SNIS Award 2013 for the Best PhD Thesis in International Studies

SNIS Awards 2013

This year no less than 21 excellent PhD Theses were submitted for the SNIS Award making the year 2013 one of the most competitive rounds for this prestigious award.

The special jury, composed of five professors from different disciplines, have closely examined the submissions and determined the winner as :

Dr Lea Stadtler

for her Thesis entitled :

Designing Public-Private Partnerships for Development

Received the 19th December 2012 at the University of Geneva,

under the supervision of Professor Gilbert Probst

With its focus on public private partnerships for development the Thesis touches on a central problem in today’s policy challenges, most notably also for actors in the international domain. Therefore, international organizations will directly benefit from highly practical recommendations found in the Thesis. This direct applicability of carefully constructed academic results is the strength of this piece and the jury also specifically lauded its clear and unobstructed language that makes the insights accessible to a wide audience of practitioners and academics alike.

The SNIS warmly congratulates the laureate, Dr Lea Stadler, for her outstanding achievement.
The Award ceremony will take place this coming winter in the framework of a SNIS event.