22 may 2013 "writing the modern history of iraq: historiographical and political challenges"
Book launch of Writing the Modern History of Iraq (World Scientific, 2012) in collaboration with the Iraqi Studies Group with:
Riccardo BOCCO, Professor of Political Sociology at the Graduate Institute and member of the CCDP Steering Committee; Elvire CORBOZ, Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University and CCDP Research Associate; Silvia NAEF, Professor in the Arabic Studies Section at the University of Geneva; Joseph SASSOON, Visiting Professor at Georgetown University and Senior Associate Member at St Antony's College; and Jordi TEJEL, Professor of International History at the Graduate Institute.
21 MAY 2013 "peacebuilders: an ethnography of international intervention"
By Séverine Autesserre, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University. In cooperation with the Department of International Relations/ Political Science of the Graduate Institute.
15 MAY 2013 "IN THE SHADOW OF THE WALL: THE ISRAELI UNDOCUMENTED ECONOMY OF CONTROL IN THE WEST BANK (2007-2013)
By Cédric Parizot, Anthropologist of politics, researcher at the CNRS, Institute of Research and Studies of the Arab and Muslim World (Aix en Provence).
19 Avril 2013 "memoires de la violence, violence des memoires "
Table-ronde et projection d'extraits documentaires organisées en collaboration avec le Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève (FIFOG). Avec la participation de Tahar HOUCHI, directeur artistique du FIFOG ; Loqman SLIM, réalisateur libanais, directeur d'UMAM, Beyrouth ; et Riccardo BOCCO, Professeur de sociologie politique à l'IHEID et membre du comité de pilotage du CCDP.
13 march 2013 "WAR AND STATE BUILDING IN THE MIDDLE EAST"
Public conference by Rolf Schwarz, Political Officer for the Middle East and North Africa at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. Rolf has published widely on Middle Eastern security and is the author of War and State Building in the Middle East (University Press of Florida, 2012). He holds a PhD in International Relations from the Graduate Institute.
6 MARCH 2013 "QU'EST-CE QUE L'EXTRéMISME POLITIQUE?"
Avec Christophe Bourseiller, auteur d'une trentaine de livres, parmi lesquels Les Maoïstes, Extrême Droite, Vie et Mort de Guy Debord ou L'Extrémisme, et journaliste et Maître de conférences à Sciences Po Paris. Historien rattaché à l'Université Paris 1, il est notamment spécialisé dans les mouvements politiques minoritaires et les contre-cultures.
Conférence organisée en collaboration avec le Centre de Politique de Sécurité, Genève (GCSP). Pour voir l'invitation, cliquer ici.
25 february 2013 "the gender dimensions of armed violence"
An international confernce organised in co-operation with The Graduate Institute's Programme on Gender and Global Change and the Small Arms Survey. The exploratory workshop panels are organised around three main questions: (1) How is gender (equality) linked to armed conflict? (2) How and why is violence against civilians gendered? (3) What role does gender play in processes of violence prevention and peacebuilding? Click here for the full programme.
9-10 february 2013 workshop: "civil societies in transitions: facing current challenges in tunisia and egypt" (cairo, egypt)
An international consultation held in co-operation with the American University in Cairo's School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). Click here for more detailed information about the workshop.
11 december 2012 "the golden fleece: manipulation and independence in humanitarian action"
A book launch with: Antonio DONINI, Editor of the book The Golden Fleece, Senior Researcher at the Feinstein International Centre at Tufts University and Research Associate at the Graduate Institute's Programme for the Study of Global Migration;Norah NILAND, Research Associate at the CCDP, with long experience in human rights and humanitarian issues; and Gilles CARBONNIER, Professor of Development Economics at the Graduate Institute, President of the Board of Directors at the Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action.
This event was organized in cooperation with the Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH) and the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. More information here.
29 NOVEMBER 2012 "STRATEGIC AND COMMUNICATIVE ACTION IN INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW DEVELOPMENT"
A seminar with Professor Petrova, Visiting Fellow at the CCDP and Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI). For more information, please click here.
8 NOVEMBER 2012 "A SOMALI SPRING? HYBRID GOVERNMENT PROSPECTS FOR POST-TRANSITION STATEBUILDING IN SOMALIA"
A public lecture with Professor Ken Menkhaus (Professor of political science at Davidson College, specialist on Somalia and the Horn of Africa and senior fellow at the Enough Project of the Center for American Progress to end genocide and crimes against humanity) organised in collaboration with the US Mission in Geneva. For more information, please click here.
27 JUNE 2012 "Urban resilience in kigali: informality, community and security"
A summer lecture organised by the Summer Programme on International Affairs and Multilateral Governance in collaboration with the CCDP. Dr Moncef Kartas presented the results of his field research in Kigali, Rwanda, as part of a joint project between the CCDP and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on urban resilience in situations of chronic violence. For more information, please click here.
12 JUNE 2012 "UNDERSTANDING THE TIPPING POINT OF URBAN CONFLICT: VIOLENCE, CITIES, AND POVERTY REDUCTION IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD"
A public lecture in collaboration with the University of Manchester, part of our project on the tipping point of urban conflict.
Professor Caroline Moser, Director of the Global Urban Research Centre, University of Manchester.
Magdalena Sepulveda, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights.
Oliver Bangerter, Lead, Humanitarian Policy Team, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland.
John de Boer, Programme Leader, Governance, Security and Justice, International Development Research Centre, Canada
Duncan Green, Head of Research, Oxfam, Great Britain.
For more information about the event, please click here.
22 May 2012 "CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE ARAB SPRING: WHAT'S NEXT AFTER THE REVOLUTIONS?"
A news briefing discussing issues from our project entitled “Arab Spring: Challenges during political transitions and comparative lessons for civil societies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)".
The briefing was moderated by Professor Andre Liebich, and included presentations by Dr. Thania Paffenholz, Professor Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, and Professor Riccardo Bocco.
For more information about the event, please click here.
26 avril 2012 "mémoire(s) et politiques de réconciliation : que peut faire le cinéma?"
En collaboration avec le Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève (FIFOG). Intervenants:
Riccardo Bocco, professeur de sociologie politique, IHEID, Genève.
Mohamed Sebbar, secrétaire général du Conseil consultatif des droits de l'homme (Maroc).
Tahar Houchi, journaliste et directeur artistique du Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève.
Modérateur : Sofiane Bouchaïb, coordinateur général du Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève.
18-20 APril 2012 workhop: "arab spring: challenges during political transitions and comparative lessons for civil societies in the middle east and north africa" (amman, jordan)
A workshop part of the project on “Arab Spring: Challenges during political transitions and comparative lessons for civil societies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)". For more info, please click here.
13 MARCH 2012 "a REVIEW OF PRACTICES AND EXPERT OPINIONS: LINKING HUMANITARIAN ACTION AND PEACEBUILDING"
With Masayo Kondo Rossier. Ms Kondo Rossier works in the Emergency Preparedness Section of the Emergency Services Branch at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). She also studies at the Graduate Institute in the International Relations / Political Science programme. Ms Kondo Rossier presented the working paper she wrote during her four-month UN sabbatical leave at the CCDP. Event organised in collaboration with the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform.
27 february 2012 "saddam hussein's ba`th Party: inside an authoritarian regime"
With Joseph Sasoon, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University and Senior Associate Member at St Antony's College. Book launch in collaboration with the Arabic Studies Section of the University of Geneva and the Iraqi Studies Group. For more information, please click here.
13 DECEMBER 2011 "THE FUTURE OF SUDAN"
With Andrew Natsios. He is a Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service. Natsios served as Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development from 2001 to January 2006. In addition to teaching he served as President Bush's Special Envoy to Sudan from October 2006 to December 2007. His new book Sudan, South Sudan, and Darfur: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press) was published in March 2012.
29 NOVEMBER 2011 "tRENDS IN NEW MEDIA AND REPORTING HUMANITARIAN ACTION"
With Ben Parker, Director, Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN) News and Interim Head of Office, OCHA Eastern Africa.
22 june 2011 "the arab spring and its aftermath"
With Riccardo Bocco, Professor of Political Sociology at the Graduate Institute and member of the CCDP Steering Committee. Click here for more information.
24 may 2011 "what ever happened to canadian internationalism?"
With David Black, CCDP Research Fellow and Director of the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada.
19 may 2011 "Palestinian Political Prisoners"
With Ismael Nashif, Professor of Anthropology at Ben Gurion University. Click here for more information about the event.
2 May 2011 "peace and conflict impact assessment: Madagascar"
Geneva launch of the report prepared for the UNICEF with the authors Oliver Jutersonke and Moncef Kartas, respectively Head of Research and Principal PCIA Researcher. The debate was chaired by CCDP director Keith Krause and commented by Peter Metcalf and James Rogan. Click here for more info.
19 april 2011 "Forbidden Fruit: Counterfactuals and International relations"
With Richard Ned Leebow, James O. Freedman Presidential Professor of Government, Dartmouth College, Hanover, U.S. and Olof Palme Professor, Lund University, Sweden. For more information about the event, please click here.
13 april 2011 "guantanamo bay: from bush to obama's era"
Film screening of "The Response", followed by a conference on the issue that the detention centre of Guantanamo poses on the Obama administration. Event organized in collaboration with the International Oriental Film Festival in Geneva (FIFOG). For more information about the event and the participants, please click here.
12 April 2011 "E.U Statebuilding: the rise of post-liberal governance"
With David Chandler, Professor of International Relations at the University of Westminster. Conference organized in collaboration with the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Geneva. For more information about the event, please click here.
18 march 2011 "Towards capable and responsive states. supporting statebuilding in situations of conflict and fragility"
Geneva Peacebuilding Platform public event held at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. For more information about the event and the participants, please click here.
28 february 2011 "impunity: quel genre de guerre existe en colombie?"
Film screening followed by a conference with the director of the film and professors of international law and political sociology at the graduate institute. For more information, please click here.
3 December 2010 "Stabilization, Integration and Humanitarian Action- Lessons for the UN"
At the Ford Foundation, in New York. For more information on the participants, please click here
2 December 2010 "Statebuilding in Africa in the 21st century"
With Professor Robert Rotberg, President of the World Peace Foundation
29 october 2010 "The Irrelevance of 'Policy Relevance'? Academic Research and Policymaking on Fragile States"
With Professor Roland Paris, Director of the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS) at the University of Ottawa, University Research Chair in International Security and Governance
28 september 2010 "nuclear weapons and security in 21st century asia"
With Dr Muthiah Alagappa, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the East-West Center. Conference organized in collaboration with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). Read more
2,3 and 4 July 2010 "religion, humanitarianism and faith"
In the framework of the "Religion, Secularism, and Humanitarianism" project, a research project coordinated by Michael Barnett.
24 June 2010 "Myanmar-Burma: a Landmine Tragedy"
With Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan (Author, Lecturer and Researcher for International Campaign to Ban Landmines), in collaboration with the Centre for Asian Studies and the Association Suisse-Birmanie
10 June 2010 "Forensic Architecture: the Testimony of the Rubble from Gaza"
With Eyal Weizman (Director of the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London) Moderated by Riccardo Bocco (IHEID/CCDP)
11-12 MAY 2010 workshop: "states of fragility: stabilisation and the implications for humanitarian action"
Workshop in the framework of the research project “States of Fragility: The Consequences of Stabilisation for Humanitarian Action”. The report is available here and for more information about the workshop, please click here.
18 March 2010 "The Future of Iraq: Challenges and Perspectives after the Elections"
Philippe Droz-Vincent (Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris), Geraldine Chatelard (Institut Français du Proche-Orient, Amman), Nasir Al-Samaray (Independent Political Analyst), Fyras Mawazini (Director of the NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq), and Riccardo Bocco (Professor at IHEID/CCDP)
3 February 2010 "Chinese Oil Politics and Strategy"
Prof. Xiaojie Xu (Head of the International Energy Programme, Institute of World Economics and Politics, China Academy of Social Sciences), and Gilles Carbonnier (Professor at IHEID/CCDP)
For more information on the public conference and the two-day expert workshop that followed, click here
29 January 2010 "IMProving accoutability to beneficiaries: what evidence is needed?"
Workshop jointly organised by the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) International and the CCDP. The purpose of the one-day workshop was to explore missing evidence that slows down progress on accountability to beneficiaries and programme quality assurance. For more information on the workshop, including the agenda and the list of participants, please click here.
10-11 October 2009 "Religion, Secularism and Humanitarianism: Exploring Differences, Boundaries and Connections"
Conference hosted by the CCDP and organized in partnership with the University of Minnesota, the University of Toronto, the Humanitarian Forum and the International Council of Voluntary Agencies. The conference gathered nearly thirty scholars of humanitarianism and practitioners from secular and faith-based agencies from around the world.
The conference report, "Religion and Humanitarianism: Floating Boundaries in a Globalizing World" is available here.
1-3 October 2009 workshop: "assessing the effects and effectiveness of un targeted sanctions"
The Workshop Report is available here and detailed information about the event is available here.
15 September 2009 "Ethno-Nationalistic Conflicts, Civil Wars and Path Dependency: Ivory Coast's War of Rival Patriotism"
Dr. Jeremy Allouche (Changing Character of War Programme, University of Oxford)
16 June 2009 "Launch of Post-Conflict Peacebuilding-A Lexicon, edited by Vincent Chetail"
Vincent Chetail (Associate Professor at IHEID/Research Director at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and Research Director in International Law at the Programme for the Study of Global Migration), Gilles Carbonnier (Professor at IHEID/CCDP), Thania Paffenholz (Lecturer and Researcher at IHEID/CCDP), and Pierre Hazan (Visiting Lecturer at IHEID)
10 June 2009 "Oil: A Chance for Africa?"
Gilles Carbonnier (Professor at IHEID/CCDP), Rick Van der Ploeg (Professor of Economic at the University of Oxford, Deputy Director of the Centre for Analysis of Resource Rich Economies), Ali Idrissa (National Coordinator of the Réseau des Organisations pour la Transparence et l’Analyse Budgetaire (ROTAB), Niger), and Nick Welch (Head of Policy and Stakeholder Relations, Royal Dutch Shell, Den Haag)
18-20 May 2009 "International Security Forum"
International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG), Switzerland
14-15 May 2009 "GLOBAL GANGS WORKSHOP"
For detailed information about the topics discussed and the list of participants, please click here.
11-15 MAY 2009 "training course on monitoring economic, social and cultural rights"
For more information about this training course, please click here.
26 Mars 2009 "Mariages et identité nationale au Liban. Les relations libano palestiniennes dans le Liban de Taëf (1989-2005)"
Présenté par Daniel Meier, Docteur en Sociologie Politique (IHEID) et rédacteur en chef de la revue « a contrario »
19 March 2009 "The World Economic Crisis: Impacts on Africa and the Response of the African Development Bank"
Dr. Donald Kaberuka (President of the African Development Bank)
16 March 2009 "Haussmann in the Tropics: Paris, Managua, what’s the difference?"
Dennis Rodgers (Senior Research Fellow at Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester and Research Fellow at the CCDP)
9 January 2009 "Public Discussion on a new UNDP report: Post-Conflict Economic Recovery: Enabling Local Ingenuity"
Organised by the CCDP and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), under the auspices of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform.
Ms. Kathleen Cravero (UN Assistant-Secretary General and Director of the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, United Nations Development Programme),John Ohiorhenuan (Former Senior Deputy Director Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, United Nations Development Programme and lead author of report on 'Post-Conflict Economic Recovery'), Prof. Keith Krause (Professor at IHEID/CCDP)
The report is available here
11 Décembre 2008 "La Palestine et les conflits du Moyen-Orient "
Pascal de Crousaz (IHEID), Benoît Challand (Institut Européen de Florence/CCDP), Wassila Mansouri (UNHCR- Geneva), and Daniel Meier (IHEID/rédacteur en chef de la revue "a contrario")
6-8 November 2008 "Writing the History of Iraq: Historiographical and Political Challenges"
International Conference on Iraqi Studies held at IHEID. The Conference was organized and co-hosted by the Swiss Society for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)
15 October 2008 "Violence and Reconstruction after Peace Agreements"
John Darby (Professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies at the Joan C. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame)
25 June 2008 "Engaging Civil Society in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding: Challenges and Prospects"
Panel co-hosted by the CCDP and the Duke Summer Programme on Global Governance and chaired by Oliver Jütersonke (Head of Research at CCDP). Speakers included: Thania Paffenholz (Lecturer at IHEID and Researcher at CCDP), David C. Atwood (Director and Representative, Disarmament and Peace, Quaker United Nations Geneva Office), and Raj Rana ( Independent Consultant and former ICRC delegate)
16 June 2008 "Terror, (In)Security, Liberty"
Didier Bigo (Visiting Professor at Kings College, London and Maître de Conférences at SciencesPo, Paris) examining the subject of his recent co-edited book with Anastassia Tsoukala entitled: "Terror, Insecurity, Liberty: Illiberal Practices of Liberal Regimes after 9/11"
24-25 April 2008 "Transnational and Non-State Armed Groups: Legal and Policy Responses"
Conference co-hosted by the CCDP at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research at Harvard University (HPCR). The Conference was part of the ongoing collaboration between the two institutes on the project entitled: "Transnational and Non-State Armed Groups: Legal and Policy Responses."
Papers presented at this conference were published in a 2009 special issue of Contemporary Security Policy. Click here for more details
10 April 2008 "The Politics of Insecurity: Threats, Speech Acts and Beyond"
Seminar by Jef Huysmans (Lecturer at the Open University, UK)
10 April 2008 "Faire des Affaires dans un Contexte Economique Fragile – La Republique Democratique du Congo"
Conférence co-organisée par le CCDP et la Fondation Guilé durant laquelle sont intervenus: Barbara Rigassi (Directrice des programmes de la Fondation Guilé), Joseph Amisi Matongo (Directeur adjoint du cadastre minier en RDC), Philippe Grobéty (Swisscham Africa, délégué en Suisse pour la RDC), Ernst A. Brugger (Membre du conseil d'administration de Precious Wood S.A) et Gilles Carbonnier (Professeur a IHEID/Vice Directeur du CCDP)