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?
What can the EU’s Hotspot approach to migration tell us about the impact of infrastructure on migration management?
What are the major factors shaping, preventing or enhancing human rights-based approaches in the world heritage system?
What are the impacts of agricultural policies on the social and psychological situation of farmers?
What are the opportunities and limits of bilateral talks between Switzerland and Europe? Could a single framework agreement bring together the existing treaties?
What forms do intersectional human rights violations and multiple discrimination take and how could the United Nations’ human rights protection mechanisms better address these issues?
What are the factors that shape the institutional design of recently adopted migration partnerships at a international, national and regional level?
How can historical research data contribute to a better understanding of health services? How can this knowledge contribute to the development of sustainable health systems in developing countries?
What are the complex relationships between Schistosomiasis, agricultural production, and migration in an African context?
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 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?
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 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 ?
How do developing countries set priorities and define realistically achievable goals within the millennium development goals?
What are the effects of market incentives made by public financial institutions on worker organisations and social dialogue according to ILO key labour standards?
What are the recent trends of non-core multilateral aid ? To what extent do they threaten aid effectiveness through an increased fragmentation and proliferation of funds ?
What are the effects of gender-based international development programs in Brazil, the Philippines and Mozambique?
When and how does increasing market power translate into regulatory power to shape the rules of international trade?
What are the patterns and impacts on the development of return skilled migration and how can the potential of scientific diasporas best be exploited for development?
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 key norms in the treatment of migrant detainees and how can academics and practitioners measure the construction and adherence to these norms?