Policy Briefs

Policy briefs are a compulsory component of the MAGS program, designed to foster students' policy agility and an in-depth expertise on a pressing global issue.

 

The MAGS Policy briefs are year-long policy program dedicated exclusively to the one-year “Master in Advanced Global Studies” (MAGS) students of PSIA. 

With this program, MAGS students have the rare opportunity to engage in a supervised group policy work whereby they research and formulate state of the art policy recommendations on a chosen global policy issue.

► MAGS Policy briefs are designed to be a team effort (from 3 to 5 students in general), so that students develop high collaborative skills and learn how to manage group dynamics in the work place.

► MAGS Policy briefs are supervised by distinguished actors or academic professors recognized for their expertise in the field. Supervisors initiate the topics of the brief, they provide guidance all year round and open doors to a vast network.

► With the Policy briefs program, MAGS students delve into the 360° process of public decision making as they navigate through the field, as they work on policy recommendations and on convincing global leaders to implement change, which also includes developing high level communication skills.

We are proud to present the Policy briefs of the MAGS Class of 2017:

  • “The Human Rights Challenges to the UE”

Supervisor: Bruno Stagno Ugarte, Deputy Executive Director at Human Rights Watch and PSIA faculty member 

  • "Housing Haiti - A more permanent and resilient resettlement of internally displaced persons" 

Supervisor: François Gemenne, research fellow in political science (CEDEM - University of Liege / CEARC - University of Versailles) and PSIA faculty member

  • “Emission Trading Systems in Asia and their possible linkage”

Supervisor: Giacomo Luciani, Scientific Advisor for the Master in International Energy at PSIA, Adjunct Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva 

  • “Africa's agricultural development”

Supervisor: Jean-Jacques Gabas, Researcher at the Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD) and PSIA faculty member 

  • “Using TV shows to reduce HIV incidence – an efficient strategy?”

Supervisor: Julia Cagé, Professor of Economics at Sciences Po, Research Affiliate of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), PSIA faculty member

  • “Water 2B”

Supervisor: Sébastien Treyer, Program Director at Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) and PSIA faculty member

  • “Prioritizing Decentralized Renewable Electricity for the Republic of Sudan”

Supervisor: Sébastien Treyer, Program Director at Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) and PSIA faculty member

  • “France's security challenges in 2025”

Supervisor: Vincent Desportes, Affiliate Professor at PSIA, Scientific Advisor of the Concentration in Economics of Defence at PSIA.