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Geneva, World Economic Forum

Graduate Research Fund Travel Report – David Barda, MPP

Thanks to the generous support I received from University College’s Graduate Research Training Fund I was able to travel to Geneva in July 2016 to undertake research with the World Economic Forum on multi-stakeholder governance models. Whilst in Geneva, I conducted the following interviews with individuals working on governance models in global crises:

  • Dr Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • Dr Khalid Koser, Deputy Director and Academic Dean at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Executive Director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund
  • Mr Fadi Chehadé former Chief Executive Officer of ICANN
  • Mr David McLachlan-Karr, United Nations Resident Coordinator, Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis
  • Ms Terri Toyota, Head of Foundations Community and Development Finance, World Economic Forum
  • Mr Jakob Quirin, Public Law Team at the World Health Organisation
  • Mr Derek O’Halloran, IT Industry Partnerships Community Leader at World Economic Forum

The product of the research will be a report that is delivered to President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, and former head of the World Trade Organisation, Pascal Lamy, in their capacity as Co-Chairs of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Committee on Global Governance. The research will also contribute to my ‘Summer Project Report’ which is a requirement of my Master of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government. I want to thank the University College for the generous support I have received from the Research Training Fund, without which my research would not have been possible.

Find out more about the range of travel grants and scholarships available to assist Univ students on our Travel Grants page or read further travel reports.

Published: 1 July 2016

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