The Programme for the Study of International Governance offers students, faculty, and interested practitioners in International Geneva and worldwide the opportunity to discuss and examine critically recent theoretical and empirical research on international governance across various issue domains. The Programme’s core activities revolve around research - with an emphasis on non-traditional forms of governance, the UN and international organisations - attracting and engaging visiting fellows, and organizing events - including a public seminar series, closed workshops, and seminars for specialised audiences.
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies - Programme for the Study of International Governance
Maison de la paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2
Case Postale 136 CH1211 Genève 21 Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0)22 908 4366
Thomas Biersteker - Director
Pr. Thomas Biersteker is Gasteyger Professor of International Security and Director of PSIG at the Graduate Institute, Geneva. He previously directed the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University and has also taught at Yale University and the University of Southern California. He is the author/editor of ten books and, including State Sovereignty as Social Construct (1996), The Emergence of Private Authority in Global Governance (2002), and Targeted Sanctions: The Impacts and Effectiveness of UN Action (2016). He was the principal developer of SanctionsApp (http://graduateinstitute.ch/home/relations-publiques/news-at-the-institute/news-archives.html/_/news/corporate/2015/sanctionsapp-30-launched-at-the), a tool for mobile devices created in 2013 to increase access to information about targeted sanctions at the UN, including those on Iran and North Korea (DPRK). He also published The Impacts and Effectiveness of UN Nonproliferation Sanctions: Provisional Report on the Targeted Sanctions on Iran and the DPRK, co-authored with Sue E. Eckert, prepared for the International Security Research and Outreach Programme (ISROP), Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, March 2011 (publications: http://graduateinstitute.ch/directory/_/people/biersteker). He received his PhD and MS from MIT and his BA from the University of Chicago.
Gregoire Mallard - Associate Professor
Dr. Gregoire Mallard is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute, Geneva. After earning his PhD at Princeton University, he was Assistant Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University for five years. He is the author of Fallout: Nuclear Diplomacy in an Age of Global Fracture (University of Chicago Press, 2014) and co-editor of Contractual Knowledge: One Hundred Years of Legal Experimentation in Global Markets (Cambridge 2016), and Global Science and National Sovereignty: Studies in Historical Sociology of Science (Routledge 2008). His recent publications focus on nuclear treaties and governance in Europe and the Middle East as well as postwar financial negotiations, and the study of harmonization as a social process (publications: http://www.gregoiremallard.com). In 2016, he was the recipient of an ERC starting grant (2017-2022) for his project titled ‘Bombs, Banks and Sanctions’.
Erica Moret - Senior Researcher
Dr. Erica Moret is Senior Researcher at the Programme for the Study of International Governance (PSIG) at Geneva’s Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, where she works on economic sanctions, EU foreign policy and defence, international security, nuclear non-proliferation and global governance. She received her DPhil (PhD) from the University of Oxford, which focused on US sanctions on Cuba (2007, Jesus College). Dr Moret is chair of the Geneva International Sanctions Network (http://graduateinstitute.ch/home/research/centresandprogrammes/international-governance/research-projects/UN_Targeted_Sanctions/geneva-international-sanctions-n.html) and member of the Targeted Sanctions Initiative. She is a regular contributor to expert taskforces and roundtables on Iran, North Korea (DPRK), Syria and Russia, including for the EU and UN. Recent publications include ‘The New Deterrent? International Sanctions Against Russia over the Ukraine Crisis’ (Moret et al., 2016); ‘Effective Minilateralism for the EU: What, When and How’ (EUISS, 2016); ‘What would Brexit mean for EU Sanctions’ (ECFR, 2016); ‘Rising powers and reform of the practices of international security institutions’ (Biersteker & Moret, 2015); ‘Sanctions Against Iran: The Role of Pivotal Rising Powers’ (Luengo-Cabrera & Moret, 2015), and ‘Humanitarian Impacts of Economic Sanctions on Iran and Syria’ (European Security, 2015) (publications: http://graduateinstitute.ch/home/research/centresandprogrammes/international-governance/the-team/staff/erica-moret.html).