The scholars would take a multidisciplinary approach to working on the policy challenges. The center would actively seek out partnerships with existing research organizations and universities, both at inter and intra-regional levels, in order to expand the network of expertise on key topics, and maximize the visibility and impact of its research and public events.

The Centre’s primary contribution will be to incubate and support comparative and cross-disciplinary inter-regional research projects. To this end, the Centre will develop thematic research priorities building on the existing work.

Some of the research themes include

Foreign Policy,

Climate Change and Justice,

Trade and Investment,

Energy and Environment,

Development Economics,



Conflict Resolution,

Media Studies,

Culture and Cinema,


Digital Agenda,

Political Cooperation,

Mitigation of Disasters,

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