Our donors

The Institute would like to thank the following donors for their support:

Real Estate

  • Mrs Kathryn W. Davis for the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Library in the “Maison de la paix”.
  • Hans Wilsdorf Foundation for financing the purchase of the land needed for the construction of the “Maison de la paix” and for granting it to the Institute as a freehold for a period of one hundred years.
  • Ernst Göhner Foundation for the “Maison de la paix”.
  • Mr Edgar de Picciotto and his family for financing most of the Edgar and Danièle de Picciotto Student House.
  • Loterie Romande for its contribution to the Edgar and Danièle de Picciotto Student House and for the equipment of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis library in the “Maison de la paix”.
  • Mr Denis Mylonas for donating a property.


  • APESI for funding for four years the Curt Gasteyger Chair in International Security and Conflict Studies (Chair holder: Professor Thomas Biersteker).
  • Mr André Hoffmann and the Hoffmann Foundation for funding the André Hoffmann Chair in Environmental Economics (Chair holder: Professor Timothy Swanson).
  • Mr Yves Oltramare for funding for ten years the Yves Oltramare Chair “Religion and Politics in the Contemporary World”.
  • Mr Ivan Pictet and the Pictet Foundation for Development for funding for fifteen years three chairs on Finance and Development (Chair holders: professors Ugo Panizza, Yi Huang, and Lore Vandewalle).
  • Mr Nicolas Pictet for funding the Pictet Chair in International Environmental Law, a position held for three years by Professor Jorge Viñuales.


  • A Swiss foundation, which wants to remain anonymous, for financing the Global South Scholars-in-Residence programme.
  • Pierre du Bois Foundation for funding each year for a visiting professor focusing on Latin America.
  • The Company Mercuria for financing the “Think Ahead Programme on International Trade” by Professor Richard Baldwin.
  • Mr Yves Mirabaud for funding for three years a research project by Professor Marc Flandreau.
  • Norges Bank for financing for one year a postdoctoral fellowship whose holder worked under the supervision of Professor Marc Flandreau.


  • Anoush Khoshkish
  • Association of Foreign Banks in Switzerland
  • Association of Private Banks in Geneva
  • Zdenek and Michaela Bakala Foundation
  • Bank Syz & Co
  • BeeOne Communications
  • Carigest SA, a generous patron’s adviser
  • FERIS Foundation
  • Fondation de bienfaisance du groupe Pictet
  • Givaudan
  • Hans Wilsdorf Foundation
  • Jean-Flavien Lalive d'Epinay
  • Mitteleuropa Stiftung
  • Kathryn W. Davis
  • Pierre Keller for the dual Master programme with Harvard Kennedy School
  • Yves Mirabaud
  • Damien Neven for the F. and M. Neven scholarship
  • Ousseimi Foundation
  • Pierre du Bois Foundation
  • Prunier Foundation
  • Service de la solidarité internationale et Le Canton de Genève for the LL.M. programme in International Law
  • Swiss National Bank
  • Tokyo Foundation
  • Washington DC Alumni Chapter
  • Scholarship funded by IBC Insurance
  • Scholarship funded by Swiss Advisor Insurance


In 2015, for the third consecutive year, the Institute's community (professors and lecturers, administrative staff, members of the Foundation Board) contributed to fund a full scholarship (Graduate Institute scholarship).


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