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Have you thought about pursuing a Phd?
Do you want to know more about your teachers´ research?
Are you interested in how you can get experience away from the school desk?

Welcome to the GPS online day on October 23 at 10.00 - 17.00. This is a day when teachers and researchers will give you a deeper insight of some of the work at the department of Global Political Studies, outside the frame of the educations at the department.


10:00 Opening speech: Head of department Magnus Ericson

Morning session: Studies at GPS

10:15 – 11:00 What can you do away from the school desk to get experiences and to put on your CV? Possibilities during and after your education. In this session you will meet: 

  • Nina Monju, a current student at GPS (European Studies) and EU-ambassador at Malmö University
  • Mona Hassan, a former GPS student (Human Rights), currently working as a project leader at Raoul Wallenberg Academy. Mona will talk about the importance of volunteering, and how that has influenced her career
  • Sofia Jagbrant a former Bilateral Associate Expert for Sida (now alumni coordinator at Malmö University) will highlight different ways to gain international experience

Erik Nilsson and Malin Bang Bettini, the Study and Careers advisers at GPS will participate and moderate this session.

11:15 – 12:00 Get an insight of the life of two PhD candidates at GPS!
Welcome to participate in this panel discussion with the two Phd candidates Nick Baigent, RUCARR ( Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research), and Rebecka Söderberg, MIM (Malmö Institute for Studies of Migrations, Diversity and Welfare). They will introduce themselves and their research, and you can ask them anything about their research subjects, methods they use, how they got to become Phd candidate, and the overall life as such at GPS.

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

Afternoon session: Research at GPS

13:15 – 14:15 Panel: “Climate justice”
Gunnhildur Magnusdottir, Associate Professor, GPS
Eric Brandstedt, Senior Lecturer in Human Rights, Lund University
Jens Wickström, Klimatstudenterna, Malmö University
Moderator: Anders Melin, Senior lecturer, GPS

14:30 – 15:30 Panel: “Feminist outlooks on security issues. Theory and practice”
Annica Kronsell, Professor and Chair of Environmental Social Science, School of Global Studies, Gothenburg University
Annick Wibben, Anna Lindh Professor for Gender, Peace and Security, Swedish Defense University Stockholm (Försvarshögskolan)
Nour Koleilat, Masters student in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Lund University
Moderator: Erika Svedberg, Senior lecturer, GPS

15:45 – 16:45 Panel: ”European Security”
Calle Håkansson, Phd Student at GPS
Bruno Oliveira Martins, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
Moderator: Corina Filipescu, Senior lecturer, GPS


The GPS Day will be held in English and via zoom