Jörg Balsiger

Jörg Balsiger

Keywords : Sustainable development Governance Public policy Sustainability Nature Conservation Society and Environment Institutional Analysis Global Governance Environmental Governance Global Governance and Regionalism

Country : Switzerland

Organization : University of Geneva

Department : Department of Geography and Environment

Email : joerg.balsiger@unige.ch

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Biography :


Professeur assistant (FNS)  JÖRG  BALSIGER
Bureau : UniVogt B308
Téléphone: +41.22.379.94.53


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Research Specialties:

International and comparative environmental politics and policy. Regional environmental governance. Sustainable mountain development.



  • PhD: Environmental Science, Policy & Management, University of California at Berkeley
  • MSFS: International Relations, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • BA: History and International Relations, Holy Names College, Oakland, California



  • Bachelor - Political geography (Fall 2013 -)
  • Master - Creating Spaces for Transdisciplinary Learning (CreST) (Fall 2014 -)


Current Projects:

  • Ongoing: Reorient: Regional Orders in International Environmental Politics (SNSF Professorship, 2015-2019)
  • Ongoing: Supporting Sustainable Mountain Development in the Caucasus (Sustainable Caucasus) (funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, 2015-2017)
  • Ongoing: Swiss Platform for Sustainable Development Research (funded by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, 2013-2016)
  • Ongoing: Creating Spaces for Transdisciplinary Learning (CreST) (funded by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, 2013-2016)
  • Ongoing: Regional Environmental Governance: A global assessment (REG-Data)


Research Experience:

  • January 2013: GEC-Asia Platform Special Research Fellow, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, Japan
  • 2010-2012: Ecoregional Territoriality: Rescaling Environmental Governance (Eco-TREG) (COST IS 0802, funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education and Research)
  • Since January 2010: Scientific Collaborator, Department of Geography, University of Geneva
  • Since May 2008: Senior Researcher in Environmental Politics, Institute for Environmental Decisions, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
  • 2007-2008: Max Weber Fellow, European University Institute
  • 2001-2006: Research Assistant, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1999: Forest Policy and Institutions Research Consultant, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Forestry Work Group, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 1998-1999: Research Editor and Capacity Building Advisor, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Beijing, China (Project 'Support to the reorientation of forest policies and institutions of countries in Asia in transition to a market economy.')
  • 1997-1998: Forest Policy and Institutions Researcher, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Forest Policy and Institutions Branch, Rome, Italy
  • 1995-1997: Intern and Consultant, World Wildlife Fund, Private Agencies Collaborating Together, World Resources Institute; Washington, DC, and Central Africa