North-South Research Partnerships on Politically Sensitive Issues - Addressing Risks and Responsibilities

Wednesday, 11 June, 2014 - 17:00
Maison de la Paix, Geneva (Auditorium 2)

The SNIS invites to the KFPE 20th anniversary event “North South Research Partnerships on Politically Sensitive Issues – Sharing Risks and Responsibilities, taking place on 11 June 2014, at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. The programme features the screening of the documentary “Rubber in a Rice Bowl”.




Gilles CARBONNIER, Professor at the Graduate Institute | Editor-in-Chief, International Development Policy


Film “Rubber in a Rice Bowl”

The documentary film has been realised by the SNIS in the framework of the research project “Large Scale Acquisitions in Southeast Asia”. The movie addresses the topic of the current rubber boom and how it affects livelihoods and food security through the voices of the local population.



  • Sandra AVILES, Director ad interim and Senior Officer, Humanitarian Affairs & Programme Development, FAO
  • Laurent GOETSCHEL, President, KFPE | Director, Swisspeace and Professor at the Basel University
  • Christophe GOLAY, Coordinator Project on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Switzerland
  • Suon SENG, Executive Director, Center for Development Oriented Research in Agriculture and Livelihood Systems (CENTDOR), Cambodia


Debate with the floor

The KFPE invites participants to a cocktail after the conference.


Participation is free - registration here 

Watch the teaser of “Rubber in a Rice Bowl” 

Read more information on the film

More about the research project “Large Scale Acquisitions in Southeast Asia”