Research News

19 November 2018

Reorienting the Nation: Perspectives from Soviet Central Asia...

In his recent PhD thesis, Vsevolod Kritskiy aims to reorient the nation as a label by examining how it was used by Central Asians in their interactions with representatives of Soviet power during the time...

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...

13 November 2018

“Research Handbook on Territorial Disputes” by Marcelo Kohen

Despite globalisation and the increasingly transnational character of human activities, territorial disputes remain a significant source of tensions in international relations and constitute a large share...

05 November 2018

Human Rights and State-Owned Entities

How is the state ownership of companies regulated in international law? What are the main limitations and opportunities inherent in each system of regulation, as far as human rights are concerned? Mihaela...

05 November 2018

Thessaloniki and the Holocaust

Through the course of the Second World War, the Nazis and their collaborators murdered around 90% of the Jewish community living in Greece. Leon Saltiel, Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of International...

01 November 2018

Globalisation and Conflict: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

The Graduate Institute’s journal International Development Policy has recently published a paper arguing that globalisation actually plays a beneficial role in reducing conflict. Carolyn Chisadza, lecturer...

30 October 2018

Epidemia of Walls in an (Un)free World

In the latest issue of Global Challenges, Graduate Institute scholars and researchers analyse why nations around the world have recently started to barricade themselves behind new walls. The rationale...

30 October 2018

Congo: A State Ecosystem

The “postcolonial African state” is still generally seen through the lens of state failure and fragility within International Relations. In her PhD thesis, Stéphanie Perazzone presents alternative narratives....

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...

11 October 2018

Portrait of Rui Esteves, Economic Historian

Newly arrived at the Institute, Professor Rui Esteves previously held academic positions at the University of Oxford and Simon Fraser University. He is specialised in monetary and financial history, straddling...