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 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 film : Telecommunication Politics in Authoritarian Developing Countries

The way in which ICTs are domestically managed determines their potential to contribute to sustainable macroeconomic development. This film illustrates some of the impacts documented in Uganda

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.