Tuesday (March 12) 16 – 20 CET time; Tuesday (April 4) 16 – 20 CET time; Tuesday (April 16) 16 – 20 CET time; Tuesday (April 23) 16 – 20 CET time; Tuesday (April 30) 16 – 20 CET time; Tuesday (May 28) 16 – 20 CET time
Teachers:
  • Loredana Vladu (National University of Political Studies and Public Administration)
Assessment: • Participation and Attendance of online sessions: 15% • Interim Quiz: 15% • Group Project and Presentation: 40% (Group projects could focus either on i) planning, executing, and presenting a science communication campaign or ii) analyzing a science communication campaign, including false stories, conspiracies, and myths). • Final Exam consisting in an online test: 30%
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Registration for this course is no longer possible
Online
12/03/24 - 28/05/24
Reg. deadline: 18/02/24
Credits: 10
N° of Sessions: 6

18 March 2024

Hertie School

Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education | March 2024

The course introduces participants to the theory and practice of teaching in higher education. They can apply what they have learned in practical exer...

The course introduces participants to the theory and practice of teaching in higher education. They can apply what they have learned in practical exercises, for example through individual teaching sessions. This is a block seminar over several days: 18, 19, 20 March 2024 (9.30am-1pm), and 21 March 2024 (full day); plus a micro-teaching session (25/26 March, full day). Instructor: Dr. Annika Zorn. More information here: https://www.hertie-school.org/en/phd/phd-research/doctoral-course-offerings/introduction-to-teaching-in-higher-education
Entry requirements: little or no teaching experience
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Registration for this course is no longer possible
Online
18/03/24 - 21/03/24
Reg. deadline: 21/02/24
Credits: 6
N° of Sessions: 4
Hertie School

An Introduction to Survey Research: Benefits and Pitfalls from Design to Implementation

This short course will introduce participants to the art of survey design. This includes understanding the logic of survey design, learn how to develo...

This short course will introduce participants to the art of survey design. This includes understanding the logic of survey design, learn how to develop a multidimensional survey, ethical implications of survey research and tips and tricks on how to implement it. The target group for this course is PhD researchers at the start of their doctoral research, however, students who are further ahead may wish to participate if they would like to brush up their skills, learn a new method, or seek feedback on their already developed surveys. No prior experience in survey methodology is required to take this course. The course is taught by Dr. Jessica Breaugh. The course will be held online, on 18, 19 & 22 March (13:00-18:00 CET). For more information, please see the link: https://www.hertie-school.org/en/phd/phd-research/doctoral-course-offerings/an-introduction-to-survey-research
Entry requirements: No prior experience in survey methodology is required
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Online
18/03/24 - 22/03/24
Reg. deadline: 01/03/24
Credits: 2
N° of Sessions: 3

22 March 2024

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Defending your work: shifting fears surrounding the viva

Do you have a viva or an upgrade coming up that you are anxious about? Does the prospect of defending your work fill you with fear and dread? This wor...

Do you have a viva or an upgrade coming up that you are anxious about? Does the prospect of defending your work fill you with fear and dread? This workshop will consider some common concerns that arise during the viva and upgrade process. We will discuss what to expect during your viva, practical ways to prepare, and tips for managing your fears surrounding the process. This session will cover how the viva differs from a traditional academic presentation how to prepare for the viva tips for managing difficult questions from the examiners how to manage the transition to post-PhD life
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Online
22/03/24 - 22/03/24
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Reg. deadline: 21/03/24
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1

08 April 2024

Central European University

Inquiry-Based Learning: Approaches for Active Learning 

Mondays from 10:50 am - 12:30 pm CET, 1 US credit (2 ECTS). Learn how to design and facilitate structured debates, project-based learning, simulations...

Mondays from 10:50 am - 12:30 pm CET, 1 US credit (2 ECTS). Learn how to design and facilitate structured debates, project-based learning, simulations/role playing, and experiential learning. A constant challenge that teachers/educators face is keeping their students’ interest in a given topic and getting them actively engaged in the learning process. Inquiry-based learning (IBL) empowers students to take control of their learning by allowing them to actively engage with the teaching materials. Students’ ideas, opinions, questions, and observations are central to the learning experience. IBL encourages students to be critical thinkers and problem solvers. Knowledge is constructed through experience, experimentation, and exploration. This six-week course will allow participants to explore IBL in some depth, starting with what it is, the benefits of adopting this active learning approach, the activities associated with it and reflections on situations it might be appropriate for participants to adopt. We will then discuss the model of four levels of inquiry (confirmation, structured, guided, open), and discuss examples from each one of them. This will be followed by an in-depth examination of four approaches through which IBL is commonly applied, providing participants the opportunity to learn how to design and facilitate structured debates, project-based learning, simulations/role playing, and experiential learning.
Teachers:
  • Yurgos Politis (Central European University)
Entry requirements: Prerequisites: the current version of Foundations of Teaching in Higher Education (YELC 6101 and 6103) and Learning by Design (YELC 6105) or the older version of Foundations (CATL 6007)
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Online
08/04/24 - 13/05/24
Reg. deadline: 22/03/24
Credits: 2
N° of Sessions: 6

09 April 2024

Central European University

Creating a Teaching Portfolio 

Tuesdays from 1:30-3:10, 1 US credit (2 ECTS). Guided creation of a teaching portfolio, primarily using materials from previous CEU teaching courses. ...

Tuesdays from 1:30-3:10, 1 US credit (2 ECTS). Guided creation of a teaching portfolio, primarily using materials from previous CEU teaching courses. (Foundations and Learning by Design are generally prerequisites).
Teachers:
  • Michael Kozakowski (Central European University)
Entry requirements: Foundations and Learning by Design are generally prerequisites.
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Online
09/04/24 - 14/05/24
Reg. deadline: 22/03/24
Credits: 2
N° of Sessions: 6

24 April 2024

Stockholm School of Economics

Designing teaching to meet different learning styles

We all know that we learn in different ways, but what are the consequences of this for our teaching? Do we really take this into consideration when pl...

We all know that we learn in different ways, but what are the consequences of this for our teaching? Do we really take this into consideration when planning our courses? Or maybe we plan our courses according to our own preferences for learning? During this session, we will first look at different preferences for learning, including your own preferences. We will then apply this on your teaching, and you will have the opportunity to review this, and see how you perhaps could change it? Finally, you will learn about ideas that other participants have about how they could change their teaching. After this session you are expected to be able to recognize the diversity of ways of learning, analyze your own teaching in relation to different preferences for learning, assess and adjust your own teaching to various contexts.
Teachers:
  • Pär Mårtensson (Stockholm School of Economics)
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Online
24/04/24 - 24/04/24
Reg. deadline: 16/04/24
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1

21 May 2024

European University Institute

Antitrust Renaissance

This seminar presents the building blocks of a forthcoming book by Professors Petit and Schrepel. The book proposes a new formula for competition law ...

This seminar presents the building blocks of a forthcoming book by Professors Petit and Schrepel. The book proposes a new formula for competition law and policy. There are today enough empirical observations showing that established models of competition policy do not apprehend the modern complexity of competition across firms, markets and industries. The lost diagnosis accuracy is a source of legal and policy error; an update in our understanding of how economic agents compete in a technology-driven environment is needed. Grounded in empirics and in a review of the legal, economic, and technical literature on industrial change and innovation, the book proposes a “renaissance” of competition policy around several key propositions. In particular, Petit and Schrepel suggest that uncertainty, as much as rivalry, is key to competition, that innovation is an input equally important to competition as industry structure, or that firm and industry level evolution is a good metric for assessing the impact of antitrust law and policy. Finally, the seminar discusses adaptations to current antitrust institutions and procedures, and the appropriate scope of a complexity-minded antitrust policy This intensive course seeks to lay the ground for the development of a more explicit theory of antitrust law. It studies antitrust laws’ principles of action (firm size, economic concentration, market power, etc.), function (rivalry, uncertainty), limits (error costs and division of labor), methods (facts and principles), metaphysics (a priori knowledge), epistemology (economics schools of thoughts), ontology (firm, market, coordinated and unilateral conduct, etc.), mobilization (private and public), legitimacy (expert and popular), norms (welfare, choice, justice), and remediation (prevention and restoration). The course’s ambition is mostly descriptive. The point is to describe the anatomy, biology and behavior of our antitrust laws. The course assumes that it is intellectually useful to break down antitrust laws in ways that describe their structure and parts, mechanics and chemistry, and actual operation. In so doing, this intensive course seeks to show many versions of antitrust laws are possible, in ways far more diversified than the binary policy reform options often vindicated in the public conversation. The focus is on US and EU antitrust laws.
Teachers:
  • Thibault Schrepel ()
  • Nicolas Petit (European University Institute)
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Registration for this course is no longer possible
Hybrid (class + online simultaneous)
21/05/24 - 23/05/24
Reg. deadline: 22/04/24
Credits: 3
N° of Sessions: 3