Open to all qualified graduate students and postdocs from Zurich and beyond, the Summer School in Democracy Studies is a yearly event that brings together since 2014 internationally renowned researchers and junior scholars for a week of lectures and intensive discussions. After lectures programmed in the mornings, the afternoons are dedicated to student presentations, and the experts serve as the discussants.
The Summer School is an ideal setting for doctoral students, advanced master students and postdocs in the social sciences and in related disciplines who would like to:
The Swiss summer School in Democracy Studies gives young scholars in the social sciences, including political science, political philosophy, media and communication science, sociology, cultural studies, anthropology, economics, and related disciplines the unique opportunity to discuss their research projects with renowned experts in their field in an accessible and collegial environment and to establish valuable contacts for their academic future.
The major objective of the Swiss Summer School in Democracy Studies is to enable young scholars to understand the complex challenges democracy faces today.
For this purpose, the Summer School: