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  1. The Ph.D in Political Studies

The Ph.D in Political Studies offers a range of doctoral courses in the area of the social sciences (economics; history; cultural studies; law; sociology; political science).

The Ph.D program has three different Curricula (“Government and Institutions”, “Gender Studies”, and “European and International Studies”) which welcome applications from  international students To encourage international applications, moreover, the Curriculum of “European and International Studies” also reserves 1 position with a full fellowship to foreign students with an international  graduate degree.

The Doctoral Program offers a variety of courses training students for a wide range of professional arenas. Doctoral students will also have a chance to participate in research projects run by the Department of Political Studies.

The Ph.D Programs of the Curriculum of European and International Studies count roughly 20 doctoral candidates. About 6 defend their dissertations each year. Students are taught and supervised by a faculty of 35 university professors and lecturers, mostly coming from the research community of the Department of Political Studies. The close links between the PhD program and the Department enable young scholars to participate in such activities of the academic community as research groups/contracts, publications and academic reports.

In 2019 the Curriculum in European and International Studies will offer Doctoral Programs in:

  • Africa
  • Central and Eastern Europe: History and Politics
  • Comparative Politics and International Relations
  • Contemporary Latin America
  • Contemporary Political History
  • Cultural Studies
  • Early Modern History
  • Eastern Asia (China, Japan, Korean Peninsula)
  • European Union Law and Policies
  • History of International Relations
  • International Development Policies
  • International Economic History
  • International Law
  • Peace Studies
  • Political Thought
  • United States of America

All courses are based on a markedly interdisciplinary approach, with cross-disciplinary seminars and study groups complementing the more specific focus of each program. They are also based on a strong international approach, with a wide range of international visiting professors, the opportunity to do research abroad, and the integration of students into the international community of scholars through lectures, colloquia and international research projects. International professors are often invited to sit on Ph.D committees for the final defense of the dissertations. The Ph.D program also invites external academics and representatives of the private sector to take part in various activities.

Every year, we welcome many visiting professors to teach, take part in various activities and deliver lectures: among them, in the last few years, we have had the pleasure to have

Frédéric Bozo (Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle), Antoine Compagnon (Collège de France), Matthew Evangelista (Cornell), Francis J. Gavin (Johns Hopkins University), David Holloway (Stanford), Annick Jaulin (Sorbonne), Marc Lazar (SciencesPo), Melvyn Leffler (Virginia), Carme Molinero (Università Autonoma di Barcellona), Christian Ostermann (Woodrow Wilson Center), Nell Painter (Princeton), Ronald Pruessen (University of Toronto), Timothy Sayle (University of Toronto), Matias Spektor (Getulio Vargas Foundation), Jeremy Suri (University of Texas at Austin), Irwin Wall (California-Irvine), Nicolas Werth (Institut pour l’histoire du temps présent), Vladislav Zubok (LSE).

Our students have also benefited from exchange programs and research collaboration projects with the following partner Universities and Research Centres in Italy and abroad:

-Centro de Estudios Politicos y Constitucionales – Madrid

-CRIE (Centro di ricerca sulle Istituzioni Europee) presso l’Istituto Universitario Suor Orsola Benincasa – Napoli

– Friedrich Schiller-Universität – Jena

-SciencesPo – Paris

-Scuola Superiore dell’Amministrazione dell’Interno – Roma

-The National Security Archives – Washington

-Universidad de Valencia

-Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

– Madrid -Universitat Autònoma – Barcelona

-Universidad Carlos III

– Madrid -Universidad de Castellon

-University of Cluj-Napoca

-University of Craiova

-University of Groningen (Department of Political Sciences)

-Universidad de Sevilla (Departemento de Metafisica y Corientes Actuales de la Filosofia, Etica y Filosofia Politica)

-Universität Bremen (Department of Political Sciences)

-Université Charles De Gaulle Lille III

– Université Montpellier III Paul Valery (Département de Philosophie)

-Université Nancy

-Université Nantes

-Université Paris I Sorbona (Ecole doctorale en Sciences Politiques /Ecole Doctorale en Philosophie)

-Université Paris III

-Université Paris XIII (Département d’Histoire)

-University of Leiden (Department of Public Administration)

-Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies

The Ph.D in Political Studies has joined the “European Cross-disciplinary Doctoral College of the Social and Human Sciences” (SHS), a European web of Doctorates and Doctoral Schools which has the goal of developing exchanges among students, promoting best practices in tutoring research, increasing collaboration in multidisciplinary research community. Besides Roma Tre University, the SHS has the following members: Université Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle Oxford Brookes University Helsinki University Tampere University Eötvös Loránd University – Budapest Central European University – Budapest Institute for International Studies – Corvinus University – Budapest Jagellonian University – Cracow Charles University – Prague Institute for History and Political Science – Bucarest University University of Babe-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca University of Matej Bel

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