Doctoral Seminar

All doctoral students are given a regular opportunity to present an update on the progress of their research in a seminar. These meetings allow the institute’s professors and other doctoral students to provide their input and feedback by making comments and proposing improvements.

Research seminars usually take place at lunchtime and are open to the public. They consist in a follow-up (lasting 45 minutes) or a preliminary thesis meeting (lasting 60 to 90 minutes). At the end of preliminary thesis meeting, the public are asked to leave the room so that the thesis jury can deliberate in private.

The 2022 research seminar programme is available below (for first semester). Please note that the seminar will be presented and discussed in the language of the thesis’s title.


March 3, 2022 | 12-13:30 (room 003)
Preliminary thesis meeting, Katharina Guirguis
Artificial Intelligence Adoption in Public Organizations

March 10, 2022 | 12-13:30 (room 003)
Preliminary thesis meeting, Maeva Sanchez
"Impact de la politisation sur la prise de décision des Street-level Bureaucrats

March 15, 2022 | 12-13:30 (room 003)
Preliminary thesis meeting, Naomi Luta
"Essays on Reporting Faithful Financial Information in the Public Sector ”


April 13 2022 | 12-13:30 (salle 003)
Follow up, John Körtner
"Machine Predictions and Human Judgments in the Delivery of Public Services”

April 28, 2022 | 12-13:30 (room 003)
Preliminary thesis meeting, Karine Renard
"A Job Demands and Job Resources Perspective of Well-being at work: do New Ways of Working matter?



May 17, 2022 | 12-13:30 (room 003)
Preliminary thesis meeting, Frédéric Cornu
Le rôle de la culture organisationnelle dans la relation entre les New Ways of Working et la performance individuelle au travail

May 24, 2022| 12h-13h30 (room 003)
Preliminary thesis meeting, Alexander Bastianen
The Politics Of Public Administration

May 31, 2022 | 12-13:30 (room 003)
Preliminary thesis meeting, Audrey Gonin
Behavioral Public Administration: nudges as strategic key for public value creation"



June 7th, 2022 | 16:30-18:00 (room 003)
Preliminary thesis meeting, Alizée Francey
"Fostering open government data through a user-oriented perspective

June 14th, 2022 | 13:00-15:30 (room 006)
Follow up (13:00), Alyssa Taylor
"Noncitizens’ political participation: public attitudes and the consequences for integration"

Preliminary thesis meeting (14:00), Stefano Assanti
“A study of Performance Management systems in Swiss local governments: implementation effectiveness and impacts on public employees”



August 30th, 2022 | 12:00 (room 3028, anthropole)
Follow up, Laura Gatto
"The dynamics of business interest groups in the aftermath of the global financial crisis"


September 21st 2022 | 14:00 (room 004)
Follow up, Leonor Fraga de Andrade
"Achieving public goals in for-profit organizations: the role of public procurement"





October 11th, 2022 | 12:20 (room 006)
Follow up, Clarissa Valli Büttow
"The Public-Sector Data in the building of the data economy"

October 11th, 2022 | 13:05 (room 006)
Follow up, Mathieu Fasel
"The Public Role of Social Media Platforms"

October 12th, 2022 | 12:20 (room 005)
Follow up, Augusto Sperb Machado
"Conservatism and Luck Egalitarianism: The Implications of "Accepting the Given" and "Neutralizing Luck" for Social Justice and Public Policy"





November 22nd 2022 | 12:45 (room 006)
Follow up, Jeremy Vouilloz
"Les ressources financières et humaines des partis politiques suisses : étude de la force organisationnelle de ces acteurs politiques de 1997 à 2021"




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