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ISS Affiliate and Alumnus Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

05 Oct 2015

Singapore dissident, Dr Chia Thye Poh, has been nominated for being “a source of inspiration for those who have taken the hard road of speaking up for political and other freedoms in Singapore”. The ISS affiliate and alumnus spent a total of 32 years in prison and restricted detention for his role in the fight for political freedoms in Singapore.

CMI’s U4 Advisors Will Train EC Staff in Corruption Risk Management

02 Oct 2015

The training of EU Commission staff is an outcome of a report by the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, commissioned by the European Parliament. U4 is operated by CMI.

IDS Launches New Strategy for New Era of Development

01 Oct 2015

The new five year IDS strategy articulates our engaged excellence approach to meet the pressing global challenges of our age.

The Birth of Humanitarian Economics

28 Sep 2015

A new book from Gilles Carbonnier, Professor of Development Economics and Director of Studies at The Graduate Institute, traces the emergence of an important new field of study dealing with the economic dynamics of armed conflicts, disasters and terrorism.

Nominations of 15 EPFL Professors

25 Sep 2015

After the enrollment numbers at EPFL rose by 15%, the ETH Board nominated 15 EPFL professors in its most recent meeting on September 23th and 24th.

ISS and Dutch Refugee Council Launch Dissertation Prize

23 Sep 2015

The Respect for Refugee Rights dissertation prize is intended to stimulate both bachelors and masters research concerning the (lack of) protection of refugees in the regions where they come from, as well as in transit countries.

Call for Abstracts: Workshop on the Gender Dimension of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Middle East and North Africa Region

07 Sep 2015

Workshop on 4 November 2015, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

This workshop aims to bring together different perspectives to understanding and improving the gender dimension of the water-energy-food nexus.

Graduate Institute Launches New Projects on Ebola Gridlock-Breaking and Feminist Economics

18 Aug 2015

Ilona Kickbusch, Adjunct Professor and Director of the Global Health Programme, and Christine Verschuur, Senior Lecturer of Anthropology and Sociology of Development, both from the Graduate Institute, have had their research projects chosen for funding by the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS).

ODI in Conversation with Joseph Stiglitz

17 Aug 2015

Former World Bank chief economist Joseph Stiglitz joined ODI's Kevin Watkins in conversation on 25 July 2015. Watch the video.

Collaboration between ISS and the University of Namibia

13 Aug 2015

Ms. Nambata Namweya - Project Coordinator at the University of Namibia (UNAM) - visited the ISS. Ms. Namweya visited ISS to discuss ISS-UNAM collaboration enabling Namibian PhD candidates to study at ISS. This collaboration is part of a Memorandum of Agreement signed by the two institutions in 2013.

AISSR launches Centre for Sustainable Development Studies

23 Jun 2015

The Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS) is launched on 24 June 2015 as a new venture of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) at the University of Amsterdam.

Executive Master 2 en Économie du Travail et Développement.

15 Jun 2015

Dans le cadre du Master national Etudes du développement, l’Institut d’étude du développement économique et social (IEDES) de l’université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne lance dès la rentrée 2015, en partenariat avec l’Agence française de développement (AFD) un Executive Master 2 en Économie du travail et développement.

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