Events

Saturday 01 April 2017, 13:30 - 15:00

Croire ou ne pas croire à la sorcellerie?

Festival Histoire et Cité

Modéré par Jean-François Bayart, professeur d’anthropologie et sociologie du développement

Auditorium Ivan Pictet A
Maison de la paix, Genève

  • Peter Geschiere, professeur à l’Université d’Amsterdam
  • Simona Taliani, professeur à l’Université de Turin
  • Patrice Yengo, chercheur associé à l’Institut des mondes africains (Paris)

Modérateur: Jean-François Bayart, professeur d’anthropologie et sociologie du développement, titulaire de la chaire Yves Oltramare Religion et politique dans le monde contemporain à l'Institut.

Croire en la sorcellerie ne relève pas de la tradition. Cette croyance porte la marque de son temps, se globalise, fait bon ménage avec l’obédience chrétienne ou islamique. Plutôt qu’une superstition, elle est un discours philosophique d’ordre personnel, familial ou politique sur la richesse et le pouvoir. Elle est un imaginaire, c’est-à-dire une «indiscernabilité du réel et de l’irréel», selon la définition de Deleuze.

Cette table ronde est organisée dans le cadre du Festival Histoire et Cité autour du thème "Croire, faire croire" organisée par la Maison de l'histoire de l'Université de Genève et l'Institut.
 

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ETHIOPIA-RELIGION-CEREMONY-TIMKAT
Saturday 01 April 2017, 15:15 - 16:45

Conversions and Beliefs

Festival Histoire et Cité

Moderated by Yvan Droz, Senior Lecturer, Anthropology and Sociology of Development

Auditorium Ivan Pictet A
Maison de la paix, Geneva

  • Yonatan N. Gez, Lecturer, Hebrew University
  • Henri Gooren, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Oakland University
  • Robert Beneduce, Professor of Medical and Psychological Anthropology,  University of Turin  and Director, Frantz Fanon Centre 

Moderator: Yvan Droz, Senior Lecturer, Anthropology and Sociology of Development

We often think about religious mobility in ideal terms of a dramatic conversion experience motivated by a spiritual change of heart. However, religious mobility can be much more subtle, dynamic, and multidirectional, and may include combinations of practices borrowed from different traditions. Does conversion necessarily entail a change of (theological) belief system? To paraphrase one scholar, can we speak of “converting without believing”?

This round table is part of the "Histoire et Cité Festival" on  "Croire, faire croire" organised by the University of Geneva’s Maison de l’histoire in collaboration with the Graduate Institute.

 

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Saturday 01 April 2017, 17:00 - 18:30

Contrefaire les livres à l’époque moderne

Conférence de clôture du Festival Histoire et Cité

En collaboration avec l'UNIGE et The Bodmer Lab

Auditorium Ivan Pictet B
Maison de la paix, Genève

  • Robert Darnton, titulaire émérite de la chaire Carl H. Pforzheimer et directeur émérite de la Bibliothèque de l’Université Harvard

La contrefaçon de livres, une industrie florissante en Suisse au XVIIIe siècle, exigeait des ruses où le croire et le faire croire participaient de la règle du jeu. Mais comment jouait-on? Quelles étaient les stratégies et les pratiques sur lesquelles éditeurs et libraires pouvaient spéculer? La Société typographique de Neuchâtel exemplifie de façon inédite ce qu’était le marché du livre à la fin de l’époque moderne.

Conférence de clôture du Festival Histoire et Cité sur le thème "Croire, faire croire" organisée par la Maison de l'histoire de l'Université de Genève et l'Institut.
 

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Events

Saturday 01 April 2017, 13:30 - 18:30

Festival Histoire et Cité

Croire, faire croire

En collaboration avec l’UNIGE

Auditorium Ivan Pictet 
Maison de la paix, Genève

L’Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement (IHEID) collabore avec l’Université de Genève pour proposer le Festival Histoire et Cité à la Maison de la Paix, le samedi 1er avril 2017.

Croire ou ne pas croire à la sorcellerie?
13h30-15h00, Auditorium Ivan Pictet A

  • Jean-François Bayart, professeur  d’anthropologie et sociologie du développement, titulaire de la chaire Yves Oltramare Religion et politique dans le monde contemporain, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Peter Geschiere, professeur à l’Université d’Amsterdam
  • Simona Taliani, professeur à l’Université de Turin
  • Patrice Yengo, chercheur associé à l’Institut des mondes africains (Paris)

Croire en la sorcellerie ne relève pas de la tradition. Cette croyance porte la marque de son temps, se globalise, fait bon ménage avec l’obédience chrétienne ou islamique. Plutôt qu’une superstition, elle est un discours philosophique d’ordre personnel, familial ou politique sur la richesse et le pouvoir. Elle est un imaginaire, c’est-à-dire une «indiscernabilité du réel et de l’irréel», selon la définition de Deleuze.


Conversions and Beliefs
15h15-16h45, Auditorium Ivan Pictet A

  • Yvan Droz, Senior Lecturer, Anthropology and Sociology of Development, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Yonatan N. Gez, Lecturer, Hebrew University
  • Henri Gooren, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Oakland University
  • Ruth Marshall, Associate Professor, Departments for the Study of Religion and Political Science, University of Toronto

We often think about religious mobility in ideal terms of a dramatic conversion experience motivated by a spiritual change of heart. However, religious mobility can be much more subtle, dynamic, and multidirectional, and may include combinations of practices borrowed from different traditions. Does conversion necessarily entail a change of (theological) belief system? To paraphrase one scholar, can we speak of “converting without believing”?


Conférence de clôture: Contrefaire les livres à l’époque moderne
17h-18h30, Auditorium Ivan Pictet B

  • Robert Darnton, titulaire émérite de la chaire Carl H. Pforzheimer et directeur émérite de la Bibliothèque de l’Université Harvard

La contrefaçon de livres, une industrie fleurissante en Suisse au XVIIIe siècle, exigeait des ruses où le croire et le faire croire participaient de la règle du jeu. Mais comment jouait-on? Quelles étaient les stratégies et les pratiques sur lesquelles éditeurs et libraires pouvaient spéculer? La Société typographique de Neuchâtel exemplifie de façon inédite ce qu’était le marché du livre à la fin de l’époque moderne.


Pour en savoir plus sur le festival Histoire et Cité (30 mars - 1 avril).

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Events

Tuesday 31 January 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

Laid Low: Inside the Crisis That Overwhelmed Europe and the IMF

With the Centre for Finance and Development and the International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies

Auditorium Ivan Pictet B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

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Paul Blustein is a CIGI Senior Fellow and an award-winning journalist and author. Prior to joining CIGI in 2010, he was a staff writer for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, and journalist-in-residence at The Brookings Institution.

Laid Low is his fifth book. His previous books include:

  • The Chastening: Inside the Crisis That Rocked the Global Financial System and Humbled the IMF;
  • And the Money Kept Rolling In (And Out): Wall Street, the IMF, and the Bankrupting of Argentina;
  • Misadventures of the Most Favored Nations: Clashing Egos, Inflated Ambitions, and the Great Shambles of the World Trade System;
  • Off Balance: The Travails of Institutions That Govern the Global Financial System.

Free entrance - Registration welcome.

To register please send an email to cfd@graduateinstitute.ch

 

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Events

Thursday 23 February 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

Brexit and Trump: will the world order hold?

With The Europaeum

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

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Will Hutton is Principal of Hertford College, Oxford University, and Chair of the Oxford Europaeum Group. A noted economic commentator, Mr Hutton writes an influential column in The Observer, recently covering issues including the consequences for trade of the Brexit and Trump votes, the Renzi referendum vote in Italy, and the costs and benefits of globalisation. He was previously Economics Editor of the BBC's Newsnight programme (1983-88), Editor-in-Chief of the European Business Channel (1988-90), and Economics Editor at the Guardian (1990-96).

 

Organised in association with The Europaeum, a network of ten leading universities which promotes academic exchanges in Europe. The Oxford-Geneva Europeaum Lecture is an initiative of the Graduate Institute and Oxford University

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Conference

Wednesday 27 September 2017 - Thursday 28 September 2017

Elusive State Building: The Middle East and North Africa 1917-2017

Pierre du Bois Annual Conference

Maison de la paix, Geneva

The Middle East and North Africa regained international (policy and media) attention through the 1990-1991 Gulf War and the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks and their ‘Global War on Terror’ aftermath, which in turn yielded to the 2011 uprisings of the ‘Arab Spring’. These momentous recent events are just the latest in a historical sequence of developments, which can be traced back to the 1910s and at the heart of which stand the challenge of establishing viable and functioning states.

A century after the modern-day statebuilding project was launched in the region, amidst new-old dynamics of neoauthoritarianism and coercive democratisation, the active pursuit of state-building by nonstate actors is but one of the many perplexing features of the contemporary regional scene.

The Pierre du Bois Annual Conference brings together experts from The Graduate Institute, Harvard, Sciences Po, Oxford University, Princeton, the  American University in Cairo, Columbia University and others to debate topics including The Sykes-Picot Paradigm, The Iraq Wars, The Palestine Question, The Arab Spring, Alternative Statehood and Armed Militancy, and The Rise of Orientalism. There will be a keynote presentation from Professor Bertrand Badie on Autoritarismes, Interventions et le Nouveau Grand Jeu au Moyen-Orient.

The programme is available to view here, while the background note is here.

Organised by Professor Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou and the Department of International History in partnership with the Pierre du Bois Foundation.

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Events

Monday 20 February 2017, 18:15 - 19:45

Mubende Coffee Plantations and the Bitter Taste of Eviction

Organised by the Interdisciplinary Masters department with FIAN

Room S8
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Land grabbing particularly affects peasant and rural communities in Africa, threatening their right to adequate food and nutrition, water and sanitation, health and housing. In August 2001, approx. 4,000 people were violently evicted from their land of 2524 hectares in Mubende, Uganda, to pave the way for the Kaweri Coffee Plantation, owned by the Germany-based Neumann Kaffee Gruppe. 15 years later, the affected peasant communities are still waiting for justice and are suffering the terrible consequences of a“land grab”.

What does land grabbing means for peasant communities? How are States and companies involved? What does it mean for the work at the UN? We cordially invite you to a screening of the film "The Mubende Coffee Plantations and the Bitter Taste of Eviction”, followed by a discussion between advocates of the affected communities and academics from the Graduate Institute. The involved governments and company have also been invited to the event.

Speakers:

  • Gertrud Falk - FIAN Germany
  • Christophe Gironde, Senior Lecturer, Development Studies, The Graduate Institute

Moderator: Ana María Suárez Franco – FIAN International
 

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Film screening and debate

Tuesday 21 February 2017, 18:00 - 20:30

Vous n’aurez pas ma haine

Organisé avec CINE-ONU

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève


Antoine Leiris a perdu sa femme dans l'attentat du Bataclan, le 13 novembre 2015. «Vous  n'aurez pas ma haine», dont le titre s'inspire d'un article viral publié sur Facebook dans lequel il  s'adressait aux assassins, est un film fait de rencontres émouvantes avec d'autres victimes et  leurs proches, pour ne pas donner raison aux terroristes et donner un sens à des vies qui n'en ont plus.

«Vous n'aurez pas ma haine» (2016, 70 minutes, sous-titré en anglais) sera suivi d’un débat  avec :

  • Introduction: Michael Møller, Directeur général, Office des Nations Unies à Genève 
  • Antoine Leiris, co-auteur et co-réalisateur
  • Karine Dusfour, co-auteur et co-réalisatrice
  • Laura Dolci Kanaan, Senior Visiting Fellow, Programme for the Study of International Governance, IHEID
  • Modérateur: Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, professeur, histoire internationale, IHEID

Organisé avec CINE-ONU et avec le support de la Mission permanente de la France auprès de l'Office des Nations Unies à Genève.

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

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Film screening and debate

Wednesday 01 March 2017, 18:30 - 21:00

Eye in the Sky

Organised with the Department of International Law

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève


A riveting thriller about drone warfare and its perils, Eye in the Sky stars Helen Mirren as a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya who triggers an international dispute by weighing the cost of an innocent girl’s life against the prospect of multiple terrorist deaths.

Eye in the Sky (2015, 102 minutes, English) will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Andrew Clapham, Professor, International Law, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Alexandre Vautravers, Global Studies Institute, Université de Genève
  • Moderator: Anne Saab, Assistant Professor, International Law, The Graduate Institute, Geneva


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

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Events

Tuesday 28 February 2017, 18:30

Have we passed "peak finance"?

Jaime Caruana, General Manager, Bank for International Settlements

ICMB Public Conference

Auditorium A2
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

Thursday 09 March 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

How Democracies Die

Stephen Holmes, Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law at New York University

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva
 

Stephen-Holmes.jpgStephen Holmes is the Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law at New York University, and an expert on the evolution of liberalism and antiliberalism in Europe. He has written extensively on the history of political thought, democratic and constitutional theory, state building in post-Communist Russia, and the war on terror, and is the author of The Cost of Rights: Why Liberty Depends on Taxes (1998), The Matador’s Cape: America’s Reckless Response to Terror (2007), and The Beginning of Politics (2017).


Organised to mark the launch of the Graduate Institute’s Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy, a research and debate centre which will explore democracies in a global and comparative perspective.

Film screening and debate

Tuesday 14 March 2017, 18:30 - 21:00

Jean Ziegler, l'optimisme de la volonté

Avec le FIFDH

Film-débat

L’Organisation des Nations Unies, le seul organisme multilatéral de défense des droits de l’homme, la sécurité et la paix à travers la planète, semble aujourd’hui impuissante face aux grands défis internationaux, paralysée par les intérêts nationaux, par des leaders populistes ou encore par des groupes d’influence hostiles aux droits humains. Comment sortir de l’impasse ? Jean Ziegler, l’un des intellectuels suisses les plus connus, inclassable et habité, adulé et détesté, lance un cri d’alerte qui résonne avec puissance, et qui rejoint celui du Haut commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme : il faut modifier de toute urgence les règles du jeu et engager une réforme profonde du système. L’avenir du 21ème siècle en dépend.

Le film sera suivi d'un débat, ONU: Sortir de la Paralysie, avec la participation de:

  • Jean Ziegler, écrivain, sociologue
  • Eric Tistounet, Chef de la branche du Conseil des droits de l’homme, OHCHR
  • Thania Paffenholz, Directrice de la Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative, IHEID
Modération: André Crettenand, Directeur de l’information, TV5Monde

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

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva
 

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Film screening and debate

Thursday 16 March 2017, 18:30 - 21:00

A Greek Winter

With FIFDH

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A Greek Winter by Ingeborg Jansen shows the impact of the economic crisis on daily life through the back and forth of a fuel oil delivery truck, as Tasos and his sister Evdokia supply fuel oil to the citizens of Thessaloniki. 

The film (2016, 70 mins, EN subtitles) will be followed by a debate on the topic Greece: When austerity policies create humanitarian crises, with 

  • Daniel Munevar, Former Advisor to Yanis Varoufakis
  • Ugo Panizza, Professor of International Economics and Pictet Chair in Finance and Development, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Giorgos Vichas, Cardiologist and Founder, Metropolitan Community Clinic, Athens
Moderator: Maren Peters, Journalist, SRF
 
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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Conference

Thursday 23 February 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

Violences multiconfessionnelles à la frontière polono-soviétique en 1945

Conférence Chaire Yves Oltramare

Héritée du passé, la mosaïque religieuse des anciens confins des empires austro-hongrois et russe est prégnante. Cette diversité identitaire et confessionnelle de la région a donné lieu, en 1945, à des stratégies d’ « homogénéisation » de la zone frontalière de la part des Etats soviétique et polonais, dans le contexte dramatique de la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. L’Eglise gréco-catholique en a été la cible de choix.

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Directrice de recherche au CNRS et directrice du Centre Marc Bloch (Berlin), elle est notamment l'auteur de Echanger les peuples. Le déplacement des minorités aux confins polono-soviétiques (1944-1947), Paris, Fayard, 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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Maison de la paix, Geneva


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Film screening and debate

Wednesday 05 April 2017, 18:30 - 21:00

Hannah Arendt

Organised with the Department of International Law

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

A drama by Margarethe von Trotta and starring Barbara Sukowa which captures the philosopher and political theorist at one of the most pivotal moments of her life: the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann.

Hannah Arendt (2013, 114 minutes, English) will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Anne Saab, Assistant Professor, International Law, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Thomas Schultz, Professor Boursier, International Law, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Stéphane Bussard, Journalist, Le Temps

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

Organised with the Department of International Law.

 


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Film screening and debate

Thursday 27 April 2017, 18:30 - 21:00

Falciani's Tax Bomb

Organised with A Riveder Le Stelle

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève


This investigative documentary-thriller follows the tracks of the whistleblower Hervé Falciani who, through the so-called “Swiss Leaks”, caused the biggest leak of secret bank accounts ever and changed the course of banking privacy and international tax regulations.

The film (2015, 1h 30, English) will be followed by a panel with:

  • Patrick Haack, Assistant Professor of Business Ethics, HEC Lausanne
  • Douglas Hornung, Hornung Avocats
  • François Pilet, Journalist
  • Jacqueline Coté, Public Relations Director, The Graduate Institute (moderator)

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

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Film screening and debate

Monday 08 May 2017, 18:30 - 21:00

Shadow World

Ciné@IHEID

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

A powerful documentary on how the international trade in weapons fosters corruption, determines economic and foreign policies, undermines democracy and creates widespread suffering.
Shadow World (2016, 94 minutes, English) will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Keith Krause, Professor, International Relations/Political Science, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • (moderator) Riccardo Bocco, Professor, Anthropology and Sociology of Development, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

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

 

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Panel discussion

Friday 17 March 2017 - Saturday 18 March 2017

Le Moyen-Orient dans les relations internationales : circulations, interdépendances, conflits

Colloque de la revue d’histoire «Relations internationales»

Uni Bastions
5 rue De-Candolle, 1211 Genève

La revue trimestrielle Relations internationales, publiée avec le soutien de l'Institut, s'adresse à des spécialistes et à un public cultivé qu’intéresse l’histoire moderne et contemporaine. Elle propose des études historiques enrichies par des apports économiques, géographiques, psychologiques, sociologiques et de théories politiques.

Le département d'histoire internationale de l'Institut sera représenté au colloque des 17 et 18 mars par les professeurs Mohammed-Réza Djalili, Jussi Hanhimäki, Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou et Davide Rodogno.

Pour consulter le programme du colloque.

Pour l'inscription au colloque, merci de contacter, avant le 10 mars 2017: Madame Irène Pazzini Jaiteh (Irene.Pazzini@unige.ch)

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Public Lecture

Thursday 02 March 2017, 14:30 - 15:45

Projecting Stability Beyond Our Borders - Town hall meeting with NATO Secretary General

Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Jens Stoltenberg is the 13th Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). He served as Prime Minister of Norway from 2000 to 2001, and from 2005 to 2013.

The Secretary-General’s presentation will be followed by a dialogue with Stephanie Hofmann, Associate Professor of Political Science, The Graduate Institute, Geneva and Xavier Colin, journalist and GCSP Fellow, followed by a question period with the audience. 

A Maison de la paix event organised with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.

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Events

Monday 20 February 2017 - Friday 10 March 2017

The Art Corner presents: Epix - Someone Else's Shoes

Photo Exhibition

The Art Corner is happy to present exclusively in Geneva - Someone Else's Shoes a project by the Venezuelan social entrepreneur Epix. The exhibition, which will be hosted at the Graduate Institute between 20 Feb - 10 Mar 2017 shows Venezuelan stories using storytelling, photography and design.

About the project, Epix says: "Recognizing ourselves in the other, we get closer and share similarities that make us reflect on our differences. Empathy appears.

Which triggers understanding, union and cooperation. That which makes the foreign into a kind mirror of oneself. In a time of crisis we want to exhibit the other side. The one of Venezuelans and their stories. Exposing our ability to be social, open and, above all, supportive and caring. Showing the kind face of Venezuela."

Someone Else's Shoes was already presented in 20 cities around the world. The Art Corner is a Geneva based project that engages individuals in visual arts through crowdphoto projects on pressing international themes. Its past projects included "i (Eye) on Humanity" with photos by employees of international organisations and permanent missions in Geneva. See more at http://www.theartcorner.org. Because art puts a human face on global challenges.

Panel discussion

Thursday 02 March 2017, 18:00 - 19:30

Gender Parity: A Global Reality Check

Organised with Women@theTable and The Women in Public Service Project at the Wilson Center.

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

A conversation between members of the judiciary, executive and legislative branches and global policy experts. This panel will discuss the progress, policies and leaders which are accelerating gender equality globally.

Speakers:

  • Joyce Banda, former President of Malawi
  • Hina Jilani, Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan
  • Maria Lourdes Sereno, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
  • Melanne Verveer, former US Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues

Moderator: Philippe Burrin, Director, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

 

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Events

Friday 10 March 2017, 10:00 - 18:00

Doctoral Research Share 2017

Organised by the Graduate Institute Students Association

Auditorium A2
Maison de la paix, Geneva

The Doctoral Research Share conference is a platform for intellectual exchange between PhD students and the public. Throughout the day, 2nd year PhD students will present their research within thematic and interdisciplinary panels and during lunch time, a poster session will give other PhD students the opportunity to present their work.
The day will conclude with a round-table on early academic careers featuring:

  • Annabelle Littoz-Monnet, Associate Professor, International Relations/Political Science, The Graduate Institute
  • Amalia Ribi, Assistant Professor, International History, The Graduate Institute
  • Fuad Zarbiyev, Assistant Professor, International Law, The Graduate Institute
  • Rahul Mukerjee, Associate Professor, International Economics, The Graduate Institute
  • Graziella Moraes Silva, Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Sociology of Development, The Graduate Institute

Calls for preliminary thesis presentation and posters are now open. Proposals should include title, department, supervisor name, keywords of the research and an abstract of no more than 500 words. The deadline for submission of proposals is February 26th, 2017. More information to submit proposals is availble here.
For further details, please contact gisa.vp.phd@graduateinstitute.ch.

Events

Wednesday 15 March 2017, 18:00 - 19:30

Angelina Jolie

With the Sergio Vieira de Mello Foundation

Assembly Hall
Palais des Nations, Geneva

In her role as UNHCR Special Envoy, world-leading actress Angelina Jolie has spent fifteen years advocating on refugees’ behalf. Organised by the Sergio Vieira de Mello Foundation and the Graduate Institute, to honour the memory of Sergio Vieira de Mello, and hosted by the United Nations Office at Geneva.

 

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Panel discussion

Tuesday 14 March 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

International Education Development Challenges and Agenda 2030

Organised with the Network for International Policies and Cooperation in Education and Training (NORRAG)

Auditorium A2
Maison de la paix, Geneva

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Gita Steiner-Khamsi
 has recently joined the Graduate Institute as Professor of Education. She is also Director of the Network for International Policies and Cooperation in Education and Training (NORRAG) and Professor at Columbia University (Teachers College), New York. Professor Steiner-Khamsi is actively engaged in the professionalisation of international and comparative education, having written extensively on globalisation studies, comparative policy studies and development issues.

With the participation of:

  • Mario Novelli, Professor of the Political Economy of Education, University of Sussex
  • Nicholas Burnett, Managing Director, Results for Development, Washington D.C.
  • Joost Monks, Executive Director, NORRAG (moderator)

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Public Lecture

Monday 13 March 2017, 12:30 - 13:30

Defending Social Rights in South America

Organised with the Graduate Institute Student Association and the Geneva Academy.

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Dilma Rousseff was the 36th President of Brazil from 2011 until 2016, and the first woman to hold the Brazilian presidency. She previously served as Chief of Staff to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from 2005 to 2010.

Organised with the Graduate Institute Student Association and the Geneva Academy, with the support of FIFDH.

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Watch Dilma Roussef's presentation (in portugese) :

 

Panel discussion

Wednesday 08 March 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

Why are women still marching?

Organised with the OHCHR

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

For over a century, women have been taking to the streets to demand their rights, on issues ranging from employment, to votes, to reproductive health.

In 2017, why do women still need to march? On the occasion of International Women’s Day we will debate the advances, gaps and challenges in realising women’s human rights and gender equality with the our guests:

  • Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Patricia O'Brien, Permanent Representative, Mission of Ireland to the United Nations in Geneva
  • Dr. Arzu Rana Deuba, Member of Parliament, Nepal
  • Felipe Jaramillo Ruiz, Ph.D. student, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Moderator: Philippe Burrin, Director, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

The event will be followed by a reception offered by the Gender Centre of the Graduate Institute. 

Organised with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and its standup4humanrights campaign.

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Lunch briefing

Tuesday 11 April 2017, 12:30 - 13:30

Why is the G20 Getting Interested in Health?

Ilona Kickbusch, Adjunct Professor, Interdisciplinary Programmes

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Health has so far not been on the G20's agenda, but this year – under the German presidency – there will be a health ministers meeting and health will be part of the overall G20 summit statement. Is the G20, which was created for global financial governance reasons, an appropriate forum to get health on the global political agenda? By discussing health, is the G20 in competition with WHO or can it support WHO?  Are the health priority areas chosen by the German G20 presidency the most important? What are the dynamics created once a policy area is chosen to be considered by G20?

Ilona Kickbusch is the Director of the Global Health Centre and Adjunct Professor at the Graduate Institute. She has been deeply involved in the development of the Health 2020 European health policy framework. She was recently awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesverdienstkreuz) in recognition of her invaluable contributions to innovation in governance for global health and global health diplomacy.
 

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Lunch briefing

Tuesday 04 April 2017, 12:30 - 13:30

Quelle place pour la Russie dans le monde?

Andre Liebich, professeur honoraire d'histoire et politique internationales

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

La Russie souhaite se positionner comme une grande puissance mondiale. En a-t-elle les moyens? Nombreux sont les facteurs favorables à cette ambition, encore renforcée par le désordre mondial dont la Russie cherche à profiter. 

Andre Liebich a enseigné à l’Institut de 1989 à 2013. Il a auparavant été professeur de science politique à l’Université de Québec à Montréal et a également enseigné à l’Université McGill, l’Université de Montréal, l’Université de Fribourg et l’Université Babes-Bolyai en Roumanie où il a obtenu un doctorat honoris causa. Spécialiste de la Russie et de l’Europe de l’Est, ses domaines d’expertise portent notamment sur le communisme, le post-communisme, la guerre froide, les minorités et le nationalisme. Il a publié en 1997 From the Other Shore: Russian Social democracy After 1921 (Prix Fraenkel ).
 

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Lunch briefing

Tuesday 21 March 2017, 12:30 - 13:30

Brexit and Beyond: What does it Mean for Britain, the EU and the World?

Richard Baldwin, Professor, International Economics

Auditorium A1A
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Brexit is the most profound change in European economic integration since the Fall of the Wall in 1989. The impacts on the UK, the remaining EU and the wider world are likely to be as important as they are unpredictable. In this talk, Professor Baldwin will lay out how he approaches the issues before joining the participants in trying to puzzle through what the future may hold.

Richard Baldwin has been Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute in Geneva since 1991 and Editor-in-Chief of VoxEU.org since he founded it in 2007. He was appointed as President of Centre of Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in July 2016.
 

Audio podcast below

 

Lunch briefing

Tuesday 14 March 2017, 12:30 - 13:30

Real Life: Factory Workers in China

Sungmin Rho, Assistant Professor, International Relations/Political Science

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

The rising number of labour strikes and protests in Chinese factories has sparked heated debate on labour conditions and workers' relationship with the Chinese state. Some believe factory workers are mostly concerned with self-improvement, lacking the political consciousness needed to push for social change. Others argue that factory workers are the new working class, armed with a strong class identity. This lunch briefing challenges conventional wisdom on Chinese factory workers, presenting a new way to think about workers' lives, as well as their view of society.

Sungmin Rho is Assistant Professor of International Relations/Political Science. Before joining the Graduate Institute, Sungmin Rho obtained a PhD from the department of Political Science at Stanford University and was a post-doctoral fellow in the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at University of Pennsylvania. Her research bridges international and comparative political economy with a regional focus on China.

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Lunch briefing

Tuesday 07 March 2017, 12:30 - 13:30

Can Greece Repay its Debts?

Ugo Panizza, Professor, International Economics; Pictet Chair in Finance and Development

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

There are different views on Greece’s ability to meet its financial obligations. For the IMF, “Greece’s debt is highly unsustainable. Even with full implementation of policies agreed under the ESM programme, public debt and financing needs will become explosive in the long run”. On the other hand, the Managing Director of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) believes that “if the agreed reform programme is fully implemented, debt sustainability is within reach”

What are the drivers of these different views? Are they about a different definition of sustainability or are they about the underlying assumptions on what Greece can and cannot do? More importantly, which view is more likely to be correct and what are the policy implications of this debate?

Ugo Panizza is ​Pictet Chair in Finance and Development and ​ Professor of International Economics at the Institute​. He is also​ ​the Director of the Institute’s Centre for Finance and Development. He joined the Institute full time in 2012, before that h​e was​ Visiting Professor at the Institute, a position he held in addition to being the Chief of the Debt and Finance Analysis Unit at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

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Graduate Institute Lecture

Monday 03 April 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

La France et l'Europe

Jean-Pierre Chevènement

Fondateur du Mouvement des Citoyens et président de la Fondation pour l'islam de France

Auditorium  Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

Jean-Pierre Chevènement a été Ministre d’Etat à la Recherche et à la Technologie (1981-1982) ; de la Recherche et de l’Industrie (1982-1983) ; Ministre de l’Education Nationale (1984-1986) ; de la Défense (1988-1991) et de l’Intérieur (juin 1997-août 2000).

Elu député du territoire de Belfort de 1973 à 2002 puis sénateur de 2008 à 2014, il a été Président de la Région Franche-Comté (1981-1982), maire de Belfort de 1983 à 1997 et de 2001 à 2007, candidat à l’élection présidentielle de 2002 sous l’étiquette « Pôle républicain ». Il est Président de l’Association France-Algérie depuis février 2011, Représentant spécial de la France pour la Russie depuis novembre 2012.
Il préside depuis 2005 une Fondation reconnue d’utilité publique « Res Publica » et depuis 2016, également reconnue d’utilité publique, la Fondation de l’Islam de France.

Il est l’auteur de nombreux livres parmi lesquels :

  • Défis républicains (2004)
  • La France est-elle finie ? (2010)
  • 1914-2014, l’Europe sortie de l’Histoire (2013)
  • Un défi de civilisation (2016)
     

Organisé avec le Cercle MBC Genève.

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Graduate Institute Lecture

Tuesday 04 April 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

War in cities: what is at stake?

Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Today, 50 million people are suffering the consequences of armed conflict in urban environments. With two thirds of the global population predicted to be living in cities by 2030, humanitarian action will need to urbanise. What are the main legal and operational challenges of urban warfare, and how can we better protect civilian populations in urban centres?

Peter Maurer is President of the International Committee of the Red Cross. He previously served as Switzerland’s Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and as Switzerland’s Ambassador to the United Nations in New York.

Organised with the International Committee of the Red Cross, as part of ICRC's 2017 Research and Debate cycle on "War in Cities".  

 

The video of this event will be available to watch from April 5th here

 

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Events

Tuesday 28 March 2017, 18:30 - 19:30

Central Bank Policy in Extraordinary Times

Andréa M. Maechler, Member of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank

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. – The lecture will be given in English

Contact www.cimb.ch or secretariat@cimb.ch.
 

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Graduate Institute Lecture

Wednesday 26 April 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

Prophétisme islamique et iconoclasme en Guinée (1956-1957)

Ramon Sarró, Professeur adjoint à l’École d’anthropologie et d’ethnographie des musées à l’Université d’Oxford

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

Dans la société baga de la côte guinéenne, « fatiguée » par la colonisation et l’exploitation de la bauxite, hantée par la mémoire douloureuse de la traite des esclaves, l’iconoclasme du prophète musulman Asekou Sayon s’est trouvé en phase avec la mobilisation de la jeunesse par le Rassemblement démocratique africain, le parti nationaliste. La violence du djihad iconoclaste d’a entretenu des affinités électives avec d’autres formes de contestation sociale et politique.

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Professeur adjoint à l’École d’anthropologie et d’ethnographie des musées, à l’Université d’Oxford.
Ramon Sarró a étudié les dimensions agraires, religieuses et politiques du changement social, en Afrique et sur la diaspora, ainsi que sur les manifestations de l’imagination prophétique.

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

Wednesday 22 March 2017, 19:00 - 20:30

Marching for Peace: can Women revive the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process?

Co-hosted by IPTI, JCALL Switzerland, Women Wage Peace, the Alliance for Middle East Peace and B8 of Hope.

In October 2016, a small group of Israeli women set off on a 200-kilometre march from the Lebanese border to Jerusalem, in order to demand that Israeli and Palestinian leaders take steps to reach a political agreement. They were soon joined by thousands of Israeli and Palestinian women. This march represented the biggest Israeli-Palestinian peace event of the past few years, offering a glimpse of hope in a region where many have grown deeply sceptical about the possibility of peace. Can women revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process? This event will explore the origins, tactics and impact of this emerging movement of women. It will also take a comparative perspective by drawing upon other international experiences of women’s mobilisation, from Liberia to Northern Ireland.

Speakers:

  • Huda Abu Arquob, Palestinian Peace Activist, Member of Women Wage Peace, and Regional Director of the Alliance for Middle East Peace
  • Yaël Treidel, Israeli Peace Activist, Co-coordinator of the Committee for Cooperation with Palestinian and International Women of Women Wage Peace
  • Dr Thania Paffenholz, Director of the Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative at the Graduate Institute Geneva

Co-hosted by the Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative, JCALL Switzerland, Women Wage Peace, the Alliance for Middle East Peace and B8 of Hope.

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Public Lecture

Thursday 06 April 2017 - Friday 07 April 2017

L’après-ville / After-city

Conference in honour of Isabelle Milbert

Auditorium 2
Maison de la paix, Genève

Contemporary Euro-America is haunted by the spectre of urban ruin: “rust-belt”, “decaying infrastructure”, and “inner city/banlieues” are but some of the terms that allude to economic, material and social flash-points of today’s cities and today’s politics in the Global North. The cities of the Global South face similar challenges that have until now been conceived as a deficiency to be addressed through “development”. But what if ruin and underdevelopment were not the new norm, but rather sites of possibility for imagining other futures? What if the After-city already exists, in the junk-spaces and social laboratories that proliferate on the margins of neoliberal imaginaries, in the sites of failed or abandoned infrastructures?

This conference will seek to imagine the After-city by examining how social practices and struggles travel between the margins of cities in the Global South and North.

Click here for the programme.

Thank you for registering to the activities described below through the doodles:

Thursday 6 April 2017, 15:00 - 17:30
Urban Wandering
The number of places is capped at 18 persons.

Friday 7 April, 14:00 - 16:00
Urbanisme et urbanité à Carouge XVIIIème - XXIème siècles
The number of places is capped at 30 persons.

For any other information, please contact Mme Daniela Renggli.

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Conference

Thursday 27 April 2017, 09:00 - 17:15

Youth Dialogue 2017: Diplomacy in Times of Crisis

Junior Diplomat Initiative Switzerland

The Junior Diplomat Initiative (JDI) Youth Dialogue is is an annual conference organised by the Junior Diplomat Initiative in Prague and Geneva for the past four years. It 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 of international relations and diplomacy.

The main aim of the JDI Youth Dialogue is to enable students interested in diplomacy to challenge their theoretical knowledge and enhance their practical skills through a comprehensive cross-generational dialogue with diplomats and other international relations experts. The topic of the conference will be “Diplomacy in times of crisis”. Through interactive panels and applied workshops, this year’s conference will introduce students to some of the emerging trends and challenges of diplomacy during crisis situations.

Our first panel, composed of young professionals working from the American and European Missions to the UN, will aim to show how diplomatic practice adapts in response to critical events and changes in foreign policy. The focus will be to see how these changes are translated in their everyday work.

Our second panel will bring high-level panellists from different diplomatic traditions: parliamentary diplomacy, multilateral diplomacy, and humanitarian diplomacy. They will explain what diplomacy looks like based of their different experiences highlighting the challenges, opportunities, successes and failures, as well as how the diplomatic practice has evolved over their respective career in times of conflicts and crisis situations. 

Students have the option of participating in one of three workshops: Mediation, Big Data & Humanitarian Affairs and Crisis Management. 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 2017 is organised by the Junior Diplomat Initiative Switzerland in partnership with the Graduate Institute, in collaboration with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), 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 – Practicing Diplomacy: Critical Changes in the International Landscape

Panelists:

  • Michele Roulbet, Permanent Mission of the United States to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva
  • Kaisa Mitt, Permanent Mission of Estonia to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva
  • Radka Sibille, Delegation of the European Union to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva

Moderator

  • Stephanie Hofmann, Associate Professor in Political Science at the Graduate Institute

10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30 High-level Panel – Encountering Diplomacy: Multiple Approaches to Conflict and Humanitarian Crises

Panelists:

  • H.E. Mr. Martin Chungong, Secretary-General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
  • H.E. Ms. Antje Leendertse, Permanent Representative of Germany to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva
  • Dr. Hugo Slim, Head of Policy and Humanitarian Diplomacy, ICRC​

Moderator:

  • Andrew Clapham, International Law Professor at the Graduate Institute

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

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

  • Mediation (in collaboration with Swisspeace)
  • Big Data & Humanitarian Affairs (in collaboration with DiploFoundation)
  • Crisis Management (in collaboration with GCSP)

15:15 - 15:30 Coffee Break

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

16:45 - 17:00 Closing Ceremony

Please contact juniordiplomatinitiative@graduateinstitute.ch for more information, visit our Facebook page or click here to find out more about about past JDI Switzerland activities.

Check this video to know more about our Youth Dialogue 2016 on the "Future of Diplomacy" !

Lunch briefing

Monday 08 May 2017, 12:30 - 13:30

Implementing the Rights to Water and Sanitation

Gian Luca Burci and Jorge Vinuales, Adjunct Professors, International Law

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

The rights to water and sanitation enjoy increasing recognition under international law, as a result of General Comment 15 from the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Committee, the resolutions adopted by the UN General Assembly and the Human Rights Council, and the work of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Water. However, the international mechanisms for the implementation of these rights remain largely unexplored. This session will address this question from the perspective of environmental and health law, with particular emphasis on the UN-ECE Protocol on Water and Health and its compliance committee.

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International Law

Gian Luca Burci was named Adjunct Professor at the Institute in 2012. He has served in the Legal Office of the World Health Organization since 1998 and has been appointed Legal Counsel in 2005. Professor Burci previously served as Legal Officer at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna and in the United Nations Secretariat in New York for nearly a decade.
     
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International Law

Jorge E. Viñuales is the Harold Samuel Professor of Law and Environmental Policy at the University of Cambridge and the Director of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG). Previously, he held the Pictet Chair of International Environmental Law at the Graduate Institute. 

 

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Lunch briefing

Tuesday 16 May 2017, 12:30 - 13:30

Quelles perspectives pour l'Iran après l'élection présidentielle?

Mohammad-Reza Djalili, professeur honoraire à l'Institut

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

En Iran, la présidentielle de 2017 se déroule dans un contexte difficile. A l’intérieur, la relance économique piétine, dans la région, Téhéran est impliqué dans des conflits toujours sans issue et, au plan international, de nombreuses incertitudes pèsent sur le devenir du pays.

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Mohammad-Reza Djalili, professeur honoraire à l'Institut
Né à Téhéran, de nationalité suisse et iranienne, le professeur Mohammad-Reza Djalili a enseigné l'histoire et la politique internationale à l'Institut. Il a également enseigné dans les années 1980 à l'Université Paris II et a été professeur à la Faculté de droit et des sciences politiques de l'Université de Téhéran dans les années 1970.

   

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Graduate Institute Lecture

Monday 24 April 2017, 18:30 - 19:30

Don McCullin: Irreconcilable Truths, a Photojournalist and Exceptional Witness

Don McCullin

Organised with Le Temps and Club Diplomatique de Genève

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Don McCullin and his camera have traversed the century. A child of the Second World War and a victim of Nazi bombing, he became a photojournalist almost by chance. Throughout his long career, he has captured poverty, famine, war, devastation and human tragedy all over the world. More recently, he has immortalised the tranquility of Britain’s countryside in winter, and human absence. Through a selection of his photographs, he will share with the public his vast experience of bearing witness to tormented times.

In conversation with Davide Rodogno, Professor of International History, The Graduate Institute and Lisbeth Koutchoumoff Arman, Journalist, Le Temps.

Organised in partnership with Le Temps and Club Diplomatique de Genève.

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Panel discussion

Tuesday 25 April 2017, 17:00 - 18:15

Où va le monde ? Le marché ou la force ?

Pascal Lamy, ancien directeur général de l’OMC et Nicole Gnesotto, professeur titulaire de la chaire sur l’Union européenne au CNAM

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

Comment en est-on arrivé là ? Pourquoi le désordre,  la violence, le chaos donnent-ils le sentiment d’être les nouvelles règles du système international, alors que la paix, la prospérité, la liberté, la règle du droit étaient données, il y a à peine vingt ans, comme les promesses de la fin de la guerre froide ? Quelles dynamiques dominent aujourd’hui le monde ? Comment comprendre les enjeux du nouveau désordre mondial ?

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Pascal Lamy a été commissaire européen pour le commerce, puis directeur général de l’Organisation mondiale du commerce (OMC). Depuis 2013 il est président d’honneur de Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors.

     
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Lunch briefing

Tuesday 30 May 2017, 12:30 - 13:30

Inequalities in Brazil

Graziella Moraes Silva, Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Sociology of Development

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Brazil is commonly described as one of the most unequal countries in the world. Nevertheless, in recent decades, Brazil has also made headlines for innovations in poverty reduction and in recognising ethno-racial differences. This lunch briefing analyses the impact of these innovations in changing historical trends of inequality, as well as their intended and unintended consequences.

Prof_GMSilva.jpg   Graziella Moraes Silva joined the Graduate Institute in Fall 2016 as Assistant Professor in Anthropology and Sociology of Development.  Between 2011 and 2016 she was at the Department of Sociology of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil and is still affiliated to the Graduate Programme in Sociology and Anthropology (PPGSA) and to the Interdisciplinary Network for the Study of Inequality (NIED) at the same university.

 

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Events

Tuesday 11 April 2017, 18:30 - 19:30

Can we find harmony in Korea?

Concert & Debate

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Could the reunification of North Korea and South Korea be promoted through music? Activist and violinist Hyung Joon Won is building an ensemble that allows young musicians from North Korea and South Korea to interact through music rather than politics.

A musical recital will be followed by a discussion on efforts to create peace and unity between North and South Korea, moderated by Achim Wennmann, Senior Researcher, Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding, The Graduate Institute; Executive Coordinator, Geneva Peacebuilding Platform.

Organised with the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform

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Lunch briefing

Monday 24 April 2017, 13:30 - 14:30

New Voices in Multilateralism: Argentina's Perspective on the Future World Order

Susana Malcorra, Foreign Relations Minister of Argentina

Auditorium Ivan Pictet B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

H.E. Susana Malcorra was appointed Foreign Relations Minister of Argentina on 24 November 2015. Prior to her appointment, she served as the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Field Support and, prior to that, as Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Executive Director of the World Food Programme. Susana Malcorra has spent the majority of her professional career in the private sector, including as the CEO of Telecom Argentina, before joining the United Nations in 2004. Susana Malcorra graduated from the University of Rosario, Argentina, as an Engineer in Electronics. In 2016 she was formally nominated by Argentina as one of the candidates for UN Secretary General.

With multilateralism in the doldrums and the value of international institutions being questioned by many of their traditional supporters, new world voices are precious. As Argentina prepares to host the WTO’s 11th Ministerial Conference in December, the ITU’s 17th World Telecommunication Development Conference in October, the ILO’s IVth Global Conference on Child Labour in November and the 2018 G20 summit, the Graduate Institute’s Centre for Trade and Economic Integration is pleased to welcome H.E. Susana Malcorra, Argentina's Minister of Foreign Relations, who will set forth Argentina’s perspectives on the future world order.

Moderator: Joost Pauwelyn, Professor of International Law

Organised with the Graduate Institute’s Centre for Trade and Economic Integration.

 

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Lunch briefing

Wednesday 26 April 2017, 12:30 - 13:30

Entre deux tours : quelles perspectives pour la France ?

Avec Jean-François Bayart et Richard Werly

Auditorium Ivan Pictet B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Un débat d’entre-deux-tours de la présidentielle française pour situer l'enjeu du scrutin, éclairer les résultats du premier tour et cerner le second tour.

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Jean-François Bayart

Professeur, anthropologie et sociologie du développement, titulaire de la chaire Yves Oltramare « Religion et politique dans le monde contemporain », auteur de L'Impasse national-libérale. Globalisation et repli identitaire (La Découverte).

     
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Richard Werly

Correspondant du journal Le Temps à Paris.

 

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Events

Monday 08 May 2017, 15:00 - 15:45

Facebook Live: the Future of Globalisation

Richard Baldwin

Curious about the Future of Globalisation? Join our Facebook Live with Richard Baldwin, Professor of International Economics, on Monday 8 May 2017, 15:00 - 15:45 CET. You’ll have a chance to ask questions live during the session via the comments.

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Richard E. Baldwin

Richard E. Baldwin has been Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva since 1991. He is also President of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and Editor-in-Chief of VoxEU, which he founded in June 2007. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, where he has been researching globalization and trade for the past 30 years. He was twice elected as a Member of the Council of the European Economic Association.

His most recent work, entitled The Great Convergence: Information Technology and the New Globalization, was published in November 2016.



Events

Thursday 11 May 2017, 18:30 - 21:00

The Pervert's Guide to Ideology

Film screening and debate

Auditorium A2
Maison de la Paix, Geneva

Organised by the Department of International Law

The Pervert's Guide to Ideology is a 2012 British documentary film directed by Sophie Fiennes and written and presented by Slovene philosopher and psychoanalyst Slavoj Žižek. The film explores "the mechanisms that shape what we believe and how we behave".

The film will be followed by a discussion with international law professors Andrea Bianchi, Anne Saab and Fuad Zarbiyev.

 


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Public Lecture

Tuesday 30 May 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

Poland, Ukraine, Russia: an essay in tri-national history

Roman Szporluk

M. S. Hrushevsky Professor of Ukrainian History, Emeritus

Auditorium Ivan Pictet B
Maison de la Paix, Geneva


While scholars have written on Ukrainian-Russian, Ukrainian-Polish, and Polish-Russian relations as distinct themes, we should rather treat them as interconnected elements of a broader, tri-national process, considering for example how events on the Polish-Russian “frontier” within the Russian Empire affected Polish views of Ukraine and how Ukrainians evaluated these same events. By taking this “triangular” approach, what initially appear to be surprising constellations of shifting affinities and antagonisms become much more comprehensible.

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Roman Szporluk is Professor Emeritus of Ukrainian History at Harvard and Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Michigan.
He is a foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences in Kiev, Ukraine. His research focuses on modern Ukrainian, Russian, and Polish history, and on Marxism and nationalism in Eastern Europe.
From May to June 2017, Professor Szporluk is a Sheptyts’kyi Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna.

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

Wednesday 10 May 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

Bouddhistes et musulmans au Myanmar (Birmanie) : conflits, rivalités et médiatisation de la violence

Jacques Leider

Directeur de l'Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient à Bangkok et Yangon

Auditorium A2
Maison de la Paix, Geneva


Les attaques brutales de nationalistes bouddhistes contre des membres de la communauté musulmane dans des villes birmanes, en 2013 et 2014, retentirent vivement dans la communauté internationale. Une complexité sociale, économique et idéologique sous-tend la
violence. Jacques Leider décryptera le passé récent du pays et l’impact de son isolement, et examinera la place de la violence dans une religion constituée comme pacifiste dans l’imaginaire occidental.

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Jacques Leider
Directeur de l'Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient à Bangkok et Yangon, ses recherches portent sur l'étude de l'historiographie birmane et arakanaise, ainsi que sur les relations culturelles et politiques entre l'ancien royaume d'Arakan et la vallée de l'Irrawaddy.


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

Thursday 11 May 2017, 18:30 - 19:30

The Global Economy: Hopes and Fears

Maurice Obstfeld, Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund

ICMB Public Conference

At the Maison de la paix, (The Graduate Institute) Auditorium A1B

2, chemin Eugène-Rigot, Geneva

The entrance is free – The lecture will be given in English

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Graduate Institute Lecture

Thursday 15 June 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

Are we Seeing the End of the American Liberal Order?

Joseph S. Nye

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Joseph S. Nye is University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He has served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Chair of the National Intelligence Council, and a Deputy Under Secretary of State. His most recent books include The Powers to Lead, The Future of Power, and Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era.    


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Film screening and debate

Wednesday 03 May 2017, 12:15 - 14:00

Dirty Gold War

GISA Environmental Committee

Auditorium A2
Maison de la Paix, Geneva

Screening of the documentary Dirty Gold War, followed by a discussion with the director, Daniel Schweizer, and Professor Marc Hufty.
 

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Graduate Institute Lecture

Tuesday 16 May 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

European institutions and public trust

Giuliano Amato

Former Prime Minister of Italy

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la Paix, Geneva

Can institutional reforms contribute to creating more empathy between the European Union and its unhappy citizens ?

Giuliano Amato is the former Prime Minister of Italy, having served in the role from 1992 to  1993 and again from 2000 to 2001. He has also served as Italy’s Minister of the Interior and as  Vice President of the Convention on the Future of Europe, the body that drafted the European  Constitution in 2004. 
 

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Film screening and debate

Wednesday 31 May 2017, 18:30 - 21:00

A Plastic Ocean

Organised with CINE-ONU

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

In this adventure documentary, a team of divers, scientists and researchers travels to twenty locations around the world to reveal the fragile state of our oceans, uncovering alarming truths about plastic pollution and its impact on the environment, ecosystems and human health.

A Plastic Ocean (2016, 100 minutes, English, sous-titré en français) will be followed by a panel debate with:

  • Liliana Andonova, Professor, International Relations / Political Science, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Katherine Hill, Scientific Officer, World Meteorological Organisation
  • Joao Sousa, Marine Programme Manager, International Union for Conservation of Nature
  • Pascal Hagmann, Director, Oceaneye (moderator) 

 

Organised in collaboration with CINE-ONU.

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

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Events

Friday 02 June 2017, 11:00 - 11:45

Facebook Live: Will a Robot Steal Your Job?

Richard Baldwin

The increased use of robots threatens millions of jobs in developed countries, with technological advances placing white-collar, office-based workers and professionals at serious risk of losing their jobs. Curious to learn more? Join our Facebook Live with Richard Baldwin, Professor of International Economics, on Friday 2 June 2017, 11:00 - 11:45 CET. You’ll have a chance to ask questions live during the session via the comments.

  • On 2 June, access the Facebook Live event directly on our Facebook page

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Richard E. Baldwin

Richard E. Baldwin has been Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva since 1991. He is also President of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and Editor-in-Chief of VoxEU, which he founded in June 2007. His most recent work, The Great Convergence: Information Technology and the New Globalization, was published in November 2016. He presents the Graduate Institute’s MOOC Globalisation, which introduces economic globalisation and its impact on society, past and present.

 

Watch our recent Facebook Live session with Richard Baldwin on The Future of Globalisation below.

Events

Tuesday 23 May 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

Self-determination, the prohibition of the use of force and the creation of the State of Timor-Leste

Organised by the Department of International Law

Room S8
Maison de la paix, Geneva

In the framework of Professor Marcelo Kohen's course/seminar on Territorial Conflicts in International Law, Professor Patrícia Galvão Teles, Member of the UN International Law Commission, will give a talk entitled Self-determination, the prohibition of the use of force and the creation of the State of Timor-Leste.

Events

Wednesday 24 May 2017, 16:30 - 17:15

Facebook Live: What Next for Global Health Governance?

Ilona Kickbusch


As the 2017 World Health Assembly meets in Geneva, Ilona Kickbusch answers your questions on global health governance. What will be the main challenges for the new WHO Director-General? How is the landscape changing? What trends and innovations are emerging? 

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Ilona Kickbusch

Ilona Kickbusch is the Director of the Global Health Centre and adjunct professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. She was recently awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in recognition of her contributions to innovation in governance for global health and global health diplomacy.

Public Lecture

Tuesday 06 June 2017, 17:00 - 18:00

A Place For Conscience: The Future of the United States in the Human Rights Council

With Nikki Haley, United States Ambassador to the United Nations

Organised with the United States Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, with the support of Club Diplomatique de Genève

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Nikki Haley is the 29th and current United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Ambassador Haley has prioritised human rights and reform in her tenure as U.S. Ambassador to the UN. She served as the 116th Governor of South Carolina from January 2011 to January 2017. 

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

 

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Events

Thursday 28 September 2017, 16:00 - 17:15

Persistent Narratives: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Orientalism

Fondation Pierre du Bois

Roundtable Discussion

Maison de la paix, Geneva

Chair:

Speakers:

  • Hamid Dabashi, Columbia University
  • Karim Bitar, University of Saint-Joseph, Beirut
  • Anna Akasoy, City University of New York
  • Adam Shatz, The London Review of Books

This lecture forms part of the Pierre du Bois Annual Conference. The conference programme is available to view here, while the background note is here.

Organised by Professor Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou and the Department of International History in partnership with the Pierre du Bois Foundation.

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Events

Wednesday 27 September 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

Autoritarismes, Interventions et le Nouveau Grand Jeu au Moyen-Orient

Bertrand Badie

Keynote Lecture, Pierre du Bois Annual Conference

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva
 

  • Bertrand Badie, Sciences Po Paris

This lecture forms part of the Pierre du Bois Annual Conference. The conference programme is available to view here, while the background note is here.

Organised by Professor Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou and the Department of International History in partnership with the Pierre du Bois Foundation.

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Panel discussion

Tuesday 26 September 2017, 16:00 - 18:00

Enjeux socio-politiques dans la région MENA : conflits de développement ?

International Development Policy

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Le dernier numéro thématique de la Revue internationale de politique de développement (International Development Policy) intitulé Le développement comme champ de bataille (Development as a Battlefield) est une exploration des multiples dimensions que prennent les relations entre conflit et développement. Rejoignez les rédactrices invitées et les auteurs de ce dernier numéro pour une réflexion sur les enjeux sousjacents à l’évolution du développement dans la région MENA. 

Introduction : Gilles Carbonnier, Revue internationale de politique de développement

Modérateur : François Pacquement, Agence française de développement

Avec :

  • Irene Bono, Université de Turin
  • Béatrice Hibou, CNRS-CERI, Paris et CRESC-UM6P, Rabat
  • Fariba Adelkhah, Sciences Po-CERI
  • Anouck Gabriela Côrte Réal-Pinto, EHESS et IFEA
  • Elena Vezzadini, Institut des mondes africains
  • Yasmine Berriane, Université de Zurich

La Revue internationale de politique de développement est une publication de référence en accès libre qui encourage la recherche et les débats sur les politiques de développement et la coopération internationale.
Les numéros sont disponibles en ligne: www.devpol.org
 

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Panel discussion

Tuesday 26 September 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

MENA Inside Out: Political, Economic and Social Transformations in the Region

International Development Policy

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

What does the future hold for the MENA region? How can we understand different development trajectories? Are western notions of modernization and democratization misplaced? Join International Development Policy for the launch event of its two most recent thematic issues: Combining Economic and Political Development – The Experience of MENA (Issue 7) and Development as a Battlefield (Issue 8). The panelists will share provocative and sometimes contrasting views on development in the region.

Introduction: Gilles Carbonnier, International Development Policy

Moderator: Karim Bitar, University of Saint-Joseph, Beirut

With:

Irene Bono, University of Turin 

• Béatrice Hibou, CNRS-CERI, Paris and CRESC-UM6P, Rabat

Giacomo Luciani, Sciences Po, Paris and The Graduate Institute, Geneva

• Bassam Fattouh, The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Oxford and SOAS, London
 

BILINGUAL EVENT (ENGLISH/FRENCH) WITH TRANSLATION.

International Development Policy is a scholarly, open-access, e-journal based at The Graduate Institute, Geneva. Issues are available online at: www.devpol.org
 

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Events

Friday 07 July 2017, 15:30 - 16:30

Facebook Live for prospective students applying for 2018-2019

Michal Sela

RESCHEDULED - the session will run on Friday 7 July at 15.30 CET. 

Want to know more about the study programmes at the Institute, the career perspectives and life in Geneva? Participate in this Facebook Live for Prospective Students and ask questions live during the session via the comments. Looking forward to discussing with you on 7 July at 3.30pm CET!

 

 

Panel discussion

Thursday 02 November 2017, 17:30 - 19:30

The Future of Work

In co-operation with The Economist

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Rapid technological change will mean that, over the course of our working lives, many skills will become obsolete, others will grow in economic importance and traditional career trajectories will be a thing of the past. In a context of constant change, of robotics and of artificial intelligence, this event aims to answer the following question: Is education a future-proof route to stable employment?

Moderator: Ryan Avent, Senior Editor and Economics Columnist, The Economist

With:

  • Richard Baldwin, Professor of International Economics, The Graduate Institute
  • Myriam Denk, Partner, Human Capital, Deloitte Switzerland
  • Shea Gopaul, Executive Director, Global Apprenticeships Network
  • Linda Kromjong, Secretary General, International Organization of Employers
  • Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Deputy director of the Research department, International Labor Organisation

The event will be streamed live on the Graduate Institute's Facebook page.

 

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Panel discussion

Tuesday 12 September 2017, 13:15 - 14:45

The prevention agenda, illicit arms flows and the SDGs – how do they connect?

With the Permanent Mission of Australia

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has placed prevention of conflict at the centre of the multilateral agenda. Curbing the illicit flows of weapons to situations of instability and to irresponsible actors will be fundamental in preventing conflict and the accompanying violations of human rights and international humanitarian law.

This event will explore how international frameworks can address illicit arms flows, contributing to the prevention of conflict and reducing the risk of atrocity crimes, and how this connects with the SDGs.

Moderator: John Quinn, Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations and the Conference on Disarmament

With:

  • Anna Alvazzi del Frate, Director of Programmes, Small Arms Survey
  • Klaus Korhonen, President of the Arms Trade Treaty (Finland)
  • Jean-Claude Brunet, President-Designate of the 3rd Review
    Conference of the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light
    Weapons
  • Carla Maria Rodriguez Mancia, Permanent Representative of
    Guatemala to the United Nations
  • Pedro Afonso Comissário, Permanent Representative of Mozambique to the United Nations
  • John Quinn, Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations and the Conference on Disarmament (moderator) 

Organised with the Permanent Mission of Australia.

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Events

Tuesday 05 September 2017, 17:00 - 20:00

Elements for a treaty on business and human rights

With the International Commission of Jurists

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

In June 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council established a working group to “elaborate an international legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises”.

This event, taking place at a critical moment to inform the process of elaboration of the draft elements, has been designed to foster the exchange of views among international actors, creating the bases for consensus on possible contents of a legally binding instrument in the field of business and human rights.

Introduction:

  • Andrew Clapham, Professor of International Law, The Graduate Institute
  • Sam Zarifi, Secretary General, International Commission of Jurists
  • Chairperson of the UN OEIGWG

Panel I: Prevention, human rights due diligence and disclosure

  • Moderator: Carlos Lopez, Senior Legal Adviser, International Commission of Jurists
  • Douglass Cassel, Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame 
  • Makbule Sahan, Acting Legal Director, International Trade Union Confederation
  • Gabriela Quijano, Legal Advisor, Amnesty International

Panel II: Accountability and Remedy

  • Moderator: Marco Sassoli, Professor of International Law, University of Geneva
  • Surya Deva, Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong
  • Robert McCorquodale, Director, British Institute of International and Comparative Law 
  • Ana Maria Suarez Franco, Permanent Representative in Geneva, FIAN International

Organised with the International Commission of Jurists.

 

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Film screening and debate

Wednesday 20 September 2017, 18:30 - 21:00

Moonlight

Ciné@IHEID

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Barry Jenkin’s Oscar-winning chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami, whose epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him.

Moonlight (2016, 111 minutes, English) will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Elisabeth Prügl, Professor, International Relations/Political Science, The Graduate Institute, Geneva (Moderator)
  • Arvind Narrain, Director, ARC International
  • Kwaku Adomako, alumnus, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
Organised with the support of the Graduate Institute's Gender Centre.

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

 


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Film screening and debate

Wednesday 04 October 2017, 18:30 - 21:00

Black Code

With Human Rights Watch

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Nicholas de Pencier’s film reveals the global impact that the internet has had on free speech, privacy and activism, whether exiled Tibetan monks attempting to circumvent China’s surveillance apparatus, Syrians tortured for Facebook posts, Brazilian activists who use social media to livestream police abuses, and Pakistani opponents of online violence campaigns against women.

Black Code (2016, 90 minutes, English) will be followed by a panel discussion with:

Moderator:

  • Thomas Biersteker, Professor of International Relations/Political Science, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Panel:

  • Ron Deibert, author, Black Code; Director, The Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
  • Dinah PoKempner, General Counsel, Human Rights Watch
  • Roxana Radu, Research Associate, Programme for the Study of International Governance, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

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

Organised with Human Rights Watch.

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Events

Tuesday 11 July 2017, 11:00 - 12:30

Award Ceremony – Paul Guggenheim Prize

With the Paul Guggenheim Foundation

Auditorium A2
Maison de la paix, Geneva

The Paul Guggenheim Prize, hosted at the Graduate Institute, is awarded every two years to a student whose thesis in public international law is distinguished by its exceptional quality. This ceremony rewards the two laureates of the 2016 Prize:

Dr Danae Azaria, author of the monograph entitled “Treaties on Transit of Energy via Pipelines and Countermeasures” (Oxford University Press, 2015)

Dr Nina Burri for her work entitled “Bravery or Bravado? The Protection of News Providers in Armed Conflict” (Brill, 2015).

With the participation of:

  • Lucius Caflisch, Honorary Professor of International Law, The Graduate Institute; President of the Board, Paul Guggenheim Foundation
  • Ambassador Charles-Edouard Held and Professor Daniel Thürer, members of the Paul Guggenheim Prize jury

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Panel discussion

Tuesday 19 September 2017, 16:00 - 18:00

Public Space and Local Democracy in Contemporary Athens

With Fondation Braillard Architectes

Semaine de la Démocratie - Quinzaine de l'urbanisme

Urban public space as an object of analysis and a subject of action is often posited to be a core symbol of the collective will. Greek cities, beset by acute current problems but also shaped by long term historical processes, are vibrant democratic spaces where citizens deliberate the consequences of economic, political, social and environmental crises. Greek public space has been revived as a lively Agora, where critique expresses itself with vehemence, tinged with bitterness but also often with a novel creative collective pathos.

At this public workshop, urban planners from leading architecture schools will present recent innovative projects in the Athenian city centre, focusing on the twin issues of public spaces and public participation.

  • Local democracy and public participation - Prof. Shalini Randeria, Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy, The Graduate Institute

  • Reactivating Athens, 101 Ideas - Alfredo Brillembourg, ETH, Zurich

  • Désapprendre d'Athènes - Marc Armengaud and Steven Melemis, ENSAPM, Paris

Moderator: Panos Mantziaras, Director, Fondation Braillard, Geneva

The panel discussion will be followed at 18.30 by a Keynote lecture from Georges Prevelakis. 

Organised by the Graduate Institute’s Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy and Fondation Braillard Architectes in the context of the Quinzaine de l'urbanisme and of the Semaine de la démocratie promoted by the Canton of Geneva.

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More about the Quinzaine de l'urbanisme.

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Panel discussion

Monday 25 September 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

The Future of Democracy in Europe: Rethinking the Role of Elections

Organised by the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy and the Programme for the Study of International Governance

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

With European voters feeling increasingly dissatisfied with their political leaders and processes, the time has come to re-think the role of national elections in a multi-level Europe, and the opportunity elections offer for European peoples to not only elect their national government, but also to engage in European-wide conversations about the public good, as well as to form new majorities in charge of deciding and implementing new policy agendas at the European level.

This panel brings together leading voices on European democratisation to address such questions as: Can democracy survive at the federal level without uniting around the one-time expression of the popular will? Would it be desirable to synchronise national parliamentary elections should a new assembly of the Euro-Zone be created? Or even in its absence? And how can we otherwise incentivise political parties to Europeanise their electoral agendas?

  • Grégoire Mallard, Associate Professor in Anthropology and Sociology, Graduate Institute
  • Rui Tavares, Associate Researcher, Center for International Studies, ISCTE, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
  • Kim Lane Scheppele, Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Princeton University
  • Antoine Vauchez, CNRS Research professor, Université Paris 1-Sorbonne

Hosted by the Graduate Institute’s Albert Hirschman Centre on DemocracyProgramme for the Study of International Governance as part of a European Election Day Exploratory workshop.

 

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Public Lecture

Tuesday 19 September 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

From Ottoman to post-modern. Public spaces as a metaphor of Modern Greek History

Georges Prevelakis

Organised by the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy and the Fondation Braillard Architectes

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Georges Prevelakis is Professor of Geography and Planning at the Sorbonne (Université Paris 1) and an Associate Fellow at the Sciences Po Centre of International Research in Paris. A specialist in geopolitics, cultural geography, architecture and urban planning, from 2003-2005 he served as the Constantine Karamanlis Chair in Hellenic and Southeastern European Studies at the Fletcher School and from 2013-2015 he was Greek Ambassador at the OECD. He co-directs the academic journal Anatoli (Paris, CNRS Editions). His latest books are Who are we? Geopolitics of the Greek identity (Economia, Athens, 2017) and Qui sont les Grecs? Une identité en crise (CNRS Editions, Paris, 2017).

Moderator: Shalini Randeria, Professor of Anthropology and Sociology; Director, Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy

Organised by the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy and the Fondation Braillard Architectes as part of the event Public Space and Local Democracy in Contemporary Athens.

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Events

Tuesday 31 October 2017, 14:00 - 20:00

2017 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 fourth edition of the challenge explores how challenges posed by employment can be tackled to foster social and economic development.

Programme

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

In a live public debate, three student teams will defend their projects with proposals to address employment issues.

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18:30 - 20:00: Awards Ceremony

HelenClark.jpgHelen Clark, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Former Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, will give a keynote speech on The Importance of Decent Work for Sustainable Development: Challenges and Prospects. Prizes will be distributed by Kofi Annan, patron of the Geneva Challenge.

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.

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The topic for the 2018 contest will be announced during the award ceremony.

Events

Friday 06 October 2017, 17:15 - 19:30

Sovereign Debt and the Economy: What Happens Next?

Organised by the Graduate Institute’s Centre for Finance and Development

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Sovereign debt is central to policy debates in both advanced and emerging economies. Could a more enlightened approach to debt produce fewer crises and less human suffering?

Introduction: Philippe Burrin, Director, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Moderator: Soumaya Keynes, Economics correspondent, The Economist

Panel:

This roundtable is held as part of the Interdisciplinary Sovereign Debt Research and Management Conference (DebtCon), a two-day conference of academic sessions and policy roundtables organised by the Graduate Institute’s Centre for Finance and Development, the University of Geneva’s Department of History, Economics and Society, and Georgetown University Law Centre.

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Registration required. For more information on the entire DebtCon event, please contact debtcon2@graduateinstitute.ch.

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Opening lecture of the academic year

Thursday 21 September 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

Faire l’Europe dans un monde de brutes

Enrico Letta

Conférence d'ouverture de l'année académique

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

Ancien premier ministre italien, Enrico Letta est depuis 2015 le doyen de la PSIA (Paris School of International Affairs) à Sciences Po.

Please note that this event will be in French. Cette conférence sera en français.

L'événement sera filmé et publié sur notre chaîne Youtube.

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Events

Thursday 12 October 2017, 09:00 - 18:00

Rethinking Philanthropy

With Le Temps and Le Monde Afrique

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Please note that registration is now closed for this event. You can register below to be added to the waiting list.

Today, an unparalleled amount of philanthropic resources is being applied to improve the state of the world. Who are the leaders and innovators of this new philanthropy? What is the impact of this new philanthropy on developing countries?

This day-long Forum will gather more than 20 high-level speakers – philanthropists, entrepreneurs, leaders from other sectors, and academic and development experts – to debate the main innovations, successes, challenges and limits of today’s “philanthrocapitalism”.

Programme details are on the Forum website.

Organised with Le Temps and Le Monde Afrique.

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With the support of the Centre for Finance and Development

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SPONSORS

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Public Lecture

Wednesday 22 November 2017 - Friday 24 November 2017

Philanthropy in Education: Global Trends, Regional Differences and Diverse Perspectives

Organised by NORRAG

Auditorium A2
Maison de la paix, Geneva

As philanthropic organisations continue to grow across the world, becoming more influential actors in education and development, there is a demand to deepen collective knowledge of the sector.

Philanthropy in Education: Global Trends, Regional Differences and Diverse Perspectives is a new initiative launched and co-sponsored by NORRAG, the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research, the Open Society Foundations and the Graduate Institute. It seeks to facilitate greater understanding and collaboration between philanthropic organisations, national policymakers, representatives of international organisations and academics working in the field of education.

Programme and registration information here.

NORRAG (Network for International Policies and Cooperation in Education and Training) is an Associate Programme of the Graduate Institute. NORRAG’s core mandate and strength is to produce, disseminate and broker critical knowledge and to build capacity for and with a wide range of stakeholders to inform and shape education policies and practice.

Film screening and debate

Monday 23 October 2017, 18:30 - 21:00

Le bouton de nacre

Avec FILMAR

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Film documentaire de Patricio Guzmán sur l'eau, le Cosmos et nous, qui part de deux mystérieux boutons découverts au fond de l’Océan Pacifique.

« Le bouton de nacre » (2015, 82 minutes, sous-titré en français) sera suivi d’un débat avec:

  • Sévane Garibian, professeur boursier, FNS-UNIGE
  • Vania Aillon, directrice, FILMAR
  • Riccardo Bocco, professeur d'anthropologie et sociologie, IHEID (modérateur)

Organisé avec FILMAR.

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

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Film screening and debate

Wednesday 08 November 2017, 18:30 - 21:00

An Insignificant Man

With the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy

Film screening and debate

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Filmmakers Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla follow Arvind Kejriwal, "the Bernie Sanders of India," as he shakes up the world of Indian politics as the head of the Common Man’s Party. Shot over two years, the film takes us on a journey from the narrow lanes of Delhi’s slums to the corridors of political power, offering unique insight into the changing nature of political parties, in India and beyond.

An Insignificant Man (2016, 95 minutes, Hindi/English) will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Sebastien Brack, Senior political officer, Kofi Annan Foundation
  • Deval Desai, Post-doctoral research fellow, Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy
  • Christine Lutringer, Senior research fellow, Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy (moderator)

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

Organised with the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy as part of Geneva Peace Week.

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Film screening and debate

Wednesday 29 November 2017, 18:30 - 21:00

I, Daniel Blake

Cine@IHEID

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

The latest film from legendary director Ken Loach is a gripping, human tale about the impact one man can make. The film won the Palme d'Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

I, Daniel Blake (2017, 100 minutes, English) will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Yasmine Praz Dessimoz, Directrice de l'action sociale, ‎Hospice général
  • Claire Somerville, Executive Director, Gender Centre, The Graduate Institute
  • Yves-Marc Bobillier, réalisateur audio-visuel
  • Dougal Thomson, Head of Communications, The Graduate Institute (moderator)

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

 

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Film screening and debate

Tuesday 05 December 2017, 18:30 - 21:00

Lost in Lebanon

With the International Organization for Migration

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

As the Syrian war continues to leave entire generations without education, health care, or a state, Lost in Lebanon follows four Syrians during their relocation process, revealing their attempts to rebuild their lives in a new land.

Lost in Lebanon (2016, 80 minutes, English/Arabic) will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Sophia Scott and Georgia Scott, co-directors, Lost in Lebanon
  • Pindie Stephen, Senior Migrant training and integration specialist, UN Migration Agency (IOM)
  • Riccardo Bocco, Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, The Graduate Institute (moderator)

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

Organised with the International Organization for Migration as the opening film of the Global Migration Film Festival.

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Events

Tuesday 19 September 2017, 15:00 - 16:00

Facebook Live for prospective students applying for 2018-2019

Michal Sela

Want to know more about the study programmes at the Institute, the career perspectives and life in Geneva? Participate in this Facebook Live for Prospective Students and ask questions live during the session via the comments. Looking forward to discussing with you on 19 September at 3.00pm CET!

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Conference

Thursday 21 September 2017, 12:00 - Friday 22 September 2017, 17:45

Macroprudential policy: Taking stock of the state of the art, and ways forward

5th Annual Conference of the Bilateral Assistance and Capacity Building for Central Banks

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, Ghana, Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina.will discuss their experiences.

A research workshop on September 21 will feature panel discussions on “Financial cycles and macroprudential policy” and “Monetary policy impact and conduct”. The policy conference on September will feature a keynote presentation by Richhild Moessner (Bank for International Settlements) followed by panels on “the effectiveness of macroprudential measures”, “the interaction between monetary and macroprudential policies” and “the international dimension”.         

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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Conference

Tuesday 26 September 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

Formes chrétiennes de la violence en Occident

Conférence Chaire Yves Oltramare

Auditorium A2, Maison de la paix, Geneva

Comment la théologie chrétienne a-t-elle façonné des siècles de conflits, depuis la guerre judéo-romaine (66) jusqu’à l’invasion de l’Irak (2003), en passant par la première croisade ou la Révolution française? Même dans les sociétés sécularisées ou explicitement non chrétiennes, les formes qu´ont prises de nombreux séismes politiques (guerres civiles, purges, déportations, etc.) sont en partie explicables par le christianisme et les concepts religieux; ces derniers influencent souvent la façon dont la violence est perçue et perpétrée.

On peut ainsi trouver ainsi bizarre l’idéologie américaine contemporaine de la guerre, qui place la violence sous l’empire d’idées abstraites, comme la liberté ou la paix mondiale. Mais les conceptions qui accompagnèrent l´aventure de 2003 en Irak s´inscrivent dans la longue durée européenne, qui vit périodiquement l´émergence de constellations  reliant universalisme, élection,  sacrifice, liberté et coercition, pureté et rédemption, réforme et eschatologie, du fait de l'empreinte du christianisme dans la culture occidentale. 

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Philippe Buc est professeur d’histoire médiévale à l’université de Vienne (Autriche), après avoir enseigné à Stanford. Il est l’auteur de Dangereux rituel. De l´histoire médiévale aux sciences sociales (2003), et du livre présenté ici, Guerre sainte, martyre et terreur. Les formes chrétiennes de la violence en Occident (2017).

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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Les Grandes Conférences du Temps

Monday 16 October 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

Jean-Michel Wilmotte : Métamorphoses

Organisé en partenariat avec Le Temps et le Cercle International de la Fondation pour Genève

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Du Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nîmes à la nouvelle cathédrale orthodoxe de Paris, plus de quarante ans se sont écoulés mais c’est toujours avec la même passion pour la rencontre, le partage et la création que l’architecte, urbaniste et designer Jean-Michel Wilmotte sillonne le monde, à la découverte de nouveaux territoires. Homme singulier à l’expression plurielle, il reviendra sur son parcours, entre exploration, création et transmission.

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Lunch briefing

Tuesday 03 October 2017, 12:30 - 13:30

Debt and the Chinese Economy

Yi Huang, Assistant Professor, International Economics, Pictet Chair for Finance and Development

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

China's debt is more than 250 percent of GDP, higher than in the US and other major advanced economies. This briefing will examine how rising local government, corporate and foreign currency debt will impact China's long term economic growth.

Yi Huang's research interests lie at the intersection of international macroeconomics and finance. He is particularly interested in investigating the determinants of financial activity and economic development in the era of globalisation.

Moderator: Patrick Zweifel, Chief Economist, Pictet Asset Management

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Lunch briefing

Tuesday 17 October 2017, 12:30 - 13:30

Trump Climate Change and Climate Policy: Politics of Denial

Susanna Hecht, Professor, International History

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Amid the string of powerful hurricanes that have decimated the Caribbean and the Southern US and more than 4 thousand fires immolating the American west, what does US environmental policy look like at this moment other than the ante chamber to catastrophe? This lunch briefing will cover three central areas: climate change, fire policy, and EPA strategy. Susanna Hecht will briefly outline how the resistance to the attack on environmental institutions and the underlying science is being countered in various forms of legal, political and popular forms of practices from C40 (global cities and their responses) to localities rethinking disaster response.

Susanna Hecht's research focuses on the intersections of economies, cultures and land use, and the socio-environmental effects of these processes, an approach known as political ecology. She is Professor of Urban Planning at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. She has worked with the governments of Brazil, El Salvador, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia and for European and US development agencies such as GTZ, as well as The World Bank and InterAmerican Development Bank, and many non-government organizations.

 
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Events

Saturday 07 October 2017, 10:00 - 17:00

UN Open Day/Journée Portes Ouvertes

A unique opportunity to visit the historic Palais des Nations, home to the United Nations, before it closes for renovation. There will be a range of talks, activities and fun events for the whole family, with a special focus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Graduate Institute will be hosting an information stand – come and see us!

This event is open to the public, including children. Register here.

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Public Lecture

Monday 09 October 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

Violence et religion en Terre sainte : l'histoire partagée à Jérusalem et Hébron

Conférence Chaire Yves Oltramare

Auditorium Ivan Pictet B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

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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 14 November 2017, 12:30 - 13:30

Is skill-selection the future of immigration policy?

Melanie Kolbe, Assistant Professor, International relations/Political Science

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

There is general agreement among politicians, voters, and scholars that highly-skilled immigrants (i.e. individuals with a tertiary degree and in internationally competitive industries) are economically and socially desirable for immigrant-receiving countries. Yet, do all countries attempt to attract these immigrants? And how do states incentivise these individuals to come and stay? More importantly, what does that mean for other types of immigrants such as low-skilled workers, asylum-seekers of family migrants? 

This lunch briefing will discuss the rationales behind increasing discourses and policies aiming at privileging highly-qualified immigrants, the effectiveness of these policies, and their implications for the ethics of immigration.  

After studying for a bachelor's degree at the University of Rostock, Germany, Melanie Kolbe gained a Master and PhD in Political Science and International Affairs from the University of Georgia, USA, where she then taught for several years. Melanie Kolbe specialises particularly in immigration and migration law and policy, refugees and diasporas, civil societies and social movements.

 
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Panel discussion

Tuesday 17 October 2017, 10:00 - 17:00

Open Day

For prospective students

Maison de la paix, Geneva

Our Open Day will be held on 17 October 2017, on our campus at the Maison the la paix. Experience life at the Institute and exchange with our faculty, students, alumni and staff!

Lunch briefing

Nigeria: Mediator who won Chibok girls’ release named as UNHCR’s 2017 Nansen Refugee Award winner
Thursday 05 October 2017, 12:30 - 13:30

Zannah Mustapha: a dialogue with the 2017 Nansen Refugee Award winner

Zannah Mustapha

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la Paix, Geneva

The 2017 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award winner Zannah Mustapha will discuss his school for orphans and children affected by conflict and violence in Borno State, north-east Nigeria and his role as a mediator for peace.

Zannah Mustapha is a champion for the rights of displaced children growing up amid violence in north-eastern Nigeria. He founded the Future Prowess Islamic Foundation School in 2007, providing free education, school meals, uniforms and access to healthcare to children and orphans. In recent years, Mustapha has transformed his legal skills into peaceful mediation.

Moderator: Thania Paffenholz, Director, Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative

 
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Lunch briefing

Tuesday 10 October 2017, 12:30 - 13:30

Crise des Rohingyas du Myanmar: causes et conséquences

Jean-Luc Maurer, professeur honoraire

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la Paix, Geneva

Les causes du récent exode massif de la minorité des Rohingyas du Myanmar vers le Bangladesh sont anciennes et complexes mais résultent du regain de nationalisme à caractère ethnico-religieux au sein du groupe majoritaire des Bamars qui occupent le pouvoir depuis l'indépendance. Les conséquences domestiques, régionales et internationales de cette crise vont rendre encore plus difficile la consolidation de la démocratie dans un pays qui est sorti très récemment d'une longue dictature militaire et rendent plus incertaine la construction d'une unité nationale qui n'a jamais été achevée.

Jean-Luc-Maurer.png (Jean-Luc-Maurer.png) Professeur honoraire de l’Institut, Jean-Luc Maurer a été directeur du Centre de recherche sur l’Asie moderne (CRAM), vice-directeur et directeur de l’IUED puis directeur du Centre d’études asiatiques (CEA) de l’IHEID et du master pluridisciplinaire en études asiatiques de l’Université de Genève. Il est l’auteur de près de 70 publications, incluant plusieurs ouvrages, comme auteur ou éditeur, et de nombreux articles traitant des problèmes de développement économique, social et politique de l’Indonésie, de l’Asie du Sud-Est et de la région Asie-Pacifique.

 

 
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Events

Thursday 12 October 2017, 11:30 - 12:30

Rethinking Philanthropy - Live Stream

The business of giving: can philanthro-capitalism and impact investing make a difference?

An unparalleled amount of philanthropic resources is being applied to improve the state of the world, but with what results? Follow this live-streamed panel debate, filmed during the Rethinking Philanthropy conference organised by the Graduate Institute, Le Temps and Le Monde Afrique.

  • Laureen Kouassi, Head of West Africa, Amethis finance
  • Liisa Petrikowska, CEO, Ignitia
  • Fabio Segura, Head of international programmes, Jacobs Foundation
  • Safeena Husain, CEO, Educate Girls
  • Moderation: Ugo Panizza, Professor of Economics, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

The event will be streamed here.

Events

Tuesday 17 October 2017, 12:00 - 12:30

Facebook Live: The Global Backlash against Women’s Rights

Shalini Randeria

Women throughout the world continue to face discrimination, are denied equal access to participation in public and political life and suffer sexual and gender-based violence and abuse in public places and at home – how can we protect women’s rights, worldwide? Join our Facebook Live with Shalini Randeria, Professor of Social Anthropology and Sociology. You’ll have a chance to ask questions live during the session via the comments. 

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Shalini Randeria

Shalini Randeria is Professor of Social Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute and Director of the Institute’s Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy. She is also Rector of the Institute of Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna. She has published widely on the anthropology of globalisation, law, the state and social movements. Her empirical research on India also addresses issues of post-coloniality and multiple modernities.

Lunch briefing

Thursday 07 December 2017, 12:30 - 13:30

Theorising ISIS

Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, Professor of International History

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la Paix, Geneva

Considered the most dangerous terrorist organisation in the world, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has become shrouded in numerous narratives, which often fail to grasp its deeper social sciences significance. By tracing the group’s genealogy and documenting its evolution in Iraq and Syria, Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou argues that ISIS has now mutated into an unprecedented hybrid form that distils postcolonial violence, postmodernity and an emerging post-globalisation international order.

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Organised to mark the launch of Professor Mohamedou’s new book, A Theory of ISIS - Political Violence and the Transformation of the Global Order.

 
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Events

Thursday 09 November 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

What Governance for the Eurozone?

Jean-Claude Trichet, former President of the European Central Bank, former Governor of the Banque de France

ICMB Public Conference

Auditorium A1A
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 and no registration is required.

Contact www.cimb.ch or secretariat@cimb.ch for more details.

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Public Lecture

Tuesday 31 October 2017, 15:00 - 16:00

Multiculturalism today – does it really exist?

Organised with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in the Swiss Confederation.

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Is culture still a connective tissue between nations? Do great works of art which inspire the whole of mankind still exist? In a era marked by the collapse of cultural and artistic value and where globalisation is erasing distinctiveness between cultures of different nations, renowned filmmaker Emir Kusturica will explore the relationship between global culture and cultural identity, asking how culture can return to its essence of creating richness out of our differences.

Moderator: Andre Liebich, Honorary Professor, International History and Politics, The Graduate Institute

Organised with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in the Swiss Confederation.

 

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Events

Friday 03 November 2017 - Saturday 04 November 2017

Journée portes ouvertes à l'Institut

à l'occasion de la réunion annuelle des alumni

Maison de la paix, chemin Eugène-Rigot 2
1202 Genève

Vendredi 3 novembre 2017

18:30 - 20:00

Table ronde
What future for the UN?

  • Liliana Andonova, Professor of International Relations/Political Science, The Graduate Institute, Geneva (moderator)
  • Laura Thompson (alumna), Deputy Director General, International Organization for Migration
  • Charlotte Lindberg Warakaulle, Director for International Relations, European Organization for Nuclear Research
  • Yves Daccord, Director General, International Committee of the Red Cross


Samedi 4 novembre 2017

13:00 Visite du Campus de la paix
Stands présentant des initiatives d'étudiants de l'Institut
 
14:00 - 15:15

Table ronde
L'union européenne et la crise des réfugiés: entre rhétorique et réalité

  • Vincent Chetail (alumnus), professeur de droit international et directeur du Centre Migration, IHEID, (modérateur)
  • Julie Melichar (alumna), co-fondatrice de l’initiative étudiante Migration
  • Alessandro Monsutti, professeur d’anthropologie et sociologie, IHEID
  • Giulia Raimondo, doctorante en droit international
15:30 - 16:45

Table ronde
L'Afrique: les défis de 2050

  • Gilles Carbonnier, professeur d’économie internationale, IHEID, (modérateur)
  • Anne Bennett (alumna), Programme Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa Division, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces
  • Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, professeur d’histoire internationale, IHEID
  • Innocent Badasu, étudiant d’échange, Université du Ghana
17:00 - 18:15

Table ronde
North Korea: a challenge to global security

  • Keith Krause, Professor of International Relations/Political Science, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, (moderator)
  • Sungmin Rho, Assistant Professor of International Relations/Political Science, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Jin Sun, PhD Candidate in Anthropology and Sociology

La cafétéria située dans la Maison de la paix sera ouverte le samedi 4 novembre de 12h00 à 14h30.
 

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Panel discussion

Thursday 09 November 2017, 16:00 - 18:00

Current Internet Governance Challenges: What’s Next?

Organised with UNOG, UNITAR and the Geneva Internet Platform as part of the Geneva Lecture Series

Assembly Hall, Palais des Nations, Geneva

The internet can be a facilitator for human rights, development and economic stability and growth, contributing decisively to human development. At the same time, cyber-terrorism, online crime and other forms of internet misuse demonstrate how internet governance remains a challenge in need of urgent attention. Could a new governance model address these cyberspace challenges?

  • Brad Smith (Master in Law, 1984), President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft Corporation
  • Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Phillip Spoerri, Head of Delegation to the UN in New York, International Committee of the Red Cross

Jointly organised with UNITAR, UN Geneva and the Geneva Internet Platform, and with the kind support of the Fondation pour Genève

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Events

Thursday 26 October 2017, 14:45 - 15:30

Facebook Live: Will a Robot Steal Your Job?

Richard Baldwin

The increased use of robots threatens millions of jobs in developed countries, with technological advances placing white-collar, office-based workers and professionals at serious risk of losing their jobs. Curious to learn more? Join our Facebook Live with Richard Baldwin, Professor of International Economics, on Thursday 26 October 2017, 14:45 - 15:30 CET. You’ll have a chance to ask questions live during the session via the comments.

  • On 26 October, access the Facebook Live event directly on our Facebook page

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Richard E. Baldwin

Richard E. Baldwin has been Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva since 1991. He is also President of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and Editor-in-Chief of VoxEU, which he founded in June 2007. His most recent work, The Great Convergence: Information Technology and the New Globalization, was published in November 2016. He presents the Graduate Institute’s MOOC Globalisation, which introduces economic globalisation and its impact on society, past and present.

 

Watch our recent Facebook Live session with Richard Baldwin on The Future of Globalisation below.

Lunch briefing

Thursday 26 October 2017, 12:30 - 13:30

Catalonia's Quest for Independence: Contested sovereignty and self-determination in 21st century Europe

Neus Torbisco-Casals, Visiting Professor, International Law and Interdisciplinary Programmes

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

The recent rise of a movement for political independence in Catalonia has thrown Spain into a grave constitutional and social crisis. It was precipitated by Catalans being summoned by their government to vote in a referendum that was declared illegal by the Spanish constitutional court. The Spanish government’s refusal to negotiate with Catalan leaders makes it likely that Spain’s domestic turmoil will escalate, which will force international players to intervene.

What is the historical, political and legal background of the current crisis? What has fuelled Catalan discontent and strengthened pro-independence forces? Are there relevant similarities with other secessionist movements in democratic settings, such as the cases of Quebec and Scotland? What is the meaning of self-determination in a context of fractured nationhood and contested sovereignty? How should the Spain-Catalonia crisis be resolved?

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Neus Torbisco Casals is Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute and Professor of Law at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) where she teaches courses relating to legal and political theory and human rights.  She is interested in legal and political philosophy generally, as well as in constitutional theory, human rights and gender and migration studies. Her research focuses mainly on issues relating to cultural diversity and minority rights, gender equality, immigration and democratic theory, as well as on the foundations of human rights.

 

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Public Lecture

Tuesday 24 October 2017, 18:30 - 19:30

From tax havens to tax justice: Towards a fair global taxation system

Organised in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the WTO, with the support of the Club Diplomatique de Genève and the South Centre.

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés is Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador. She has previously served as Minister of Defense, Minister of Heritage and as the Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations in Geneva and in New York.

The event will be moderated by Andrew Clapham, Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute and Vincente Paolo Yu, Deputy Executive Director of the South Centre.

Organised in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the WTO, with the support of the Club Diplomatique de Genève and the South Centre.

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Public Lecture

Tuesday 14 November 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

Polin: a museum of Jewish life at a site of the Holocaust

Dariusz Stola

Director of the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Auditorium Ivan Pictet B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

The Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews opened just three years ago, and has already attracted more than a million visitors and earned the most important European museum awards. The museum stands in a site of the Holocaust, but it is called a “museum of life”. It is unique as a cultural institution established by a public-private partnership and enjoying wide political support. Its director, Prof. Dariusz Stola, will present its founding ideas, the history of its emergence and its diverse activities.

dariusz_stola.jpg Dariusz Stola, the Polin Museum director, is a historian, and professor at the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He has published ten books and many articles on the history of Polish-Jewish relations, the communist regime in Poland and on international migrations in the 20th century, including: Nadzieja i zagłada (1995); Kampania antysyjonistyczna w Polsce 1967-1968 (2000); Patterns of Migration in Central Europe (2001, with C. Wallace); Kraj bez wyjścia? Migracje z Polski 1948-1989 (2010).


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 07 November 2017, 16:30 - 17:30

Lutte contre le réchauffement climatique: l’affaire de tous

Prince Albert II, Souverain de la Principauté de Monaco.

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

Le Prince Albert II est le 14e souverain de la Principauté de Monaco. En 2006, il a créé la Fondation Albert II de Monaco vouée à la protection de l’environnement et au développement durable. La Fondation soutient des initiatives et des actions concrètes qui répondent à trois grands enjeux environnementaux : le changement climatique, la biodiversité et l'eau. Le Prince présentera sa Fondation et insistera sur la nécessité d’agir ensemble pour la lutte contre le changement climatique.

Modération :

  • Liliana Andonova, Professeur, Relations internationales et Science politique, IHEID
  • Darius Rochebin, Journaliste, Radio Télévision Suisse

Organisé en partenariat avec le Club Diplomatique de Genève et la Société des membres de la Légion d’honneur, Section suisse.

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Public Lecture

Wednesday 15 November 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

Europe: fragility and resilience

Ivan Krastev

Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia and Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la Paix, Geneva

The EU faces problems on many fronts, from the recent migration crisis to the spread of right-wing populism. How can Europe bolster its resilience, and what will happen if it does not? Ivan Krastev will attempt to make sense of three paradoxes. Why do Central European voters, some of the continent's most pro-European electorates, put into power anti-EU parties that openly loathe independent institutions? Why has the political mobilisation of Western Europe’s younger generations, seemingly much more liberal and friendly to the Union than older voters, not led to the emergence of a pan-European, pro-EU populist movement? And why are Europeans so resentful to Brussels’ elites, when they are the most meritocratic elites in Europe? 

Ivan Krastev is Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia and Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna and Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow (2017). He is a founding board member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Board of Trustees of The International Crisis Group and a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. His latest books include “After Europe” (UPenn Press, 2017) “Democracy Disrupted. The Politics of Global Protest” (UPenn Press, 2014), and “In Mistrust We Trust: Can Democracy Survive When We Don't Trust Our Leaders?” (TED Books, 2013).

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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Events

Monday 06 November 2017 - Friday 10 November 2017

Geneva Peace Week 2017

Geneva Peacebuilding Platform

Maison de la paix, Palais des Nations & other Geneva locations

Geneva Peace Week is a collective initiative facilitated by the Graduate Institute, the United Nations Office at Geneva and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform, with the support of the Swiss Confederation. It serves to connect and highlight the work of Geneva-based institutions and their international partners, exploring the links between prevention, peace, human rights, education, development and other topics, and reinforcing the role of dialogue and negotiation as the primary tool to resolve conflict and build peace.

50 events organised by over 80 organisations will tackle a variety of cross cutting topics on peace and security, with a focus on Prevention Across Sectors and Institutions. Events will take place at the Palais des Nations, the Maison de la Paix, and several other venues. The programme is available here, and you can learn more in the short video below.

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Panel discussion

Wednesday 06 December 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

Creating Change by Championing Justice

Conversation with the 2017 Right Livelihood Award Laureates

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Join us for a conversation with the 2017 Laureates of the Right Livelihood Award, courageous individuals who have found practical solutions to the root causes of global problems.

  • Yetnebersh Nigussie (Ethiopia), “…for her inspiring work promoting the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities”
  • Colin Gonsalves (India), “…for his tireless and innovative work to secure fundamental human rights for marginalised and vulnerable citizens”
  • Khadija Ismayilova (Azerbaijan), “…for her courage and tenacity in exposing corruption at the highest levels of government”
  • Robert Bilott (United States), “…for exposing a decades-long history of chemical pollution, winning long-sought justice for the victims”

Moderator: Thania Paffenholz, Director, Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative at the Graduate Institute.

Organised in partnership with the Right Livelihood Award Foundation

 

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Public Lecture

SNAM BINI SMAGHI
Tuesday 21 November 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

Sovereign risk and the sustainability of the euro

With Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, President of Société Générale

ICMB Public Conference

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

With Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, President of Société Générale, Former Board Member of the ECB.

Organised by the International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies (ICMB), an initiative hosted by the Graduate Institute.

Entrance is free and no registration is required. Contact www.cimb.ch or secretariat@cimb.ch for more details.

Conference

Thursday 09 November 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

Making Women Count in Peace Negotiations: An Insider’s Perspective from Colombia, Syria, and the Philippines

Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Despite growing recognition of the crucial role of women in conflict resolution and prevention, women still face difficulties not only in accessing the negotiation table but also in influencing discussions and decision-making once part of a mediation process. How can we prevent the exclusion of women in mediation processes? Where can we find concrete tools to guarantee that women’s interests are reflected in the agreements that shape tomorrow’s societies? This event features powerful testimonies from mediators and negotiators involved in peace negotiations in Colombia, Syria, and the Philippines.

Panelists

  • Olga Marín, Member of the International Commission of the FARC-EP, Advisor of the Gender Sub-commission during the peace negotiations in Havana, and Member of the Joint Monitoring and Verification Mechanism
  • Staffan de Mistura, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria
  • Teresita Quintos-Deles, Former Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process in the Philippines

Moderation

  • Dr. Thania Paffenholz, Director of the Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative at the Graduate Institute Geneva

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Organised by the Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative at the Graduate Institute, the United Nations Department of Political Affairs and the Permanent Missions of Switzerland and Sweden to the United Nations in Geneva as part of the 2017 Geneva Peace Week.

Panel discussion

Monday 13 November 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

Accountability at 50 years: Pursuing Justice in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Organised with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

What is the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory today? This event examines violations of International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law, looking at both the Israeli and Palestinian legal systems and leading into a discussion on the pursuit of accountability.

Introduction: Georgette Gagnon, Director, Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division, OHCHR

Moderator: Paola Gaeta, Professor, International Law, The Graduate Institute

Panelists:

  • Issam Aruri, Board Member, Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights 
  • Hagai El-Ad, Executive Director, B'Tselem, Jerusalem
  • Robert Roth, Director, The Geneva Academy; Professor of International Criminal Law, University of Geneva 


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Public Lecture

Tuesday 28 November 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

Viktor Orbán and the new Central Europe

With G. M. Tamás

Former member of the Hungarian Parliament

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

The refugee crisis is but a symptom of the transformation of politics in many parts of the world, but particularly in Central Europe, where the advance of ethnicism and of xenophobia, the fragmentation of institutional structures, the outsourcing of constitutional power to semi-private entities, the growing impossibility of judicial review and the ever slimmer part played by parliaments and courts make it near-impossible for citizens to have a modicum of control over political society. All this is accompanied by various degrees of media control and by the growing dependence of private companies on the good will of the ruler.

tamas.jpg G. M. Tamás is a former member of the Hungarian Parliament, a former Director of the Institute of Philosophy of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, now a Visiting Professor at the Central European University in Budapest and a Visiting Fellow at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna. His latest book is Kommunismus nach 1989 (2015).


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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Events

Tuesday 21 November 2017, 13:15 - 14:45

Promoting justice and peace: the work of the Institute of International Law

Marcelo Kohen

Professor of International Law

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

The Institute of International Law (L’Institut de Droit International) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1904 for its action in favour of arbitration among States, and continues to make a major contribution to the progressive development and codification of international law. This briefing focuses on three topical issues: Mass Migrations; Review of Measures Implementing Decisions of the Security Council in the field of Targeted Sanctions; and Provisional Measures.

Marcelo Kohen is Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1995. He is a Titular Member of the Institut de Droit international, and has been Secretary General since 2015. He 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.

Organised by the Department of International Law and the Institut de Droit International.

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Events

Thursday 30 November 2017, 17:00 - 17:45

Facebook Live: What Next for Global Governance?

Cédric Dupont

Trump, Macron, Guterres... curious about what's next for global governance? Join our Facebook Live with Cédric Dupont, Professor of International Relations/Political Science, on 30 November 2017, 17:00 - 17:45 CET. You’ll have a chance to ask questions live during the session via the comments.

  • On 30 November, access the Facebook Live event directly on our Facebook page

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Cédric Dupont

Faculty member since 1995, Professor Dupont is also Editor of the Swiss Political Science Review and Associate Editor for Europe of the journal Business and Politics. His research focuses on international political economic issues, both at the global and regional levels, on the problem of international cooperation, and international negotiation processes. He presents the Graduate Institute’s MOOC Global Governance, which explores why an interconnected world needs global governance.


 

Panel discussion

Monday 04 December 2017, 16:30 - 17:45

Perspectives on Progress: An Agenda for Action

Organised with the Africa Progress Panel and Le Monde Afrique

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

The Africa Progress Panel was formed in 2007 as a vehicle to focus attention on the commitments made to Africa by the international community. This 10-year anniversary event will debate Africa’s future priorities, discussing how to drive transformation through equitable and sustainable development.

Panelists:

  • Kofi Annan, Chair of the Africa Progress Panel, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Nobel Laureate
  • Michel Camdessus, former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
  • Peter Eigen, Founder and Chair of Advisory Council, Transparency International
  • Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria

Introduction: Serge Michel, Chief editor, Le Monde Afrique

Moderator: Jacqueline Coté, Public Relations Director, The Graduate Institute

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Panel discussion

Friday 01 December 2017, 10:45 - 12:15

Global Humanitarian Needs and Response 2018

Organised with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

While funding for humanitarian crises has grown steadily, the rise in requirements has been even steeper, allowing the spread of unmet humanitarian needs and bringing suffering to millions. What is the outlook for 2018 and how can we ensure that every cent of humanitarian funding works harder than before?

Panelists:

  • Mark Lowcock, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
  • Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO, Save the Children International
  • Mohamed Béavogui, Director General, African Risk Capacity

Moderator: Melanie Kolbe, Assistant Professor, International Relations/Political Science, The Graduate Institute
 

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Conference

Monday 04 December 2017 - Tuesday 05 December 2017

Fait religieux, fait économique

Chaire Yves Oltramare « Religion et politique dans le monde contemporain »

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Depuis la publication de L’Éthique protestante et l’esprit du capitalisme de Max Weber, les relations que la religion entretient avec l’économie et la finance ont fait couler beaucoup d’encre. L’actualité internationale nous soumet suffisamment de faits complexes en la matière pour que nous nous interrogions à nouveaux frais, et de manière empirique, sur les « connexions génétiques concrètes» entre faits religieux et faits économiques dans diverses situations politiques contemporaines.

Le Colloque International Yves Oltramare 2017 s’interrogera sur la manière dont les religions ont composé avec le néolibéralisme depuis les années 1980, sur les représentations religieuses de la justice économique et sociale, et sur une interaction entre la religion et l’économie qui s’avère beaucoup plus complexe que ne le suppose le débat public, prisonnier d’un culturalisme hors d’âge.

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

Monday 27 November 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

Lieux saints partagés ? Coexistences, interférences, interstices

Chaire Yves Oltramare « Religion et politique dans le monde contemporain »

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Les tragiques attentats et la crise des réfugiés exacerbent la peur de l’autre et plus exactement de la religion de l’autre. Dans ce contexte d’hostilité croissante, il faudrait porter un regard différent sur les modalités d’interaction interreligieuse, en s’attachant à faire connaître un phénomène de longue durée en Méditerranée, à savoir la fréquentation des mêmes sanctuaires par des fidèles de religions différentes. Cette conférence propose un cheminement au niveau des pratiques visant à désamorcer certains préjugés en réaffirmant que l’hétérogénéité n’est pas fatalement source de conflit ni de division.

Dionigi+Albera.png Dionigi Albera, anthropologue, directeur de recherche au CNRS, Institut d’ethnologie méditerranéenne européenne et comparative (IDEMEC), Aix-Marseille Université.
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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

Monday 04 December 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

Famille et marché entre christianisme, hébraïsme et islam

Chaire Yves Oltramare « Religion et politique dans le monde contemporain »

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Comment les trois monothéismes ont-ils imposé l'organisation des systèmes familiaux – et donc d'économie domestique, toujours ancrée profondément dans nos mentalités actuelles ? Cette conférence ouvre le colloque international Yves Oltramare 2017 « Fait religieux, fait économique » organisé par le Professeur Jean-François Bayart, titulaire de la chaire Yves Oltramare Religion et politique dans le monde contemporain.

gerard+delille.jpg Gérard Delille a été directeur des études pour l'Histoire moderne et contemporaine à L’École française de Rome, directeur de recherches au CNRS, directeur des études à l’EHESS de Paris et professeur d’histoire moderne à l’Institut universitaire européen de Florence.


Cette conférence ouvre le colloque international Yves Oltramare 2017 « Fait religieux, fait économique » organisé par le Professeur Jean-François Bayart, titulaire de la chaire Yves Oltramare Religion et politique dans le monde contemporain.

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Lunch briefing

Monday 11 December 2017, 12:30 - 13:30

Bitcoin, Blockchain and all that Jazz

Alexandre Swoboda, Professor of International Economics Emeritus

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la Paix, Geneva

Virtual currencies such as Bitcoin and distributed ledger technologies like Blockchain have been mooted as disruptive forces that would fundamentally transform finance and payments. They have also been dismissed as hype, fodder for bubbles, and Ponzi schemes. This briefing will explore the two sides of the argument, assessing the potential for virtual currencies, Bitcoin among others, to serve as money in a significant sense.

Alexandre Swoboda is Professor of International Economics Emeritus at the Graduate Institute and served as the Institute’s Director between 1990 and 1998. The Founding Director of the International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies and past President of the Swiss Society for Economics and Statistics, he served on the Swiss National Bank’s Council and was Senior Policy Advisor in the IMF’s Research Department.

Moderator: Ugo Panizza, Professor of International Economics; Pictet Chair in Finance and Development 


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Events

Tuesday 12 December 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

France: premier bilan

Jean Pisani-Ferry, Professeur Sciences Po Paris et Hertie School Berlin, ancien directeur de Bruegel, directeur du programme de la campagne d’Emmanuel Macron

Conférence CIMB

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Organisé par le Centre international d'études monétaires et bancaires (CIMB)

La conférence est en français, l’entrée est libre et sans inscription
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