The Programme for the Study of International Governance undertakes innovative research projects on international governance across a number of issue domains.
Scholars engage with people working at the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG), in addition to the many non-governmental actors working on aspects of public and private governance.
Current research projects include:
The Programme maintains and updates a database on the impacts and effectiveness of multilateral targeted sanctions that is being created by the international consortium of more than 50 scholars and practitioners located at institutions around the world examining two decades of experience with UN targeted sanctions.
Transnational Policy Networks
The Programme analyses the emergence, operation, and impact of transnational policy networks that have engaged individuals from international organizations, Member States, NGOs, transnational advocacy coalitions, business associations, and scholars in different combinations working on reform and policy innovation in different issue domains.
Comparative Security Governance Arrangements
The Programme examines comparative forms of security governance co-existing in different security issues, differentiated by actors involved, structure, bases of governance, salience, and impact.
Graduate Student Research Projects
A number of the Graduate Institute’s PhD students focus their research on international organizations or governance issues. Shared office space is provided to these students, giving them the opportunity to interact with visiting scholars (both seminar speakers and scholars in residence). They also serve as discussants in the Programme’s research seminars for scholars.