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The SNIS and the Department of Anthropology of the University of Lucerne are happy to present this brief introductory video to the research project on understanding rights practices in the World Heritage system: lessons from the Asia Pacific.

It features Nepal project coordinator Dr. Sudarshan Tiwari and includes images of heritage and communities now heavily damaged by the devastating earthquake.

Read Pranita Shrestha post about the earthquake aftermath

For more information about the project.

The Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) is pleased to invite you to the screening of two short films for the project "(Un)Sustainable Food Consumption Dynamics in South/Southeast Asia: Changing Patterns, Practices and Policies among 'New Consumers' in India and the Philippines".

Each screening will be followed by a discussion with the research team.

Monday, 11 May 2015, 18:15 – 19:30
Maison de la Paix - Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Chemin Eugène Rigot 2, 1202 Geneva


Please register here

Full programme

UN in Spring Time

The SNIS is pleased to invite to the award ceremony to celebrate the winners of the International Geneva Award 2014, hosted by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

Thursday, 30 April 2015 - 16:30 - 18:00
Venue: International Environment House 2 (Room Rhin),
chemin de Balexert 7-9, Châtelaine (Geneva)

The programme features individual presentations of the awarded articles and relevant research by the authors: Prof. Liliana B. Andonova (The Graduate Institute), Prof. Fernando Prieto Ramos (University of Geneva), and Dominic Rohner (University of Lausanne). The jury will be represented by Mr. Francesco PISANO (Director for Research, UNITAR), Mrs. Charlotte WARAKAULLE (Office of the Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva), and Mrs. Andrea AEBY (Counselor, Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN office and other international organisations in Geneva) who will pronounce laudations.

Participation is free - registration by e-mail to: communication@snis.ch

United Nations Office in Geneva

The International Geneva Committee, composed of representatives of International Organisations in Geneva, selected the following three articles as the winners of the 2014 Award:


Boomerangs to Partnerships? Explaining State Participation in Transnational Partnerships for Sustainability

Published in: Comparative Political Studies, March 2014, vol. 47, no 3, pages 481-515
Author: Liliana B. Andonova, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva


International and Supranational Law in Translation: From Multilingual Lawmaking to Adjudication

Published in: The Translator, Vol. 20, Iss. 3, 2014, pages 313-331
Author: Fernando Prieto Ramos, Centre for Legal and Institutional Translation Studies, University of Geneva


Strategic Mass Killings

Publication forthcoming in the Journal of Political Economy.

Joan Esteban, Institut dí Analisis Economica, CSIC and Barcelona GSE

Massimo Morelli, Columbia University and NBER

Dominic Rohner, University of Lausanne


The jury highlighted the originality, interdisciplinary approach and direct policy relevance to International Organisations of the winning papers.


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View of Dhaka, UN Photo_Kibae

The SNIS is organising a round-table debate on the topic of land management and territorial development in the Global South with a particular focus on urban contexts. Speakers of international governmental, non-governmental and private sector organizations will discuss current policies and approaches to mitigate negative effects of rapid urbanization. With the participation of the World Alliance of Cities against Poverty, UrbaMonde and IBM Switzerland (Smarter Cities Challenge).


Monday, 16 March 2015 (14:00 – 15:30)
Location: University of Geneva, Uni Mail, Room MS.040.


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

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