SwissUniversitiesGSI/UNIGE Interdisciplinary PhD School – Globalization and Global Governance in an interdisciplinary perspective - July 4, 2019
Created at the Global Studies Institute in Spring 2018 by Dr Didier Wernli and Professor Nicolas Levrat, the Geneva Transformative Governance Lab (GTGL) conducts research on the governance of complex challenges using interdisciplinary and complex systems approaches. Given the unprecedented challenges in the 21st century, one focus of the GTGLab is to study the factors that underpins transformation of governance systems towards more sustainable and resilient states. Researchers at the GTGLab work at the science policy interface including with international organizations based in Geneva to provide relevant evidence and perspectives. Based on the strenuous link between research and education in research-intensive universities, the activities of the GTGL feed several training and education programs at the bachelor, master and PhD level. The GTGLab is currently developing a fellowship program.
Highlighted projects of the GTGLAB
- Dr Didier Wernli is a principal investigator of an international collaborative project (JPIAMR) on the “Resilience and transformability to antimicrobial resistance in one health system” (2018-2020).
- Professor Nicolas Levrat conducts a research project on self-determination in multilevel governance system
- Dr Didier Wernli has a research project on the Regime complex about antimicrobial resistance which involves mapping the complex governance systems of AMR using an interdisciplinary framework and systems-based approach.
- Ms Yuliya Kaspiarovich is doing her PhD on the moving sphere of competencies between national and regional governance related to economic agreement.
- Mr Grégoire Carasso is doing his PhD on business taxation in the European Union from 1957 onwards.
- Ms Flore Vanackère is doing her PhD on the mutation of the institutional and normative role of the traditional EU institutions, as well as the evolution of the EU-citizen’s political representation in a context characterized by growing globalization, complexification and institutional proliferation.
Recent publications of the GTGLAB
- Special Issue on “Le jeu du droit dans le fédéralisme coopératif” under the supervision of Levrat N., Poirier J., with participation of Vanackère F. and Kaspiarovich Y. [Forthcoming, in French]
- Guillaume Beaumier and Didier Wernli. System analysis. In Key Concepts in Research Methods edited by J.-F. Morin, C. Olsson and E.O. Atikcan. Oxford University Press. [Forthcoming]
- Nicolas Levrat. Articulating Evolutionary Interpretation and the Rule of Law: The EU as a Composite Legal Order Based on Relative Rules of Law. In Evolutionary Interpretation and International Law edited by Georges Abi-Saab, Kenneth Keith, Gabrielle Marceau & Clément Marquet. Bloomsbury, 2019.
- Lhermie, G., Wernli, D., Jørgensen, P. S., Kenkel, D., Lin Lawell, C. Y. C., Tauer, L. W., & Gröhn, Y. T. (2019). Tradeoffs between resistance to antimicrobials in public health and their use in agriculture: Moving towards sustainability assessment. Ecological Economics, 166, 106427.
- Lhermie, G., Wernli, D., Jørgensen, P. S., Kenkel, D., Tauer, L. W., & Gröhn, Y. T. (2019). Global resistance to antimicrobials and their sustainable use in agriculture. The Lancet Planetary Health, 3(3), e109-e110.
- Wernli, D., Harbarth, S., Levrat, N., Cowling, B. J., Peiris, M., Pittet, D., & Fukuda, K. (2018). Roles, responsibilities and remit of United Nations’ organisations in relation to antimicrobial resistance: A joint evaluation prepared for the United Nations’ Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (IACG-AMR) subgroup 5 by the University of Geneva, Geneva University Hospitals and the University of Hong Kong
- Jørgensen, P. S., ..., Wernli D., Carroll, S.P. . Living with Resistance, p. (2018). Antibiotic and pesticide susceptibility and the Anthropocene operating space. Nature Sustainability, 1(11), 632-641.
- Wernli, D., Jørgensen, P. S., Harbarth, S., Carroll, S. P., Laxminarayan, R., Levrat, N., Rottingen, J. A., Pittet, D. Antimicrobial resistance: The complex challenge of measurement to inform policy and the public. PLoS Med 2017; 14(8): e1002378.
- Wernli, D., Jørgensen, P. S., Morel, C. M., Carroll, S. P., Harbarth, S., Levrat, N., Pittet, D. Mapping global policy discourse on antimicrobial resistance. BMJ Global Health 2017; 2(2): e000378.
- Nicolas Levrat, Sandrina Antunes, Guillaume Tusseau, Paul Williams. 2017. Catalonia’s Legitimate Right to Decide Paths to Self-Determination. A Report by A Commission of International Experts. Available from: http://exteriors.gencat.cat/web/.content/00_ACTUALITAT/notes_context/FULL-REPORT-Catalonias-legitimate-right-to-decide.pdf
- Jørgensen PS, Wernli D, Folke C, Carroll SP. Changing antibiotic resistance: sustainability transformation to a pro-microbial planet. Curr Opin Sust 2017; 25: 66-76.
- Jørgensen, P. S., Wernli, D., Carroll, S. P., Dunn, R. R., Harbarth, S., Levin, S. A., . . . Laxminarayan, R. (2016). Use antimicrobials wisely. Nature, 537(7619), 159-161.
- Wernli D, Darbellay F. Interdisciplinarity and the 21st century University: League of European Research Universities, 2016.
The GTGLAB in the news
- Une école de pensée pour la gouvernance mondiale. Journal de l’Université de Genève. April 2019 [in French].
- Journal Club: Drug-resistant microbes could threaten future global economy, low income countries in particular.
Yuliya Kaspiarovich and Nicolas Levrat. Faut-il vraiment s’alarmer des conséquences juridiques d’un Brexit sans accord? Le Temps. 30 August 2018.
PAST events of the GTGLab
GTGLab SEMINAR - 2 April 2019, 12:15-13:50, Uni Dufour U300
Prof. Oran Young, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California (Santa Barbara), United States of America.
His research focuses on theoretical issues relating to the roles of social institutions as governance mechanisms with applications to matters of governance relating to climate change and marine systems.
Article discussed: O. Young, "Beyond Regulation: Innovative Strategies for Governing Large Complex Systems", Sustainability 2017, 9, 938.
- Welcome and introduction, Dr. Didier Wernli, GTGLab Director
- Discussants: Flore Vanackère, Teaching and Research Assistant GSI; Prof. Jörg Balsiger, Associate Professor UNIGE
- Presentation/Response by Prof. Oran Young
- Reaction from a practitioner: Antonio Hodgers, President of the State Council of the Republic and State of Geneva
- Round Table
GTGLAB SEMINAR - 3 APRIL 2019, 12:15-13:50, GSI room 3g1
Dr. Guy Fiti Sinclair is a Senior Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington School of Law, Associate Director of the New Zealand Centre for Public Law, and the Associate Editor of the European Journal of International Law.
Article discussed: G.F. Sinclair, "Forging Modern States with Imperfect Tools: United Nations Technical Assistance for Public Administration in Decolonized States".
- 12:15 – 12:20: Welcome and introduction of the guest speaker, Prof. Nicolas Levrat, GTGLab Co-Director, Global Studies Institute (Moderator)
- 12:20 – 12:30: Comments, Yusra Suedi, PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva (Discussant)
- 12:30 – 12:40: Comments, Myriam Piguet, PhD Candidate at the History Department of the University of Geneva (Discussant)
- 12:40 – 13:00: Response by Dr Guy Fiti Sinclair
- 13:00 – 13:50: General debate
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ACADEMIC WORKSHOP: The EU and the Crisis of the International Liberal Order: A Systemic Crisis? - 4-5 April 2019
To analyze through case studies whether the EU on the one side, and the international liberal order on the other, are confronted with a systemic crisis, or not.
Download the programme of the workshop (PDF)
CONFERENCE-DEBATE BREXIT A CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS FOR THE EU AND THE UK? THURSDAY 4 APRIL 2019 18:15-19:30 | UNI MAIL, ROOM MS130
By Prof. Tobias Lock (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)
Discussant: Angus Wallace, PhD Candidate and Assistant at the GSI
On the 23rd of June 2016, in a non-binding referendum, the UK decided by an almost 52% majority to leave the EU. The UK, arguably, has been in crisis ever since....