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  • Governance and legislation

  • Kai Monheim

    Former Research Student

    Kai wrote a PhD on the key variables in the negotiation process contributing to the regime formation of climate change, trade, and biosafety.

    He argues that the actual set up of the negotiation’s process is an additional important factor that influences the negotiations – apart from the countries’ up front interests that form their negotiation position in the first place. Simply speaking, does the process contribute to the failure or success of the negotiations?

    The thesis lasted from 2010 to 2013, and was supervised by Dr Robert Falkner at the London School of Economics and Political Science’s International Relations department, and had its second base at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

    Background

    Kai holds a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a law/bar school degree from Humboldt Universität in Berlin, Germany.

    2016

    Research article  2 December, 2016

    The ‘power of process:’ how negotiation management influences multilateral cooperation

    The management of a multilateral negotiation has frequently played a crucial role in developing global regimes but is often ignored in International Relations theory. The long-awaited UN climate summit … read more »

    2014

    Book  28 October, 2014

    How effective negotiation management promotes multilateral cooperation

    The power of process in climate, trade, and biosafety negotiations read more »

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    2015

    Policy report  14 May, 2015

    Conducting Global Climate Change Negotiations

    Process itself — over and above the issues at stake — is a key determinant of negotiation success across all levels of climate change negotiation groups in the United Nations Framework … read more »

    Policy paper  25 February, 2015

    The management of multilateral negotiations: lessons from UN climate negotiations

    The 2009 Conference of Parties (COP 15) in Copenhagen, which aimed to deliver a first-ever comprehensive global climate deal, ended without agreement in part because of poor management … read more »

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    2017

    Announcement  1 September, 2017

    Negotiation Management work by Grantham Visiting Fellow recognised in French Government study on Paris climate summit

    Research by Grantham Research Institute Visiting Fellow, Kai Monheim, has been recognised in a new French Foreign Office sponsored study on how process management contributed to reaching the Paris Agreement on climate change. read more »

    In the news  26 July, 2017

    Lessons from Paris 2015: In multilateral negotiations, process is key

    Effective negotiation management enhances cooperation and increases the chances of success, writes Kai Monheim read more »

    Announcement  19 May, 2017

    Grantham Research Fellow runs negotiation workshop for COP23 Presidency of Fiji 

    Grantham Research Institute Research Fellow and Director of the Centre for Multilateral Negotiations, Kai Monheim, is running a high profile workshop in Bonn to support Fiji’s presidency of the UN … read more »

    2015



    2014

    Announcement  24 October, 2014

    Grantham fellow publishes new book about managing negotiations on key global challenges such as climate change

    Kai Monheim, Visiting Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute has published a new book which addresses the question of whether multilateral negotiations can foster worldwide cooperation on global challenges. read more »

    Announcement  28 July, 2014

    Grantham research fellow wins prestigious international prize

    Dr Kai Monheim, visiting fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, has been awarded a prestigious prize for his PhD thesis The ‘power of process’: … read more »

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    2014

    Book  28 October, 2014

    How effective negotiation management promotes multilateral cooperation

    The power of process in climate, trade, and biosafety negotiations read more »

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