Global Governance Centre

The Global Governance Centre combines expertise from across the Graduate Institute’s academic disciplines and undertakes innovative research on global governance. The Centre provides a forum for scholars of governance and international organisations to interact with practitioners from the policy world to analyse global governance arrangements across a variety of issues.

The Centre’s other core activities include a visiting programme, a seminar series for scholars and practitioners, and publications.

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12 December 2018

David Held on how to affect global change

Multilateral cooperation is failing when we need it most. Multipolarity, fragmentation of issue areas, institutional inertia, and harder and more complex problems have contributed to gridlock in world...

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Prof Thomas Biersteker explains how mediation and United Nations sanctions are two essential policy instruments used by the UN in its efforts to prevent and resolve conflict. The "United Nations Sanctions and Mediation Project (SMP)" is a joint project - with United Nation University (UNU) and SwissPeace - funded by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).


In the SNF funded research project, Prof Nico Krisch provides an overview of international law changes and how the pathways of change differ across issue areas and sites of international legal practice.