At the beginning of 2018 IBEI reorganized its research activities by forming 5 cross-cutting and interdisciplinary research clusters:
• Globalization and Public Policy
• Norms and Rules in International Politics
• Institutions, Inequality and Development
• Security, Conflict and Peace
• States, Diversity and Collective Identities
In October 2018, the CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Göran Marby, gave
a lecture on the challenges of “regulating” the cyberspace at IBEI. The lecture was part of the Autumn School on “The Challenges of Internet Governance”, jointly organized by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya (CSUC) and IBEI.
In December 2018 the agreement for the H2020 collaborative project Global Governance and the European Union: Future Trends and Scenarios (GLOBE), coordinated by IBEI, was signed.
Over the next 3 years, the project will focus on the issues defined as strategic priorities in the 2016 EU Global Strategy: trade and development, security, the politics of climate change, migration and global finance.