Winners of the SNIS Award 2011 for the Best PhD Thesis in International Studies
After a thorough evaluation of the eleven submitted PhD thesis,
the jury awarded two thesis ex aequo: The two winners are:
Dr. Kun Fan
for her thesis entitled:
The law practice of international commercial arbitration
in China measured by transnational standards.
A legal, cultural, sociological, economic
and political analysis
received in April 2011 at the University of Geneva,
under the direction of Professor Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler
and Professor Song Lu (China Foreign Affairs University).
Dr. Joan Apecu Laker
For her thesis entitled
African participation at the World Trade Organization
Legal and Institutional Aspects
1995 to 2010
Received in December 2011 at the Graduate Institute of International
and Development Studies, Geneva, under the supervision of Professor Joost Pauwelyn.
The Jury was unanimously convinced by the excellent interdisciplinary research
of both PhD thesis and the conclusions that reach out beyond academia
to policy makers at various levels.
The SNIS warmly congratulates both the laureates for their outstanding achievement.
The Award ceremony will take place this coming autumn in the framework of a SNIS event.