Tatevik Mnatsakanyan

Summer School

July 2012:

Gregynog Ideas Lab: Summer School in Post-International Politics

I had the honour to be part of the very first Ideas Lab summer school in Gregynog, University of Wales, and benefited from learning and personal encounters through successful participation in a series of master-class small group trainings, debates and seminars with prominent scholars in the fields of critical theories, post-structuralism, post-colonialism and new materialism in IR, such as Richard Ashley, Rob Walter, and Diane Coole, among others. The course was highly beneficial and also helped me establish a network of friends and colleagues from across the globe.


Winter School

November 2010:

Winter School ‘Researching the Public Sphere: Methods for Content and Discourse Analysis’, Freie Universität, Berlin

In this competitive programme organised by the Jean Monet Centre of Excellence, I was one of the very few participants to be accepted from the UK. In an intensive two-week course, I successfully participated in seminars and workshops on cutting-edge approaches in discourse analysis, delivered by prominent scholars in the field; communicated my own research methods, worked collaboratively with academics and peers to review and perfect these methods at the start of my PhD. The course was highly beneficial; and also helped me establish a vibrant network of peers from overseas.  

Graduate School Skills Workshops

February 2010:

Certificates of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LTHE) course Stage I and Stage II, University of Exeter

I successfully completed both stages of this course, which allows me to pursue a membership with the Higher Education Academy.

The course has inspired and equipped me with the knowledge and ability to consider and evaluate key learning and teaching theories  developed by researchers and practitioners in recent decades, as well as alternative conceptions of learning and of teaching; and make confident choices with regards to my own approaches to teaching, student support, assessment and evaluation.


October 2015:

LSE Millennium Conference Failure and Denial in World Politics

My paper titled ‘Denials: Networked, Plural and Endogenous’ has been accepted for presentation at the upcoming LSE Millennium Conference Failure and Denial in World Politics.