Academic Workshops 2012-13


Date and time: Monday, 18 March, 2013, 5:20 p.m.

Venue: FT 909

Topic: "Making Effective Presentations: Essential Techniques for Lectures, Conferences, and Job Talks"

Speaker: Darren Schreiber (assistant professor at the University of California, San Diego - visiting researcher at the Political Behavior Research Group (PolBeRG))

Presentation of the workshop (Click to download!)


JOB MARKET - workshop

Date and time: Monday, 21 January, 2013 5:20 p.m.

Venue: FT 908

Topic: "Finding a job with CEU PhD degree"

The session discusses experiences in getting and finding academic and non‑academic jobs with a CEU PhD degree. The speakers share their our own experiences and strategies in finding, taking and managing job(s) during the PhD studies and after defending thedissertation. They critically discuss advantages and trade‑offs of working during your PhD studies and suggest strategies and tips for getting different types of experiences. They also discuss steps that might assist students in having employment before or shortly after theirgraduation ceremony, explaining how strategies might differ (or not) depending on type of work they would like to do when they graduate (academic post, post‑doc, research position, visiting faculty, NGO work, international consultancy, working for the EU/World Bank).


  • Lucia Kurekova (IRES PhD alumna [2011], Slovak Governance Institute in Bratislava)
  • Andrej Nosko (advanced PhD Student, Open Society Institute)



Date and time: Friday, 30 November 2012, 11 a.m.

Venue: FT 909

Topic: What methods, if any, should a PhD in political science know?

The workshop provides an opportunity for faculty members and PhD students to engage in a lively discussion on the topic of research methods. The discussion relates to the practical application and teaching of research methods, as well tackle the more philosophical questions about their role in exploring reality.


  • Norbert Sabic (PhD student, public policy track) (Chair)
  • Manuel Bosancianu (PhD student, comparative politics track) (Co-chair)
  • Panel members: Levente Littvay, Carsten Schneider, Erin Jenne, Alexander Astrov, Andres Moles and Thilo Bodenstein



Date and time: Friday, 9 November, 2012, 11 a.m.

Venue: FT 909

Topic: Planning amd surviving your PhD at CEU: an academic practice workshop with senior students and a very recent alumna.

The academic workshop practice is primarily geared towards first and second year students, but 'older' students are also welcome to attend and chip in with their experiences. The workshop covers topics such as comprehensive exam & prospectus defense, supervision, time management, non-dissertation work and conference selection.


  • Sanja Tepavcevic (Year 4, political economy track),
  • Sara Svensson (Year 5, public policy track)
  • Andreea Nastase (Defended October 5th 2012, public policy track).