What are the linkages between climate change, economic growth and conflict?
To what extent does violence against civilians by armed actors increase the risk of conflict escalation and civil war?
Can going beyond disease transmission factors improve the success of malaria interventions?
How does rural-to-urban migration generated by climate change affect urbanization? What are the economic and political settings that contribute to or impede the emergence of political violence and conflicts?
How do developing countries set priorities and define realistically achievable goals within the millennium development goals?
How can potentially negative effects on local populations of large-scale land acquisitions be mitigated and what could institutions do to protect human rights of the affected population?
What are the environmental, health and regulatory dimensions of pesticide use in agriculture in low- and middle-income countries?
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?
To what extent does the concept of gridlock apply to the global health governance and account for its deficiencies? What is the potential for reform?
To what extent can globalized economies offer increased opportunities to their populations in different socio-economic domains?
What can the EU’s Hotspot approach to migration tell us about the impact of infrastructure on migration management?
What are the impacts of LSLA on the local food system and how do they affect the decision-making processes of both men and women regarding household food security ?
Why was no multilateral regulation against capital flight and international tax evasion implemented between 1945 and 1970?
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?
What are the legal obligations to protect and assist persons with disabilities during conflict and what are the policies and practices required to put these obligations into effect?
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 generalised, large scale factors of the environment-migration relationship and to what extent is it conditional on various individual, socio-economic, and political factors?
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?
How does the role of lithium in the emerging energy regime challenge or reproduce unequal relations between producer and consumer regions, and can it pave the way for a sustainable and just energy transition?
What are the best political and institutional responses in case of fiscal crisis?
What are the opportunities and limits of bilateral talks between Switzerland and Europe? Could a single framework agreement bring together the existing treaties?
Why do countries differ in their policy choices on coal energy?
What are the biodiversity data needs of international organizations, governments, civil society and business?
To which degree and under which conditions do countries translate their international commitments regarding CC mitigation into their domestic policies (i.e. policy objectives and instruments)?