Global Challenges
Issue no. 1 | February 2017
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South China Sea:
War on the Horizon?
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What is Global Challenges?
Global Challenges

What is Global Challenges?

Global Challenges is a series of research dossiers designed to share with a broader, non-specialist audience the ideas, knowledge, opinions and controversies produced at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. The underlying rationale is that in the spirit of a “science for the city”, social sciences and humanities bear the responsibility to provide answers to pressing contemporary issues and concerns of the general public.

The objective of Global Challenges is to examine, in an accessible language, the major issues of the modern world by combining the rigour of academic thought with the techniques and communication methods of an innovative scientific journalism inspired by new web technologies.

Global Challenges capitalises on the breadth of the Graduate Institute’s research community, showcasing contributions and findings from its over 450 professors, researchers and PhD students, and complementing them with inputs from guest writers, state-of-the-art maps, interviews, videos and infographics.