Seminar Series

The Global Governance Centre offers three seminar series:
  • Global Governance Colloquium Series
  • International Geneva Luncheons
  • Geneva International Sanctions Network


Global Governance Colloquium Series

The Global Governance Colloquium series aims to build a denser research community by providing scholars of governance issues a platform to present and discuss works in progress across disciplinary boundaries. The colloquia take place biweekly on Mondays over lunchtime.

For a list of past events in this series, consult our Events page.


International Geneva Luncheons

The Centre works closely with the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG) to co-organise up to two International Geneva Luncheons every semester with the support of the Canton and City of Geneva. The seminars bring together senior management at the UN with guest professors and Graduate Institute faculty to reflect on cutting edge ideas about institutions and governance emerging in current scholarly research.

International Geneva Luncheons organised in 2017 include:

  • "How the Rise of Public-Private Partnerships is Changing International Governance" - Liliana Andonova, Professor of International Relations/Political Science, The Graduate Institute (08 December 2017)
  • "How can international agreements be designed to improve international cooperation?" - Barbara Koremenos, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan (18 May 2017)
  • "Reputation and Accountability: Understanding the United Nations’ Failure to Effectively Confront Sexual Violence" - Kristina Daugirdas, Professor of Law, University of Michigan (29 May, 2017)


Geneva International Sanctions Network

The Geneva International Sanctions Network brings together scholars, students and practitioners interested in international targeted sanctions and draws on expertise developed through the Targeted Sanctions Consortium. The group meets regularly for closed workshops and talks, which are organised and moderated by Dr. Erica Moret and co-chaired by Prof. Thomas Biersteker.

Geneva International Sanctions Network events in 2017 included:

  • "The U.S. and Europe in a Brave New Post-Transatlantic World?" - Fabrice Pothier, Senior Associate and Director, Ukraine Project, Rasmussen Global (7 Jan, 2017)
  • "Implementation of Financial Sanctions – current landscape and emerging unintended consequences" - Dr. Justine Walker, Director Financial Crime (Sanctions and Bribery), British Bankers Association (19 Jan, 2017)
  • "Friend or Foe? Mapping EU member state positions on sanctions against Russia" - Dr. Maria Shagina, Ukrainian sanctions specialist (28 March, 2017)
  • "Trump, Brexit and EU defence" - Tomáš Valášek, Director, Carnegie Europe (30 October, 2017)