Visiting Think Tanks

The Think Tanks that visit the Geneva Hub are both creative and energetic. The following is a list of all the think tanks—past and present—who have used the facilities provided by the Think Tank Hub. If you are interested in using our facilities, please use the registration form here.

For any other information or requests, do not hesitate to contact us. If desired, the Hub will also be glad to put you in contact with like-minded organizations or think tanks in related fields of activity. We will be pleased to welcome you at our office spaces in Geneva.


Reservations are subject to availability on a first-come, first-serve basis, for short-term stays only.

As a think tank based in Geneva, Africa 21 intends to work through the provision of basic facts and analysis by encouraging debate to foster a better understanding of the international issues structuring sustainable socio-economic development in Africa.

A nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC.

Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing a society at the local, national and global level.

The Centre's role is to work towards a world of sport that fully respects human rights by sharing knowledge, building capacity, and strengthening the accountability of all actors through collective action and promotion of the Sporting Chance Principles. In fulfilling this mandate, the Centre is committed to being independent, principles-based, inclusive, diverse, collaborative, accessible, and trusted.

The Royal Institute of International Affairs is an independent policy institute based in London. Our mission is to help build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world.

The Dag Hammarskjöll Foundation is a non-governmental organisation established in memory of Dag Hammarskjöld, the second Secretary-General of the United Nations. Its work is governed by an international board. From its offices in Uppsala and New York City this organisation spurs dialogue and action on global development and multilateral cooperation. 

Effective Altruism Geneva (EAG) is a social and philosophical movement that uses evidence and reason to improve the world. Intellectual modesty, critical thinking and empathy are among the core values of this interdisciplinary approach to addressing the world's biggest and most complex problems. By researching and helping implement effective solutions to the most serious issues, EAG sets clear priorities to better distribute our limited time and resources.

The project, starting in September 2009, has arisen from a recognition that the 30 agencies of the UN Development System have lived through several decades of a fast-changing global environment and will need to adapt to the new realities.


We leverage Lake Geneva's intellectual potential and unique institutional capital to help achieve the SDGs. We want to drive positive change and collective action. 



Increasing cooperation is vital to supporting each of the Sustainable Development Goals. 


We focus on Goal 17, developing multi-stakeholder partnerships to share knowledge and expertise. That way we help contribute to the overall success of the SDGs. 


Currently one of the most renowned political science institutes across Europe, the GSI is home to around 60 faculties, whose scholarship and teaching span across the main sub fields of political science: political theory, comparative political systems, international relations, and research methods.


The Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect seeks to transform the principle of the Responsibility to Protect into a practical guide for action in the face of mass atrocities. The Global Centre was founded by a number of supportive governments, leading figures from the human rights community, as well as by International Crisis Group, Human Rights Watch, Oxfam International, Refugees International, and WFM-Institute for Global Policy.

An organization of think tanks, research centers, and academic institutions with the goal of contributing to the much-needed resolution of existing and future global security challenges. 

Global Future is a nonprofit Geneva-based think tank. Global Future promotes futures-oriented dialogue and scenarios on critical and urgent topics with a view to transforming structures, systems, decisions and policies for a better and sustainable future.

Watch their video presentation here.

The Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) is an independent non-profit think tank based in Berlin. Our mission is to improve global governance through research, policy advice and debate.

A non-profit seeking to better measure the value of human lives and create tools so people may value their own lives better and build empathy with others.  is also interested in making future generations stakeholders in present day policy by exploring how to value future lives for public policy purposes and measure the impact of today's policies on generations yet-to-be.

Maloca Internationale is an organization based in Geneva that works to promote the inclusion of traditional knowledge in the international legal system. 

NRI was created as a merged entity of Nomura Research Institute, Japan's first private think tank, and Nomura Computer Systems, a pioneer in systems integration. NRI discerns future trends and provides recommendations that benefit society. 

The institute has for more than 50 years been a leading community for research and communication about international affairs of relevance for Norway. We offer services in the field of research, analysis and reporting, as well as educational services directed at Norwegian schools.

PIR Center is an independent nongovernmental organization, which carries out research, as well as educational, public awareness and publishing activities, and provides consulting services. From the time of its founding in April 1994 to this day, the priority areas of the Center's research studies remain international security, control and nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction. 

The home of a network that helps businesses and public services flourish by creating strong stakeholder relationships. We also actively work with policy makers and academics worldwide to highlight the benefits of good relationships and the pressing need for reform in the way we handle the economy, society and environment.

Reproductive Health Matters (RHM) is an international non-profit organisation, promoting universal sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). RHM’s peer-reviewed journal publishes high-quality research, in-depth analysis and critical reviews across the spectrum of SRHR, generating knowledge and evidence and inspiring new thinking and action. 

RightsTech Women is working to increase the numbers of women and girls in STEM who know their rights. To accomplish this, RTW does various activities including research, UN advocacy, organizing workshops and promoting women in STEM as role models. RTW is active in all of these areas.

Founded in 1958 and administered by the Municipal Government of Shanghai, SASS is China’s oldest institution for the humanities and social sciences and is the largest one outside the capital of Beijing. SASS is a leading think tank and a distinguished academic institution in China. Although SASS receives most of its funds from the municipal government of Shanghai, it also draws financial support from various non-governmental sources at home and abroad.

SAIIA is South Africa’s premier research institute on international issues. As an independent, non-government think tank, we have a long and proud history of providing thought leadership in Africa. We are both a centre for research excellence and a home for stimulating public discussion.

The Universal Rights Group (URG) is a small, independent think tank dedicated to analysing and strengthening global human rights policy. It is the only such institution in Geneva and the only think tank in the world focused exclusively on human rights.

As America’s first university, Penn has a history that dates back to 1740 and shares many ties with the colonial city of Philadelphia and the birth of our nation. Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge. 

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The Swiss Think Tank on foreign policy

foraus (Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy) generates independent, high quality recommendations for foreign policy decision makers and the public, thereby bridging the gap between academia and politics. Its non-partisan approach aims to promote an open dialogue and informed decision-making on all aspects of Swiss foreign policy. foraus is a grassroots organization.


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