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04 October 2022

Hertie School

Introduction to teaching in higher education Fall 2022

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

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. You will receive a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of all course requirements. Please only register if you are certain to be able to attend all sessions! To participate, you will have to attend all sessions of the course and at least one micro-teaching day. Course Schedule Teaching sessions • Monday 18 July 2022, 9:30h - 12:30h CET ONLINE • Tuesday 19 July 2002, 9:30h - 12:30h CET ONLINE • Wednesday 20 July 2022, 9:30h - 12:30h CET ONLINE • ALL DAY Thursday 21 July 2022, 9:30h-17:30h CET – ONLINE Micro-teaching session • Monday 25 July 2002, 9:00h- 17:00h CET - ONLINE A small pre-course task has to be completed by Thursday 14 July 2022 at noon. The course furthermore requires participants to submit a course design - which you will start to work on already during the course. For any questions, please write to phd-team@hertie-school.org. Please find more info on contents and target group on this website: https://www.hertie-school.org/en/phd/news-and-trainings/trainings/introduction-to-teaching-in-higher-education.
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Blended (class + online sequential)
04/10/22 - 11/10/22
Course schedule: Teaching sessions Tuesday 4 Oct...
Reg. deadline: 19/09/22
Credits: 6

12 October 2022

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Food for Thought: Tips for Healthy Eating During Stressful Periods

Do you struggle to sustain healthy eating habits when you are stressed? Do you feel too busy and overwhelmed to make healthy eating a priority? Come a...

Do you struggle to sustain healthy eating habits when you are stressed? Do you feel too busy and overwhelmed to make healthy eating a priority? Come along to this workshop and learn about the links between stress and nutrition. We will consider how dietary habits and stress impact the mind and body, discuss which foods are the most beneficial for managing stress, and explore techniques for eating well during stressful periods. Trainer: Dr Serena Sharma Serena has spent two decades in higher education as both a student and an academic. Since completing her PhD, she has held academic positions at the University of Oxford, King’s College London and, presently, the London School of Economics. Through her own personal experiences in academia—from study, research and publishing to teaching and supervising—Serena has observed a significant gap in the level of support offered to students in coping with the unique pressures that arise in academic environments. With this in mind Serena has created a series of workshops dedicated to promoting wellness in research students.
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Online
12/10/22 - 12/10/22
Reg. deadline: 11/10/22
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1

18 October 2022

Hertie School

How to Engage Your Audience in Virtual Presentations and Online Interviews with Confidence

You are welcome to register for the training course "How to Engage Your Audience in Virtual Presentations and Online Interviews with Confidence" taug...

You are welcome to register for the training course "How to Engage Your Audience in Virtual Presentations and Online Interviews with Confidence" taught by Joe Tomalin on 18 and 25 October 2022. In these two x two hour ONLINE sessions participants will discover practical skills to develop and improve virtual presentations and online interview skills. We will focus on how to present ourselves with effective eye contact, body language, voice and microphone techniques. Please find all information on course contents and target group on the following link https://www.hertie-school.org/en/phd/news-and-trainings/trainings/lights-camera-action-your-virtual-presence-1. Dates and times 18 October from 16:00h to 18:00h CET (online) and 25 October from 16:00h to 18:00h CET (online).
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Registration for this course is no longer possible
Online
18/10/22 - 25/10/22
Reg. deadline: 27/09/22
Credits: 1
N° of Sessions: 2

26 October 2022

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Media Training

A media and communications workshop designed to ensure that, the next time you address a live mic, a rolling camera, an audience or an interview panel...

A media and communications workshop designed to ensure that, the next time you address a live mic, a rolling camera, an audience or an interview panel, you’re equipped to get your message across effectively. This session covers a range of communication and broadcast skills including: taking control of your interview, developing and amplifying your messages, building confidence and presence, and dealing with hostile media or curveball questions. We’ll break down some interview examples and we’ll also look at the media environment, exploring the different types of interview and how to best prepare for each one. By the end of the session, you will have the confidence and ability to take media requests - even at short notice. Trainer: Rachel Shabi An award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster, I've reported widely on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Middle East region, from the war between Lebanon and Israel in 2006, the Gaza war of 2008 and the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. I've written for the Guardian, The New York Times, The London Times, The Independent, Al Jazeera English, Foreign Policy, The New Statesman and The National. Now based in the UK, I'm a regular commentator across broadcast media, including BBC News, Sky News, CNN and Al Jazeera English as well as BBC World Service radio. You can find me on news debates, papers reviews and programmes such as the Andrew Marr Show, BBC Newsnight, Dateline London, the Daily Politics and CNN Talk - bringing analysis and opinion on UK and world events.
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Online
26/10/22 - 26/10/22
Reg. deadline: 25/10/22
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1
The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Writing Tips: Overcoming Procrastination, Perfectionism & Writer’s Block,

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Online
26/10/22 - 26/10/22
Reg. deadline: 25/10/22
Credits: 0

28 October 2022

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Persuasive Speaking: Content & Structure

Public engagement with academic research is more important than ever before. But scholars are rarely trained in how to present their work to a wider p...

Public engagement with academic research is more important than ever before. But scholars are rarely trained in how to present their work to a wider public. Successful academic presentations aimed at a wider audience need to do three things: 1) Communicate your arguments and evidence, 2) persuade your audience that they are compelling and 3) engage and entertain. This workshop will show you how to organise your presentation in a way that brings your audience along with you, step by step. It will also teach you how to communicate persuasively through a host of tips related to slide format, timing and delivery. Finally, this workshop will help you to introduce a bit of yourself into your public speaking, so that your presentations sparkle with wit and originality. In this 90-minute session, we look at strong starts, how to organise your key points, and what to keep in and what to keep out of your talk. Trainer: Delia Lloyd Delia Lloyd is a writer and communications expert based in London. She holds a PhD in political science from Stanford University and has taught public policy and international development at MIT and The University of Chicago. Most recently, Delia was the Head of Policy and Research Insight at BBC Media Action, the BBC's International development charity, where she was in charge of commissioning, editing and disseminating policy and research outputs.
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Online
28/10/22 - 28/10/22
Reg. deadline: 27/10/22
Credits: 0

24 November 2022

Hertie School

Research Data Management and Publication Fall 2022

Research data is part of a digitisation process in science that challenges aspects of scientific work such as reproducibility, re-usability or sustain...

Research data is part of a digitisation process in science that challenges aspects of scientific work such as reproducibility, re-usability or sustainability. The professional management of digital research data is an essential prerequisite for effective and excellent research. In this workshop, the most important aspects of research data management and publication are considered, with a special focus on social sciences. The units are accompanied by practical exercises, through which the newly acquired knowledge can be strengthened and transferred to the participants' own cases. Participants will get to know useful tools and platforms to effectively work with their data.
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Registration for this course is no longer possible
Online
24/11/22 - 24/11/22
Reg. deadline: 27/09/22
Credits: 1
N° of Sessions: 1

28 November 2022

European University Institute

Illiberalism – Populism - Constitutionalism

The course deals with the decay of liberal democratic constitutionalism all over the world, concentrating on the European development, with particular...

The course deals with the decay of liberal democratic constitutionalism all over the world, concentrating on the European development, with particular emphasis on democratic and rule of law backsliding in the Eastern and Central European member states of the EU. The main aim is to discuss the relationship between illiberalism, populism and (liberal) constitutionalism amid the emergence of illiberal and populist constitutionalism in constitution-making and in constitutional adjudication. The course will discuss the theories of illiberalism, the different types of populism and constitutionalism, and engage with the question, whether there are such things as ‘authoritarian’, ‘illiberal’ or ‘populist’ constitutionalism. The course will also contrast populist with popular, participatory approaches to constitutional reform. Finally, we will discuss the issue of judicial populism by national and transnational courts. The main objective of the course will be the comprehensive analysis of the possible threat of illiberalism and populism to constitutional democracy. While the main focus is on European societies, the populist tendencies in constitutionalism in the US and the UK will also be discussed. The course further deals with the question of how to strengthen liberal constitutionalism, with special regard to the EU context. What the EU can and should do to oversight non-compliance with European values, such as democracy and the rule of law in member states, and what tools it can use to enforce compliance. Please note that this will be a highly interactive course. All participants should be familiar with the readings. The readings will be available in good time before the seminar on the course’s website. (more detailed description will follow.
Teachers:
  • Gabor Halmai (European University Institute)
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Hybrid (class + online simultaneous)
28/11/22 - 02/12/22
Monday, 28 November: 11 – 13, 14 – 17 Tuesday, 2...
Reg. deadline: 21/11/22
Credits: 6
N° of Sessions: 7

10 January 2023

European University Institute

Practicum in Reproducible Research Methods

This course walks you through all the steps involved in a complex collaborative reproducible research project, from thinking up a problem worth studyi...

This course walks you through all the steps involved in a complex collaborative reproducible research project, from thinking up a problem worth studying to pre-registering your design to collecting and analyzing your data and writing up and posting your results. You will practice these steps using real data collected and provided by the instructor. To master the skills involved, you will work in teams and hand in bi-weekly homework assignments. This is a fast-paced hands-on course that requires background in statistical methods and R. All other skills will be taught in the course by the instructor.
Teachers:
  • Miriam Golden (European University Institute)
Entry requirements: Basic knowledge of statistics; Familiarity with R
Assessment: Four group homework assignments
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Online
10/01/23 - 14/03/23
Reg. deadline: 15/12/22
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 10
European University Institute

Causal inference

The objective is to learn how statistical methods can help us to draw causal claims about phenomena of interest. Participants will be introduced into ...

The objective is to learn how statistical methods can help us to draw causal claims about phenomena of interest. Participants will be introduced into an authoritative framework of causal inference in social sciences, i.e. the potential outcomes framework.
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Online
10/01/23 - 14/03/23
Reg. deadline: 15/12/22
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 10

16 January 2023

European University Institute

Law and Technology

The ambition of this course is to broadly discuss the evaluation and regulation of technology. The course explores the field of “law and technology” i...

The ambition of this course is to broadly discuss the evaluation and regulation of technology. The course explores the field of “law and technology” in legal scholarship, its history, epistemology, ontology, and axiology. The course discusses issues such as when there is a “need for law” (Tranter, 2011), the “regulability” of technology, regulatory pacing, “compartimentalization” of legal approaches, cyberlaw, lawmaking by courts v legislatures, and moral objections to technology. The course encompasses technology in a wide sense that is digital, mechanical, material and chemical technology. Legal history will also be looked at to discuss innovations like the printing press, radio broadcasting and automation. The course is relevant to many specific fields of law, like constitutional and administrative law, free speech, liability law, intellectual property, privacy protection, competition law, and the law of warfare. There are no prerequisites to take the course. Guest lecturers will be invited to give papers and presentations. The course will be substantially different to the seminar given in 2021, and build on a monograph in progress.
Teachers:
  • Nicolas Petit (European University Institute)
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Hybrid (class + online simultaneous)
16/01/23 - 17/03/23
Reg. deadline: 09/01/23
Credits: 6
N° of Sessions: 10

17 January 2023

European University Institute

Legal Transplants and Policy Diffusion/Transfer

The notion of ‘legal transplants’ refers to the way legal systems incorporate ‘foreign’ elements, for example by copying the text of a foreign piece o...

The notion of ‘legal transplants’ refers to the way legal systems incorporate ‘foreign’ elements, for example by copying the text of a foreign piece of legislation but also other forms of emulation (eg, related to case law and legal thinking). The literature on this topic has both a positive and a normative dimension: the former analyses how far legal transplants have been a frequent feature of legal systems, while the latter analyses how far they are a useful way of improving one’s law. It also has strong methodological interest as it discusses, for example, how far a foreign legal element can function outside its original social, cultural and political context. For all of these aspects, it is also interesting to note that, outside legal scholarship, the notions of ‘policy diffusion’ and ‘policy transfer’ discuss similar topics, often making use of empirical methods. This short seminar will introduce researchers from law, and possibly other departments, to these debates. This may appeal to researchers that use any of these concepts in their research but also to others who have a more general interest in legal evolution and law reform.
Teachers:
  • Mathias Siems (European University Institute)
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Hybrid (class + online simultaneous)
17/01/23 - 20/01/23
Tuesday, January 17: 10 – 13, 14 – 16 Friday, Jan...
Reg. deadline: 10/01/23
Credits: 3
N° of Sessions: 4

16 May 2023

European University Institute

Antitrust Theory

Antitrust law is an undertheorized field. The absence of a theory of what antitrust laws are about, and how, why, and when they do what they do is pro...

Antitrust law is an undertheorized field. The absence of a theory of what antitrust laws are about, and how, why, and when they do what they do is problematic. Broad claims for and against antitrust law reform are aired every time a legitimacy crisis hits the field. There is no testable way to validate or invalidate the claims made about antitrust law reform. 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:
  • Nicolas Petit (European University Institute)
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Hybrid (class + online simultaneous)
16/05/23 - 18/05/23
Reg. deadline: 09/05/23
Credits: 3
N° of Sessions: 3