Category: General Message
Subject: 3rd Winter School on Elections
3rd Leuven-Montreal Winter School on Elections
The third edition of the Leuven-Montreal Winter School on Elections will take place in Leuven (Belgium) between 25 February and 5 March 2017. The Winter School offers courses for PhD students working on elections and voting behavior.
The program for the 2017 Winter School will be sent out in September 2016. Previous editions of the Winter School included lectures on topics such as issue voting, political communication, election campaigns, political knowledge, strategic voting, political psychology, economic voting, and political participation. The lecturers were André Blais, Claes de Vreese, William Jacoby, Romain Lachat, Sona Golder, Richard Johnston, Richard Lau, Michael Lewis-Beck, Marc Hooghe, Patrick Fournier, and Ruth Dassonneville. While some of these lecturers will return, the 2017 edition will include new topics and lecturers.
The Winter School now collaborates with the ICPSR Summer Program<https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/sumprog/index.jsp> (University of Michigan) for a session on methods for electoral research. One full day will be devoted to the methodology of electoral research.
The tuition fee for the Winter School is 350 euro. This includes the lectures, texts and catering. It does not include housing.
The Winter School will be held at the University of Leuven. The university was founded in 1425 and it combines the tradition of a small and old university town with a strong emphasis on quality and ambition. It is ranked as one of the best universities on the European continent.
If you want to be added to the mailing list for the 3rd edition of the Winter School, please contact the local organizing committee (Ms. Greet Louw,Greet.Louw@soc.kuleuven.be<mailto:Greet.Louw@soc.kuleuven.be>). For information about the content, please contact prof. dr. Ruth Dassonneville (Ruth.Dassonneville@umontreal.ca<mailto:Ruth.Dassonneville@umontreal.ca>). The Winter School is granted 6 ECTS credits.
For an overview of the previous editions, see the websites of the 2015<https://soc.kuleuven.be/centre-for-political-research/events/winterschool2015> and 2016<https://soc.kuleuven.be/centre-for-political-research/events/winterschool2016> editions of the Winter School.
The Winter School is jointly organized by the Universities of Montréal and Leuven, and receives support from the ECPR Standing Group on Public Opinion and Voting Behavior, the ICPSR Summer Program, and the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship.