How can a neurological look at the dynamics of emotions in general and fear in particular help finding better strategies in conflict prevention and / or resolution?
What are the effectiveness and the impact of public-private partnerships for advancing the Sustainable Development Goals?
To what extent does violence against civilians by armed actors increase the risk of conflict escalation and civil war?
What are the mechanisms of differential inclusion and segregation of migrant workers in the agro-industrial labour markets?
How can we provide new methods of European Consensus elaboration in order to answer complex and controversial moral and political questions surrounding human rights law in Europe ?
What are the key norms in the treatment of migrant detainees and how can academics and practitioners measure the construction and adherence to these norms?
To what extent does the fit between personal values and the organizational values of an IO foster the working motivation of its employees and volunteers?
When and how does increasing market power translate into regulatory power to shape the rules of international trade?
How do emotions and cultural differences affect communication in multi-linguistic negotiations?
How can social network analysis help in understanding resilience to global environmental changes in the isolated mountain and Arctic island communities?
How can psychological knowledge help legal professionals in their work with victims in the context of the Cambodian trials?
What are the practices, social relations and power relations to social reproduction within the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE)? What is the contribution of SSE to the renewal of public action and policies in the field of production and social reproduction?
What are the experiences of recently arrived Afghans in Europe and how is the understanding of home, belonging and the ‘self ‘shaped by gender? How does this understanding affect their capacity and willingness to engage with development in Afghanistan?
What are the barriers and opportunities for compost-based urban farming and gardening in Dschang, Cameroon and Lausanne, Switzerland?
How can we improve international arrangements for pathogen- and benefit-sharing to ensure health security for all?
To what extent does the promotion of intra-regional trade help reduce conflicts in the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and South America?
How can new institutional arrangements help reconcile livelihood-relevant factors of local populations with the UN program for Reducing Emissions for Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD)?
What are the generalised, large scale factors of the environment-migration relationship and to what extent is it conditional on various individual, socio-economic, and political factors?
What are the effects of the financialisation of the commodity trading on local lives and what are the policy recommendations to be drawn for Swiss and international regulatory actors?
How is the plurality of urban cultural heritage perceived and how is it taken into account in the urban development in Beijing, Mexico and Rome?
What are the complex relationships between Schistosomiasis, agricultural production, and migration in an African context?
What are the constraints and opportunies linked to migration for adolescent girls ? How do they affect their capacity to choose and to act to determine their future opportunities ?
What are the effects of different types of trade policy measures on global food price volatility and what local, alternative measures can be adopted to foster food security in volatile global markets?
What are the causes and the consequences of labour provisions in preferential trade agreements?
How widespread is the increased susceptibility of insecticide-resistant Anopheles mosquitoes to Plasmodium infection and what are the risks associated with this phenomenon in relationship to the use of bed nets and insecticides? What policies should be adopted to reduce the risk of a major crisis in malaria control?
What are the effects of cross-border refugee flows and the possible spread of conflicts in host countries taking into account ethnical linkages?
How can a capability based approach help explain the widening gap in development and what insights can be derived to combat poverty efficiently?