Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Open Call for GLOBSEC Labs


Enjoy the laboratory of thinking and fuel your knowledge with GLOBSEC Labs!

GLOBSEC Labs organized by GLOBSEC Academy Centre is composed of 5 unique events taking place during this winter semester. 4 great lectures dedicated to the topic of Energy security and an intensive workshop-day aimed at improving writing and debating skills will be opened for the students with a vivid interest in Energy topics at the Faculty of Political Science and International Relations in Bansk√° Bystrica. After the end of the project, participants will be asked to submit a short policy paper on a topic related to Energy security and the selection of the policy papers will be later on published at the GLOBSEC Academy Centre blog, the most outstanding participant will have an excellent opportunity to experience short-term internship at the GLOBSEC Policy Institute.

Let´s take a brief look at the GLOBSEC Labs agenda for this academic winter semester.

12.10.2016
ENERGY SECURITY SAYS HELLO_INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

The main aim of this lecture is to provide a brief introduction to the topic of Energy security, to explain the concept of Energy security in general, to clarify the basic terminology, to enlighten multiple aspects of Energy security and to touch upon the relevance of the topic in the context of international relations.

13.10.2016
ENERGY SECURITY MEETS GEOPOLITICAL AND REGIONAL CHALLENGES_ SOURCES OF ENERGY IN CENTRAL EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

The main aim of this lecture is to provide a broader picture of the evolvement of energy power map of Central European countries and main drivers of their energy policies; to explain potential threats and opportunities that can emerge from their current energy mix for the future and also to highlight the recent problems and priorities in Energy security. This lecture will also touch upon the polemic about the use of nuclear energy, its potential costs and benefits in this region.

3.11.2016
ENERGY SECURITY NEEDS INFRASTRUCTURE_ STRENGHTS AND WEAKNESSES OF EUROPEAN UNION PROJECTS

The main aim of this lecture is to answer the question regarding current strengths and weaknesses of the EU energy infrastructure, as well as to look at the present state of infrastructural projects. What should be done in order to satisfy different national interests and is it even possible?

10.11.2016
ENERGY SECURITY IN GREEN_ RENEWABLES AS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF BALANCED ENERGY MIX

The main aim of this lecture is to underline the fact that renewables are a key factor in climate commitments of the European union, but are they also fit for a real market competition? In what aspects can the usage of renewables influence our Energy security?

15.12.2016
ACADEMIC VS. THINK-TANK WRITING_WORKSHOP

This workshop is aimed at explaining the basic differences when using “academic” and “think-tank” style of writing. But what do they have in common? And what is the most important thing to do before you type down the title of a future article?

15.12.2016
BUILDING A STRONG ARGUMENT_WORKSHOP

This workshop is aimed at improving the urgently needed soft-skill of building a strong argument as a part of a broader debate training.

Interested? Apply HERE until 5th October and your Policy Paper on Energy Security can be published at our blog page, but you can also prove that you are eligible for a short-term internship at GLOBSEC Policy Institute!
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