2021 New Publications: Sebastian Buckup on "How Not to Let Another Crisis Go to Waste" (Global Policy Journal, May 2021) Some reflections on the perils faced by democracies in the wake of the pandemic:
Dec 19, 2018, 8:20 AM
The Director-General of UNOG, Michael Møller and UniGe Rector, Yves Flueckiger addressed the need to strengthen the interface between academia and 'International Geneva', the family of UN and international NGO and think tank organisations based in Geneva. The Geneva Science-Policy Interface team brought together representatives of the League of European Research Universities and many other global research university networks to discuss ways forward in supporting global decision-making for sustainable development with evidence and research. In a recent editorial, Moira V. Faul shows (with Kathryn Oliver) that evidence use in policy is essentially a relational process, and takes place in social settings. For this Special Issue, we asked how can this variety of network approaches contribute to our understanding of how evidence comes to be constructed and is used in policy and practice.There are significant gaps in our understanding of how relationships influence evidence use; how networks have been theorised and operationalised; and the methods we can use to investigate network structure, ties and meaning. In this special issue, we bring together cutting-edge research and commentary on some of these questions,to enable a more holistic understanding of the potential contributions of networks and network analysis to understanding the use of evidence. Download Open Access Editorial: Special Issue:;jsessionid=3hkdvp64uwsub.x-ic-live-01
Oct 13, 2018, 12:10 PM
12.30 - 2pm, 15 October 2018 P1-847, Maison de la Paix Organized by the Global Health Center and the Albert Hirschman Center on Democracy, Graduate Institute, Geneva "Multistakeholder governance is proposed as the way forward in global governance. For some leaders in civil society and government who are frustrated with the lack of power of the UN system and multilateralism it is seen as an attractive alternative; others, particularly in the corporate world, see multistakeholder governance as offering a more direct hand and potentially a legitimate role in national and global governance. This book examines how the development of multistakeholderism poses a challenge to multilateralism and democracy. Using a theoretical, historical perspective it describes how the debate on global governance evolved and what working principles of multilateralism are under threat. From a sociological perspective, the book identifies the organizational beliefs of multistakeholder groups and the likely change in the roles that leaders in government, civil society, and the private sector will face as they evolve into potential global governors. From a practical perspective, the book addresses the governance issues which organizations and individuals should assess before deciding to participate in or support a particular multistakeholder group.  Given the current emphasis on the participation of multiple actors in the Sustainable Development Goals, this book will have wide appeal across policy-making and professional sectors involved in negotiations and governance at all levels. It will also be essential reading for students studying applied governance."
Oct 12, 2018, 10:07 AM
*Free access to 31 Oct 2018* Dr Moira V. Faul co-edits Special Issue on "Networks and network analysis in evidence, policy and practice". In this special issue, we selected those papers which made the strongest contribution to understanding how networks and network analysis can help us to understand how evidence is used in policy and practice. Thus, this collection of papers illuminates the key structure/agency debate; explains the ways in which diverse network membership – and the reasons behind initiating and maintaining relationships – matter; as well as challenging us to look beyond our usual disciplinary norms and practices.
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Jun 26, 2018, 8:36 AM
Congratulations to Lea and her co-authors for winning this prestigious prize!
Jun 18, 2018, 7:32 PM
Our Head of Research, Dr Moira Faul presented at the 6th biennial International Symposium on Cross-Sector Social Interactions (CSSI 2018) at Copenhagen Business School (CBS).
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Dr. Andrea M. Bassi is the founder and CEO of KnowlEdge Srl, a consulting company exploring socio-economic and environmental complexity to inform decision making for sustainability. He is also an Extraordinary Professor at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. In his work Dr. Bassi is a project leader and researcher with over 10 years of experience supporting more than 20 governments, several international organizations and business leaders primarily on green economy and green growth strategies, action plans for resilience and risk mitigation, and sustainable development planning.
Feb 7, 2017, 9:38 AM
Recent research from the PPP Research Center appeared in the Newsletter of the Center for Organizational Excellence (CORE). CORE is a research collaboration between GSEM-University of Geneva and the University of St. Gallen. Its objective is to explore how companies can achieve superior profitability in the short term while simultaneously being successful, innovative, and responsible in the long term. To this end, the CORE studies how the perceived trade-off between economic and public value creation can be overcome and how synergies between the two objectives can be obtained.
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