Public Lecture

Thursday 28 January 2016, 18:30 - 19:30

From Innovation to Implementation: Business and Sustainability Post-COP21

Peter Bakker, President, WBCSD

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Our generation is the first to experience the real impact of climate change, and the last that can do something about it. With the climate negotiations in Paris (COP21) behind us, signifying a key commitment to bold climate action, Peter Bakker, President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, will analyse how business can step up to tackle the challenge and be the driver for an ambitious new climate economy.

This will be the first event in a New Dutch Masters series of lectures on global issues and innovation by leading figures in the fields of politics, business, civil society and culture. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception, hosted by the Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
 

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Events

Monday 18 January 2016, 15:00 - 17:30

The Financial System We Need

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A new UNEP report explores how the financial system can be harnessed to the needs of a productive, inclusive and environmentally-responsible economy. This event debates what reforms will be needed for the policies, rules and practices that govern financial and capital markets.

Presentation: key findings from The Financial System We Need

  • Simon Zadek, Senior Fellow, International Institute of Sustainable Development

Panelists:

  • Inger Andersen, Director General, International Union for Conservation of Nature (tbc)
  • Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Council (tbc)
  • Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD
  • Bruno Oberle, Adjunct Professor, EPFL; member of the UNEP Inquiry Advisory Council
  • Ugo Panizza, Professor of International Economics; Pictet Chair in Finance and Development and ​Deputy Director, Centre for Finance and Development, the Graduate Institute, Geneva

Moderator: Mark Halle, Vice-President, Strategy, International Institute for Sustainable Development.

Organised within the framework of the Geneva Environment Network, in collaboration with IISD.

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Conference

Monday 18 January 2016, 14:00 - 19:30

Extractive Industries and Local Governance in Developing Countries

Panel discussion

Auditorium Jacques-Freymond
Parc Barton, Geneva


Extractive industries play an important role in resource-rich developing countries. Natural resource extraction makes a significant contribution to GDP and government revenue in such countries. However, there are many risks associated with resource dependence including commodity price volatility, lack of transparency and corruption, environmental degradation, displacement of communities and labour rights violations, which can outweigh the economic benefits. Focusing on Africa, Asia and Latin America, this conference explores how effective local governance strategies have been used in specific contexts to overcome such challenges and enable natural wealth to improve people's lives. 
  
14:00–14:15 – Introduction

  • Gilles Carbonnier, Professor at the Graduate Institute, Geneva | Editor-in-Chief, International Development Policy
  • Liliana Soler, Academic Coordinator (DPP) for Latin America, Graduate Institute

14:15–15:45 – First Panel

  • Carlos Monge, Director for Latin America, Natural Resource Governance Institute (Peru)
    El agotamiento del extractivismo. Una mirada al caso peruano
  • Neil Renwick, Professor of Global Security, Coventry University (UK)
    China and local governance in the extractive industries: A comparative study of sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia
  • Dario Restrepo, Researcher, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
    Territorios en disputa – Tensiones entre extractivismo, derechos etnicos, gobiernos locales y medio ambiente

Moderation: Liliana Soler, Academic Coordinator (DPP) for Latin America, Graduate Institute
Discussants: Gilles Carbonnier, Humberto Campodonico, Patricia Vasquez

15:45–16:15 – Coffee Break

16:15–17:30 – Second Panel

  • Raphaëlle Chevrillon-Guibert, Researcher, Institut de recherche pour le développement, Paris
    Gold boom in Sudan – How economic actors and Sudanese authorities cope with new opportunities and constraints
  • Patricia Vasquez, Research Associate, CCDP, Graduate Institute | Consultant, UNDP–World Bank (Kenya)
    Four key policy areas to improve governance of the extractive industry in the developing world

Moderation: Claude Auroi, President, Swiss Society of Americanists
Discussants: Carlos Monge, Dario Restrepo

17:30–18:00 – Coffee Break

18:00–19:30 – Round Table

The Local Governance of Extractive Booms and Busts: Perspectives from Africa, Asia and Latin America

  • Christine Batruch, Vice-President Corporate Responsibility, Lundin Petroleum
  • Carlos Monge, Director for Latin America, Natural Resource Governance Institute (Peru)
  • Chantal Peyer, Team Leader Business and Human Rights, Bread for All
  • Neil Renwick, Professor of Global Security, Coventry University (UK)
  • Patricia Vasquez, Research Associate, CCDP, Graduate Institute | Consultant, UNDP–World Bank (Kenya)

Moderation: Humberto Campodonico, Professor of Economics, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Peru)


The round table will be followed by a cocktail.


The event is co-organised by International Development Policy, the Swiss Society of Americanists, the Executive Master in Development Policies and Practices (IHEID), and the Centro Estudios y Promocion del Desarollo – desco (Peru), with the support of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Film screening and debate

Thursday 25 February 2016, 18:00 - 21:00

Human

Ciné ONU

Film screening and debate

HUMAN is a collection of stories filmed in over 60 countries, exploring the nature of the human condition: Why are our differences so great? What is the meaning of life? What is love? Stories of everyday experiences and accounts of the most unbelievable lives are accompanied by dramatic aerial images and a stunning musical score.

  • The film (134 mins) will be followed by a discussion with director Yann Arthus-Bertrand.
  • Opening remarks: Michael Møller, Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva  

CINÉ ONU is a collaboration between the United Nations Information Service and the Graduate Institute. Entry is free, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

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With the support of the Permanent Mission of France

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Graduate Institute Lecture

Wednesday 27 January 2016, 18:30 - 19:30

Comment lutter contre le djihadisme?

Gilles Kepel, professeur, Sciences Po Paris

En partenariat avec Le Temps

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

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Gilles Kepel

Spécialiste de l'islam, du djihadisme et du monde arabe contemporain, le politologue Gilles Kepel est professeur à l’institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) et membre du haut conseil de l'Institut du monde arabe.

Cette conférence est organisée en partenariat avec Le Temps à l'occasion de la parution du dernier livre de Gilles Kepel, «Terreur dans l’Hexagone, genèse du djihad français».

 

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Public Lecture

Tuesday 23 February 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

Syrian Conflict: Regional and International Implications

Moshe Ma'oz, Visiting Professor

Department of International Relations and Political Science

Auditorium A1
Maison de la paix, Geneva

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As part of its colloquium series, the Department of International Relations and Political Science is pleased to invite you to a talk by Professor Moshe Ma'oz. Professor Ma'oz will discuss the regional and international implications of the Syrian conflict. The talk will include a Q&A session.

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Public Lecture

Wednesday 03 February 2016, 18:30

Abuse of (Due) Process in International Arbitration

Lucy Reed

Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

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Drinks will be served after the event.

Lucy Reed is the global co-head of Freshfields' international arbitration and public international law groups, representing private and public clients in complex commercial and investment treaty arbitrations and sitting as arbitrator. Lucy is Vice-President of the ICC Court, a member of the SIAC Court, and a member of the ICC Governing Board and the Advisory Board of the Investment Treaty Forum. Currently on the ICSID, SIAC, HKIAC, KCAB and KLRCA arbitrator panels, Lucy also sat on the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission (a humanitarian claims tribunal) and co-directed the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland. Among other arbitration publications, Lucy is co-author of A Guide to the SIAC Arbitration Rules (OUP 2014), Guide to ICSID Arbitration (2nd ed. Kluwer 2011) and The Freshfields Guide to Arbitration Clauses in International Contracts (3rd ed. Kluwer 2011).

This event is organised by the Geneva LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS).

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Public Lecture

Monday 29 February 2016, 18:30 - 19:30

The European Union: Integration or Disintegration?

Mario Monti, Former Prime Minister of Italy

In Partnership with Le Temps

Is Europe becoming a land of confrontations? Mario Monti, the former Prime Minister of Italy and European Commissioner, assesses the risks of common European policy being derailed by anti-Brussels sentiment and tensions.

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva
 

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Film screening and debate

Wednesday 23 March 2016, 18:30

Shooting Dogs

Ciné@IHEID

Starring John Hurt, Shooting Dogs is based on a true story of a Catholic priest who sheltered over 2,500 Tutsis during the genocide in Rwanda. The title refers to the actions of UN soldiers, who were powerless to intervene other than by shooting the stray dogs which scavenged the bodies of the dead.

  • Ravi Bhavnani, Professor of International Relations/Political Science at the Graduate Institute, Geneva.
  • Amb. François Xavier Ngarambe, Permanent Representative of Republic of Rwanda to the United Nations Office and other international organisations in Geneva.
  • Valentina Cadelo, Researcher, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Entry is free, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Graduate Institute Lecture

Wednesday 24 February 2016, 18:30 - 19:30

The Mounting Challenge of Global Governance

Ernesto Zedillo, former President of Mexico.

Ernesto Zedillo, Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization; former President of Mexico.

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

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Lunch Briefing

Tuesday 22 March 2016, 12:30 - 13:30

iEnergy: Reinventing the Energy System for the Future

Scott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division, UNECE

How can we move beyond the engineering culture that created today's energy system to a service culture that can meet our development and climate goals? Scott Foster delivers his recent TEDx talk for a Graduate Institute audience.

Scott Foster is Director, Sustainable Energy Division at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

Auditorium Ivan Pictet B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

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Lunch Briefing

Tuesday 05 April 2016, 12:30 - 13:30

Where is Turkey heading?

Jordi Tejel, "professeur boursier", International History

Turkey’s role as a buffer zone between the Middle East and Europe, as shown by the current refugee crisis, is creating tensions with the EU and with Russia. As the Syrian conflict drags on and domestic tensions are running high, how is Turkish policy evolving?

Jordi Tejel is “professeur boursier” at the Swiss National Science Foundation affiliated to the International History department of the Graduate Institute, where he leads a research project on “minority” conflicts in the Middle East.

Auditorium Ivan Pictet B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

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Lunch Briefing

Tuesday 12 April 2016, 12:30 - 13:30

Beyond the 'Refugee Crisis': Mobility Patterns and Asylum Regimes in Europe

Alessandro Monsutti, Professor, Anthropology and Sociology of Development

More people than ever are seeking refuge and safety in Europe, creating strains and tensions on infrastructures and society. This event looks beyond the "crisis" headlines to assess the real impact of population movement and influx.

Alessandro Monsutti has conducted multi-sited research since the mid-1990s in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran to study the modes of solidarity and cooperation mobilised in a situation of conflict and forced migration. His current research projects - undertaken within the Global Migration Centre - focus on asylum seekers and refugees in Europe, migrants and non-migrants in urban neighbourhoods, changes in border policy and identities, as well as ethnic differentiation and interethnic relations.

Auditorium Ivan Pictet A1
Maison de la paix, Geneva

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Lunch Briefing

Wednesday 20 April 2016, 12:30 - 13:30

Place Your Bets: The U.S. Presidential Election

David Sylvan, Professor, International Relations/Political Science

With the race for the White House heating up, what effect will the campaign have on voter behavior and the November outcome?

David Sylvan is Professor, International Relations/Political Science at the Graduate Institute, where he works on international political economy issues, international relations theory and foreign policy analysis.

Auditorium Ivan Pictet B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

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Lunch Briefing

Tuesday 26 April 2016, 12:30 - 13:30

La dette souveraine: fardeau ou instrument nécessaire?

Cédric Tille, professeur, économie internationale

La crise financière a mis en avant le rôle de la dette publique comme actif dit «sûr», c’est-à-dire sans risque de défaut de paiement. Faudrait-il en conclure que la dette souveraine est un bien public que l’état devrait produire en abondance?

Auditorium Ivan Pictet B
Maison de la paix, Genève

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Lunch Briefing

Tuesday 15 March 2016, 12:30 - 13:30

International Organisations as Microcosms of the Global

Carolyn Biltoft, Assistant Professor, International History

How do international organisations respond to, make sense of, and influence the bundle of interconnected phenomena collated under the term globalisation?

Trained in modern world history (Princeton, 2010), Carolyn Biltoft's work approaches the dynamics of global capitalism since 1850 through the lenses of intellectual and cultural history.

Auditorium Ivan Pictet B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

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Film screening and debate

Tuesday 08 March 2016, 18:30 - 21:00

India’s Daughter

Ciné@IHEID

India's Daughter is the story of the short life, brutal gang rape and murder in Delhi in December 2012 of an exceptional and inspiring young woman. The rape and murder of Jyoti Singh, a 23 year old medical student, by 6 men sparked unprecedented protests and riots throughout India. Interwoven into the story line are the lives, values and mindsets of the rapists, whom the film makers have had exclusive and unprecedented access to interview.

The film examines the culture of rape and violence against women that exists in India, and throughout the world, and makes an optimistic and impassioned plea for change.

The film (59 mn, English subtitles) will be introduced by Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, and followed by a panel discussion featuring:

Moderator

  • Shaila Seshia Galvin, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology of Development, the Graduate Institute

Panelists

  • Leslee Udwin, film-maker, actor, producer; director, India's Daughter
  • Avni Amin, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization
  • Amishi Panwar, PhD candidate in Anthropology and Sociology of Development, the Graduate Institute

With the support of THINK EQUAL, the Equality Studies Global Initiative.

Entry is free, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Conference

Monday 07 March 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

Mass migration: how can we ensure people’s safety and dignity?

Annual Sergio Vieira de Mello Conference / Conférence annuelle Sergio Vieira de Mello

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President, International Committee of the Red Cross

     
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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees


This event is organised by the Sergio Vieira de Mello Foundation and the Graduate Institute.

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Lunch Briefing

Wednesday 02 March 2016, 12:30 - 13:30

Iran : une élection peut en cacher une autre

Jean-Francois Bayart

L'Iran vote le 26 février, pour la première fois depuis l'accord de Genève du 14 juillet 2015 relatif au contentieux nucléaire. Le premier scrutin consiste à renouveler le Parlement. Il est peu probable que le président Rohani obtiendra une majorité qui lui soit favorable. Non seulement parce que nombre des candidats réformateurs ou rafsandjanistes n'ont pas été homologués par le Conseil des Gardiens de la Révolution. Mais aussi parce que le Parlement constitue un contre-pouvoir soucieux de faire valoir ses prérogatives constitutionnelles. Tous les présidents de la République en ont fait les frais.

Mais l'élection législative ne doit pas occulter un autre scrutin, concomitant : celui qui renouvelle l'Assemblée des Experts. Cette consultation est en elle-même importante puisque l'Assemblée des Experts désigne le Guide de la Révolution et devra, selon toute probabilité, choisir le successeur d'Ali Khamenei. Surtout, elle révèle le débat constitutionnel feutré sur les prérogatives du Guide de la Révolution, et sur le caractère personnel ou collégial de l'institution suprême de la République islamique. Au seuil de sa réintégration dans la communauté internationale, en pleine crise du Moyen-Orient, cette dernière ouvre une nouvelle page de son histoire, alors que la génération des révolutionnaires de 1979 est vouée à quitter la scène politique dans les prochaines années. Au-delà des résultats de ces deux consultations, ce sont bel et bien les transformations du régime qui doivent retenir l'attention."

Jean-François Bayart est spécialiste de sociologie historique et comparée du politique. Il est titulaire de la chaire Yves Oltramare, et professeur d'anthropologie et sociologie du développement.

Auditorium Ivan Pictet B
Maison de la paix, Genève

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Public Lecture

Thursday 03 March 2016, 18:30

The Challenge of Challenges in Investor-State Arbitration

Meg Kinnear, Secretary-General of ICSID

MIDS Public Lecture

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

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The Graduate Institute's new Conference Center, which can be used for arbitration hearings, will be open for visit before the lecture, from 17h30 to 18h20. Find out more about the facilities here.

A cocktail will be served after the lecture.


Meg Kinnear is the Secretary-General of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), a position that she has held since June 2009.

Previously, Ms Kinnear was Senior General Counsel (2006-2009) and Director General (1999-2006) of the Trade Law Bureau of Canada. Prior to this, she worked as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Minister of Justice of Canada (1996-1999) and Counsel at the Civil Litigation Section of the Canadian Department of Justice (1984-1996).

Ms Kinnear frequently speaks and has published on international investment law and procedure, including as co-author of "Investment Disputes under NAFTA" (Kluwer, 2006, 2008 and 2009).

Ms Kinnear holds degrees from the University of Virginia (LLM) and McGill University (LLB). She is admitted to the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario) and the District of Columbia Bar.
 

This event is organised by the Geneva LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS).

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Lunch Briefing

Tuesday 01 March 2016, 12:30 - 13:30

Is the EU still a World Leader in Human Rights?

Stavros Lambrinidis, EU’s Special Representative for Human Rights

Stavros Lambrinidis will explore the role of human rights in EU foreign policy and major challenges in ensuring effective human rights promotion around the world, including the question of the universality of human rights, the shrinking space of civil society, and the issues of coherence and effectiveness that the EU faces today.

Stavros Lambrinidis is the EU’s Special Representative for Human Rights, with the role of enhancing the effectiveness and visibility of EU human rights policy. He has a broad, flexible mandate, working closely with the European External Action Service. Mr Lambrinidis is the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece and a former Vice-President of the European Parliament.

Auditorium Ivan Pictet B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

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Tuesday 08 March 2016, 15:00 - 16:30

Gender parity: Game changer or gamble?

Organised by the Geneva Gender Champions and the Graduate Institute’s Programme on Gender and Global Change

Gender parity is designed to reduce gender gaps in all sectors, from access to education and parliamentary elections to women’s economic empowerment. But what does parity mean and how does it work in practice? On International Women’s Day 2016, the inaugural Geneva Gender Debate will consider the motion:

This house believes betting on gender parity as the game changer is a risky gamble.

Proposing the motion:

  • Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, OHCHR
  • Stuart Halford, Senior Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, The Sexual Rights Initiative

Opposing the motion:

  • Elisabeth Prügl, Professor and Director of Programme on Gender and Global Change, the Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Arancha González, Executive Director, International Trade Centre

Moderator: Scott Weber, Director General, Interpeace

Introductory remarks: Michael Møller, Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva
Amb. Pamela Hamamoto, Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations at Geneva

Organised by the Geneva Gender Champions and the Graduate Institute’s Programme on Gender and Global Change  as part of International Women’s Day.  At 18:30 there will be a Ciné@IHEID screening of India’s Daughter.

This event would not have been possible without the support of UNHCR, UNOG, UNFPA, UNCTAD, UNDP, UN Women, OHCHR, ITC, the MdlP Gender and Diversity Hub and the permanent missions of Australia, USA, Afghanistan and Canada at Geneva.

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Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

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Graduate Institute Lecture

Tuesday 22 March 2016, 18:30 - 19:30

How science is transforming the world: a 2030 perspective

Patrick Aebischer, President, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

The pace of technical development has never been so fast as it is now. In a hyper-connected world, new technologies such as gene editing and artificial intelligence will profoundly affect our civilization. What will the consequences be for society? 

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

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Public Lecture

Monday 07 March 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

Peut-on vraiment sortir les relations Suisse-Union européenne de l'impasse?

René Schwok, professeur de science politique et relations internationales à l'Université de Genève

Organisé par l'Amicale des étudiants francophones de l'IHEID

Auditorium A2
Maison de la paix, Genève

Le 9 février 2014, une initiative populaire "contre l'immigration de masse", lancée par l'Union démocratique du centre (UDC), était approuvée à une très faible majorité. Elle figure désormais dans la Constitution suisse.

Elle prévoit l’instauration de quotas d’immigration et la préférence nationale à l’embauche. Cela pose des problèmes à tous les étrangers. Une telle disposition pose des difficultés particulières avec l’Union européenne car la Suisse avait garanti qu’aucun quota ne pouvait être mis sur les ressortissants de l’UE et qu’ils ne pouvaient pas être discriminés sur le marché du travail (Accord sur la libre circulation des personnes).

La Suisse se trouve confrontée à un terrible dilemme. Doit-elle appliquer sa propre constitution ou honorer ses accords internationaux? Quelles sont les pistes qui sont actuellement évoquées pour sortir de cette impasse? Ces questions seront au cœur de la réflexion que nous propose René Schwok.

Spécialiste de la politique étrangère de la Suisse et des relations qu'entretient la confédération avec l'Union Européenne, René Schwok est professeur de science politique et relations internationales à l'Université de Genève, directeur du Global Studies Institute et titulaire de la chaire Jean Monnet en science politique. Il est notamment l'auteur de Suisse-Union européenne: l'adhésion impossible? (2015).

Cette conférence est organisée en collaboration avec l’Association des étudiants en science politique et relations internationales (AESPRI) de l’Université de Genève, le groupe FORAUS Genève et le Nouveau mouvement européen suisse (NOMES).

Events

Friday 20 May 2016, 10:00 - 18:00

Symposium in honour of Professor Lucius Caflisch

Avec la Direction du droit international public du DFAE

Member of the International Law Commission, Emeritus Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute, Former Legal Advisor  of the Directorate of International Law of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), Former Judge of the European Court of Human Rights.

In collaboration with the Directorate of Public International Law of the FDFA, the Graduate Institute is organising a symposium in honour of Prof. Lucius Caflisch on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

The roundtables will discuss the main areas of interest and research in international law addressed by Prof. Caflisch during his career: international law of spaces, human rights law, the peaceful settlement of international disputes and international criminal law.

Chairs and panellists are distinguished experts from the academic, diplomatic or courts and tribunals fields.

Presentations in English and French without translation.

Programme

Auditorium Pictet, Maison de la paix
Chemin Eugène Rigot 2, 1202 Geneva

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Film screening and debate

Wednesday 13 April 2016, 18:30

Red Lines

Organised with CCDP, GCSP and FIFOG

Whilst the US drew up ‘red lines’ for intervention in the Syrian crisis, the conflict escalated further, causing extreme civilian suffering and chaos throughout the country. Red Lines is an inspiring film focusing on two activists’ efforts to raise support for the revolution, establishing democratic enclaves within their devastated homeland.

The film (99 mins, Arabic/English) will be followed by a panel discussion featuring:

  • Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, Adjunct Professor of International History and CCDP Faculty Associate, The Graduate Institute, and GCSP Deputy Director.
  • Caroline Abu Sa'Da, Head of the Research Unit, Médecins Sans Frontières Suisse
  • Anita Bay Bundegaard, Director and UN Representative, Save the Children

Entry is free, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

This documentary contains distressing images.

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This event is organised in partnership with the Graduate Institute's Centre on Conflict, Development & Peacebuilding and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), as part of the International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva.

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Public Lecture

Monday 21 March 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

Considérations sur le présent et l’avenir de la justice pénale internationale

Robert Roth, directeur de l'Académie de droit international humanitaire et de droits humains

Organisé par l'Amicale des étudiants francophones de l'Institut (AMEF)

Auditorium 2
Maison de la paix, Genève

Spécialiste de droit pénal international et professeur ordinaire à la Faculté de droit de l'Université de Genève, Robert Roth a été juge et président de la Chambre de première instance du Tribunal spécial pour le Liban pendant deux ans. Lors de cette conférence, il nous livrera sa perspective sur le présent et l'avenir de la justice pénale internationale.

Son intervention sera suivie d'un débat modéré par Paola Gaeta, professeur et responsable du département de droit international de l'Institut, professeur associé à l'Université de Bocconi et ancienne directrice de l'Académie.

Cette conférence est organisée en collaboration avec l'Association étudiante de l'Académie (ADH).

Panel discussion

Friday 11 March 2016, 12:00 - 14:00

Nobel Laureates on Human Rights - A view from civil society

Panel discussion hosted by the Permanent Missions of the United States and Canada

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Hosted by the Permanent Missions of the United States and Canada, this is a side event of the UN Human Rights Council's 31st session.

As registration is now closed, the event will be streamed live here.

Dalai Lama   His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism known worldwide for his promotion of religious freedom, non-violence and fundamental human rights, the 14th Dalai Lama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.
Karman   Tawakkol Abdel-Salam Karman
Yemeni journalist Tawakkol Karman was the co-recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her work promoting nonviolent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights during the Arab Spring in Yemen.
Alikarami   Leila Alikarami
An Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, Leila Alikarami is Executive Director of the Centre for Supporters of Human Rights, founded by Shirin Ebadi, the 2003 Noble Peace Prize Laureate.

Moderator:
   
Gilmore   Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights. 
 



NB: Attendance is limited to those who register via the Graduate Institute website and who receive an email confirmation. An e-mail will be sent to all registered attendees with details of security screening. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to the venue.
 

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Film screening and debate

Thursday 10 March 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

Amazon Voices

International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights

Day after day, oil exploitation is eating through the Amazon region, drastically affecting fragile ecosystems and communities. AMAZON VOICES, directed by Lamia Chraibi, Lucile Alemany and Margerie David, reveals the tensions created when economic growth comes at the expense of respect for the environment.

The film will be followed by a discussion with:

  • Eduardo Santana Castellon, Coordinator of the Museum of Environmental Sciences, University of Guadalajara
  • José Luis Ramirez, Huichol leader
  • Isabelle Schulte-Tenckhoff, Professor of Anthropology, the Graduate Institute
  • Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations Office at Geneva

Moderator: Gabriela Sotomayor, Notimex

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

This event is organised as part of the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights. Entry is free, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Les disputes de la Maison de la paix

Tuesday 05 April 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

Immigration : chance ou danger ?

Avec les professeurs François Crépeau et Etienne Piguet

Modératrice: Manuelle Pernoud (RTS)

Au-delà de la question des réfugiés, ce débat portera sur les politiques d’immigration que l’Europe devra tôt ou tard définir, placée comme elle est sous une double contrainte : celle d’une population vieillissante à proximité de régions à fort potentiel démographique.

Le débat sera introduit par la projection de Ailleurs, un court-métrage réalisé par Charles Kleiber. Les professeurs Crépeau et Piguet présenteront leurs points de vue puis un débat sera mené par Manuelle Pernoud avec le public. Celui-ci sera ensuite invité à se prononcer sur ces 4 recommandations pour la gouvernance des migrations.

Avec la participation de :

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Professeur François Crépeau
Professeur à l'Université McGill, François Crépeau est
Rapporteur spécial des Nations unies pour les droits
de l’homme des migrants. Il abordera la question de
l’immigration d’un point de vue international.

     
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Professeur à l'Université de Neuchâtel
et vice-président de la Commission fédérale
des migrations, Etienne Piguet apportera
une perspective suisse et européenne.
 
     
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Modératrice:
Manuelle Pernoud
Productrice
Radio Télévision Suisse
 

 

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

 

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Video Conference

Friday 15 April 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

Property rights and markets: the best promise for the poor

Hernando de Soto, President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (VIDEO-CONFERENCE)

An expert on the informal economy and the importance of business and property rights, Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto is the President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy.

Mr de Soto will appear by video-conference from Peru. His presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience.

This event forms part of the 2016 Wilhelm Röpke Congress, taking place from 14-16 April 2016, organised in cooperation with the Liberal Institute,  the Wilhelm-Röpke-Institut, the Aktionsgemeinschaft Soziale Marktwirtschaft and the Centre de Recherches Civilisations et Identités culturelles comparées, Université de Cergy-Pontoise.

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

 

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Graduate Institute Lecture

Thursday 24 March 2016, 15:00 - 16:00

Youth and Politics in 20th Century Latin America - A View from the Southern Cone Countries

Valeria Manzano, Pierre du Bois Visiting Professor, International History

Lecture from Pierre du Bois Visiting Professor

Young people are centre stage of politics in the Southern Cone of Latin America (Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay), actively participating in student movements, political parties and social movements linked, for example, to human rights and sexual politics. This lecture from the Graduate Institute’s Pierre du Bois Visiting Professor will explore the evolution of youth involvement in political action. 

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Valeria Manzano is Associate Researcher at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (Argentina), and Associate Professor of History at the Instituto de Altos Estudios Sociales. She is currently working on a history of youth political participation in the democratic transitions in the Southern Cone of Latin America.

 

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Maison de la paix, Geneva
 

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Film screening and debate

Wednesday 06 April 2016, 18:30

Inside Job

Ciné@IHEID

Inside Job is an Oscar-winning documentary revealing how systematic corruption, banking practices and changes in the policy environment caused the 2008 financial crisis.

The film (US, 108 mins, English) will be followed by a panel debate featuring:

  • Cédric Tille, Professor of International Economics, the Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Valérie Lemaigre, Chief Economist at Banque cantonale de Genève (BCGE)

Entry is free, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.


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Events

Tuesday 10 May 2016, 18:15 - 20:00

The Economic Impact of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Raed Charafeddine, First Vice-Governor at Banque du Liban, Lebanon’s Central Bank

Organised by the Centre for Finance and Development

Auditorium Ivan Pictet B
Maison de la paix, Geneva
 

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First Vice-Governor at Banque du Liban, Lebanon’s Central Bank.

Raed H. Charafeddine is the First Vice-Governor at Banque du Liban, Lebanon’s Central Bank, since April 2009. Prior to his current mission he spent twenty years in the banking sector where he held senior Executive positions at leading commercial banks in Lebanon and in the United Arab Emirates.

Mr. Charafeddine is the Alternate Governor for Lebanon at the International Monetary Fund, sits on the Arab Monetary Fund’s Board of Governors and is the Alternate Chairman of the Capital Markets Authority in Lebanon; He is also the Executive Director for the Levant region at the Arab Monetary Fund’s Board and Chair of the Advisory Council for the Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ).

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Film screening and debate

Wednesday 27 April 2016, 18:30 - 21:00

Burden of Peace

With Human Rights Watch

Burden of Peace tells the story of Claudia Paz y Paz, Guatemala’s first female Public Prosecutor, revealing how her battle against corruption, drug gangs and impunity in one of the most violent countries in the world culminated in the arrest of former dictator Efraín Rios Montt, the first ever conviction of a former head of state for genocide in a national court.

The film (2015, 77 minutes, Spanish/English) will be followed by a discussion moderated by Romaine Jean, Editor in chief, RTS, featuring:

Entry is free, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Film screening and debate

Wednesday 11 May 2016, 18:30

The Gatekeepers

Ciné@IHEID

The Gatekeepers is a documentary about the role of Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security service, from the Six Day War to the present. The film features in-depth interviews with six of Shin Bet's former directors, using archival footage and animation to bring their stories to life. The Gatekeepers was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary in 2013.

The film (2012, Hebrew/English, 101 mins) will be followed by a panel discussion featuring:

  • David Sylvan, Professor of International Relations/Political Science, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Siobhan Martin, Senior Programme Officer, Geneva Centre for Security Policy 

Entry is free, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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02 March 2016

Stavros Lambrinidis: “If you want to fight terrorists, educate girls”

Speaking at the Graduate Institute on March 1st, Stavros Lambrinidis, the EU Special Representative for Human Rights, described human rights as “hardcore foreign policy.”

 “If you look at any bloody conflict in the world today, a major human rights violation is most likely at the roots of the conflict. Addressing human rights challenges is most likely at the roots of resolving the conflict.”

“If you want to fight terrorists, do what they don’t want you to do. Educate girls, promote freedom of religion and belief, promote freedom of speech and build up independent courts, institutions and non-corrupt governments.”

“In a world where relativism is increasingly taking power over well-understood international laws and rights principles, where many countries are beginning to aspire to the dogma that ‘might is right’, it’s fundamentally import for a world power like the EU to use as its main weapon international law, at the core of which is human rights.”

A video of Stavros Lambrinidis’s talk, which was moderated by Prof. Andrew Clapham, is available here.

08 March 2016

Leslee Udwin: education key to gender equality

This week’s Ciné@IHEID film screening and debate of India’s Daughter was held on International Women’s Day at Maison de la paix.

The panel discussion, moderated by Shaila Seshia Galvin, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology of Development, featured Avni Amin, the World Health Organization’s Department of Reproductive Health and Research, and Leslee Udin, Director of India’s Daughter.

The film was introduced by Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights.

“We need to break the mind-set of gender inequality”, says Leslee Udwin. “Rape, child marriage, acid attacks, sex selection – all human rights violations of women and girls are symptoms of the disease. I hope this film will galvanise people to start taking concrete steps to root out the cause.”

“As well as putting bandages on the wounds, we must also operate on the cause. There is only one way to do that – education.”

“We have been educating our children’s heads, but we have failed to educate their hearts. Until we make a systematic effort to do that, the cycle of violence and human rights violations will continue.”

The next film screening at Masion de la paix will be Amazon Voices on 10 March, followed by Shooting Dogs on 23 March, Inside Job on 6 April, Red Lines on 13 April, Burden of Peace on 27 April and The Gatekeepers on 11 May.

Panel discussion

Thursday 21 April 2016, 16:00 - 18:00

A Civil Peace by Civil Society - Tunisian Experiences for the Future of the Region

Geneva Lecture Series, with UNITAR and UNOG

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A panel discussion and public debate with the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate who were central in attempts to build a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the 2011 Arab Spring.

Panelists:

  • Ouided Bouchamaoui, President of the Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts
  • Hocine Abassi, Secretary General of the Tunisian General Labour Union
  • Abessatar Ben Moussa, President of the Tunisian Human Rights League
  • Fadhel Mahfoudh, President of The Tunisian Order of Lawyers

Moderator:

  • Ghassan Salamé, Professor Emeritus of Sciences Po. Paris and former Lebanese Minister of Culture

Opening remarks:

  • Michael Møller, Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva

Closing remarks:

  • Nikhil Seth, Executive Director, United Nations Institute for Training and Research

Organised in cooperation with the Graduate Institute and the Center for Humanitarian Dialogue.

Room XX, Palais des Nations

This event is organised in partnership with

  • The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
  • The Fondation pour Genève
  • The Permanent Mission of Tunisia at Geneva
  • Tribune de Genève

Events

Thursday 28 April 2016, 12:30 - 14:00

Women’s Empowerment and Building Resilience in Humanitarian Settings

Organised by the Gender Centre in collaboration with the MIKTA Partnership

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

The World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in May 2016 will mark the culmination of a multi-stakeholder process to improve humanitarian action worldwide. Global consultations have underlined the importance of “making humanitarian action work for women and girls” and the positive impacts of gender equality programming.

This panel discussion aims to: highlight the importance of women’s participation and leadership in humanitarian action and decision making; underline the benefits of empowering women economically in order to transform communities and build livelihoods; and to enhance momentum towards a strong commitment on gender equality and women’s empowerment at the Summit.

Introductory Remarks:

  • John Quinn, Australian Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva

Panellists:

  • Elizabeth Cafferty, Gender Adviser, World Humanitarian Summit
  • Elisabeth Prügl, Professor and Director of the Gender Centre, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Reshma Adatia, ICVA Chair of Policy Committee,  Global Humanitarian Coordinator, ACT Alliance
  • Jorge Lomónaco, Mexican Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva

Moderator:

  • Davide Rodogno, Professor of International History, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

The panel discussion will be followed by an interactive dialogue. 

This event is organised by the Graduate Institute's Gender Centre, in collaboration with the Permanent Missions in Geneva of Mexico, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia (MIKTA Partnership).

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Events

Wednesday 01 June 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

The Dynamics of War & Peace - Drama, Poetry, Music and Dance

With the University of Oxford

Each war deepens social divisions, yet each has the potential to lead to a breakthrough in human and societal renewal. Based on real-life experiences with war-affected populations and combatants, and grounded in academic and professional expertise in global peace and security, this special multi-media performance combines theatre, dance, poetry, music and visual art to bring to life the volatile dynamics of war and the potent potential for peace. 

Discover more in this short video
 

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Drama, Poetry & Moderation

Dr. Rama Mani, Founder, Theatre of Transformation; Faculty member, Geneva Academy; Senior Research Associate, Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford; Associate Fellow, GCSP; Jury member, Right Livelihood Award.

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Music, Choreography & Dance

Dr. Annette Idler, Director of Studies, Changing Character of War Programme, University of Oxford, and Research Associate, Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding, The Graduate Institute, Geneva.


The performance, which features art work by Tanisha Bhana and dance by Valerio Benevento, will be followed by interaction and dialogue with the audience, to explore diverse perspectives, evoke innovative ideas, and shape collective responses.

This event is a joint project of the Graduate Institute, Geneva and the University of Oxford (Centre for International Studies, Oxford Network of Peace Studies (OxPeace) and the Changing Character of War Programme).

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Maison de la paix, Geneva

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Events

Tuesday 12 April 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

Religion, nation et citoyenneté en Albanie

Nathalie Clayer, directrice d’études à l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en sciences sociales (EHESS)

Conférence Chaire Yves Oltramare

 Seul pays d’Europe ayant une population à majorité musulmane avant les indépendances récentes de la Bosnie-Herzégovine et du Kosovo, l’Etat albanais a toujours été, depuis sa création en 1913, sans religion officielle – laïc, voire même athéiste entre 1976 et 1991 –, et se distingue en cela des autres pays balkaniques, majoritairement chrétiens orthodoxes. Comme dans le cas turc, l’affichage laïc relève à la fois d’un souci de légitimation d’une souveraineté vis-à-vis de l’Europe et d’une certaine idée de la modernité. Depuis l’émergence d’une identité nationale albanaise dans l’Empire ottoman, il existe cependant des tensions entre une définition dominante de cette identité indépendante des identités confessionnelles (musulmanes ou chrétiennes) et des définitions ethno-confessionnelles, qu’elles soient liées à l’islam ou aux christianismes orthodoxe et catholique, ainsi qu’entre ces définitions ethno-confessionnelles (ce qui distingue le cas albanais du cas turc). Ces tensions sont dues notamment au sort de l’héritage ottoman au cours du XXe siècle et aux évolutions des rapports entre souveraineté, citoyenneté et loyautés, en Albanie comme dans les Etats voisins (Etats yougoslaves et Grèce).
 

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Nathalie Clayer

Nathalie Clayer est directrice d’études à l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en sciences sociales (EHESS) à Paris, et directrice de recherche au CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique), au CETOBAC (Centre d’études turques, ottomanes, balkaniques et centrasiatiques, CNRS-EHESS-Collège de France) qu’elle dirige. Ses thèmes de recherche sont la religion, le nationalisme et les processus de formation étatique dans l’Empire ottoman et dans les Balkans, en particulier parmi les Albanais. Parmi ses dernières publications figurent Aux origines du nationalisme albanais. La naissance d’une nation majoritairement musulmane en Europe (Paris, Karthala, 2007), Islam in Inter-War Europe (London, Hurst, 2008), édité avec Eric Germain, Conflicting Loyalties in the Balkans. The Great Powers, the Ottoman Empire and Nation-Building (London, Tauris, 2011) édité avec Hannes Grandits et Robert Pichler, L’autorité religieuse et ses limites en terres d’islam  (Leiden, Brill, 2013) édité avec Alexandre Papas et Benoît Fliche, et Les musulmans de l’Europe du Sud-Est avec Xavier Bougarel (Paris, Karthala, 2013). 

 

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Maison de la paix, Genève
 

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Conference

Thursday 14 April 2016

Youth Dialogue 2016: Future of Diplomacy

Junior Diplomat Initiative Switzerland

The Junior Diplomat Initiative (JDI) Youth Dialogue is a unique project seeking to encourage a comprehensive dialogue between experienced diplomats, young professionals, and students of international affairs, in order to share and discuss their views on key topics in the field.

The fourth annual JDI Youth Dialogue, taking place in Geneva for the first time, invites students across Switzerland to gain insight on current trends in international diplomacy, learn practical skills to pursue a diplomatic career, and network with other students passionate about diplomacy. This year's conference on Future of Diplomacy includes interactive panels with junior diplomats to provide a fresh perspective on some of the main global challenges and with senior diplomats to examine different aspects of globalised diplomacy and multilateralism.

Students have the option of participating in one of three workshops: International Peace Mediation, e-diplomacy and Discuss Leading with Influence. The workshops will include both a theoretical and a practical component that will help immerse students in the intricacies of diplomacy.

The JDI Switzerland Youth Dialogue 2016 is organised by the Junior Diplomat Initiative Switzerland in partnership with the Graduate Institute, in collaboration with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), Foraus, DiploFoundation and swisspeace.

Due to the limited number of seats, participants are required to register here (priority will be given to students).

Programme:

9:00 - 9:15 Opening Ceremony

9:15 - 10:45 Young Professional Panel – Addressing Global Challenges: A Junior Diplomat’s Perspective

Moderator:

Panelists:

  • Gunnar Schneider, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations Office at Geneva
  • Noura Kayal, Third Secretary, Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations Office at Geneva
  • Salma Al-Kudwah, Graduate Student, MAS in International Law in Armed Conflicts, Geneva Academy for International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.

10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30 High-level Panel – Emerging Trends in Globalised Diplomacy

Moderator:

  • Thomas Biersteker, Gasteyger Professor of International Security, and Director of the Programme for the Study of International Governance, at the Graduate Institute, Geneva

Panelists:

  • Amb. Roderick van Schreven, Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the United Nations Office at Geneva
  • Amb. Päivi Kairamo, Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations Office at Geneva
  • Victor do Prado, Director of the Council and Trade Negotiations Committee Division, World Trade Organization.

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break and Networking Event

14:00 - 15:15 Workshop Session (part 1 of 2)

International Peace Mediation, with swisspeace
e-diplomacy, with Diplo Foundation
Discuss Leading with Influence, with the GCSP.

15:15 - 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:45 Workshop Session (part 2 of 2)

16:45 - 17:15 Closing Ceremony

Please contact juniordiplomatinitiative@graduateinstitute.ch for more information, or click here to find out more about about past JDI Youth Dialogue conferences.

Events

Tuesday 12 April 2016, 16:15 - 18:00

Profits and Sustainability. The Historical Evolution of Green Entrepreneurship

Geoffrey Jones, Isidor Straus Professor of Business History at Harvard Business School

Organised by the Graduate Institute’s Department of International History

While business has typically been identified as the primary agent in environmental degradation, since the nineteenth century a subset of businesses has been created specifically to enhance environmental sustainability. This talk considers the motives behind the creation of such firms, how they built businesses and the challenges they faced, and how far they were able to have a positive environmental impact.
 

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Geoffrey Jones

Geoffrey Jones is the Isidor Straus Professor of Business History at Harvard Business School and Faculty Chair of the School's Business History Initiative, where he researches the evolution, impact and responsibility of global business.


The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Room S8
Maison de la paix, Geneva
 

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Conference

Thursday 14 April 2016 - Saturday 16 April 2016

Wilhelm Röpke Congress

Conference

Wilhelm Röpke (1899-1966) is widely known as an economist of the founding generation of ordoliberalism. A relentless critic of excessive interventionism, political centralism, and welfare statism, Röpke had a seminal impact on German economic policy after World War II.

To what extent did Röpke see an ethical crisis as the basis of possible financial crises? What is his understanding of a “humane market economy” and to what extent can it be a basis for stable international relationships? Why is free trade not a sufficient condition for a stable international order? What are necessary complements to establish a stable international order? The Wilhelm Röpke Congress marks the 50th anniversary of Röpke’s passing by addressing these and other questions.

Organised in cooperation with the Liberal Institute, the Wilhelm-Röpke-Institut, the Aktions-gemeinschaft Soziale Marktwirtschaft and the Centre de Recherche sur les Civilisations et Identités culturelles comparées / Université de Cergy-Pontoise.

Programme/Registration

The Congress programme, and details on how to register (free of charge for students and academics) are available here.

On Friday 15 April at 18:30 there will be a public lecture from Hernando de Soto on Property Rights and Markets. Details here.

Maison de la paix, Geneva

Public Lecture

Thursday 28 April 2016, 18:30

Applying International Law - Limits and Challenges

Sir Christopher Greenwood CMG QC, Judge, ICJ

MIDS Lecture

UniMail, Room M S150, Boulevard du Pont d'Arve 40, Geneva


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A cocktail will be served after the lecture.

Sir Christopher John Greenwood CMG QC is a Judge of the International Court of Justice, to which he was elected on 6 November 2008.

He taught at Cambridge for nearly twenty years before being appointed to a Chair of International Law at the London School of Economics in 1996.

As a barrister he has argued more than forty cases before the English courts, International Court of Justice, European Court of Human Rights and other international tribunals. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1999 and made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) for services to public international law in 2002.

This event is organised by the Geneva LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS).

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Events

Tuesday 26 April 2016, 18:30

Greek Crisis - Phase II

Gikas Hardouvelis, former Finance Minister of Greece; Chief Economist, Eurobank Group

ICMB Public Conference

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

This event is organised by the International Centre for Monetary and Banking Studies, an initiative hosted by the Graduate Institute.

Entrance is free. Contact www.cimb.ch or secretariat@cimb.ch.

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Panel discussion

Tuesday 03 May 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

Are elections giving democracy a bad name?

With Club Diplomatique de Genève and Kofi Annan Foundation

As registration is now closed, the event will be streamed live here.

While the practice of holding elections has become almost universal, many claim that political liberties are in retreat. What can be done to address this paradox? How can we build confidence in elections, ensuring their credibility and encouraging peaceful redress to electoral disputes, particularly in countries experiencing political instability?
 

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Introduction
Kofi Annan

The seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, 2001 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation.


Panel discussion including:

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Ruth Dreifuss

Former President of the Swiss Confederation (the first woman to hold the office) and a current member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy and the International Commission against the Death Penalty.

   
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Ricardo Lagos

President of Chile from 2000 to 2006, founder and President of the Fundación Democracia y Desarrollo (Foundation for Democracy and Development) and chair emeritus of the Inter-American Dialogue.

   
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Olusegun Obasanjo

President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007, during which time he oversaw his country’s first democratic handover of power, and current board member, Africa Progress Panel.

   
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Foreign Minister of Indonesia from 2001 to 2009, current member of the Council of Presidential Advisors of the Republic of Indonesia.

   
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Moderation
Thania Paffenholz

Director of the Graduate Institute’s Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative, Dr Paffenholz is internationally renowned for her work on and in support of peace and political transition processes worldwide.


A public Q&A session will take place in English and French.
Le débat avec le public aura lieu en français et en anglais.

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva


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Events

Thursday 21 April 2016, 18:30 - 21:00

Concours d'éloquence 2016

Organisé par l'Amicale des étudiants francophones

L’Amicale des étudiants francophones (AMEF) organise pour la première fois à l'Institut un concours d’éloquence en collaboration avec l’AESPRI de l'UNIGE et l’Association étudiante de l’ADH.

La finale de concours accuillera les étudiants suivants qui s'exprimeront sur des sujets qui leur ont été attribués par tirage au sort:

  • Amel Merabet (ECAV, UNIGE): La religion est-elle l'opium du peuple?
  • Brendan Le Marchand (MA, Droit, UNIGE): "Le patriotisme c'est l'amour des siens. Le nationalisme c'est la haine de l'autre."
  • Dino Vajzovic (MA, Droit, UNIGE): "Science sans conscience n'est que ruine de l'âme."
  • Maikl Grerzner (BA, Droit/GSEM, UNIGE): L'art doit-il nécessairement être beau?
  • Peter Sob (D., Médecine, UNIGE): "Le terrorisme et le mensonge sont les armes du faible, pas du fort."
  • Raphael Chikli (MIDS, IHEID/UNIGE): Le politiquement correct est-il synonyme d'hypocrisie?
  • Silvio Da Silva (ECAV, UNIGE): "Aux âmes bien nées, la valeur n'attend pas le nombre d'années."

Disponsant de 10 minutes chacun pour répondre à ces problématiques, les finalistes se présenteront successivement devant un jury composé des professeurs suivants :
Alexis Keller (UNIGE), Cédric Dupont (IHEID), David Rodogno (IHEID), Eric Wyler (IHEID), Jean-Michel Servet (IHEID), Korine Amacher (UNIGE), Marc Hufty (IHEID), Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou (IHEID) et Riccardo Bocco (IHEID).

A la suite de leur délibération, trois prix (fincancés par la Délégation à la langue française, Novea et l’Organisation internationale de la francophonie) seront attribués aux gagnants : CHF 500 et deux repas gratuits au nouveau restaurant de la Maison de la paix pour la première place ; CHF 250 pour la deuxième place ; et CHF 150 pour la troisième place.

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Maison de la paix, Genève

Lunch Briefing

Tuesday 10 May 2016, 12:30 - 13:30

Colombia: Is Peace Closer than Ever?

Thania Paffenholz, Director of the Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative

Just as the peace process between the Government of Colombia and the FARC is about to close in on the first realistic deal after decades of war, official peace talks with the second largest armed group, the ELN, are expected to start soon. What are the prospects and risks for peace in Colombia?
 

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With over 25 years of experience as both an academic and policy advisor, Dr Thania Paffenholz is internationally renowned for her work on and in support of peace processes worldwide focusing on mediation, process design and inclusion. She is the Director of the Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative at the Graduate Institute.

 

Auditorium Ivan Pictet B
Maison de la paix, Geneva
 

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Film screening and debate

Monday 02 May 2016, 18:30

Caricaturistes, fantassins de la démocratie

CinéONU

Cinémas du Grütli
Salle Michel Simon,
Rue du Général-Dufour 16
1204 Genève

Douze caricaturistes, fous formidables, drôles et tragiques, venant des quatre coins du monde, défendent la démocratie en s’amusant avec un crayon, leur seule arme, au risque de leurs vies. A la veille de la Journée mondiale de la liberté de la presse, Ciné-ONU vous invite à rire et à réfléchir avec ces dessinateurs inspirés et iconoclastes.

Réalisé par Stéphanie Valloatto, co-écrit et produit par Radu Mihaileanu, ce film a été sélectionné au Festival de Cannes en 2014, dans la catégorie Hors compétition.

Pour plus d’informations.

Projection suivie par un débat en présence de :

  • Plantu, caricaturiste, Le Monde, et président, Fondation Dessins pour la Paix (Cartooning for Peace)
  • Patrick Chappatte, caricaturiste, Le Temps, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, The New York Times

Modératrice :

  • Corinne Momal-Vanian, directrice, Gestion des conférences, Office des Nations Unies à Genève

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Graduate Institute Lecture

Wednesday 18 May 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

Islam et nationalisme en Bosnie-Herzégovine

Xavier Bougarel, chercheur au CNRS

Conférence Chaire Yves Oltramare

Les musulmans de Bosnie-Herzégovine sont longtemps restés étrangers à toute identification nationale et se sont repliés sur leur identité religieuse. Ce n’est qu’en 1968 que la Fédération yougoslave reconnaît en son sein l’existence d’une nation musulmane. En même temps, la modernisation de la société bosnienne se traduit par sa sécularisation. Pendant la guerre, en 1993, le nom national « Musulman » est remplacé par « Bosniaque ». Néanmoins, la mise en exergue de l’islam comme élément central de la nouvelle identité politique s’accompagne de tentatives de réislamisation. Jusqu’à aujourd’hui, les dirigeants bosniaques restent confrontés aux paradoxes constitutifs de l’identité nationale.
 

xavier-bougarel.jpg   Xavier Bougarel est chercheur au CNRS (Centre d’études turques, ottomanes, balkaniques et centrasiatiques à Paris et Centre Marc Bloch à Berlin). Il est notamment l’auteur de « Survivre aux empires: islam, identité nationale et allégeances politiques en Bosnie-Herzégovine » (Paris, Karthala, 2015).


La chaire Yves Oltramare Religion et politique dans le monde contemporain a pour mission d’apporter une contribution scientifique majeure à l’analyse de l’impact des rapports entre religion et politique sur l’évolution des sociétés et du système international.


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Events

Tuesday 31 May 2016, 18:00 - 19:30

Immunities of International Organisations: Theory and Practice

Organised by the Department of International Law

The role, importance and consequences of the actions of international organisations are increasingly questioned, their privileges and immunities criticised for shielding organisations from accountability and contributing to grave injustices. The recent litigation against the UN on Srebrenica and Haiti is a case in point. On the occasion of the publication of the first commentary on the conventions on the privileges and immunities of the United Nations and specialised agencies, this panel will look at privileges and immunities of international organisations from both a theoretical and practical angle and will contribute to clarify and demystify their impact and implications.

Panelists:

  • Professor August Reinisch, Head, Section of International Law and International Relations, University of Vienna
  • Tilmann Geckeler, Principal Legal Officer, Legal Office, International Labour Organisation
  • Danielle Werthmüller, Chief, Section on Privileges and Immunities, Permanent Mission of Switzerland in Geneva

Moderator:

  • Gian Luca Burci, Adjunct Professor of International Law, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

NB: Discussions will be in English and French

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Maison de la paix, Geneva
 

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Conference

Thursday 09 June 2016, 09:00 - 17:00

Measuring and monitoring implementation of the SDGs: Fit for purpose?

Organised by the eJournal International Development Policy in partnership with the Millennium Institute and the Centre for Finance and Development

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

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Following the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015, the United Nations released implementation indicators in March 2016. Monitoring progress is now of the essence:

  • How should diverse stakeholders move forward with respect to monitoring SDG implementation at different levels?
  • What are implicit theories of change underlying performance indicators?
  • In an era of ‘big data’, how can we generate data that are relevant, accurate, credible and affordable?

This event brings together academics, policymakers and development professionals for a day-long conference, organised in four panels:

1. Multi-level/multi-stakeholder monitoring
2. A holistic view of complex adaptive systems
3. Monitoring across sectors
4. Bigger and better: “big data” as a magic bullet?

View the programme here.

Public Lecture

Friday 13 May 2016, 18:30 - 21:00

Quelle(s) langue(s) pour une Europe démocratique ?

Organisé par l'Amicale des étudiants francophones (AMEF)

Et si l’adoption d’une langue commune permettait de résoudre définitivement le déficit démocratique dont l’Europe semble souffrir de manière chronique ? 

Loin d’être nouvelle, cette idée est martelée avec force par ceux qui voient dans l’adoption d’une lingua franca commune à toute l’Europe (voire au-delà) un moyen privilégié de surmonter les barrières linguistiques qui entravent la communication entre les citoyens européens mais aussi, dans une vision plus radicale, la condition sine qua non de l’émergence d’un authentique demos transcendant les frontières nationales. 

Cette première option que d’aucuns présentent comme la plus efficace, la plus réaliste voire comme la seule alternative possible et/ ou souhaitable à l’heure de la globalisation, soulève néanmoins un certain nombre d’interrogations. 

Faire le choix d’une langue comme (seul) outil de communication entre européens, n’est-ce pas risquer de creuser les inégalités d’espace à l’espace public européen et d’accroître ainsi un déficit démocratique que l’on prétend résorber ?

Comment, en outre, éviter que l’adoption d’une seule langue commune ne conduise à une dérive tendancielle vers une forme de pensée unique qui serait en contradiction fondamentale avec les principes de diversité et de pluralité qui sont au cœur du projet de construction européenne ?

Ces questions lancinantes, qui continuent de faire l’objet de « croyances extraordinairement obstinées tant chez les spécialistes que chez les profanes » 1  seront au cœur de la conférence-débat.
Intervenants :

Le débat se déroulera en anglais et en français et sera modéré par Mattia Salamanca Orego.

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1 Pool, J., 1991 : A Tale of Two Tongues, Manuscrit non-publié, Département de Science politique, University of Washington (Seattle), p. 7.

Lunch Briefing

Monday 30 May 2016, 12:30 - 13:30

Beyond the paradigm of power: the authority of UN human rights treaty bodies

Fuad Zarbiyev, Assistant Professor of International Law

Auditorium Ivan Pictet B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

A number of bodies set up by human rights treaties stand at the heart of the international human rights protection system, charged with monitoring treaty implementation. How should their authority be thought of in the absence of a formal power to issue binding decisions?

Fuad Zarbiyev
Assistant Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute, Fuad Zarbiyev was previously a Global Research Fellow at New York University School of Law and worked as a lawyer for Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP where he acted as counsel to a number of governments and state-owned companies before international tribunals. His research interests include translational law and governance, international legal theory, international judicial behaviour, investment arbitration and theory and practice of treaty interpretation.

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Events

Thursday 19 May 2016, 12:15 - 14:00

Oil Addiction: Saudi Arabia

Organised by the MENA Initiative

The MENA Initiative invites you to a panel discussion on Saudi Arabia and its current oil crisis. Historically, Saudi Arabia has relied on its rich oil resources and is currently facing challenges due to the decreasing price of oil. Professor Luciani and Dr. Koch will be engaging in a dynamic, interdisciplinary, and interactive panel discussion on the political and economic dimensions of the oil debate in Saudi Arabia.

Panelists:

  • Professor Luciani, a major contributor to the academic discourse on rentier states, will provide his economic standpoint on the issue.
  • Dr. Koch is the director of the Gulf Research Center Foundation in Geneva and he previously served as Director of International Studies at the Gulf Research Center in Dubai. He will be sharing his political analysis on Saudi Arabia’s internal and foreign policies. 

Two MENA board members will be moderating the discussion, which will be followed by a Q&A session.  The event will be closed with a reception with food and drinks.

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Panel discussion

Friday 03 June 2016, 13:00 - 15:00

Accountability as a Common Goal. Dialogue between the ICC Prosecutor and Human Rights Actors

With the ICC and the Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Geneva

It is often forgotten that the International Criminal Court’s legal framework derives from negotiations that took place in Geneva, yet the ICC’s role in promoting international criminal justice, ensuring accountability and breaking the cycle of impunity is highly relevant here, especially at the Human Rights Council but also in the NGO community and in academia. This panel discussion will assess the complementary roles of the ICC, Geneva’s human rights bodies, states and civil society actors, seeking opportunities to systemise and strengthen common origins and ties.

Introduction:

  • Roderick van Schreven, Ambassador of the Netherlands to the United Nations in Geneva

Moderator: 

  • Lyal Sunga, Head, Rule of Law Programme, The Hague Institute for Global Justice

Panellists

  • Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court
  • Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Carsten Stahn, Visiting Professor, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Angela Mudukuti, Lawyer, Southern Africa Litigation Centre
  • Pierre Hazan, Editorial Advisor, Justiceinfo.net; former war correspondent

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Film screening and debate

Thursday 16 June 2016, 18:30 - 21:00

Sonita

Avec le DFAE et le FIFDH

Film-débat

The struggle against Child, Early and Forced marriages, a critical issue for the UN Human Rights Council.

Child, early and forced marriages affect nearly fifteen million girls each year around the world. The Human Rights Council has recognised the practice as a violation of human rights, and has been leading targeted efforts since 2013, notably via the unanimous adoption of a resolution calling for strengthened efforts to prevent and eliminate this harmful practice. But how can the phenomenon be most effectively addressed?

To mark the tenth anniversary of the Human Rights Council, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights and the Graduate Institute invite you to a film screening and debate.

Sonita would have liked to be the daughter of Rihanna and Michael Jackson rather than an illegal immigrant in Iran, but she doesn't let that get her down. Not worrying about the fact that women aren't allowed to sing, or that her family would like to sell her off for marriage, she records a rap album about forced marriage. A cinematic revelation, Sonita won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival.

Sonita (2015, 90 minutes, English/Farsi) will be followed by a panel debate on the subject of child marriage, featuring:

  • Dubravka Šimonović, United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences
  • Andrea Bianchi, Professor of international law, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Mohinder Watson, Founder, Action on Child, Early and Forced Marriage; Geneva UN Representative for the International Alliance of Women

Entry is free, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Maison de la paix, Geneva
 

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Graduate Institute Lecture

Wednesday 29 June 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

Privacy, Security & Technology

Brad Smith, President of Microsoft

The rapid evolution towards ubiquitous computing that relies on digital devices that are connected to the “cloud” and large data centers affects individuals, businesses, NGOs, and governments alike.  It also raises a host of new privacy and security issues. 

Brad Smith, President of Microsoft and alumnus of the Graduate Institute, will provide an insider’s view of technology trends and emerging policy, regulatory, and legal challenges, assessing possible paths to protect privacy and security in this new cloud-based era.
 

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Public Lecture

Tuesday 21 June 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

Race and racism in American elections

Christopher Parker, Associate Professor in Political Science, University of Washington

Race has traditionally played a key role in many American presidential campaigns. In 2016, Donald Trump has sought to build support through attacks on Mexicans and Muslims (among others). While bigoted arguments alienate many observers, could Trump’s campaign actually advance the national conversation about race, thereby helping to heal the country’s racial division?

Christopher Parker is an Associate Professor in the department of political science at the University of Washington. He is the author of Change They Can’t Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America and Fighting for Democracy: Black Veterans and the Struggle Against White Supremacy in the Postwar South.

Moderator: David Sylvan, Professor, International Relations/Political Science, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

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Graduate Institute Lecture

Wednesday 08 June 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

Religion et politique aux États-Unis

Denis Lacorne, directeur de recherche au CERI-Sciences Po à Paris

La religion a toujours eu une place essentielle dans la préparation des élections présidentielles aux Etats-Unis, notamment en raison du calendrier des primaires qui favorise, côté républicain, les Etats et les électeurs les plus religieux. Mais, cette année, pour la première fois depuis trente ans, les deux finalistes probables des primaires, Donald Trump et Hillary Clinton, sont les plus indifférents à la religion de tous les candidats en lice. S’agit-il d'un déclin de la place du religieux dans la politique aux Etats-Unis, et d'une convergence entre les valeurs européennes et nord-américaines ?

denis-lacrone-20160524.png   Denis Lacorne est directeur de recherche au CERI-Sciences Po à Paris. Politiste et spécialiste de l’histoire politique des Etats-Unis, il est, entre autres, l'auteur de De la Religion en Amérique. Essai d'histoire politique (Gallimard, 2012), La crise de l'identité américaine. Du melting-pot au multiculturalisme (Gallimard, 2003), et Les Frontières de la tolérance. De John Locke à Charlie Hebdo (Gallimard, 2016).

La chaire Yves Oltramare Religion et politique dans le monde contemporain a pour mission d’apporter une contribution scientifique majeure à l’analyse de l’impact des rapports entre religion et politique sur l’évolution des sociétés et du système international.


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Events

Monday 30 May 2016, 17:30

Dancing Jacobins: A Venezuelan Genealogy of Latin American Populism

Book launch: Rafael Sánchez, Senior Lecturer, Anthropology and Sociology of Development

Auditorum Jacques Freymond
Parc Barton, 132 rue de Lausanne

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Rafael Sánchez, Senior Lecturer of Anthropology and Sociology of Development, launches his new book Dancing Jacobins: A Venezuelan Genealogy of Latin American Populism.

Presenting the book is Aline Helg, Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Geneva.

 

 

Attendance is free, no need to register.

 

Panel discussion

UNAMID
Monday 06 June 2016, 18:00 - 20:00

Mapping Conflict, Violence and Upheaval

Launch of Peace and Conflict 2016

Auditorium A2
Maison de la paix, Geneva

The Peace and Conflict book series is an authoritative source of cutting-edge data and analysis about significant patterns, trends, and relationships in domestic and international conflicts, other types of political violence and societal upheaval, and peacebuilding and justice activities to address these issues.

The latest edition will be presented by the co-editors:

  • David Backer, Assistant Director, CIDCM, and Associate Research Professor, Department of Government & Politics, University of Maryland
  • Ravi Bhavnani, Professor and Head, Department of International Relations/ Political Science, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
  • Paul K. Huth, Director, CIDCM, and Professor, Department of Government & Politics, University of Maryland; Editor, Journal of Conflict Resolution

They will describe and engage with the discussants and the public on key findings about mapping dynamics of conflict, violence and upheaval observed around the world.

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Lunch Briefing

Friday 27 May 2016, 12:30 - 13:30

Brazil’s political crisis

Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, Brazilian political scientist

Auditorium A2
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Just two weeks after Brazil's Senate voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, the new government of interim president Michel Temer is already beset by scandal and public protests. Where does the country go from here? What scenarios should we anticipate?

Brazilian political scientist Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro has served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Burundi, Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar and Chairman of the International Commission of Inquiry for Syria. In 2012 he was appointed by Dilma Roussef to the Brazilian Truth Commission, created to examine human rights violations during Brazil’s military dictatorship.
 

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Public Lecture

Friday 10 June 2016, 11:00 - 12:30

The Role of Legitimacy in the Governance of Fragile States

Organised by IPTI and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Auditorium A2
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Legitimacy is an important feature of contemporary state-building. International frameworks such as the New Deal emphasize the need to create legitimate politics as part of building stable states and peaceful societies. Open questions remain about how to achieve the goal of more legitimate domestic governance. Which constituencies matter for evaluating a state’s legitimacy? Are more democratic states necessarily more legitimate states? What is the relationship between inclusion and legitimacy?

Panellists

  • Ian Johnstone, Professor of International Law, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • Thania Paffenholz, Director, Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Dyan Mazurana, Associate Research Professor, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Research
  • Alex de Waal, Research Professor, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; Executive Director, World Peace Foundation

Moderator

  • Eileen Babbitt, Director of the Institute for Human Security, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy


Snacks and drinks will be provided

 

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Panel discussion

Wednesday 15 June 2016, 18:00 - 18:45

What does it take to be a human rights defender ?

Organised with the European Union Delegation to the UN and the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

The Human Rights Council depends on those defending human rights on the ground, every day, often at the expense of their own safety. This event is dedicated to Human Rights Defenders worldwide, who work tirelessly to promote the rights of others, often at their own personal risk.

Moderator:

Panellists:

  • Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Special Representative for Human Rights
  • Taslima Nasrin, Bangladeshi author and blogger; Winner, Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought
  • Aida Khemiri, Tunisian activist for women's rights and minorities

The panel discussion will be followed by a March for Human Rights, starting at 18.45 from Maison de la Paix and ending at the Ariana Museum, for a cocktail reception and music from the Violinissima Duo, performing from a hot air balloon.

Organised to mark the tenth anniversary of the Human Rights Council. On 16 June at 18:30, the Graduate Institute will hold a film screening and debate about child, early and forced marriages.
 

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Events

Monday 13 June 2016 - Wednesday 15 June 2016

International Security Forum

Hosted by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

The biennial International Security Forum brings together 350 diplomats, ministers, government officials, military and private sector personnel for analysis, intelligence briefings and debates on the world’s most pressing security topics.

As a co-convening partner, the Graduate Institute has been actively involved in the elaboration of the conference proceedings. Professor Ilona Kickbusch of the Global Health Programme will feature on a high-level panel on global health security, while Professor Keith Krause of the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding is part of a high-level panel focusing on the challenges of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals from a security perspective.

Other Graduate Institute researchers, including representatives from the Small Arms Survey and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform, will be involved in three workshop sessions on 14 June. Topics to be discussed include plural security provision in urban contexts, transnational armed groups in the Middle East and North Africa, and efforts to curb the proliferation of explosive weapons.

More details are available at the International Security Forum website.

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Opening lecture of the academic year

Tuesday 20 September 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

What have we learnt from the crisis?

Paul Krugman, Distinguished Professor of Economics at City University of New York

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Paul Krugman is Distinguished Professor of Economics at City University of New York, studying a  wide range of economic issues including income distribution, taxation, macroeconomics and  international economics. In 2008, he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic  Sciences. He is the recipient of the Prix International Edgar de Picciotto 2016.

Please note that this event is now closed for registration. The lecture will be live streamed via this web page.

Please click here to view the livestream.

Panel discussion

Thursday 30 June 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

L'Europe post Brexit: quelle place pour la Suisse?

Avec Le Temps

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

Le jeudi 23 juin, le Royaume-Uni a voté à 51,9 % des voix pour une sortie de l’Union européenne. Ce vote de rejet est un basculement vers l’inconnu. Quelles seront les modalités du divorce? Quel sera l'impact du Brexit sur la Suisse et l'Europe? La Suisse sera-t-elle fragilisée ou renforcée dans ses relations avec Bruxelles? L'économie mondiale va-t-elle souffrir?

Modérateur :

  • Richard Werly, journaliste, Le Temps

Avec la participation de :

  • Cédric Tille, professeur d'économie internationale, Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement
  • Christian Lüscher, conseiller national, Parti libéral-radical
  • Marie Owens Thomsen, chef économiste, CA Indosuez Wealth Management
  • Jean Russotto, avocat, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Bruxelles
  • Bernard Rüeger, président, Chambre vaudoise du commerce et de l'industrie

Cette conférence est organisée en partenariat avec Le Temps.
 

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Events

Monday 11 July 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

Defending Human Rights at Guantanamo Bay

Alka Pradhan, Human Rights Counsel and Lecturer at the University of Pennsilvania Law School

Organised by Human Rights & Conflict and Post-Conflict Zones Student Initiative (HR&C Initiative)

Have you ever wondered what it is like to defend detainees at Guantánamo who have alleged links to the 9/11 attacks? Would you like to get some insight into how international human rights and humanitarian law is used to help preserve the rights of such defendants when they have been brutally tortured?

A. Pradhan.jpg   Alka Pradhan currently represents Ammar al-Baluchi and will speak about various issues associated with his case as well as the general challenges associated with upholding international human rights and humanitarian law in Guantánamo military commissions. Ms. Pradhan is a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and has specialised on the intersection between international humanitarian law, human rights, and national security.
More information on her background can be found at: www.law.upenn.edu/cf/faculty/pradhana


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Conference

Wednesday 07 September 2016, 09:00 - 18:00

Is Social Progress Around the Corner?

With the International Panel on Social Progress

The International Panel on Social Progress is uniting the world’s leading researchers, sociologists, and economists to develop research-based, multi-disciplinary solutions to the most pressing challenges of our time. Until December 2016, the public will be able to comment on the IPSP draft report before its publication in 2017. This event brings Panel authors together with experts from leading international institutions to debate the report’s findings and to propose tools and ideas to decision-makers and stakeholders, on the basis of a synthesis of academic knowledge about economic, political, and social institutions and processes.

Four round tables will focus on the following themes:

  • Inequalities and social progress
  • Good jobs for all?
  • Health and the contours of human life
  • Global governance

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The event is organised with the International Panel on Social Progress and will be followed by a cocktail reception. 

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Panel discussion

Tuesday 04 October 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

Les inégalités sont-elles une fatalité ? Solutions proposées par la société civile

Avec la Fédération genevoise de coopération

Auditorium Ivan Pictet A
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Si la communauté internationale a progressé pour ce qui est de sortir les populations de la pauvreté, les inégalités persistent. Il y a encore de vastes disparités dans l’accès à l’éducation, aux ressources économiques ainsi qu’à une relation homme-femme plus équilibrée. De plus, si les inégalités de revenus entre les pays ont pu être réduites, elles se sont en revanche accrues à l’intérieur des Etats. Nous vous proposons de débattre sur le rôle de la société civile et son impact sur la réduction des inégalités dans les domaines de l’économie, du genre et de l’éducation.

Mots de bienvenue :

  • René Longet, Président, Fédération genevoise de coopération

Introduction :

  • Pio Wennubst, Vice-directeur, chef du domaine Coopération globale, Département fédéral des affaires étrangères
     

Avec la participation de :

  • Gilles Carbonnier, professeur en économie internationale, Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement
  • Fabienne Lagier, secrétaire générale adjointe, Enfants du Monde
  • Jean Rossiaud, docteur en sciences humaines, Co-directeur du Forum démocratique mondial
  • Fatou Sarr, professeur, directrice du laboratoire genre et recherche scientifique, l’Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar

Modératrice :

  • Angélique Mounier-Kuhn, ancienne responsable de la rubrique internationale du Temps

 

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Les Grandes Conférences du Temps

Wednesday 14 September 2016, 18:30 - 19:30

Sous le sable de Nubie, une cité enfouie

Charles Bonnet, archéologue et ancien professeur à l’Université de Genève

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva
 

charles-bonnet-archeologue.jpg   Entre novembre et février dernier, des fouilles menées par des archéologues suisses, français et soudanais sur le site de Doukki Gel au Soudan, ont mis au jour les vestiges d’une ville extraordinaire : des monuments en brique crue de plus de 50 mètres de diamètre, 1400 colonnes et des fortifications remarquables. Ces vestiges africains et égyptiens font la liaison historique entre le monde méditerranéen et le continent noir. Ancien professeur à l’Université de Genève, Charles Bonnet a mené, dès 1965, les fouilles de cette ancienne capitale nubienne.


Modérateur :

  • Stéphane Benoit-Godet, rédacteur en chef, Le Temps

Cette conférence est organisée en partenariat avec Le Temps avec le soutien de la Fondation pour Genève.


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Film screening and debate

Wednesday 05 October 2016, 18:00 - 20:30

The Great European Disaster Movie

With A Riveder Le Stelle, RENA and Wake Up Europe!

Film screening and debate

The UK voted for Brexit, but what does the future reserve for the European Union? Beset by seven years of economic crisis and an increasing dissatisfaction with its undemocratic political structure, will Europe sleepwalk into catastrophe as it did one hundred years ago? Are we on the verge of a disaster or is this a great opportunity for much needed reform?

Directed by Annalisa Piras and executively produced by Bill Emmott, “The Great European Disaster Movie" is a fictional film which examines Europe's identity crisis and the complex challenges that are mounting against the Union’s survival. Subtle, moving, thought-provoking and witty, “The Great European Disaster Movie" frames Europe through the eyes of those who are most important to its success: Europeans themselves.

The film (2015, English, 87 minutes) will be followed by a debate with:

  • Bill Emmott, former Editor, The Economist
  • Stephanie Hofmann, Associate Professor, International Relations/Political Science, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

The event is organised jointly by the Graduate Institute, A Riveder Le Stelle, RENA and Wake Up Europe!

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Entry is free, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Film screening and debate

Thursday 29 September 2016, 18:30 - 21:00

Demain

Ciné@IHEID

Et si montrer des solutions, raconter une histoire qui fait du bien, était la meilleure façon de résoudre les crises écologiques, économiques et sociales, que traversent nos pays ? Suite à la publication d’une étude qui annonce la possible disparition d’une partie de l’humanité d’ici 2100, Cyril Dion et Mélanie Laurent partent avec une équipe de quatre personnes enquêter dans dix pays pour comprendre ce qui pourrait provoquer cette catastrophe et surtout comment l’éviter.

Durant leur voyage, ils rencontrent les pionniers qui réinventent l’agriculture, l’énergie, l’économie, la démocratie et l’éducation. En mettant bout à bout ces initiatives positives et concrètes qui fonctionnent déjà, ils commencent à voir émerger ce que pourrait être le monde de demain…

Demain (2015, 118 minutes, français) sera introduit par:

  • Jean-Michel Servet, professeur honoraire, études du développement, Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement

Le film sera suivi d’une discussion modérée par Christophe Dunand, directeur général, Réalise avec:

  • Daniel Fino, chercheur retraité, Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement 
  • Yvette Jaggi, présidente d'honneur, Fondation Microcrédit Solidaire Suisse
  • Jean Rossiaud, président, l'association Monnaie Léman
  • Sophie Swaton, chercheur, Université de Lausanne
  • Gregory Chollet, directeur marketing & qualité, Loyco

L'entrée est ouverte à tous dans la limite des places disponibles.

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

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Panel discussion

Wednesday 21 September 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

The International Crimes of ISIS: Which Routes to Justice?

In partnership with Amnesty International

Auditorium Ivan Pictet A
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Two years after the group calling itself the ‘Islamic state’ (ISIS) seized control of parts of Iraq and Syria, the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria has published a report finding that the group has committed massive international crimes involving mass killing, gang rape and torture. At a time when members of the group may be returning to their countries of origin, what routes are there to ensure criminal accountability for these crimes. Are there any helpful practices from previous conflicts?

Panel

  • Andrew Clapham, Professor of International Law, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Sareta Ashraph, Senior Legal Analyst, United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Syria
  • Razaw Salihy, Researcher on Iraq, Amnesty International
  • Nareen Shammo, Journalist, has led missions in Iraq to free Yazidi women held captive by ISIS


This event is organised in collaboration with Amnesty International.


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Graduate Institute Lecture

Monday 19 September 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

Foreign Policy in the 2016 US Presidential Election

Ambassador Reuben Brigety, Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Ambassador Reuben Brigety will discuss the role of foreign policy in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the implications for American engagement in the world.

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Public Lecture

Thursday 01 September 2016, 19:30 - 20:30

Économie verte : la Suisse en fait-elle assez ?

Doris Leuthard, conseillère fédérale, cheffe du Département fédéral de l'environnement, des transports, de l'énergie et de la communication (DETEC)

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Avec l'adoption des Objectifs de développement durable de l'ONU en septembre dernier, la transition vers une économie verte s'inscrit à l'échelle mondiale. Depuis de nombreuses années, la Suisse se place parmi les meilleures élèves d'une gestion efficiente des ressources grâce à une attitude citoyenne éco-responsable et une économie qui s'engage volontairement sur ce chemin. Mais en fait-elle assez pour protéger ses ressources naturelles?

La conseillère fédérale Doris Leuthard s'exprimera sur cette thématique et sur les conséquences de l'initiative populaire du 25 septembre prochain, qui vise à réduire drastiquement la consommation des ressources.

Cette conférence est organisée en partenariat avec economiesuisse et la Chambre de commerce, d'industrie et des services de Genève.

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Public Lecture

Thursday 15 September 2016 - Friday 16 September 2016

Policy Responses to Commodity Price Fluctuations

4th Annual Conference of the Bilateral Assistance and Capacity Building for Central Banks programme

International Conference Centre
Maison de la paix, Geneva

The Bilateral Assistance and Capacity Building for Central Banks programme’s annual conference brings together central banks, academics and policy makers. This year, experts from the central banks of Colombia, Tunisia, Vietnam, Peru, Azerbaijan and Albania will discuss their experiences.

A research workshop on September 15 will feature panel discussions on “aggregate effects and monetary policy” and “sectoral effects”. The policy conference on September will feature a keynote presentation by Rabah Arezki (IMF) followed by panels on “what drives commodity prices?”, “economic impact of commodity price fluctuations” and “monetary policy responses”.                                                                                                                                                          

The full programme is available here.

The conference is open to the public, and registration is required as places are limited. Please email bcc@graduateinstitute.ch.

Organised by the Bilateral Assistance and Capacity Building for Central Banks programme and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

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Panel discussion

Wednesday 21 September 2016, 18:00 - 20:00

“Democracy 2030”: Imagining the elections and parliaments of the future

With the Inter-Parliamentary Union

Auditorium Ivan Pictet B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

This is a time of challenge and opportunity for democracy. Recent years have seen young people, frustrated by authoritarian leaders and lack of opportunities, seek radical change to the political system. Workers who have seen their jobs threatened by globalisation have begun to look to populist alternatives to the political establishment. New political movements have emerged to challenge the way politics is done and have acceded to positions of power in some countries.

To retain relevance and legitimacy, political parties, parliaments and other institutions will need to adapt to changes in society; to renew political processes; to create space in politics for younger generations and to make use of their energy.

“Democracy 2030” will explore issues including:

  • How will the institutions of democracy – including parliament, political parties, elections – change between now and 2030?
  • Are existing political processes able to respond to people’s needs, or do new processes need to be invented?
  • What new forms of collaborative, participative decision-making will emerge in the digital era?

Introductory remarks

  • Anja Wyden Guelpa, Chancellor of the State of Geneva
  • Kareen Jabre, Director of Programmes, Inter-Parliamentary Union

Moderator

  • David Sylvan, Professor of International Relations/Political Science, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Panelists

  • Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Icelandic Member of Parliament, poet and activist
  • Myriam Boujbel, Tunisian Member of Parliament
  • Nico Schrijver, Professor of Public International Law, Leiden University; member of the IPU Executive Committee

This event is organised with the Inter-Parliamentary Union as part of Geneva’s Democracy Week. Interpretation will be available in English and French.

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Panel discussion

Tuesday 27 September 2016, 18:15 - 20:00

International Law and its Quest for Implementation

A Tribute to Professor Vera Gowlland-Debbas

Maison de la Paix Meeting Centre
Maison de la paix, Geneva

The Graduate Institute is organising a tribute to Professor Vera Gowlland-Debbas, who passed away in 2015. This event will discuss and highlight the challenges raised by the implementation of international law and the lasting contribution of Vera Gowlland-Debbas on her many fields of interest, including state responsibility, UN law, collective security, human rights and refugee law.

Speakers will include Professors Georges Abi-Saab, Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Vincent Chetail, Andrew Clapham, John Dugard, Marcelo Kohen, Jorge Vinuales and Daniel Warner. The tribute will be followed by a cocktail reception.

Organised by the International Law Department.
 

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Graduate Institute Lecture

Wednesday 12 October 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

Repenser la place des religions en Europe

Olivier Roy

Conférence Chaire Yves Oltramare

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Dans les sociétés européennes sécularisées, la religion fait retour comme marqueur identitaire et entraîne un conflit des valeurs, en politique comme dans les tribunaux. Pour garantir l'ouverture de l'espace social, il faut réaffirmer l'universalité des droits de l'homme, qui incluent la liberté religieuse.

Spécialiste mondialement reconnu de l'islam politique, Olivier Roy est professeur à l'Institut universitaire européen de Florence, où il dirige depuis septembre 2009 le Programme méditerranéen. Il est l'auteur, notamment, de L’Échec de l'Islam politique (Le Seuil, 1992), La Sainte Ignorance (Le Seuil 2008), La laïcité face à l'islam (Fayard, 2013) et En Quête de l'Orient perdu (Le Seuil 2014).

La chaire Yves Oltramare Religion et politique dans le monde contemporain a pour mission d’apporter une contribution scientifique majeure à l’analyse de l’impact des rapports entre religion et politique sur l’évolution des sociétés et du système international.

 

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Conference

Tuesday 27 September 2016, 09:00 - 19:30

The City of the Rich and the City of the Poor

Journée d'étude Bernardo Secchi

Auditorium Ivan Pictet B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Organised by the department of Anthropology and Sociology of Development, the Fondation Braillard Architectes and the Laboratory of Urbanism (Lab-U) at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme.

We need to return to the question of the spatial structure of the city… to promote democracy, and to eliminate spatial inequalities". Bernardo Secchi, ‘La città dei ricchi e la città dei poveri’.

The Bernardo Secchi Working Seminar aims to foster dialogue between scholars, professionals and stakeholders on the relations between social equality/inequality, ecological sustainability and the spatial attributes of the urban areas, according to three questions:

  • Sustainable and inclusive economy: how does its implementation interact with the built realm?
  • Environmentally responsible government: how can architectural and urban space become one of its strategic fields of exercise?
  • Urban Age and planetary equilibrium: how can we orient emerging architectural, urban and landscape strategies for an innovative management of resources?

Organising committee

  • Panos Mantziaras, Fondation Braillard Architectes
  • Isabelle Milbert, Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement, The Graduate Institute
  • Paola Viganò, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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Film screening and debate

Wednesday 09 November 2016, 18:00 - 21:00

Gandhi

Ciné ONU

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

Ben Kingsley stars in Gandhi (1982, 191 minutes, English), the Oscar-winning biography of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of India's non-violent, non-cooperative independence movement against United Kingdom rule. Dedicated to the concept of nonviolent resistance, Gandhi is initially dismissed by British officials, but he and his cause become internationally renowned, and his gatherings of passive protest move India towards independence.

The screening, an initiative of Ciné-ONU Geneva, in collaboration with the Graduate Institute and with the support of the Permanent Mission of India, will be followed by a reception.

This event is organised as part of Geneva Peace Week. It will be preceded by a panel debate, Peaceful Resistance for Enduring Global Justice, at 12:30 on 8 November.

Entry is free, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
 

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Public Lecture

Wednesday 21 September 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

Histoire du Sénégal, ou histoire des Sénégalais? La place de l'islam

Ibrahima Thioub, directeur du département d'Histoire et recteur de l'Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar

Auditoire A2
Maison de la paix, Genève

Un grand débat agite les historiens sénégalais depuis plusieurs années. Faut-il écrire une histoire du Sénégal, ou une histoire des Sénégalais? Ibrahima Thioub est partisan de la seconde approche et, à l'instar de Prasenjit Duara, qu'avait reçu la chaire Yves Oltramare en 2014, il entend "sauvegarder l'histoire de la nation". Mais, quelle que soit la réponse que l'on apporte à la question, la place de l'islam dans le devenir de la société sénégalaise est centrale. Elle sera néanmoins définie de manière différente du point de vue de l'histoire du Sénégal, ou de celle des Sénégalais.

Ibrahima Thioub
Directeur du département d'histoire et recteur de l'Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, chercheur associé de l'Institut d'études avancées de Nantes, Ibrahima Thioub a profondément renouvelé la compréhension de l'entreprise, de la prison, de l'esclavage et de la définition "chromatique" des identités. Il est considéré comme l'un des historiens les plus importants de l'Afrique subsaharienne.

La chaire Yves Oltramare Religion et politique dans le monde contemporain a pour mission d’apporter une contribution scientifique majeure à l’analyse de l’impact des rapports entre religion et politique sur l’évolution des sociétés et du système international.
 

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Public Lecture

Thursday 06 October 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

Values, Reconciliation and Shaping a New European Order

Adam Daniel Rotfeld, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland

Auditoire Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

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Organised as part of the Institute's cooperation programme with the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research, and Innovation (SERI).
 

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Public Lecture

Tuesday 27 September 2016, 18:30 - 19:30

Humains-Terriens, ou post-humains et post-terriens demain ?

Dominique Bourg, philosophe français, professeur à la Faculté des géosciences et de l'environnement de l'Université de Lausanne

Auditoire Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

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Dominique Bourg

Dominique Bourg est un philosophe français, professeur à la Faculté des géosciences et de l'environnement de l'Université de Lausanne. Ses domaines de recherches sont l’étude de la pensée écologique, l’évaluation des choix technologiques et des risques, le principe de précaution, le débat public et la démocratie écologique.


Organisé par le département d’anthropologie et sociologie du développement avec la Fondation Braillard Architectes et le Laboratoire d’urbanisme de l’EPFL, dans le cadre de la Journée d'étude Bernardo Secchi, « La ville des riches et la ville des pauvres ».
 

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Panel discussion

Tuesday 11 October 2016, 11:00 - 12:30

Celebrating International Day of the Girl 2016

Taking over the 2030 Agenda for our generation

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Girls and young women around the world are ready to be heard, but to fulfill their rights and realise the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, it is critical that we work together to create the spaces for their full participation. To celebrate the International Day of the Girl on 11 October, this roundtable will highlight the state of girls’ rights and the gender data gap in the context of the 2030 Agenda, providing a platform for both human rights experts and young women to explore the challenges girls face and propose solutions to ensure that all girls can learn, lead, decide and thrive.

Plan International will also be presenting its latest report ‘Invisible Girls’, which focuses on the gender data gap and how it contributes to girls remaining invisible and being left behind.

Moderator:

  • Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights

Panellists:

  • Welcome remarks by a Graduate Institute student
  • Luca and Ngandu, young activists for girls’ rights from Germany and Zambia 
  • Ambassador Beatriz Londoño Soto, Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations Office at Geneva
  • Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, CEO of Plan International
  • Alfonso Barragues, Director (a.i.) of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Interpretation will be available in English and French and a welcome coffee will be offered from 10:30am.

Organised in partnership with Plan International and with the support of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Permanent Missions of Canada and Colombia to the United Nations in Geneva, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the International Geneva Gender Champions.

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Film screening and debate

Wednesday 26 October 2016, 18:30 - 21:00

La Terre et l'Ombre

Avec le festival FILMAR en América Latina

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

Dix-sept ans après avoir divorcé, un vieux paysan colombien revient chez lui pour soutenir les siens lors d'une maladie de son fils. Il découvre un paysage apocalyptique, ravagé par les exploitations de cannes à sucre. Une mise en scène magistrale illumine ce grand film sur le combat et la rédemption, l’attachement viscéral à la terre et les vies sacrifiées au labeur.

La Terre et l'Ombre (2015, 97 minutes, sous-titré en français) sera suivi d'une discussion (en anglais) avec, notamment:

  • Christophe Gironde, chargé d'enseignement et de recherche, études du développement, Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement
  • Ana María Suárez Franco, représentante de FIAN International auprès de l'Organisation des Nations Unies à Genève
  • Rafael Sanchez, chargé d'enseignement et de recherche, études du développement, Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement

Organisée dans le cadre du festival FILMAR en América Latina.

L'entrée est ouverte à tous dans la limite des places disponibles.

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Film screening and debate

Tuesday 29 November 2016, 18:30 - 21:00

3000 Nuits

With Palestine, Filmer C’est Exister

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

Layal, une jeune enseignante palestinienne, se fait arrêter et incarcérer dans une prison israélienne hautement sécurisée où elle donne naissance à un garçon. Luttant pour survivre et élever son nouveau-né derrière les barreaux, elle est tiraillée entre son instinct de mère et les décisions difficiles qu’elle doit prendre.

3000 Nuits (2015, 103 minutes, sous-titré en français) sera suivi d’un débat sur les prisonnières palestiniennes en Israël en présence de la réalisatrice, Maï Masri (par skype) et avec :

  • Soha Bechara, ancienne détenue dans la prison de Khiam au Liban-Sud
  • Manon Schick, Directrice, Amnesty International Suisse
  • Modérateur: Riccardo Bocco, professeur, anthropologie et sociologie du développement, IHEID

Organisé avec le festival Palestine, Filmer c'est exister.

L'entrée est ouverte à tous dans la limite des places disponibles.

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Film screening and debate

Tuesday 06 December 2016, 18:30 - 21:00

The Golden Dream

With International Organization for Migration

Auditorium Ivan Pictet

The Golden Dream is an award-winning road movie that follows four Guatemalan teenagers on a hazardous journey to America, as they confront corrupt police, drug cartels and immigration officers.

"A beautiful film, full of human warmth, compassion and truth. Terrific!" - Ken Loach

The Golden Dream (2013, 110 minutes, Spanish/English subtitles) is organised with the International Organization for Migration and will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Ana Duran, Senior Regional Advisor for the Americas, International Organization for Migration
  • Luis Salinas, Producer, The Golden Dream
  • Rafael Sanchez, Senior Lecturer, Anthropology and Sociology of Development, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Riccardo Bocco, Professor, Anthropology and Sociology of Development, The Graduate Institute, Geneva (moderator)

Entry is free, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

This screening is part of Ciné@IHEID and the International Organization for Migration’s Global Migration Film Festival.
 

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Lunch Briefing

Tuesday 04 October 2016, 12:30 - 13:30

Anthropologies of Global Health: Case studies of HIV elimination, Ebola preparedness and war wounds

Vinh-Kim Nguyen, Professor, Anthropology and Sociology of Development

Auditorium Ivan Pictet B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Vinh-Kim Nguyen 
Professor, Anthropology and Sociology of Development, Vinh-Kim Nguyen is an HIV and Emergency physician and medical anthropologist, concerned with the relationship between science, politics and practice in global health, and with evolving scientific and political responses to HIV and Ebola. He draws on molecular epidemiology, global health and social theory to argue for a paradigm shift in eliminating infectious diseases.

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Panel discussion

Tuesday 08 November 2016, 12:30 - 14:00

Peaceful Resistance for Enduring Global Justice

Panel discussion on the film "Gandhi", Geneva Peace Week

Auditorium A2
Maison de la paix, Genève

History has shown that peaceful resistance against colonialism, military occupations, and authoritarian regimes is an effective way to reverse injustice and oppression. With the current upheavals in the Middle East and elsewhere, to what extent can peaceful resistance challenge violent aggressions in an increasingly militarised world? Can peaceful resistance form an effective tool to reverse today's injustices? Join the debate on the effectiveness, relevance and importance of peaceful resistance for enduring global justice, alongside distinguished speakers and practitioners who have witnessed, lived through, studied, or practiced a form of peaceful resistance, in different parts of the world.
 

Moderator

  • Alessandra Vellucci, Director, United Nations Information Service in Geneva

Speakers

  • Alaa Tartir, Visiting Research Fellow, Centre on Conflict, Development & Peacebuilding, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Ajit Kumar, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the UN in Geneva
  • Jean Fabre, Former Deputy Director, UNDP in Geneva

 

NB: On Wednesday 9 November at 18:00 there will be a screening of Gandhi at Maison de la paix. Both events are organised in collaboration with CINE-ONU, as part of Geneva Peace Week.
 

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Public Lecture

Monday 03 October 2016, 17:30 - 18:30

Ban Ki-moon Lecture

Secretary-General of the United Nations

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Ban Ki-moon is the eighth and current Secretary-General of the United Nations. He will discuss his time in office and the global challenges facing the world in the years ahead.

Organised with the Club Diplomatique de Genève to mark the conclusion of the Secretary-General’s term of office on 31 December 2016.

Moderators:

  • Elisabeth Prügl, Professor of International Relations, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Xavier Colin, Journalist and Founder, Geoconferences

 

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Graduate Institute Lecture

Monday 10 October 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

Le Palais des Nations : rénovation d’un monument du patrimoine suisse et mondial

Avec Michael Møller, directeur général de l’Office des Nations Unies à Genève

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

Construit en 1937, le Palais des Nations, siège des Nations Unies à Genève, accueille plus de 12’000 réunions par année et près de 3’000 personnes y travaillent. L'Assemblée Générale des Nations Unies a donné le feu vert pour sa rénovation en décembre 2015, et l'État hôte accordera un prêt sans intérêt pour financer la moitié des coûts de rénovation. Michael Møller décrira sa vision pour un renforcement de la présence des Nations Unies à Genève avec la mise à jour de l'infrastrastructure au Palais des Nations ainsi que les autres rénovations majeures touchant la Genève internationale.

michael-moller-oct10.jpg   Michael Møller est le directeur général de l’Office des Nations Unies à Genève. Il compte plus de trente-cinq années d’expérience en tant que fonctionnaire international au sein des Nations Unies. Il a été représentant spécial du secrétaire général pour Chypre de 2006 à 2008 et le directeur exécutif  de la Fondation Kofi Annan de 2008 à 2011.


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Lunch Briefing

Tuesday 11 October 2016, 12:30 - 13:30

Safe, Inclusive Cities: Habitat III and the New Urban Agenda

Achim Wennmann, Senior Researcher, Centre on Conflict, Development & Peacebuilding and Executive Coordinator, Geneva Peacebuilding Platform

Auditorium Ivan Pictet B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

The Habitat III cities conference will take place in Quito on 17-20 October 2016. What is in the proposed New Urban Agenda which delegates will vote on? How can managing urban violence and conflict be prioritized? What are the implications of Habitat III for International Geneva?

Achim Wennmann
Senior Researcher, Centre on Conflict, Development & Peacebuilding and Executive Coordinator, Geneva Peacebuilding Platform, Achim Wennmann is an expert in economic perspectives on violent conflict, dispute resolution, and peacebuilding

The briefing will be moderated by Oliver Jütersonke, Head of Research, Centre on Conflict, Development & Peacebuilding.

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Lunch Briefing

Wednesday 26 October 2016, 12:30 - 13:30

Legal Regulation of GM Foods

Anne Saab, Assistant Professor, International Law

Auditorium Ivan Pictet B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Genetically modified foods are subjects of great controversy. While some consider GM foods necessary innovations, others condemn ‘Frankenfoods’ on ethical, environmental, and food safety grounds. This briefing highlights comparative approaches to regulating GM foods, focusing on risk, labelling, and intellectual property rights.

Anne Saab,
Assistant Professor, International Law, Anne Saab has taught and conducted research at the London School of Economics, Leiden University and the University of Amsterdam. Her areas of expertise include public international law, climate change and agriculture.

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Events

Tuesday 04 October 2016, 17:00

Financial Regulatory Reform

Claudia Buch, Deputy President, Deutsche Bundesbank

ICMB Public Conference

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

This event is organised by the International Centre for Monetary and Banking Studies, an initiative hosted by the Graduate Institute.

Entrance is free. Contact www.cimb.ch or secretariat@cimb.ch.

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Events

Tuesday 15 November 2016, 14:00 - 20:00

2016 Geneva Challenge Final

Award Ceremony

Advancing Development Goals International Contest for Graduate Students

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

The Geneva Challenge, supported by patrons Kofi Annan and Jenö Staehelin, invites teams of graduate students from around the world to devise innovative and pragmatic solutions to key international issues. This third edition of the challenge explores how challenges posed by urbanisation can be tackled to foster social and economic development.

Programme

14:00 - 16:30: Urbanisation Challenge: Project Showcase

Three student teams will defend their projects bringing together collective tradition, mobile technology and innovation to address urbanisation.

Auditorium 2

18:30 - 20:00: Awards Ceremony

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Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, Deputy Executive Director and Assistant Secretary General of UN-HABITAT will give a keynote speech on "The challenges and opportunities of sustainable urbanisation".

 

This year’s winning project will be awarded 10,000 CHF, while the second- and third-placed teams will win 5,000 CHF and 2,500 CHF respectively.

Find out more at the Geneva Challenge website.

Please note that the event will be live streamed on this page.

Graduate Institute Lecture

Thursday 13 October 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

The Future of Work: Some Perspectives

Kemal Derviş, Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute

CANCELLED

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Kemal Dervis is Vice-President and Director for Global Economics and Development at the Brookings Institution. He will join the Graduate Institute as Professor of International Economics. His course in the Spring of 2017 will cover the evolution of the world economy and key macroeconomic issues, including the employment challenge. He is a former Turkish Minister of Economic Affairs, executive head of the United Nations Development Program and a Vice-President of the World Bank.

 

Unfortunately due to unexpected circumstances, Professor Kemal Dervis will no longer be able to give this lecture. We apologise for the inconvenience. 

Panel discussion

Tuesday 27 September 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

Plebiscite in Colombia: Potential Consequences of a YES or NO vote

By the Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative

Auditorium Ivan Pictet A
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Lessons learned from successful and failed referendums in other peace processes.

An event by the Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative, the Mission of Colombia to the United Nations in Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Colombia has reached a historical crossroad between war and peace. The official signature of a final agreement could put an end to five decades of conflict between the Government of Colombia and the FARC. The fate of the peace process will be put in the hands of the Colombian people at a plebiscite on the peace deal to be held on 2 October 2016. Although a majority of Colombians have declared that they would vote in favor of the peace process, many condemn the concessions made to the FARC, especially with regard to political participation. How can public support be ensured in view of the plebiscite? What can we learn from the experiences in Cyprus, Northern Ireland or other countries with successful or failed referendums?

Simultaneous translation will be provided in Spanish.

Words of Introduction

  • Permanent Mission of Colombia to the United Nations

Panelists

  • Kate Fearon, Founding Member of the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition
  • Prof. Ahmet Sözen, Former Member of the official Turkish Cypriot negotiation team in the UN-led peace negotiations

Discussant

  • Prof. Rodrigo Uprimny, Professor of Constitutional Law, Human Rights, and Theory of the State at the Universidad Nacional, in Bogota

Moderator

  • Dr Thania Paffenholz, Director of the Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

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Lunch Briefing

Thursday 03 November 2016, 12:30 - 13:30

Trump, Brexit, Le Pen and Putin: The 30% World

John Micklethwait, Editor-in-chief, Bloomberg

Auditorium Ivan Pictet 
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Investors and businesses have always had to deal with geopolitical risks. Now it has moved to a new level. How will politics and economics combine in the years ahead?

John Micklethwait has been Editor-in-chief of Bloomberg since February 2015. He previously worked for The Economist, as editor-in-chief from 2006 to 2015 and in various editorial roles from 1987 onwards. He has covered business and politics in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Southern Africa and Asia.
 

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Panel discussion

Tuesday 18 October 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

What’s the problem with TTIP ?

with the Jacques Delors Institute

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

The outlook for negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is in real doubt. While EU trade ministers recently voted to continue negotiating the agreement, debate rages on about TTIP’s goals and expected benefits, and about the legitimate fears it generates. This event debates how bilateral discussions are likely to move forward, and assesses the prospects for an ambitious trade agreement with anti-globalisation protests growing on both sides of the Atlantic.

Keynote speech: Pascal Lamy, President Emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute

Moderator: Elvire Fabry, Senior Research Fellow, Jacques Delors Institute

With contributions from:

  • Richard Baldwin, Professor of International Economics, The Graduate Institute, Geneva (TTIP in the big picture of global trade)
  • Pierre Defraigne, Executive Director, Madariaga – College of Europe Foundation  (Stop TTIP)
  • Sorin Moisa, Member of the European Parliament, INTA Committee member (Why do we need a trade policy?)
  • Joost Pauwelyn, Professor of International Law, The Graduate Institute, Geneva (The ISDS conundrum)

Organised in partnership with the Jacques Delors Institute.

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Panel discussion

Thursday 20 October 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

Can Europe’s Politicians Solve the Migration Crisis?

Organised in association with The Europaeum

Auditorium Ivan Pictet A
Maison de la paix, Geneva

As Europe struggles to cope with its largest influx of migrants and refugees since 1945, and with over 3,000 migrant deaths since the beginning of the year, can countries join ranks on a coordinated, coherent response, or is the EU’s open borders arrangement doomed?

Panel:

  • José Manuel Barroso, former President of the European Commission and former Prime Minister of Portugal
  • Karel, Prince of Schwarzenberg, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
  • Norbert Hofer, Joint Acting President of Austria, Third President of the National Council
  • Carol Batchelor, Director of the Division of International Protection, UNHCR

Moderator:

  • Elisabeth Prügl, Professor of International Relations/Political Science, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Organised in association with The Europaeum, an association of 10 leading European universities (including the Graduate Institute) which fosters collaborative research and teaching, allowing students to share common learning and confront common concerns through participating in research projects, workshops, exchanges and summer schools.

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Graduate Institute Lecture

Wednesday 02 November 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

Heurs et malheurs des Frères musulmans en Egypte

Marie Vannetzel

Conférence Chaire Yves Oltramare

Auditorium A2
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Les Frères musulmans égyptiens ont connu un destin mouvementé depuis la chute d’Hosni Moubarak en 2011. Après avoir remporté les premières élections libres, suite à la révolution, ils ont été durement réprimés par le régime du Maréchal al-Sissi, qui s’est imposé par un coup d’Etat en 2013. Cette conférence propose une interprétation de ces événements grâce à un retour sur l’histoire des Frères musulmans en Egypte et sur l’ambivalence de leurs rapports à l’Etat, au régime et à la société égyptienne.

Marie Vannetzel est chargée de recherche en sociologie politique au CNRS, au CURAPP-ESS (Amiens). Arabisante et spécialiste de l’Egypte, elle travaille sur les rapports entre religion et politique, les relations de redistribution et les pratiques électorales. Son livre, Les Frères musulmans égyptiens. Enquête sur un secret public, vient de paraître aux éditions Karthala, dans la collection « Recherches internationales ».

La chaire Yves Oltramare Religion et politique dans le monde contemporain a pour mission d’apporter une contribution scientifique majeure à l’analyse de l’impact des rapports entre religion et politique sur l’évolution des sociétés et du système international.

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Graduate Institute Lecture

Monday 17 October 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

Globalisation, nationalism and economic geography

Michael Storper, Centennial Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics

Regional Economics Lecture

Auditorium Ivan Pictet 1B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

 

michael-storper.jpg   Michael Storper is Centennial Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics. He is also affiliated with the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations at Sciences-Po in Paris, and the Department of Urban Planning in the School of Public Affairs at UCLA. His latest books are The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies (2015), and Keys to the City: How Economics, Institutions, Social Interaction and Politics Shape Development (2013)

 

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Lunch Briefing

Tuesday 18 October 2016, 12:30 - 13:30

Nuclear Disarmament in the World Court: The Marshall Islands Cases

Marcelo Kohen and Nico Krisch, Professors of International Law

Auditorium Ivan Pictet B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

On 5 October, the International Court of Justice dismissed three cases brought by the Marshall Islands against India, Pakistan and the United Kingdom. The Marshall Islands had claimed that the three countries (and other nuclear-weapon states) had failed to fulfil their legal obligations to pursue nuclear disarmament. Marcelo Kohen and Nico Krisch will discuss these judgments and the broader relation between law and politics in international affairs.

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Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute, Marcelo Kohen has worked as legal counsel and advocate for a number of states before the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and other tribunals. He also acts as an arbitrator. He is generally interested in research related to international law theory, territorial, maritime and border disputes as well as international dispute settlement.
     
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Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute, Nico Krisch has a particular interest in the legal structure of global governance, the politics of international law, and the postnational legal order emerging at the intersection of domestic, transnational and international law. His most recent work focuses on the changing foundations of international law in a context in which its traditional pillars, especially the consent of states, are increasingly weakened.

 

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Graduate Institute Lecture

Wednesday 16 November 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

Le shintô d'Etat au Japon : la naissance du culte impérial

Pierre-François Souyri, professeur à l’Université de Genève

Conférence Chaire Yves Oltramare

Auditorium Ivan Pictet B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Dans les années 1880, les tenants d’un confucianisme moralisant et ceux qui professaient un nationalisme centré sur la figure de l’empereur imposent leurs vues au sommet de l’Etat. Les idéologues de Meiji injectent dans la conscience nationale un attachement irrationnel à l’empereur. Le souverain devient la manifestation concrète de l’unité du pays en centralisant sur sa personne l’ancienne loyauté féodale et la dévotion traditionnelle au chef de famille. Ce faisant, l’Etat pénètre au plus profond du corps social et impose son point de vue général, à un degré encore jamais observé dans l’histoire japonaise.
 

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Pierre-François Souyri

Professeur à l’Université de Genève et ancien directeur de la Maison Franco- Japonaise de Tokyo, il a pour principaux domaines de recherche la société du Japon médiéval, la formation des sciences sociales dans le Japon moderne et contemporain, et l’histoire de la pensée politique dans le Japon moderne. Il est l'auteur, notamment, de Samouraï, 1000 ans d’histoire (Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2014) et de Moderne sans être occidental, Aux origines du Japon d’aujourd’hui (Gallimard, 2016). 

La chaire Yves Oltramare Religion et politique dans le monde contemporain a pour mission d’apporter une contribution scientifique majeure à l’analyse de l’impact des rapports entre religion et politique sur l’évolution des sociétés et du système international.

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Lunch Briefing

Tuesday 15 November 2016, 12:30 - 13:30

Tipping Point? Sino-American Relations in Historical Perspective

Jussi Hanhimäki, Professor of International History

Auditorium Ivan Pictet B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Jussi Hanhimäki
Professor of International History and faculty member since 2000, Jussi Hanhimäki was previously a lecturer at the London School of Economics and is the recipient of the 2002 Bernath Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. His main research interests include American foreign policy, transatlantic relations, and the international history of the Cold War.

Please note that the event will be live streamed on this page in the framework of the 2016 Virtual Open Week.

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Events

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Tuesday 08 November 2016, 18:30

The Monetary Stance in Euro Area

Philip R. Lane, Governor, Central Bank of Ireland

ICMB Public Conference

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

This event is organised by the International Centre for Monetary and Banking Studies, an initiative hosted by the Graduate Institute.

Entrance is free. Contact www.cimb.ch or secretariat@cimb.ch.

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Panel discussion

Wednesday 23 November 2016, 20:00 - 21:30

Peut-on penser la paix aujourd’hui? Regards sur le conflit israélo-palestinien

Marcelo Kohen, professeur de droit international

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Avec la participation de Lucy Nusseibeh, Aline Alterman et Henri Cohen-Solal, auteurs de l’ouvrage “Une philosophie à l’épreuve de la paix. Penser le conflit israélo-palestinien”, Paris, Mimésis, 2016, 226 p.

Cette table ronde est organisée dans le cadre du cours du professeur Kohen sur le conflit israélo-palestinien. Elle se tiendra en français et anglais, sans traduction simultanée.

Organisée en partenariat avec le Cercle Martin Buber, l’Association des Amis suisses du Docteur Korczak et l'Institut des Cultures Arabes et Méditerranéennes.

Cette table ronde est la première d'une série de quatre rencontres/tables-rondes autour du thème "Israël-Palestine: dialogue et paix" qui se dérouleront du 23 au 26 novembre à Genève à l'initiative du Cercle Martin Buber.
Pour en savoir plus

 

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Graduate Institute Lecture

Tuesday 15 November 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

The challenges and opportunities of sustainable urbanisation

Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, Deputy Executive Director and Assistant Secretary General of UN-HABITAT

Geneva Challenge Award Ceremony

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la Paix, Geneva

The Geneva Challenge invites teams of graduate students from around the world to devise solutions to major international development problems. This year, the challenge is to propose how urban lives can be improved, strengthening social and economic development. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, Deputy Executive Director and Assistant Secretary General of UN-HABITAT, will give a keynote speech before presenting the 2016 Geneva Challenge awards.

Aisa Kirabo Kacyira
From 2006 to 2011, Dr. Kacyira was Mayor of Kigali, Rwanda, one of the fastest urbanising cities in the world. In recognition of the city’s high level of cleanliness, greenness, safety and sustainable, affordable housing initiatives combined with pro-poor urban employment opportunities, Kigali won the UN-HABITAT Scroll of Honour Award in 2008.

From 14:00 to 16:30 on November 15, there will be a showcase of the three Geneva Challenge finalist projects, tackling disaster risk reduction, waste management and food security.

 

Panel discussion

Wednesday 30 November 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

Speaking Truth to Power: Celebrating the Laureates of the 2016 Right Livelihood Award

In partnership with the Right Livelihood Award Foundation

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la Paix, Geneva

We are delighted to welcome the 2016 Laureates of the Right Livelihood Award, courageous people and organisations that have found practical solutions to the root causes of global problems.

The 2016 Right Livelihood Award Laureates are:

  • Syria Civil Defence (The White Helmets), “…for their outstanding bravery, compassion and humanitarian engagement in rescuing civilians from the destruction of the Syrian civil war”
  • Mozn Hassan/Nazra for Feminist Studies (Egypt), “…for asserting the equality and rights of women in circumstances where they are subject to ongoing violence, abuse and discrimination”
  • Svetlana Gannushkina (Russia), “…for her decades-long commitment to promoting human rights and justice for refugees and forced migrants, and tolerance among different ethnic groups”
  • Cumhuriyet (Turkey), “…for their fearless investigative journalism and commitment to freedom of expression in the face of oppression, censorship, imprisonment and death threats”

 

The debate will be moderated by Dr Thania Paffenholz, Director of the Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative at The Graduate Institute and is organised in partnership with the Right Livelihood Award Foundation.

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Public Lecture

Monday 21 November 2016, 18:00 - 19:00

La globalisation : déclin ou nouveau départ ? Un regard suisse

Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, Président de la Confédération suisse

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la Paix, Genève

Au cours des deux dernières décennies, la Suisse a su tirer son épingle du jeu dans la libéralisation du commerce mondial. Mais la globalisation marque le pas. Le oui suisse du 9 février 2014 à l’initiative contre l’immigration de masse a été un des symptômes du repli. Depuis, le Brexit et la campagne électorale américaine ont montré que le libre-échange suscite aussi la suspicion des électeurs dans des pays qui étaient jusqu’à présent champions du libéralisme économique. Tirant les enseignements de ses multiples contacts internationaux durant son année présidentielle de 2016, le conseiller fédéral Johann N. Schneider-Ammann analyse la situation du commerce mondial et les options de la Suisse.

Président de la Confédération pour l’année 2016, le conseiller fédéral Johann N. Schneider-Ammann dirige le Département fédéral de l’économie, de la formation et de la recherche (DEFR). Avant de rejoindre le gouvernement, le 1er novembre 2010, Johann N. Schneider-Ammann a été pendant onze ans conseiller national sous la bannière des libéraux-radicaux. Il est ingénieur de formation (diplôme d’ingénieur en électricité EPFZ) et était, avant son élection au Conseil fédéral, président et administrateur délégué du groupe Ammann. Il a aussi présidé pendant 12 ans l’association de l’industrie suisse des machines et des équipements électriques swissmem et a été vice-président de l’organisation faîtière economiesuisse. 

Organisée en partenariat avec le Club Diplomatique de Genève et le Forum Suisse de Politique Internationale.

 

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Events

Monday 14 November 2016, 12:00 - Friday 18 November 2016, 17:00

Open Day and Virtual Open Week

For prospective students

Are you considering applying to the Graduate Institute? Would you like to know more about study programmes, career prospects, exchange partnerships, financial aid or the experience of studying in Geneva? Join us for our Open Day and Virtual Open Week, and we'll give you the insight you need to make the right decision!

Open Day: Tuesday 15 November 2016

  • Meet our professors and current students
  • Get advice about the application process
  • Visit our campus

Programme and registration

Virtual Open Week: 14 to 18 November 2016

What does studying at the Graduate Institute feel like? Discover life at the Institute, without leaving your desk! Join us online from 14 to 18 November for our Virtual Open Week:

  • Watch real class sessions and conferences through live streaming
  • Join a webinar to discuss Master and PhD degrees, Executive Education programmes, Admissions and much more...

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Events

Monday 07 November 2016, 18:30 - 21:00

Debt Crisis in China

Yi Huang

Assistant Professor of International Economics

Venue: Residence of the Ambassador of Switzerland, Swiss Embassy Compound, Sanlitun Dongwujie 3, 100600 Beijing, China

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Professor Yi Huang will present his recent research, discuss the macro economy and external balance of China, as well as introduce the latest developments at the Graduate Institute. 

The lecture is organised by the Graduate Institute's Beijing Alumni Chapter and will be followed by a cocktail.

Please register via email to beijing.chapter@graduateinstitute.ch before 4 November. Please note that you will be asked to present a valid ID (ID card/passport) and your invitation when entering the Embassy. Doors will open at 18:00.

Panel discussion

Wednesday 16 November 2016, 12:30 - 14:30

Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All

Augusto Lopez-Claros, Director of the Global Indicators Group at the World Bank Group

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la Paix, Genève

Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All is a World Bank Group report measuring the impact of regulations and reforms on business activity and in reducing income inequality. The report includes a gender dimension to capture ways in which governments may set additional hurdles for women entrepreneurs.

Augusto Lopez-Claros, Director of the Global Indicators Group at the World Bank Group will present the report’s key findings, followed by a panel discussion with

  • Elisabeth Prügl, Professor of International Relations / Political Science and Director of the Gender Centre, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Anders Aeroe, Director, Division of Enterprises and Institutions, International Trade Centre
  • Moderator: Ugo Panizza, Professor of International Economics and Pictet Chair in Finance and Development, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

This event is organised in partnership with the World Bank Group Geneva Office.
 

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Events

Monday 07 November 2016, 09:30 - 12:00

Opening Ceremony Geneva Peace Week 2016

Geneva Peacebuilding Platform

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

The Geneva Peacebuilding Platform and United Nations Office at Geneva invite you to the opening of our 3rd edition of Geneva Peace Week.

Opening remarks:

  • Michael Møller, Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), delivered by Corinne Momal-Vanian, Director of Conference Management, UNOG

Speakers:

  • Yves Daccord, Director General, International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva
  • Teresa Whitfield, Officer in Charge, Policy and Mediation Division, United Nations Department of Political Affairs, New York

Moderator

  • Achim Wennmann, Executive Coordinator, Geneva Peacebuilding Platform

More details for this event are available here.

Organised as part of the Geneva Peace Week, a collective impact initiative facilitated by the Graduate Institute, the United Nations Office at Geneva and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform in collaboration with the Swiss Confederation.

Events

Wednesday 09 November 2016, 08:30 - 13:00

Exits from War Economies: What Lessons for Peacebuilding in Syria?

Geneva Peacebuilding Platform

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

What does the war economy mean for a future peace in Syria? What do we know about the effects of war economies on conflict endings and peacebuilding in other conflict zones? What lessons can we draw for the ongoing peace processes and for eventual ‘post-conflict’ peacebuilding in Syria? These questions frame the 9th Annual Meeting of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform that aims to develop a nuanced and at the same time practical understanding about the implications of Syria’s war economy for current and future peace and peacebuilding processes.

The event is free of charge but registration is mandatory. Programme and registration details are available here.

Organised as part of the Geneva Peace Week, a collective impact initiative facilitated by the Graduate Institute, the United Nations Office at Geneva and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform in collaboration with the Swiss Confederation.

Lunch Briefing

Monday 21 November 2016, 12:30 - 13:30

Les migrations, chance et tourments

Charles Kleiber

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

Les migrations sont une sorte de respiration archaïque du monde qui lentement, corrigent ses désordres. Elles permettent d’atténuer le déficit démographique des vieux pays et de répondre à leurs besoins de main-d’œuvre. En même temps, les migrations alimentent les nationalismes identitaires et les peurs. Elles sont néanmoins inarrêtables puisque déterminées par des phénomènes irrépressibles de longue durée, les différences de niveaux de vie, les conflits du monde et le changement climatique. Que mettre en œuvre pour tirer parti des mouvements migratoires et empêcher les indicibles souffrances des hommes, des femmes et des enfants sans lieux ? Comment établir de nouveaux modèles, basés sur la légalisation des migrations ?
 

Kleiber.jpg Charles Kleiber a construit des écoles et des hôpitaux comme architecte: première vie. Il a ensuite dirigé le service de la santé publique du canton de Vaud puis le CHUV: deuxième vie. Enfin, troisième vie : il a été, pendant 10 ans, secrétaire d'Etat à l'éducation et à la recherche.


Modérateur : Alessandro Monsutti, professeur, anthropologie et sociologie du développement, IHEID

Le débat sera introduit par la projection d’Ailleurs, un court-métrage réalisé par Charles Kleiber, monté par Félix Sandri et produit par l’Institut.
 

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Events

Thursday 08 December 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

Has Europe Reached Its Limits?

Jan-Werner Müller, Professor of Politics at Princeton University and Visiting Fellow at IWM

Opening lecture of the International Conference organised in partnership with IWM

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Jan-Werner Müller is Professor of Politics at Princeton University and Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM). He is Founding Director of the History of Political Thought Project at Princeton’s University Center for Human Values, and  the author of What is Populism?, Contesting Democracy: Political Ideas in Twentieth-Century Europe, Constitutional Patriotism and A Dangerous Mind: Carl Schmitt in Post-War European Thought.

Held as the Opening Lecture of the 2016 Annual Conference, Has Europe Reached its Limits?, organised under the scientific responsibility of Professor Andre Liebich as part of the Institute’s cooperation programme with the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research, and Innovation.

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Events

Friday 09 December 2016, 09:45 - 18:30

Has Europe Reached Its Limits?

International Conference organised in partnership with IWM

Auditorium 2
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Has Europe, both the EU and the European idea, reached its limits? The current crisis of the EU encapsulated in Brexit, economic stagnation that extends beyond the Eurozone, the rise of populism and the challenge represented by migration puts into question Europe’s self-image as a civilisational model. This colloquium draws on expertise from various fields to debate whether Europe may or may not have exhausted its potential.

Organised under the scientific responsibility of Professor Andre Liebich as part of the Institute’s cooperation programme with the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research, and Innovation.

The full programme is available here.

The biographies of the panelists is available here.

Events

Monday 05 December 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

Spiritual Warfare as Pentecostal Political Practice in Africa: ‘God is not a Democrat!’

Ruth Marshall, Associate Professor at the Departments for the Study of Religion & Political Science at University of Toronto

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Across Africa, and well beyond, a charismatic Christian paradigm of ‘global spiritual warfare’ has become a powerful paradigm for interpreting and acting in the world. With its apocalyptic visions, violent language and obsession with enemies, it appears as a particularly polemical instance of Christian supersessionism and expansionism. With reference to Nigeria and the United States, this lecture explores the ways in which charismatic Christianity self-consciously and antagonistically constructs itself as a global force and a mode for the construction of militant subjects and the occupation of public space.
 

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Associate Professor at the Departments for the Study of Religion & Political Science at University of Toronto, Ruth Marshall is the author of Political Spiritualities: The Pentecostal Revolution in Nigeria (U. Chicago Press, 2009) and numerous articles on the study of the political implications of Pentecostalism and postcolonial politics in West Africa.
 

Held as the Opening Lecture of the 2016 Yves Oltramare International Conference, taking place on December 5 & 6 on the theme of Violence and religion in Africa.

The Yves Oltramare Chair at the Graduate Institute seeks to bring a major scientific contribution to the analysis of the impact of the relationships between religion and politics on the evolution of societies and the international system.
 

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Conference

Tuesday 06 December 2016, 09:15 - 20:30

Violence et religion en Afrique

Colloque international Yves Oltramare 2016

Auditorium A2
Maison de la paix, Genève

L’ampleur de la mobilisation religieuse en Afrique, tant dans son versant chrétien que dans sa dimension islamique, est patente. Mais l’évidence de ce fait conduit souvent à de fausses évidences quant au rapport du religieux au politique, et notamment à la violence politique. L’analyse des différentes situations conflictuelles qui impliquent la dimension religieuse suggère que les acteurs politiques passent à la violence moins du fait de leur relation intrinsèque à leur foi que dans le cadre d’une combinatoire religieuse qui oppose les fondamentalismes chrétiens, notamment le pentecôtisme, et les fondamentalismes islamiques, en particulier le salafisme. Les fondamentalismes opèrent alors comme des « ennemis complémentaires » (Germaine Tillion), qui se nourrissent et se radicalisent mutuellement.

Une meilleure compréhension de la violence d’expression religieuse en Afrique suppose que l’on prenne mieux en considération sa sociologie et son économie politique, en tenant compte des contextes historiques dans lesquelles elle s’inscrit, et que l’on retienne comme objet non la religion, mais les mouvements armés religieux ou les mobilisations violentes d’orientation religieuse.

La chaire Yves Oltramare Religion et politique dans le monde contemporain, dirigée par le professeur Jean-François Bayart, a pour mission d’apporter une contribution scientifique majeure à l’analyse de l’impact des rapports entre religion et politique sur l’évolution des sociétés et du système international.

 

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Conference

Tuesday 06 December 2016, 18:30 - 20:00

L’ensauvagement. Les modes de théorisation de la violence dans l’islam djihadiste

Mohamed Tozy, professeur, Université Hassan II de Casablanca

Auditorium A2
Maison de la paix, Genève

Les djihadistes - notamment dans la mouvance de Daech -  théorisent leur violence. Ils recourent ainsi au concept de tawahouch qu'on peut traduire en français par "ensauvagement". De quel "ensauvagement" est-il question en Afrique du Nord, au Moyen-Orient et en Europe?

Mohamed-Tozy.jpgMohamed Tozy
Mohamed Tozy est professeur des Universités. Il enseigne à l’Université Hassan II de Casablanca et à l’Institut d’Etudes politiques d’Aix en Provence. Sociologue de formation, son ouvrage Monarchie et Islam politique au Maroc (1984) est considéré comme une référence. Depuis août 2013 il est le directeur de l’Ecole de Gouvernance et d’Economie de Rabat et en charge de la filière de gouvernance, sciences économiques et sociales au sein de l’Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique.

 

Conférence de clôture du colloque Violence et religion en Afrique, chaire Yves Oltramare, qui a lieu le 5 & 6 décembre 2016.

La chaire Yves Oltramare Religion et politique dans le monde contemporain a pour mission d’apporter une contribution scientifique majeure à l’analyse de l’impact des rapports entre religion et politique sur l’évolution des sociétés et du système international.

 

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Panel discussion

Monday 12 December 2016, 18:30 - 20:30

Pulling Together: The Multilateral System and its Future

With the International Peace Institute and the Independent Commission on Multilateralism

This event will be live streamed here.

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

The world is changing at unprecedented speed, putting great stress on institutions of global governance. Multilateral institutions are struggling to adapt to the breadth and pace of change, with the United Nations in particular being tested as never before. As each day brings new social, political, and economic challenges, this event addresses the question: is the multilateral system still fit for purpose?

Welcome remarks:

  • Gilles Carbonnier, Professor of International Economics and Director of Studies, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Terje Rød-Larsen, President, International Peace Institute

Speakers:

  • Rosemary McCarney, Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations in Geneva
  • Ilona Kickbusch, Adjunct Professor and Director of the Global Health Centre, The Graduate Institute
  • Balthasar Staehelin, Deputy Director-General, International Committee of the Red Cross  
  • Cecile Aptel, Senior Legal Policy Advisor, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Organised with the International Peace Institute to mark the launch of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism Final Report, Pulling Together: The Multilateral System and its Future.

 

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Panel discussion

Thursday 15 December 2016, 16:30 - 18:00

Health and human rights-centered drug policies: the essential role of International Geneva

With the Global Commission on Drug Policy and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

At the recent UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem, delegates and negotiators benefited from the input of Geneva’s human rights and health mechanisms. How can Geneva’s participation in the drugs issue be sustained in order to find the right responses to addressing illicit drugs, while upholding human dignity and protecting public health?

Introductory remarks

  • Ruth Dreifuss, former President of Switzerland and Minister of Home Affairs, Chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy
  • Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva

Keynote speech

  • Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations, member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy

Moderator

  • Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, Adjunct Professor of International History, The Graduate Institute, Geneva. Member of the Commission on the Impact of Drug Trafficking on Governance, Security, and Development in West Africa 

Panel

  • Amb. Krystyna Marty Lang, Deputy State Secretary, Switzerland
  • Amb. Bente Angell-Hansen, Chair of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs
  • Michel Kazatchkine, former Executive Director, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • Maria Cattaui, former Secretary-General, International Chamber of Commerce, Switzerland
 

 


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Les disputes de la Maison de la paix

Saturday 28 January 2017, 14:30 - 18:00

Les défis de la démocratie suisse

Les Disputes de la Maison de la Paix

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

  • 14:30 – 15:30
    La démocratie directe, faits et perspectives
    Projection de La démocratie à l’épreuve de la mondialisation, un court-métrage réalisé par Charles Kleiber, suivi d’une présentation de Hanspeter Kriesi, European University Institute, sur les principes, modèles et défis de la démocratie suisse
     
  • 15:30 – 16:30
    La démocratie suisse à l’épreuve du changement
    Débat avec Andreas Auer, Université de Genève, Universität Zürich et Tibère Adler, directeur romand, Avenir Suisse sur les possibilités concrètes de changement des pratiques et des institutions de la démocratie suisse
     
  • 17:00 – 18:00
    La démocratie suisse à l’épreuve de la réalité
    Ruth Dreifuss, ancienne présidente de la Confédération, Pascal Couchepin, ancien président de la Confédération, et Pascal Broulis, conseiller d’état en dialogue avec un panel de jeunes citoyennes et citoyens. Le public sera invité à participer à la discussion. :

Modération : Madeleine von Holzen, directrice de la communication et porte-parole, EPFL

Télécharger le programme.

Organisé en partenariat avec Avenir Suisse et Foraus.

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