What are the individual-level attitudes towards foreigners and how do they change over time towards immigration?
Which types of intertemporal cost distributions are likely to find majority support in industrialised emitter countries?
What are the linkages between climate change, economic growth and conflict?
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 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 roles played by migrant organisations in the context of transnational Senegalese migration, integration and development?
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 ?
How do transnational corporate social responsibility standards influence and shape labor conditions in the electronics manufacturing industry in China and Taiwan?
What are the consumption patterns of the growing middle classes in emerging countries? What are the environmental and social impacts of these practices? How can more sustainable consumption pathways be reached?
To what extend do information and communicaton technologies contribute to sustainable macroeconomic development? What is the influence of foreign investment?
To what extent can globalized economies offer increased opportunities to their populations in different socio-economic domains?
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 cross-border refugee flows and the possible spread of conflicts in host countries taking into account ethnical linkages?
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 conditions under which deaths in custody should be investigated and how can they be prevented?
How can raising awareness, better prevention and treatment help individuals suffering from Noma, the “neglected disease”?
How do green public spaces meet the human needs and contribute to the societal wellbeing in urban settings and according to cultural context and across social groups?
What are the key parameters of the asylum process that affect the subsequent integration of refugees?
What are the major factors shaping, preventing or enhancing human rights-based approaches in the world heritage system?
What are the effects of cross-border migration in the southwestern Amazon on the transmission of two neglected tropical diseases (American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis and Bartonellosis)?
What are the factors that shape the institutional design of recently adopted migration partnerships at a international, national and regional level?
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 corporate citizenship approaches of Swiss medium sized enterprises and large multinational corporations in their participation to the UN Global Compact?
How efficient are the current global health architecture and the variants of private-public partnerships on global health policies and targeted achievements?