Swiss Network for International Studies

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We make academic research accessible to non specialists. Documentaries, publications and full-length reports help you grasp complex issues quickly.

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We promote academic research in international studies. The research teams are composed of academics, staff from international organisations and NGOs.


SNIS award for the best thesis in international relations - 2019 edition

This year, the SNIS award is granted ex-aequo to Klara Polackova van der Ploeg, for her thesis Collective Non-State Entities in International Law and to Christoph Vogel, for his thesis “Conflict Minerals, Inc. – Transnational Regulation, Fragmented Authority and Violent Resource Networks in Eastern Congo”. A special mention was awarded to Fabien Cottier, for his thesis “A Climate of Exclusion? Environmental Migration, Political Marginalization and Violence “.

Project publication - Swiss extractivism: Switzerland's role in Zambia's copper sector

An article on Swiss extractivism based on a case study developed in the framework of the SNIS – funded project “Valueworks: Effects of Financialization along the Copper Value Chain“. 


Pestrop. A Ugandan Story. Film screening and Q&A session

On June 18, 2019, at 19h, the SNIS invites you to the screening of its scientific documentary Pestrop. A Ugandan Story, based on the project “Environmental Exposures, Health Effects and Institutional Determinants of Pesticide Use in Two Tropical Settings”. The research and production teams will also participate in a Q&A session. Venue – Cinéma Les Scala. More details here.