Seminar Series

The Global Governance Centre offers two seminar series:
  • Series for scholars to analyse different aspects of international governance
  • Series for policy practitioners and scholars (International Geneva Luncheons)

Series for scholars

Each semester, the Centre organises several research seminars at the Graduate Institute reserved for faculty and advanced graduate students working on international governance. They provide a space for scholars to share, discuss and advance research on various aspects of international governance.

A list of past events can be viewed here.

Series for policy practitioners and scholars

The Centre works closely with the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG) to co-organise 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 2016 include:

  • “Governing Global Illegal Markets: From Prohibition to Regulations.” Presented by Anja P. Jakobi, Chair of International Relations, Institute for Social Sciences, Technische Universität Braunschweig.
  • “Gay Rights are Human Rights: Where do we go from here?” Presented by Cynthia Weber, Professor of International Relations, University of Sussex.
  • “International Regulatory Co-operation: The Role of International Organisations in Fostering the Rules of Globalisation.” Presented by Celine Kauffmann, Deputy Head, and Marianna Karttunen, Junior Policy Analyst; Regulatory Policy Division, Public Governance Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)