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From Growth to Sustainable and Inclusive Development: A Shift in Paradigm

In recent years the development debate has witnessed a paradigm shift, away from purely growth-oriented policies to broader concepts of sustainable and inclusive development. What is today’s perspective of International Organisations on the current trends in development policies? How can coherent trade policies contribute to achieving sustainable and inclusive development goals? What is the role of trade regulations? How is the social conceived to offer a better living for all?

This debate, hosted by the Centre for Development and Environment, will bring together academics and practitioners from International Organizations. The discussions will inquire in how far this paradigm shift has already materialized in different development concepts and policies.

The debate will be followed by the award ceremony for the winners of the International Geneva Award that prizes three scientific articles in the field of international studies.

Date: Thursday, 13 November 2014 - 16:15-19:00 (followed by a cocktail)

Location: University of Bern - (Hauptgebäude), Hochschulstrasse 4, 3012 Bern, Kuppelraum

 

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The Swiss Network for International Studies is pleased to present the video called "Global Climate Cooperation", produced by Prof. Michael M.Bechtel (ETHZ) and Prof. Kenneth F.Scheve (Yale University). This video summarizes the findings of the project "Individual Preferences for International Environmental Cooperation", supported by the SNIS, and which explores the type of climate treaty that people around the world would support. 

This video has also been published on the Washington Post in marge of the 2014 Climate Summit where policymakers from all around the world gathered in New York at the United Nations to continue working toward reaching a global agreement in 2015 to address climate change. 

The event "Land Use Change, Land Grabbing and Land Governance in Global South: Evidences and Outputs from SNIS Research Programs in South East Asia and Bolivia" is coorganised by the Swiss Network of International Studies, the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute. 

The event will feature the screening of the documentary fim "Rubber in a Rice Bowl"The research outputs of two SNIS funded projects on land use, land grabbing and land governance in South East Asia and Bolivia will be discussed by different participants from International Organisations (UNDP-ART; UNEP-GRID) and researchers (UNIGE, UNIL, IHEID, CDE-Bern).

The conference will take place at the University of Geneva (Uni Mail: MS130) on Wednesday, 17th september and will be given in English and in French. It is open to practitioners engaged in developments questions (NGOs/IOs) and academics (students, researchers).

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The Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) is currently  launching  the 2014 edition of the International Geneva Award. The Award is a prestigious academic distinction specifically created to promote links between Swiss Academics and International Geneva.

CHF 5’000 will be given to the three best papers published on a subject related to International Studies and especially useful from the perspective of the International Geneva Committee.

Entrants must be professors or researchers at a post-doctoral level working in a Swiss university at the time of the paper’s publication.

Deadline for submission: 06 October 2014.

More information here

The 2013 annual report’s title reflects the unique position that the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) is holding in the European funding landscape, as revealed in a mandated study. The close collaboration with research teams, as shows the production of a full documentary film described in the guest editorial is also a unique attribute that applies to the SNIS. The Network has definitely confirmed its role and continues to offer various funding opportunities that link academia in Switzerland to International Organisations. The incubator workshop grants set up in 2013 constitute a further stepping-stone to research collaborations. We hope that you will have pleasure in reading and leafing through our report that includes important financial information and interesting statistics on the SNIS call for projects 2013.

 

SNIS Annual Report 2013: 'Boutique Funding in International Studies'

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