Swiss Network for International Studies

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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 International Geneva Award 2019

The International Geneva Award (IG Award) was established to encourage outstanding research scientists to produce publications that are particularly relevant for International Organizations (IOs).  This year’s recipients are Gaétan de Rassenfosse for the article “Are foreigners equally treated under TRIPS ?”; Anna Carratalà for the article “Population density and water balance influence the global occurrence of hepatitis E epidemics”; and Klaus Dingwerth et al.  for their article “The rise of democratic legitimation: why international organisations speak the language of democracy”. Special Mentions go to Vincent Moreau et al. for their article “The emission benefits of European integration” and to Timothy Julian et al. for their article “Safely managed hygiene : A risk-based assesment of handwashing water quality”. For interviews with 2018 IG Award winners, Kurt Pärli and Frank Schimmelfennig, tune in here and here.


COALSTAKE Project - Launch Workshop, Basel, 21 - 22 January 2020

On January 21-22 the SNIS – funded project COALSTAKE: the Political Economy of Coal Policy – Comparative Analyses of Stakeholder Strategies and Resource Industries’ Embeddedness in the International Economy will hold its launch event. Check here for registration and programme of the event.

The SNIS Call for Projects 2020 is now open

The Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) offers project grants for pluri- disciplinary teams in international studies. The deadline for submission is 22 January 2020. For more details on how to submit, click here