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14 January 2019

Professor Susanna Hecht Awarded the David Livingstone Centenary Medal from the American Geographical Society

Recipient of the David Livingstone Centenary Medal and Professor of International History, Susanna Hecht, pictured on far right. Susanna Hecht, Professor of International History, was awarded the David Livingstone Centenary Medal from the American Geographical Society (AGS). The prestigious prize was bestowed on Professor Hecht during the AGS’ Annual Fall Symposium held at Columbia University in New...
16 November 2018

The Role of Litigation on Norm Transformation: Human Rights and...

Given the rising significance of courts in global politics, and the mounting number of environmental cases before human rights courts, Defne Gonenc has focused her PhD thesis in International Relations/Political...

06 November 2018

Innovating for the Future of Energy

Addressing both the challenge of climate change and the growing energy needs of the world will only be possible if we can achieve a breakthrough in clean technologies so as to deliver safe, clean and sustainable...

25 October 2018

NRP73 "Financing investments in clean technologies" first partners...

The first Partners' meeting of the project "Financing investments in clean technologies" co-led by Joëlle Noailly (CIES) and Gaétan de Rassenfosse (EPFL) will took place on Tuesday 16 October at the Villa...

19 October 2018

The Resource Curse and International Law

In her recently defended PhD thesis, Lys Kulamadayil explores different ways in which international law matters to economic and human development and the distribution of power and wealth in resource-wealthy...

09 October 2018

CIES faculty member at the Pierre du Bois annual conference 2018

At the Pierre du Bois annual conference 2018, during the panel 5 on “Contemporary Environmental Concerns and the Cold War”, Katja Doose (University of Birmingham/CIES Visiting fellow) presented on the...

08 October 2018

New SNF project awarded to Prof. Liliana Andonova

Prof. Liliana Andonova, Co-Director of the Centre for International Environment Studies (CIES), has been successfully awarded a research grant of CHF 862’453.- by the Swiss National Science Foundation....