Sandra Lavenex

Professor of European and International Politics, University of Geneva
Sandra Lavenex is Professor of European and International Politics at the University of Geneva, Vice-Dean of the School of Social Studies at the same university, and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe. Her work focuses on European/international migration and refugee policies and their external dimension, including the interplay with other external policies such as trade, security, and development policy and respective international organisations. She is currently leading research projects on the role of regional institutions and processes in migration governance comparing regions worldwide; and on the nexus between trade policies and instruments, development cooperation, and international migration/refugee policy as part of the National Center for Competence in Research NCCR “On the Move.. At the University of Geneva she has launched a platform of regular exchange between a network of academics and representatives of the relevant international Organisations in Geneva with the 2016 Symposium on Global Migration/Asylum Governance: Advancing the International Agenda and its follow-up activities, including a yearly Summer School on Global and Regional Migration Governance which attracts advanced Master/PhD students and young professionals from all over the world.



19 November 2018
The proliferation of regional and bilateral preferential trade agreements has spurred a dynamic evolution of “mode 4” provisions well beyond the standard acquired in the WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services. Free trade agreements signed by China and India also cover non highly skilled workers...