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Winners of the 2014 International Geneva Incubator Workshop Grants

The second edition of the SNIS Incubator Workshops funding opportunity, which aims to create synergies between academic institutions and international organisations in Switzerland in view of possible future research project submission in the field of international studies, saw two very promising workshops as the winners. Both workshops resulted in the submission of pre-proposals within the call for projects 2015.

The two workshops have received a financial support of CHF 5'000 each and took place during the fall of 2014.

WHO’s Sexual Health? From Global Policies to Local Practices, from Gender to Minorities

Organised by Prof. Delphine Gardey, Director, Gender Studies Institute, University of Geneva; and Dr. Iulia Hasdeu, Researcher, Gender Studies Institute, University of Geneva

Date: 10 December 2014

The goal of this workshop was to identify the notion of sexual health, its main topics, problems and promoters. It furthermore aimed to define the notion of sexual health and to analyse its legal, medical, and civic meanings.

 

Higher Education in Emergencies – The Potential of Open Educational Resources and Virtual Learning in Fragile Contexts

Organised by: Prof. Barbara Moser-Mercer, Faculty of Translation and Interpreting, University of Geneva

With the participation of:

  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Center for Interpreting in Conflict Zones (InZone), University of Geneva
  • International Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
  • Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER)
  • Jesuit Commons – Higher Education at the Margins (JC-HEM)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Teaching & Learning Laboratory (MIT – TLL)

Date: 24 / 25 November 2014

 

 

 




Winners of the 2013 International Geneva Incubator Workshop Grants

The first edition of this newly created funding opportunity aiming at creating synergies between academic institutions in Switzerland and international organisations in Switzerland in view of a future research project submission in the field of international studies met vivid interest.

Three promising workshops that foster the collaboration between academics and international organisations will received a financial support of CHF 5'000 each:

 

Fat Chances? Weight Law, Health Governance, and Regulator's Fight against Global Obesity Workshop

organised by the Law Faculty of the University of Basel

Date: 3 April 2014

 

This one-day workshop gathered speakers of the University of Basel (Law Faculty and Basel Institute on Governance), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the International Association for the Study of Obesity and the World Health Organization.

 

Intelligent Agents: International Perspectives on New Challenges for Traditional Concepts of Criminal, Civil Law Data and Data Protection Workshop

organised by the Law Faculty of the University of Basel

Date: 7 February 2014

 

The workshop addressed the challenges posed to the law by current developments in the area of Intelligent Agents. Like other forms of innovative technology that came before, artificial intelligence had reached a critical level of development. The question whether there is a need for legal development in this area of technology needed to be discussed.

Technical Cooperation and Capacity Building in International Economic Law, Negotiations and Dispute Settlement: Lessons learnt and Opportunities Ahead Workshop

organised by the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, Geneva, in collaboration with team members of Standford Law School, TradeLab (Geneva based NGO/online platform) and the Centre for Trade and Economic Integration, The Graduate Institute

 

Date: 6/7 March 2014

The workshops aimed at looking at efforts and methods utilized to date to increase development countries' legal capacities to engage in and actively participate in international agreements in the field of trade, investment and economic cooperation.