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Katarzyna Grabska, (Global Migration Centre, The Graduate Institute) and the principal researchers of this SNIS funded project, presented the findings of the study that explored the links between migration of adolescent girls and development in the Global South at a workshop that took place on 2 June in Geneva. The research focused on adolescent girls who migrate internally and internationally from Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Sudan. “We wanted to have a different look on migrating adolescent girls, as actors who look for solutions to change their lives. Their views and their experiences, whether at home or on the places of destination have to be taken into account. Otherwise we are missing what these girls need and how they can be better protected”, said Katarzyna Grabska. The research, based on the views of the children who experienced migration in their life, has produced a documentary.

The Center on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP) is organising an event on the findings from Susanna Cambell’s (CCDP, Graduate Institute) and Mike Findley’s (University of Texas, Austin) research on the motivations behind donor programming in post-conflict states. Drawing on quantitative analyses and 200+ interviews in DRC, Nepal, South Sudan, and Sudan, investigators examined the role of institutional interests in donors' implementation of peacebuilding policies.

Campbell and Findley will unravel the interconnections between donors' own interests/abilities and the realities of dynamic peacebuilding contexts. They will also present on policy implications, which center on the nexus between development, humanitarian and peacebuilding aid allocation.

Date: 20 June 2016 - 12:15 - 13:15
Venue: Auditorium A1B - Maison de la Paix, Geneva

registration is required to attend this event: register here until 16 June 2016

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Anton Dohrn Seamount, Scotland

The Museum of Natural History in Geneva hosted the introductory workshop of the SNIS funded project on the application of genomic tools for biomonitoring of marine environment. Professor Jan Pawlowski (University of Geneva) and associated researchers talk in this interview about the research on potential applications of DNA-related tools (omics) for assessing human impacts in all marine environments. “The aim is to combine all our knowledge about genetics, legal aspects, politics and economics to build a framework to protect the sea”. The research projects looks at different case studies in the United States, Chile and Scotland in the domain of acqua-culture and sea bed mining.

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American Women and International Geneva, 1919-1939

American Women and International Geneva, 1919-1939

Dr Jaci Leigh Eisenberg, co-laureate of the SNIS Award 2015 for the best PhD thesis in international studies, will present the key findings of the awarded research during a ceremony, taking place on Wednesday, 20 April 2016 (18:30 – 20:00) at Villa Moynier, Geneva. The programme features a speech by Paul B. Patin (Counselor for Public Affairs, US Mission to the United Nations) on the dangers of isolationism as experienced at the time of the League of Nations and the subsequent US commitment to the multilateral system. Professor Dirk Lehmkuhl (University of St. Gallen), member of the jury who assessed the thesis, will pronounce the laudatio.

Participation is free – prior registration is required by e-mail to communication@snis.ch

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Read further information on the SNIS Award 2015 and the prized theses