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FGGA PhD conference

Friday 3 November 2017
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP Den Haag
3rd floor

Make sure to attend the first Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs conference for PhD candidates

What? A full-day PhD conference with a keynote, workshops and peer review sessions
Who? All PhD's enrolled in the graduate school of FGGA
When? November 3, 2017
Where? Leiden University Wijnhaven building, 3rd floor


The extended deadline for abstract submissions has expired. 
Register to attend the conference via the email registration form (it's free!). Registration is open until October 23, 2017. You will receive a confirmation by e-mail.


Time:   Room:
Registration, coffee and tea 3.46
Plenary welcome by prof. Kutsal Yesilkagit 3.46
Key-note speech by prof. Judi Mesman 3.46
Coffee and tea break 3.46
Panel sessions:  
  -'EU/IR' 3.06B
  -'Values' 3.08A
  -'Public organisations' 3.08B
Lunch Restaurant
Panel sessions:  
  -'Policy making' 3.06B
  -'Contemporary security issues' 3.08A
Coffee and tea break 3.46
Attend a workshop:  
  - Alexandre Afonso 'How to make an impact outside academia' 3.12A/B
  - Martin Reekers 'Personal branding: how to make your talents visible' 3.18
Plenary closing session and group photo 3.46
Drinks Brasserie



During the FGGA PhD conference, participants attend one of the two workshops:

Personal branding: how to make your talents visible
By: Martin Reekers. Career coach, trainer, writer, teacher and cartoonist  (www.martinreekers.nl).

Without question you possess valuable talents, but it is quite another thing to make these talents clearly visible! PhD-students gain a lot of valuable experience that could prove priceless on both the academic and nonacademic labor market. You are what you show in the particular way you perform your assignments. It will be worth your while to think of yourself as a brand. What is it that makes you stand out to anyone else who may possess the same formal qualifications as you have? In this particular workshop you will discover how you can distinguish yourself in your work or in job applications. 
A participant at the National PhD-day in 2015 stated: "I found my talent in a workshop on personal branding. I already knew beforehand that this would deem interesting as people were standing in the back in order to follow the workshop and it indeed proved to be very fun".

Impact beyond academia: blogging and tweeting your research for journalists and policymakers
By: Dr. Alexandre Afonso, assistant professor at Public Administration (FGGA).

Why and when should you try to promote your research outside of academia? What are the pros and cons of blogging? How to make your research question and findings interesting for journalists and the lay public? How to promote it via social media and pitch it to magazines and newspapers? The workshop discusses some advantages, but also some risks for reaching outside of purely academic outlets.

Organizing committee

  • Danielle van Osch
  • Eduard Schmidt
  • Marieke van der Hoek
  • Filiz Dogan
  • Charlotte de Roon

Contact: phdconference@fgga.leidenuniv.nl

About the Graduate School of FGGA

Within the Graduate School of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs, PhD candidates are working on a wide range of subjects. The Graduate School is responsible for the provision of information on courses, the organization of seminars, and (administrative) support for PhD's.

070 800 9002  |  graduateschool@fgga.leidenuniv.nl 

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