Global Governance Centre
12 November 2021

Visiting programme thriving at the Global Governance Centre

Visiting Fellows and Research Associates add to the Graduate Institute’s international network of scholars and practitioners working on global governance issues around the world.

The Global Governance Centre’s vibrant visiting programme facilitates scholarly exchange and collaboration among researchers at different career stages who have a joint interest in critical reflection on the study and practice of global governance. Each year, the Centre welcomes Visiting Fellows and Research Associates from renowned international academic and policy institutions working across a range of disciplines on pertinent issues of global significance. After their visits, they form the basis of a growing international network of scholars linked to the Graduate Institute.

In 2021, we have welcomed 14 new visiting fellows and research associates to our community! These scholars coming from disciplines such as political science, international relations, international law, anthropology and international history make a precious addition to the interdisciplinarity of our discussions on global governance. They also link the Global Governance Center to an increasing number of other scholarly and policy institutions worldwide.

Our fellows and associates play a critical role conducting independent research in Geneva, developing synergies with existing projects hosted at the Global Governance Centre, participating to the Centre's academic life, contributing commentaries on the Centre’s academic blog 'The Global’.

2021 Visiting Fellows/Research Associates :

  • Valentina Mele, Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at Università Bocconi, whose areas of interest include global governance and cross-sector partnerships, organizational dynamics, public policy change, diffusion and management of innovation in public organizations.
  • Claudio Christopher Passalacqua, PhD student at the School of International Studies at University of Trento, who is interested in the political and economic determinants that affect national industrial influence in the development of telecommunications standards.
  • Stefano Guzzini, Professor at Uppsala University and PUC-Rio de Janeiro, and Senior Researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies.
  • Sara Hellmüller, Senior Researcher and SNSF PRIMA Project Leader "A child of its time: the impact of world politics on peacebuilding" Graduate Institute's Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP).
  • Fanny Badache, Postdoctoral Researcher on the project "A child of its time: The impact of world politics on UN peacebuilding” at the Graduate Institute's Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP).
  • Sorina Ioana Crisan, Researcher and writer in International Relations and Foreign Policy and the founder of Persuasive Discourse.
  • Astrid Susanne Skjold, PhD student in International Relations / Political Science at the Graduate Institute and collaborator on the SNSF Project “Self-management solutions for the 21st century United Nations.”
  • Carlos Cruz Carrillo, lawyer specialized in the law of the sea, environmental law, and international dispute settlement, and collaborator on the SNSF project “Testing the Focal Point Theory of International Adjudication.”
  • Negar Mansouri, PhD student in International Law at the Graduate Institute and collaborator on the SNSF project "Alternative Approaches to International Organizations in International Law.”
  • Thomas Gidney, Archival Researcher for the project “International NGOs and the long humanitarian century: Legacy, legitimacy, and leading into the future” based at Nuffield College at Oxford University and the University of Exeter.
  • Miia Halme-Tuomisaari, Associate Professor in Human Rights Studies at the Lund University, specializing in the analysis of the contemporary human rights phenomenon from a legal anthropological perspective.
  • Cristina Teleki, legal scholar and a humanitarian professional whose research and work focus on international law and legal responses to crises.
  • Roxana Radu, Research Associate at the University of Oxford’s Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy and a non-resident fellow at the Centre for Media, Data and Society at Central European University, specializing in Internet governance, cybersecurity and digital policy.

Visiting Fellows are international scholars or policy practitioners who are admitted through the Graduate Institute’s visiting programme to spend up to one year in residence at the Global Governance Centre.

Research Associates are resident or non-resident researchers affiliated to the Global Governance Centre on a short or long-term basis.

Please consult our Visiting Fellows & Research Associates page for the full list of our current research colleagues.

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