Global Governance Centre

The Global Governance Centre is dedicated to better understanding the actors, the knowledge, the practices, the institutions and the power dynamics that shape global governance.

Combining expertise from across the Graduate Institute’s academic disciplines, it aims at stimulating critical reflection on these questions in order to produce engaging, original and unconventional academic debates. The Centre is also a forum of exchange among scholars, decision-makers, policy practitioners and the interested public to analyse global governance arrangements across a wide array of policy domains.

The Centre’s current research  is clustered around the following themes:

  • Global politics of knowledge and expertise

  • Actors, mechanisms and practices of global governance

  • Legal and normative orders

The Centre’s other activities include:

  • Events: bi-weekly colloquium series, seminars for practitioners, workshops, and public lectures

  • Publications: academic and policy orientated works from different disciplinary perspectives

  • Visiting Programme: welcoming scholars from other leading universities

  • “The Global” blog: an online platform sharing ideas about the past, present, and future of global governance

Stephanie Hofmann, Professor of Political Sciences at the Graduate Institute, and Erna Burai, researcher, explain the concept of multilateralism in a historical perspective
Nico Krisch, Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute, reflects on tomorrow's global norms.

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Maison de la Paix
Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2A
Petal 2, 7th floor
Case Postale 1672
CH-1211 Genève 1



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