Lunch Briefing

Tuesday 13 March 2018, 12:30 - 13:30

The Geopolitics of Malcolm X

Moshik Temkin, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University

Lunch Briefing

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Faculty_Temkin_Moshik.jpgMoshik Temkin joined the Harvard Kennedy School faculty in 2008. A specialist in the history of the modern United States in global and comparative perspective, with a focus on the connections between history and public policy, he is particularly interested in the interaction between Americans and non-Americans.

He is the author of The Sacco-Vanzetti Affair: America on Trial (Yale University Press, 2011) as well as several articles and book chapters. His current research interests include the history of the death penalty in comparative perspective, the impact of war on public policy intellectuals since World War I, Malcolm X's career and politics in a global context, the relationship between American civil rights and global human rights, and the contest between global political activism and travel control since the Cold War.

Moderator: Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, Professor of International History, The Graduate Institute.

Organised in cooperation with the Institute’s International History Department.

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Wednesday 21 March 2018, 18:30 - 20:00

Martin Luther King et Malcom X: le droit à la liberté et les mots pour le dire

Organisé en partenariat avec la Maison de l'histoire de l'Université de Genève

Festival Histoire et Cité

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

 À la veille du cinquantenaire de la mort de Martin Luther King, cette conférence analysera la manière dont le grand leader du mouvement pour les droits civiques concevait la liberté à conquérir pour les Noirs américains en contraste avec celle de Malcom X: même si l’opposition entre eux n’était pas absolue, leurs idées politiques, leurs arguments juridiques et leur militantisme divergeaient. L’accent portera notamment sur le débat entre les «droits civiques» et les «droits humains», et sur les conséquences politiques de leurs désaccords.

  • Pap Ndiaye, professeur d’histoire des Etats-Unis à Sciences Po Paris. 
    Normalien, agrégé et docteur en histoire, diplômé de l’Université de Virginie (M.A.), il a enseigné en France (EHESS) et aux Etats-Unis (Université de Pennsylvanie, New York University, Northwestern University). Il est spécialiste d’histoire politique et sociale des Africains-Américains. Il s’intéresse également aux situations minoritaires en France (histoire et sociologie des populations noires).
    Il travaille actuellement à une histoire mondiale des droits civiques au 20e siècle, en envisageant cette question dans une perspective transnationale. Pap Ndiaye est notamment l’auteur de Du nylon et des bombes. Du Pont, l'État et le marché, 1900-1970, Paris, Belin, 2001 (Nylon and Bombs: Du Pont and the March of Modern America, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007), La condition noire. Essai sur une minorité française, Calmann-Lévy, 2008 (Gallimard Folio 2009), Les Noirs américains. En marche pour l'égalité, Paris, Gallimard, 2009, Histoire de Chicago (avec Andrew Diamond), Paris, Fayard, 2013.

Cette conférence est organisée en partenariat avec la Maison de l'histoire de l'Université de Genève dans le cadre du Festival Histoire et Cité autour du thème "Être libre".

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Tuesday 06 March 2018, 18:30 - 20:00

Prophétisme, formation de la nation et cultures de rente en Côte d’Ivoire

Jean-Pierre Dozon, EHESS & Fondation de la Maison des sciences de l’Homme, Paris

Conférence Chaire Yves Oltramare

Auditorium A2
Maison de la paix, Genève

Les prophétismes sont apparus en Côte d’Ivoire en situation coloniale, mais aussi après l’indépendance. Certains d’entre eux sont devenus des religions ou des Eglises à part entière. Ils n’ont cessé d’être mêlés aux évolutions économiques, sociales, politiques du pays – notamment au développement des cultures de rente – et aux tensions qui les ont accompagnées. On a pu parler, à leur propos, d’une « reprise d’initiative » de la part des colonisés, ou de la capacité d’agir (agency) des subalternes.  Ils constituent une forme de production religieuse de la modernité, qui correspond assez peu au paradigme du « désenchantement du monde ».

Jean-Pierre Dozon est anthropologue, spécialiste de l’Afrique. Il est actuellement le directeur scientifique de la Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme (FMSH), directeur de recherche émérite à l’Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD), membre de l'Institut des mondes africains (IMAF) et directeur d'études à l'École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS).

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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Tuesday 20 February 2018, 18:30 - 20:00

Now or later? Completing the European Banking Union

Dr. Andreas Dombret, Executive Board Member, Deutsche Bundesbank

Conférence CIMB

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Organised by the International Centre for Monetary and Banking Studies (ICMB)

The conference is in English, the entrance is free and there is no registration
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Events

Wednesday 24 January 2018, 21:00 - 23:00

(LIVE STREAM) Global humanitarian outlook: fireside chat at the Tradeshift Sanctuary, Davos

Co-hosted by ODI and IRIN News

At a time of unprecedented humanitarian need, from the Rohingya to Syria, from climate change to migration, hear the expert view on this year’s global humanitarian challenges at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting.

Speakers:

  • Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, UN
  • Ken Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch
  • Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, Professor of International History, The Graduate Institute
  • Sara Pantuliano, Managing Director, Overseas Development Institute

Chair:

  • Heba Aly, Director, IRIN News

Co-hosted by ODI and IRIN News.
 

Events

Friday 26 January 2018, 10:00 - 10:30

(FACEBOOK LIVE) Richard Baldwin on Globalisation, live from Davos

Hosted by the World Economic Forum

With French president Emmanuel Macron warning in Davos that globalisation is facing a “major crisis”, Graduate Institute professor Richard Baldwin will take your questions on where global capitalism goes from here. Participate via the live Facebook feed.

Richard Baldwin, Professor of International Economics, co-Director of the Graduate Institute’s Centre on Trade and Economic Integration, and author of The Great Convergence: Information Technology and the New Globalization (2016).

Moderator: Mike Hanley, World Economic Forum

INTERESTED IN GLOBALISATION? Sign up here for Prof Baldwin's free MOOC on economic globalisation and its impact on society past and present.

Lunch Briefing

Tuesday 06 March 2018, 12:30 - 13:30

Women’s Rights and Reproductive Rights: A Complicated History

Nicole Bourbonnais, Assistant Professor of International History

Lunch Briefing

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Almost all international organisations working in the field of population and reproduction today stress the fundamental importance of empowering women, working for gender equality, and adopting a human rights-based approach.  But this was not always the case: in fact, this woman/rights-centred paradigm is a relatively novel phenomenon when placed in the longer history of population activism.  This public briefing will explore the complex mix of feminist, eugenic, neo-Malthusian, environmentalist, and public health ideologies that shaped early- to mid-20th century “population control” and “family planning” activism, before tracing the forces from within and outside the population movement that fuelled the shift to a “reproductive rights” paradigm in the early 1990s.  Finally, it will consider how the historical legacy of population control continues to shape international politics and activism today.   

Nicole Bourbonnais, Assistant Professor of International History
A Canadian citizen, Nicole Bourbonnais is Assistant Professor of International History with a focus on gender, global population politics, reproductive rights, and transnational activism in the twentieth century. Her first book, Birth Control in the Decolonizing Caribbean: Reproductive Politics and Practice on Four Islands, 1930-1970 (Cambridge University Press, 2016) explores how family planning campaigns in Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados, and Bermuda intersected with the politics of nationalism and working class women’s efforts to control their reproductive lives in the early to mid twentieth century.  
 

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Film screening and debate

Wednesday 14 March 2018, 18:30 - 21:00

Le Vénérable W

Avec FIFDH

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Documentaire de Barbet Schroeder sur Ashin Wirathu, moine bouddhiste birman à la tête du mouvement nationaliste et islamophobe s'attaquant aux Rohingyas. Partir à sa rencontre, c’est se retrouver au cœur du racisme quotidien, et observer comment l'islamophobie et le discours haineux se transforment en violence et en destruction. 

Introduction: Manon Schick, Directrice générale d'Amnesty International Suisse

Le Vénérable W (2017, 100 minutes, anglais) sera suivi de:

Q&A: Barbet Schroeder, cinéaste, réalisateur de Le Vénérable W

Panel:

  • Jean-François Bayart, professeur d’anthropologie et sociologie à l’IHEID, Titulaire de la Chaire Yves Oltramare « Religion et Politique dans le Monde Contemporain »
  • Abdul Rasheed, fondateur de la Rohingya Foundation Community et protagoniste du film
  • Tirana Hassan, directrice du programme Réaction aux crises d’Amnesty Internationale

Modérateur : André Crettenand, directeur de l'information, TV5MONDE

Organisé avec le Festival du Film et Forum International sur les Droits Humains (FIFDH) qui aura lieu du 9 au 18 mars 2018.

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

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"This intimate documentary on Ashin Wirathu, the Buddhist fanatic whose ideas have brought down Aung Sun Suu Kyi, is a bleak study of sectarianism by Barbet Schroeder." – The Guardian


 

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Film screening and debate

Tuesday 20 March 2018, 18:30 - 21:00

The Look of Silence

Cine@IHEID - Festival Histoire et Cité

With the University of Geneva

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Through Joshua Oppenheimer's work filming perpetrators of the Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered and the identity of the men who killed him. The youngest brother is determined to break the spell of silence and fear under which the survivors live, and so confronts the men responsible for his brother's murder - something unimaginable in a country where killers remain in power.

The Look of Silence (2014, 103 minutes, English subtitles) will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Patricia Spyer, Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • John Austin, Lead Researcher of the VIPRE Initiative, Centre on Conflict Development and Peacebuilding, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Moderator

  • Riccardo Bocco, Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

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

Organised in partnership with the Maison de l'histoire of the University of Geneva, as part of the Festival Histoire et Cité.

This event is also part of a trilogy, “Paroles de Bourreau”, organised by the Graduate Institute and the University of Geneva following the recent publication of the collective volume, directed by Sévane Garibian of UNIGE, La mort du bourreau. Réflexions interdisciplinaires sur le cadavre des criminels de masse (Ed. Pétra) and which raises the question of the “afterlife” of perpetrators of genocide or crimes against humanity, and of war criminals.
 

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"Masterpiece" "The Look of Silence is a painful, profoundly empathetic work of moral reckoning." – The New York Times
 

 

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Film screening and debate

Monday 16 April 2018, 18:30 - 21:00

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

Cine@IHEID

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith’s gripping film about Daniel Ellsberg, the man who leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971, exposing the top-secret military history of the United States involvement in Vietnam.

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (2009, 94 minutes, English) will be followed by a panel discussion with :

  • Jussi Hanhimäki, Professor, International History, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Nina Larson, Journalist, AFP (Moderator)
  • Ole von Uexküll, Executive Director, Right Livelihood Award Foundation

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

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“Riveting! A straight-ahead, enthralling story of moral courage." – New York Magazine
 

 

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Film screening and debate

Tuesday 08 May 2018, 18:30 - 21:00

Complicit

Cine@IHEID

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Shot below the radar, Heather White's documentary follows the journey of Chinese factory migrant worker-turned-activist Yi Yeting, who takes his fight against the global electronic industry from his hospital bed to the international stage. 

Complicit (2017, 89 minutes, English subtitles) will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Azita Berar Awad, former Director of the Employment Policy Department, ILO
  • Elizabeth Boomer, PhD Candidate in International Law, The Graduate Institute, Geneva 
  • Sungmin Rho, Assistant Professor, International Relations/Political Science, The Graduate Institute, Geneva (Moderator)

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

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Film screening and debate

Thursday 17 May 2018, 18:30 - 21:00

Leviathan

Cine@IHEID

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

In a Russian coastal town, a fisherman is forced to fight a corrupt mayor who tries to seize possession of his ancestral home to erect a modern real estate complex. Leviathan is the tale of friendship, betrayal and hopelessness which casts a harsh light on the role of the church in an atomized society.  This compellingly told, stunningly shot drama was a prize winner at Cannes and Russia’s nominee for Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar.  It was later scorned by Russian officials and Orthodox Church activists but their attempts to ban the film in Russia remained unsuccessful.

Leviathan (2014, 140 minutes, in Russian with English subtitles) will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Carmelo Laganà, Deputy Head of Geneva Office and Project Manager in Foreign Trade, Economiesuisse
  • Nataliya Tchermalykh, PhD Candidate in Anthropology and Sociology, The Graduate Institute, Geneva 
  • Fuad Zarbiyev, Assistant Professor in International Law, The Graduate Institute, Geneva (Moderator)

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

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"Leviathan - a new Russian masterpiece " – The Guardian
 

 

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Lunch Briefing

Tuesday 06 February 2018, 12:30 - 13:30

Iran, causes et conséquences des récentes protestations

Mohammad-Reza Djalili

Professeur honoraire à l'Institut

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la paix, Genève

Le 28 décembre 2017 une manifestation contre la vie chère a lieu à Mashhad. Très rapidement, les protestations prennent une tournure politique et s’étendent à l’ensemble du pays. Durant une semaine, l’Iran va connaître une vague  de contestation, la plus importante depuis 2009, qui révèle au grand jour les divers aspects du malaise profond qui mine la société iranienne près de quarante ans après la révolution islamique.

Ce Lunch Briefing apporte un éclairage nouveau sur la situation en Iran. Il fait suite au Lunch Briefing organisé en mai 2017 sur les perspectives pour l’Iran après l’élection présidentielle.

Mohammad-Reza-Djalili.png (Mohammad-Reza-Djalili.png) 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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Lunch Briefing

Tuesday 27 February 2018, 12:30 - 13:30

Israel: looking beyond the headlines

Cyrus Schayegh, Associate Professor of International History

Lunch Briefing

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la paix, Genève

This Lunch Briefing will focus on two (of many) issues that rarely make the headlines but are avidly discussed in today’s Israel: the Jewish state’s relationship with the Jewish diaspora, especially the United States, and the socio-demographic profile of the Israeli military.

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Prior to joining the Institute, Cyrus Schayegh taught for nine years at Princeton University, first as Assistant Professor and then as Associate Professor. He was also Assistant Professor at the American University of Beirut. His main areas of expertise cover the modern Middle East, global history, decolonisation, the Cold War, development studies and historiography.
Professor Schayegh is the author of The Middle East and the Making of the Modern World (Harvard University Press, 2017) and Who Is Knowledgeable Is Strong: Science, Class, and the Formation of Modern Iranian Society, 1900-1950 (University of California Press, 2009). 

 

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Conference

Wednesday 11 April 2018, 09:15 - 17:00

The Diplomatic Kaleidoscope: A Reflection of Inclusivity

Junior Diplomat Initiative Youth Dialogue 2018

Today’s global geopolitical landscape presents a kaleidoscope of actors in an era of inclusive diplomacy. Governments, policy-makers, diplomats, businesses, and international and non-governmental organisations find themselves in an ever-changing landscape in which new, diverse actors are redefining diplomacy and addressing issues that are interwoven across nations, disciplines, and actors. Diplomacy today includes a range of diverse voices, including those of women, refugees, armed groups, scientists, children, and other citizens around the world, interacting with the diplomatic process in new, innovative, and interactive ways.

The Diplomatic Kaleidoscope: A Reflection of Inclusivity aims to create an engaging dialogue about the challenges and opportunities of the diplomatic sphere and equip aspiring diplomats with the practical knowledge and skills to create a positive impact.

Two panel discussions in the morning will be followed by an afternoon session with a choice between three practical workshops.

Panel 1 - The Power of Women in Diplomacy
Focusing on the increasing role of women in diplomatic efforts around the world, the gender evolution of diplomatic efforts and how a greater emphasis on gender can bring positive changes to diplomacy in the future.

Panel 2 - The Evolution of Diplomacy: The Case for Inclusivity
Exploring how diplomacy has evolved from a primarily state-led effort to an increasingly inclusive network of diverse actors, and on how to effectively create positive change in this new diplomatic world.

Workshops
Participants will have the option of participating in one of three workshops. Workshops include both a theoretical and a practical component that will help immerse participants in the intricacies of diplomacy and teach them the real-world skills necessary for a career in international relations.

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

The Junior Diplomat Initiative (JDI) was founded by students at the University of Economics, Prague in 2011, before expanding to the Graduate Institute in 2013 and to Sciences Po Paris in 2015. It seeks to bridge the gap between the theoretical knowledge acquired through studying international relations and the practice of diplomacy, by facilitating dialogue and connections between students and the diplomatic community. Follow JDI Switzerland on Facebook!

Organised by Junior Diplomat Initiative Switzerland in partnership with the Graduate Institute.

Events

Tuesday 08 May 2018, 18:30 - 20:00

Les marchands et le temple. La société chrétienne et le cercle vertueux de la richesse entre Moyen-Âge et Temps Modernes

Giacomo Todeschini, ancien professeur d’histoire médiévale

Chaire Yves Oltramare

Auditorium A2
Maison de la paix, Genève

Max Weber a bâti  sa construction de l’histoire de l’esprit du capitalisme à partir du calvinisme. Mais, lorsque l’on considère la réflexion économique du Moyen-Âge et des débuts de l’Âge moderne en Europe occidentale, on constate l’absence de toute « pensée économique » structurée et systématique. En revanche, on peut identifier plusieurs galaxies conceptuelles et lexicales, enracinées dans le droit et la théologie des chrétiens d’Occident, qui produisent des mots et des discours. Ce sont ceux-ci qui, aux siècles suivants, deviendront les éléments constitutifs du langage des économistes, jusqu’à la fondation formelle d’une science économique par les économistes « classiques ».

 

Todeschini.jpgGiacomo Todeschini a été professeur d’histoire médiévale à l’Université de Trieste (1979-2016). Ses études se sont concentrées sur le développement des théories, des lexiques et des langages économiques médiévaux et modernes ; ses recherches se sont aussi focalisées sur  les discours concernant l’infamie et l’exclusion des marchés entre Moyen Age et Age moderne, sur le rôle et le signifié des juifs dans ces marchés et sur la formation des stéréotypes correspondants. Giacomo Todeschini a été Visiting Professor à l’École Normale Supérieure de Paris (2001), Fellow à l’Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies (2004), membre de l’Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, 2008) et fellow du Wissenschaftskolleg (Berlin, 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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Lunch Briefing

Tuesday 10 April 2018, 12:30 - 13:30

Killer robots in the battlefield and the alleged accountability gap for war crimes

Paola Gaeta

Professor of International Law

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

The rapid development of military robots designed to select and attack military targets without the intervention of a human operator raises new challenges, including in the field of accountability for war crimes.

This Lunch Briefing will discuss whether and to what extent there is the risk of an accountability gap for the war crimes eventually committed by a killer robot because of an erroneous autonomous targeting decision.

Paola-Gaeta.png (Paola-Gaeta.png)Paola Gaeta was Professor of International Law at the University of Florence. In 2007, she became Professor of International Criminal Law at the University of Geneva and Director of the LL.M. in International Humanitarian Law at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights she led from 2010 to 2014.
Her principal areas of expertise include, amongst others, international criminal law, international immunity law and conflicts of jurisdiction in criminal matters.

 

 

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Events

Tuesday 20 March 2018, 18:30 - 20:00

Beyond Basel: Can Financial Regulation Tackle Tomorrow’s Technology?

Dr. Thomas Huertas, Partner FS Risk and Chair, Ernst & Young Regulatory Network

Conférence CIMB

Auditorium A2
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Organised by the International Centre for Monetary and Banking Studies (ICMB)

The conference is in English, the entrance is free and there is no registration
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Events

Friday 16 March 2018, 12:15 - 14:15

The Private Sector and Sustainability: A New Way Forward?

Organised by IHEID Environmental Committee

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Recent literature examining economic growth trajectories highlights the growing importance of a vibrant private sector in achieving sustainable development. This is especially true when considering the Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development.

This event will discuss the role of the private sector in achieving sustainable development and investigate future trends in this field. With participation from exceptional guests from the private and public sector, we will investigate the role of multinationals, entrepreneurs and international organisations in the years to come.

Keynote Speech: Nikhil Seth, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, Executive Director, UNITAR

Panel Discussion with:

  • Careen Abb, Programme Lead, Positive Impact, UNEP Finance Initiative
  • Amanda Byrde, Co-Founder and Head of Finance, Impact Hub
  • Virginie Mahin, Senior External Affairs Manager, Mondelez International
  • María Mendiluce, Managing Director, Senior Management Team, WBCSD 
  • (Moderator) Dario Piselli, Research Officer, Global Health Centre; PhD Candidate, Department of International Law, IHEID
     

The panel will be followed by a networking aperitif offered by the IHEID Environmental Committee as part of Swiss Sustainability Week, organised by the Swiss Association of Student Organisations for Sustainability.

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Events

Monday 19 March 2018, 18:30 - 19:45

Creativity: a new tool for international diplomacy ?

Staffan de Mistura, United Nations special envoy for the Syria crisis

Organised by the Sergio Vieira de Mello Foundation

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Staffan de Mistura is the United Nations special envoy for the Syria crisis. Having previously served as the head of the UN missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, he has over thirty years’ experience of working in conflict-affected areas and within humanitarian agencies.

Moderator: Sophie Shevardnadze, journalist

Organised by the Sergio Vieira de Mello Foundation and the Graduate Institute, to honour the memory of Sergio Vieira de Mello.
 

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Film screening and debate

Thursday 22 March 2018, 18:15 - 20:30

Film screening: Chasing Ice

Organised by IHEID Environmental Committee

Room S8
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Award-winning documentary about the efforts of nature photographer James Balog to publicise the effects of climate change by deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, Balog’s hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet.

Chasing Ice will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Michael Zemp, Director of the World Glacier Monitoring Service
  • Cédric Dupont, Professor, International Relations/Political Science, IHEID
  • Anna Brach, Senior Programme Officer, GCSP

Moderator

  • Gianluca Gygax, Master Candidate in International Affairs, IHEID

The event will be followed by an aperitif offered by the IHEID Environmental Committee as part of Swiss Sustainability Week, organised by the Swiss Association of Student Organisations for Sustainability.

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Thursday 22 March 2018, 12:30 - 14:00

The humanitarian #MeToo moment- where do we go from here?

Organised in partnership with IRIN News

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

There has been much discussion recently around sexual abuse in the humanitarian sector following the widely reported scandal at Oxfam UK in Haiti. But beyond the headlines, there is a recognition that no organisation is immune. This problem affects the whole humanitarian sector and its ability to operate, maintain public trust, funding and more. 
 
The Graduate Institute and IRIN News are co-hosting a frank and open discussion on what the #MeToo moment means for the humanitarian sector. Bringing together whistle-blower, investigator, NGO and donor perspectives, this discussion aims to shift the debate towards a more nuanced and constructive examination of the issue. You’ll also hear directly from Oxfam, the organization whose internal investigation sparked the media firestorm.

Introduction:

  • Elisabeth Prügl, Professor in International Relations and Political Science, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Panel discussion:

  • Avril Benoit, Director of Communications and Fundraising, Médecins Sans Frontières
  • Hannah Clare, Head of Safeguarding , Norwegian Refugee Council & former Head of Safeguarding,  Oxfam 
  • Jeremy Konyndyk, Former Director of the United States Agency for International Development, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance
  • Amira Malik Miller, Swedish civil servant and former aid worker
  • Fionna Smyth, Head of Humanitarian Policy and Campaigns, Oxfam GB

Moderator:

  • Heba Aly, Director, IRIN News

With the contribution of:

  • Maria Thestrup, Code of Conduct Compliance Officer, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Gry Tina Tinde, Gender and Diversity Coordinator, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies 

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Public Lecture

Monday 26 March 2018, 18:30 - 19:30

Out of the ‘mouth of a shark’: a humanitarian perspective on migration and displacement

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

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

In the words of British Somali poet Warsan Shire, “No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.” With tens of millions of vulnerable migrants and those forcibly displaced, a humanitarian perspective is crucial. How can we better protect and assist migrants, refugees and internally displaced? What are the main humanitarian concerns around migration and displacement, within borders and along routes? And how can we address these issues from a humanitarian perspective?

Join us as we tackle these questions in conversation with Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Ahmad Al-Rashid, a forced migration researcher from Syria, and Melanie Kolbe, Assistant Professor in International Relations and Political Science at The Graduate Institute, Geneva (as moderator). 

Organised with the International Committee of the Red Cross, as part of the ICRC's 2018 Global Research and Debate Cycle on Migration and Displacement. 

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Wednesday 21 March 2018, 12:30 - 13:30

Does independence still matter in 21st century Europe?

Carles Puigdemont

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Carles Puigdemont, former President of Catalonia, has lived in self-imposed exile in Belgium since the Catalan declaration of independence in October 2017.

Join us for an in-depth conversation about separatism, self-determination and the future of Europe. 

Moderator: Imogen Foulkes
The BBC's correspondent in Geneva since 2004, Imogen Foulkes is a Scottish journalist who previously worked for Swiss Radio International and for Scottish Television. 

 

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The event will be live-streamed here.

Events

Thursday 12 April 2018, 17:45 - 19:15

Happy Birthday Mr Secretary General - A HARDtalk special with Kofi Annan

Co-organised with the Kofi Annan Foundation, with the support of Fondation pour Genève

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

To celebrate the 80th birthday of former United Nations Secretary General and Graduate Institute alumnus Kofi Annan, we invite you to a special recording of the BBC interview programme HARDtalk, followed by Q&A with the audience.

Moderator: Zeinab Badawi, journalist, BBC.
A regular presenter of HARDtalk, Sudanese-British journalist Zeinab Badawi joined BBC News in 1998, having previously presented ITV Morning News and Channel 4 News.

Co-organised with the Kofi Annan Foundation, with the support of Fondation pour Genève.

 

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Events

Tuesday 17 April 2018, 18:30 - 20:00

The meaning of work in the past, the economist’s view, and the historical evidence

Lord Skidelsky, Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at Warwick University

Organised with the IWM

Auditorium Ivan Pictet B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

In his 1930 essay, Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren, John Maynard Keynes wrote of the onset of “technological unemployment… unemployment due to our discovery of means of economising the use of labour outrunning the pace at which we can find new uses for labour.” Taking Keynes as a starting point, this lecture will consider the contemporary context of automation as well as machinery’s historical impact on employment.

LordSkidelsky.jpgRobert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at Warwick University. His three-volume biography of John Maynard Keynes (1983,1992, 2000) won five prizes and his book on the financial crisis – Keynes: The Return of the Master – was published in September 2010. He was made a member of the House of Lords in 1991 (he sits on the cross-benches) and elected a fellow of the British Academy in 1994. How Much is Enough? The Love of Money and the Case for the Good Life, co-written with his son Edward, was published in July 2012. He is also the author of Britain in the 20th Century: A Success? (Vintage, 2014) and editor of The Essential Keynes (Penguin Classics, 2015). His most recent publications are as co-editor of Who Runs the Economy? (Palgrave, 2016) and Austerity Vs Stimulus (Palgrave, 2017).

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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Wednesday 03 October 2018, 08:30 - Thursday 04 October 2018, 18:30

Environmental History as if the Future Mattered: Writing the History and the Future of the Anthropocene

Pierre du Bois Annual Conference

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

How does Environmental History help us understand the past, expand how we explain the present, and what might it tell us about the future? Environmental history deploys the insights from the “natural archive” - climate change, volcanism, biotic shifts and human transformations of the planet for understanding events and insight into processes described in human archives. Did drought trigger the Arab Spring? Did poor harvests animate the French Revolution? From uprisings to erosion of empires, environmental changes are increasingly used as elements and amplifiers in historical explanation.

The 2018 Pierre du Bois Annual Conference brings together distinguished scholars from international history, archeology, historical ecology, anthropology, paleoclimatology, literature, geography to explore what past dynamics and the roots of present processes might tell us about the future.

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

Organised by Professor Susanna Hecht and the Department of International History in partnership with the Pierre du Bois Foundation.

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Les disputes de la Maison de la paix

Saturday 28 April 2018, 16:00 - 19:30

L’avenir des médias

Les Disputes de la Maison de la paix

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

Introduction : « Cliquez ici », documentaire de Charles Kleiber

  • Atelier 1:
    Le défi professionnel
    Qu’est-ce que la société attend des médias, quelles valeurs doivent guider la production d’information ? Comment faire valoir la plus-value journalistique à l’heure des fake news et de l’explosion des canaux de diffusion de l’information ?
    Contributions de Nathalie Pignard-Cheynel (AJM), Ariane Dayer (Tamedia), Nathalie Ducommun (RTS), Gaël Hürlimann (digital factory Ringier)
  • Atelier 2:
    Le défi économique
    Quels sont les modèles de financement pérennes capables de garantir la liberté d’expression, la qualité et l’accessibilité de l’information? L’Etat peut-il participer au financement des médias et sous quelles formes ? Qui doit payer ?
    Contributions de Jean-Marie Charon (CNRS), Nadja Schnetzler (Republik), Serge Michel (HEIDI.news), Laurent Keller (Léman Bleu)
  • Atelier 3:
    Le défi politique
    Quelles doivent être les justes relations entre les médias et les instances politiques ? Comment faire cohabiter le service public et le marché ? Quel avenir et quelles stratégies pour la cohabitation avec Facebook, Google et les autres ?
    Contributions de Sébastien Salerno (UNIGE), Gilles Marchand (SSR), Edwy Plenel (Mediapart), Tibère Adler (ancien directeur général d’Edipresse) 

Interpellateurs : Pierre Maudet (Conseiller d’Etat), Eric Hoesli (EPFL),  Sandra Jean (Le Nouvelliste)

Modération : Annik Dubied, directrice, Académie du Journalisme et des Médias, Université de Neuchâtel

Synthèse des interpellateurs et débat final avec la participation de Roger de Weck.

Organisé en partenariat avec Le Temps et l’Académie du journalisme et des médias de l’Université de Neuchâtel.

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Tuesday 22 May 2018, 18:30 - 20:00

Le pentecôtisme et les transformations économiques post-socialistes au Mozambique

Eric Morier-Genoud, professeur d'histoire africaine

Chaire Yves Oltramare

Auditorium A2
Maison de la paix, Genève

L’abandon du socialisme et la fin de la guerre civile, à la fin des années 1980, ont profondément transformé le Mozambique postcolonial. Le champ religieux national s’est trouvé lui-même bouleversé par le retour à la liberté de croyance, l’expansion religieuse qui s’en est ensuivie, la diversification et la compétition des institutions ecclésiales qui en ont été les conséquences. Dans ce nouveau cadre, les églises néo-pentecôtistes, souvent originaires du Brésil et d’Afrique de l’Ouest, se sont multipliées. Elles ont défini de nouveaux codes sociaux, politiques et éthiques grâce à leur usage intensif des media. Transformations économiques et religieuses sont allées de pair.

Eric Morier-Genoud.pngEric Morier-Genoud est professeur d'histoire africaine à l'Université Queen’s de Belfast en Irlande du Nord. Il écrit sur la religion et la politique en Afrique australe. Il est l'auteur, avec Caroline Jeannerat et Didier Péclard, de « Embroiled. Swiss Churches, South Africa and Apartheid » (Lit Verlag, 2011), éditeur de « Sure Road? Nationalisms in Angola, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique » (Brill, 2012) et rédacteur, avec Michel Cahen et Domingos M. do Rosário, de « The War Within. New Perspectives on the Civil War in Mozambique, 1976-1992 » (James Currey, 2018).

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

            

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Public Lecture

Wednesday 11 April 2018, 18:30 - 20:00

Responsible Mining – encouraging continuous improvement

Organised in partnership with the Responsible Mining Foundation

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

How do we translate the full potential of minerals and metals mining to benefit the economies, improve the lives of people and respect the environments of producing countries, particularly in some of the world’s poorest regions? How well, or badly, are mining companies currently performing on economic development, environmental, social and governance issues? This event presents and debates the findings of the first Responsible Mining Index, which assesses the policies and practices of 30 large-scale mining companies. 

Introduction:

  • Gilles Carbonnier, Professor of Development Economics, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, Secretary of State for Economic Affairs for the Government of Switzerland
  • HRH Prince Jaime de Bourbon de Parme, former Special Envoy for Natural Resources, The Netherlands

Presentation of the 2018 Responsible Mining Index:

  • Hélène Piaget, CEO of the Responsible Mining Foundation

Panel discussion including:

  • Gilles Carbonnier, Professor of Development Economics, The Graduate Institute, Geneva (moderator)
  • Sheila Khama, Lead Mining Specialist, World Bank
  • Jonas Moberg, Executive Director, EITI (Extractives Industry Transparency Initiative)
  • Kemal Özkan, Assistant General Secretary, IndustriALL Global Union
  • Elisa Peter, Executive Director, Publish What You Pay
  • Hélène Piaget, CEO of the Responsible Mining Foundation

An aperitif will be served before the event at 17:45.

Organised in partnership with the Responsible Mining Foundation

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Public Lecture

Wednesday 11 April 2018, 18:30 - 20:00

Responsible Mining – encouraging continuous improvement

Organised in partnership with the Responsible Mining Foundation

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

How do we translate the full potential of minerals and metals mining to benefit the economies, improve the lives of people and respect the environments of producing countries, particularly in some of the world’s poorest regions? How well, or badly, are mining companies currently performing on economic development, environmental, social and governance issues? This event presents and debates the findings of the first Responsible Mining Index, which assesses the policies and practices of 30 large-scale mining companies. 

Introduction:

  • Gilles Carbonnier, Professor of Development Economics, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, Secretary of State for Economic Affairs for the Government of Switzerland
  • HRH Prince Jaime de Bourbon de Parme, former Special Envoy for Natural Resources, The Netherlands

Presentation of the 2018 Responsible Mining Index:

  • Hélène Piaget, CEO of the Responsible Mining Foundation

Panel discussion including:

  • Gilles Carbonnier, Professor of Development Economics, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Sheila Khama, Lead Mining Specialist, World Bank
  • Jonas Moberg, Executive Director, EITI (Extractives Industry Transparency Initiative)
  • Kemal Özkan, Assistant General Secretary, IndustriALL Global Union
  • Elisa Peter, Executive Director, Publish What You Pay
  • Hélène Piaget, CEO of the Responsible Mining Foundation

An aperitif will be served before the event at 17:45.

Organised in partnership with the Responsible Mining Foundation

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Lunch Briefing

Peacekeeping - AMISOM
Tuesday 08 May 2018, 12:30 - 13:30

Making migration great again: challenges and opportunities of the UN Global Compact for Migration

Vincent Chetail

Professor of International Law

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

With the adoption of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants by the UN General Assembly, states have launched an ambitious process of inter-governmental negotiations that will lead to the adoption of a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration. The global compact represents a momentum for the international community to set out a range of principles and commitments addressing all aspects of migration from a comprehensive and coherent approach.

This Lunch briefing will discuss the challenges and opportunities of the global compact to address the multidimensional reality of migration, improve the governance of migration and strengthen the human rights of migrants and their positive contribution to sustainable development. 

Vincent-Chetail.png (Vincent-Chetail.png)Dr. Vincent Chetail is Professor of International Law, Director of the Global Migration Centre and Head of the International Law Department. He has published 16 books and over 50 articles, book chapters and reports on migration and has launched 20 research projects on various issues related to migration from both a policy and academic perspective. Professor Chetail regularly serves as a consultant to governments, international organisations and NGOs. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Refugee Survey Quarterly (Oxford University Press), General Editor of the book series Theory and Practice of Public International Law (Martinus Nijhoff) and Organisation internationale et relations internationales (Bruylant). 

            

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Panel discussion

Monday 16 April 2018, 18:30 - 20:00

The end of the rule of law?

Organised in partnership with the International Commission of Jurists

Room C1, Petal 5
Maison de la paix, Geneva

In the 70th anniversary year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights we reflect on the continued role of the rule of law in promoting and protecting human rights, in a global context where pushback against rights protection is becoming increasingly more virulent. How well have the rights of the UDHR been realised, particularly in relation to gender and women’s rights, in domestic, regional and international systems? How have breaches of the UDHR been treated as international crime?  How can problems in human rights frameworks be addressed in a way that strengthens rule of law and rights?

Introduction:

  • Saman Zia-Zarifi, Secretary-General, The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Geneva 

Panel discussion including:

  • Carlos Ayala, ICJ Vice-President and former Chair of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
  • Andrew Clapham, Professor of Public International Law, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, and Member of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan
  • Luis Gallegos, Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations in Geneva
  • Sanji Monageng, ICJ Commissioner and Judge at the International Criminal Court, The Hague
  • Patricia Schulz, Member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Moderator:

  • Robert Goldman, Acting ICJ President and Professor of Law, Washington College of Law American University and Member of the Eminent Jurists Panel on Terrorism, Counter-terrorism and Human Rights

An aperitif will be served after the event at 20:00.

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Tuesday 29 May 2018, 18:30 - 20:00

Women's Voices in the Media: Changing the World

Jill Abramson, Senior Lecturer, Harvard University

Organised in partnership with the Permanent Mission of the United States to the United Nations

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Women journalists are increasingly influencing world affairs, giving voice to underrepresented communities of women and playing an instrumental role in focusing global attention on issues and problems that might be otherwise overlooked. The distinguished journalist Jill Abramson will explore key female voices from war correspondent Martha Gellhorn in the 1930s through to Anita Hill and Jodi Kantor who broke the Harvey Weinstein story and launched the global #MeToo movement.

A Senior Lecturer at Harvard University, Jill Abramson spent 17 years in senior editorial positions at The New York Times, where she was the first woman to serve as Washington Bureau Chief, Managing Editor and Executive Editor. She previously worked for The Wall Street Journal and as an investigative reporter covering money and politics. She is the author of three books including Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas, co-authored with Jane Mayer.

This lecture is the first in a new series of lectures called “Women in World Affairs” which is organized by the Institute and the Permanent Mission of the United States to the United Nations to showcase the achievements of prominent American women, from different sectors and backgrounds, in world affairs.

An aperitif will be served after the event at 20:00.

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Events

Tuesday 24 April 2018, 18:30 - 20:00

The Future of European Economic Integration: The Case for Banking Union

Philipp Hildebrand, Vice Chairman, BlackRock

Conférence CIMB

Auditorium A1A
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Organised by the International Centre for Monetary and Banking Studies (ICMB)
The conference is in English

Events

Friday 13 April 2018

PhD Research Share 2018

Organised by the Graduate Institute Students Association

Auditorium A2
Maison de la paix, Geneva

The PhD Research Share conference is a platform for intellectual exchange between interdisciplinary groups of PhD students and IHEID members. Within thematic and interdisciplinary panels, PhD students will have the opportunity to present and get feedback on their research in a supportive environment. A poster session will be organised for other PhD students to present their research; the best poster will be awarded a prize sponsored by the Direction des Etudes. 

Events

Wednesday 30 May 2018, 18:30 - 20:00

Faut-il être payé pour tuer ? Les fondements économiques de la violence jihadiste au Pakistan

Amélie Blom, Enseignante à Sciences Po Paris et à l'INALCO

Chaire Yves Oltramare

Auditorium A2
Maison de la paix, Genève

Nous ne savons à peu près rien de l'origine sociale des recrues jihadistes au Pakistan. La très grande diversité - doctrinale, géographique, sociologique et politique - des organisations rendrait toute généralisation hasardeuse. Et pourtant, les politiques publiques, le sens commun médiatique, tout comme une grande partie de la littérature savante, s'acharnent à faire de la frustration économique le moteur de l'engagement individuel, voire de l'action violente elle-même. Plutôt que de chercher des motivations inaccessibles à l'observateur, il faut considérer l'attribution de motivations aux recrues jihadistes comme un processus éminemment politique qui doit être interrogé en tant que tel.

Portrait-Blom.jpgChargée de cours en science politique au campus Europe-Asie de Sciences Po et à l'Institut national des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), Amélie Blom est également co-rédactrice en chef de SAMAJ-South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal. Ses recherches, qui portent sur différentes formes de militantisme au nom de l'islam au Pakistan, ont fait l'objet de plusieurs publications, entre autres:  « Emotions and the Micro-foundations of Religious Activism: The Bitter-sweet Experiences of 'Born-Again' Muslims in Pakistan » (The Indian Economic and Social History Review, January-March 2017) et « Les « martyrs » jihadistes veulent-ils forcément mourir? Une approche émique des mécanismes de la radicalisation autosacrificielle au Pakistan » (Revue Française de Science Politique, octobre 2011).

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

 

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Panel discussion

Wednesday 02 May 2018, 18:30 - 19:45

The Opioid-fuelled Overdose Crisis in North America: an International Perspective

Organised with the Global Commission on Drug Policy

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

In 2016 the overdose epidemic sweeping across North America cost some 64,000 lives in the United States alone, two-thirds of which were linked to opioids. This event discusses the roots of this epidemic, its social and economic impacts, and ways to address them, taking into account the response and policies conducted in other countries and continents.

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

Panelists:

  • Ruth Dreifuss, Chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, former President of Switzerland and Minister of Home Affairs
  • Michel Kazatchkine, Commissioner of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, Former Executive Director of the Global Fund
  • Barbara Broers, Head of Dependencies Unit, Geneva University Hospitals
  • Mariãngela Simão, Assistant Director-General, World Health Organization

 

Moderator: Suerie Moon, Director of Research, Global Health Center, Graduate Institute

Les intervenants et le public ont la possibilité de s'exprimer en français s'ils le souhaitent.

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Thursday 19 April 2018, 18:30 - 20:00

Migration and Belonging: Salah, un Kabyle de Palestine

Student Initiative on Asia, Migration Initiative

Auditorium A2
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Join us for the screening of the moving short film Salah, un Kabyle de Palestine (screened with English subtitles) followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Tahar Houchi, director, Salah, un Kabyle de Palestine
  • Riccardo Bocco, Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, The Graduate Institute
  • Mona Bieling, Research Fellow, International History, The Graduate Institute (moderator)

Organised by the Student Initiative on Asia and the Migration Initiative, in collaboration with FIFOG (Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève).

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Film screening and debate

Tuesday 17 April 2018, 18:30 - 20:00

Duch, le maître des forges de l’enfer

Paroles de bourreau

Avec l'Université de Genève

Sous le régime Khmer rouge, Kaing Guek Eav, dit Duch, a dirigé la prison M13 pendant 4 ans, avant d'être nommé à la tête de S21, la terrifiante machine à éliminer les opposants au pouvoir en place. Quelque 12'280 Cambodgiens y trouvèrent la mort. En juillet 2010, Duch est le premier dirigeant Khmer à comparaître devant une cour de justice pénale internationale, qui le condamne à 35 ans de prison. Il fait appel du jugement. Alors que Duch attend son nouveau procès, Rithy Panh l'interroge longuement et recueille sa parole.

La projection, produite par la Faculté de droit de l'UNIGE, est suivie d’un débat avec:

  • Françoise Sironi (Université Paris 8)
  • Damien Scalia (Université libre de Bruxelles)

Modératrice : Sévane Garibian (UNIGE)

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Cet événement fait partie de la trilogie "Paroles de Bourreau", organisée par l'Institut et l'Université de Genève suite à la parution récente de l’ouvrage collectif dirigé par Sévane Garibian La mort du bourreau. Réflexions interdisciplinaires sur le cadavre des criminels de masse (Ed. Pétra), qui pose la question de la vie post-mortem des génocidaires, criminels contre l’humanité ou criminels de guerre. 

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Panel discussion

Thursday 26 April 2018, 16:30 - 20:30

Working outside of Academia with a PhD

Alumni Relations & Career Services and GISA

Auditorium A2
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Are you a PhD student or Master student thinking of doing a PhD and interested in learning more about career opportunities outside of academia?

Join us as Alumni share their experience entering their professionel fields as PhDs!

16:30-18:00: International Organisation panel

  • Chair: Thomas J. Biersteker, Director of Policy Research, The Graduate Institute
  • Jan Bohanes, Invited Professor, International Law Department, The Graduate Institute
  • Henrique Pacini, Economic Affairs Officer, UNCTAD
  • Ankai Xu, Research Economist, WTO
  • Luca Lamorte, Social Media Manager, IOM

18:15-19:45: Non-Governmental and Private Sector panel

  • Chair: Claire Somerville, Executive Director, Gender Centre, The Graduate Institute
  • Siobhán Martin, Director, Leadership in International Security Course, GCSP
  • Kornel Mahlstein, Trade Economist, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Jaci Eisenberg, Lead, Global University Leaders Forum (GULF) and University Engagement, World Economic Forum
  • Roxana Radu, Programme Manager, Geneva Internet Platform and Diplofoundation

19:45-20:30: Networking Apéro

Jointly organised by the Alumni Relations & Career Services and the Graduate Institute Student Association.

 

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Wednesday 09 May 2018, 12:30 - 13:30

De quoi le cochon est-il le nom ? Des agressions de Cologne à l’affaire Weinstein

Olivier Roy, professeur à l’Institut universitaire européen de Florence

Les rendez-vous de la chaire Yves Oltramare « Religion et politique dans le monde contemporain »

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

Des agressions sexuelles de Cologne en 2016 à l’affaire Weinstein, la condamnation morale est passée du registre de la culture à celui de la nature. La coupable n’est plus la religion – en l’occurrence, l’islam – mais la masculinité. Il s’ensuit une codification normative grandissante des comportements sexuels, et autres. Or, cette normativité est débarrassée du poids de la culture, au grand dam des tenants du conservatisme traditionnel, en particulier chrétiens. Le code s’impose pour gérer la nature quand il n’y a plus de culture. Ce glissement de la culture au code est une caractéristique profonde de la mondialisation. On retrouve, dans les fondamentalismes religieux contemporains, cette obsession de la normativité des gestes de la vie quotidienne.

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

Cette conférence fait partie des rendez-vous de la chaire Yves Oltramare « Religion et politique dans le monde contemporain ».

 

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Monday 14 May 2018, 18:30 - 20:00

How to Keep AI from Slipping Beyond Our Control

Wendell Wallach, Senior Advisor to The Hastings Center

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

AI will touch upon nearly every facet of modern life, and amplify other technologies of the 4th Industrial Revolution including genomics, nanotechnologies, fintech, and precision and regenerative medicine. How through engineering, ethics, and oversight can we ensure that research in AI will be a boon, and not undermine human rights, exacerbate inequalities, foster technological unemployment, or be complicit in major tragedies? This presentation will cover an array of mechanisms that can be enlisted to shape the development of artificial intelligence and robots. It will also introduce an agile and comprehensive approach to the governance of AI. 

Wendell-Wallach.jpgWendell Wallach is senior advisor to The Hastings Center. He is also a scholar, consultant, and author at Yale University's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, where he has chaired Technology and Ethics studies for the past eleven years. His latest book is A Dangerous Master: How to keep technology from slipping beyond our control. In addition, he co-authored (with Colin Allen) Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right From Wrong.  He received the World Technology Award for Ethics in 2014 and for Journalism and Media in 2015, as well as a Fulbright Research Chair at the University of Ottawa in 2015-2016. The World Economic Forum appointed Mr. Wallach co-chair of its Global Future Council on Technology, Values, and Policy for the 2016-2018 term. 

 

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Tuesday 22 May 2018, 12:30 - 13:30

Conférence dansée : Violence et religion en Afrique

Les Rendez-vous de la chaire Yves Oltramare « Religion et politique dans le monde contemporain »

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Le rapport privilégié que la religion entretiendrait avec la violence est un poncif. En proie au djihadisme et au radicalisme politique du christianisme évangélique, l’Afrique semble être un cas d’espèce. Mais de quelle violence, de quelles religions, et même de quelle Afrique parle-t-on ? La guerre, en Afrique, a été politique, et non pas religieuse. Elle a eu pour enjeu le contrôle de l’Etat et des ressources, plutôt que celui des âmes, même si elle a pu emprunter, ici ou là, le langage de Dieu. Le chassé-croisé de la violence et de la religion doit être analysé au cas par cas, à l’échelle des terroirs historiques. Apparaît alors un objet sociologique circonscrit : des mouvements armés d’orientation religieuse, aussi bien islamique que chrétienne, conduisent des insurrections sociales, mais occupent une place marginale dans les interactions entre Dieu et César.

Jean-François Bayart, politiste, et Alioune Diagne, danseur, conjugueront leurs modes respectifs d’expression pour donner à réfléchir sur ce rapport complexe entre religion et violence, au cours d’une performance qu’ils ont créée à Paris, le 9 février 2018, lors de la Xe  Rencontre européenne d’analyse des sociétés politiques.

jean-françois-leguil-bayart.jpgJean-François Bayart est professeur d’anthropologie et sociologie à l’IHEID de Genève, et titulaire de la chaire Yves Oltramare « Religion et politique dans le monde contemporain ». Jean-François Bayart est spécialiste de sociologie historique et comparée du politique. Il est également directeur de la chaire d’Etudes africaines comparées de l’Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique (Rabat) et président du Fonds d’analyse des sociétés politiques et du Réseau européen d’analyse des sociétés politiques.

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Cette conférence fait partie des rendez-vous de la chaire Yves Oltramare « Religion et politique dans le monde contemporain ».

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Panel discussion

Tuesday 19 June 2018, 12:00 - 14:00

Civil Society: Hope in the Syrian Disaster?

Panel debate and poster exhibition

Auditorium A2
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Seven years and no foreseeable end to the conflict, the plight of the Syrian people continues. If there is any hope to stabilize the country, restore basic services and engage in peacebuilding and reconciliation, it largely relies on Syrian civil society organisations within and across partition lines.  Civil society in Syria is a complex and controversial issue including a large diversity of civil organizations, local power structures, tribes and the private sector. Hundreds of active Syrian organisations have been created since 2011, across government and opposition controlled areas, in order to provide people with basic services. The scale and capability of the local response to the crisis, yet largely unknown, is remarkable given the limited support it receives. Today, that glimpse of hope is threatened by the reluctance to support civil organisations at a time when their capacities are reduced as a result of the proxy war power struggles. How can the International community act to preserve the spirit and enhance the capacity of Syrian civil society, despite the complexity of the challenge? This round table will explore avenues for action.

Panelists:

  • Ms Jelnar Ahmad, Citizens for Syria 
  • Mr Ahmed Haj Asaad, Geo Expertise / The Graduate Institute
  • Mr Omar Chamali, Geo Expertise
  • Prof Hussein Almohamad, University of Giessen, Germany
  • Dr Mohamed Al Dbiyat, French Institute for the Near East
  • Prof Ronald Jaubert, The Graduate Institute

NB: A poster exhibition, Water for Resilience and Recovery in Syria, will be hosted at Maison de la Paix from 19-29 June, documenting the Graduate Institute’s ongoing research programme on in-and post-conflict water management challenges.

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Film screening and debate

Tuesday 15 May 2018, 18:30 - 20:00

La jeune fille et la mort

Paroles de bourreau

Avec l'Université de Genève

Une république d'Amérique latine, aujourd'hui. Paulina Escobar, ex-militante emprisonnée et torturée durant l'ancien régime, vit aux côtés de son époux Gerardo, un brillant avocat, dans une maison isolée. Un soir d'orage, Gerardo tombe en panne de voiture. Il est pris en stop et raccompagné chez lui par un homme courtois, le Dr Miranda. Paulina croit reconnaître en ce visiteur son ancien tortionnaire, qui lui infligea les sévices les plus durs. Décidée à confondre Miranda et à se venger, elle convainc son mari de jouer l'avocat de la défense. Mais très vite, le procès bascule...

La projection, produite par les Activités culturelles de l’UNIGE, est suivie d’un débat avec:

  • Sévane Garibian (UNIGE)
  • Valeria Wagner (UNIGE)

Modérateur : Riccardo Bocco (IHEID)

La jeune fille et la mort
de Roman Polanski  (1994, 100 min)

Auditorium Arditi
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Cet événement fait partie de la trilogie "Paroles de Bourreau", organisée par l'Institut et l'Université de Genève suite à la parution récente de l’ouvrage collectif dirigé par Sévane Garibian La mort du bourreau. Réflexions interdisciplinaires sur le cadavre des criminels de masse (Ed. Pétra), qui pose la question de la vie post-mortem des génocidaires, criminels contre l’humanité ou criminels de guerre. 

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Film screening and debate

Gold Mining in Madre de Dios
Tuesday 05 June 2018, 18:30 - 21:00

River of Gold

Cine@IHEID

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Narrated by Academy Award winners Sissy Spacek and Herbie Hancock, River of Gold is the disturbing account of a clandestine journey bearing witness to the apocalyptic destruction of the rainforest in the pursuit of illegally mined gold. War journalists Ron Haviv and Donovan Webster travel along Peru's Madre de Dios River to reveal the savage unraveling of pristine rainforest. Peruvian environmental activist and biologist, Enrique Ortiz, guides the team, pointing out the heedless exploitation of the land for minor gain.

River of Gold (2016, 66 minutes, English) will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Charles Chaussepied, Former Director CSR and Corporate Affairs, Piaget, and Board Member of the Responsible Jewellery Council
  • Sarah DuPont, Film producer, President and Founder of the Amazon Aid Foundation
  • Casper Edmonds, Head of the Extractives, Energy and Manufacturing Unit, ILO
  • Marc Hufty, Professor in Development studies, The Graduate Institute, Geneva (moderator)
  • Sheila Logan, Programme Officer, Minamata Convention on Mercury

The screening is organised with Ciné-ONU Geneva and UN Environment, with the support of the Amazon Aid Foundation and the Geneva Environment Network, on the occasion of World Environment Day.

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

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Panel discussion

Tuesday 26 June 2018, 15:00 - 16:30

Poverty and Inequality in America under Trump: Human Rights under Threat

Organised in partnership with the Guardian and the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

LIVESTREAM

The Trump Administration inherited an economy with the highest rate of income inequality in the Western world: 40 million people (one third of them children) live in poverty and one person in eight depends on food stamps. In response, it has adopted massive tax cuts for the wealthy and set about cutting benefits and entitlements across the board for those living in poverty. Following the presentation to the Human Rights Council on June 21 of a damning report on the United States by the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston, this panel will discuss the human rights implications of these developments, especially in terms of gender and racial disparities and the functioning of American democracy. Join us for a discussion with leaders in the field of human rights and anti-poverty work in the United States, moderated by The Guardian newspaper.

Panel discussion:

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Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights and John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

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Catherine Flowers, Rural Development Manager, the Equal Justice Initiative and Director and Founder, Alabama Centre for Rural Enterprise

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Kenneth Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch

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Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, Co-Chair, Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival and Co-Director, Kairos Centre for Religions, Rights and Social Justice


Moderator:

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Ed Pilkington, Chief reporter, The Guardian US

 

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

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Opening lecture of the academic year

Tuesday 25 September 2018, 18:30 - 20:00

Gender equality: why is it so difficult to achieve?

Joan Wallach Scott, Professor Emerita at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Since its adoption by feminists in the 1970s, the term gender has become widely used to refer to inequalities between women and men. It has also become the target of conservatives who find it a dangerously radical re-visioning of the meanings of the differences of sex. The talk will explore the many uses of the term and assess its enduring impact.

Joan Wallach Scott is internationally acclaimed for her work theorising the concept of gender. Her now classic book, Gender and the Politics of History, was just published in a thirtieth anniversary edition. She has also more specifically focused on the vexed relationship of the particularity of gender to the universalising force of democratic politics. Her most recent books are The Fantasy of Feminist History (2011) and Sex and Secularism (2017). She has also written incisive essays on academic freedom, to be published as Knowledge, Power and Academic Freedom in January 2019.

Professor Scott will be the first woman to receive the Edgar de Picciotto International Prize after Amartya Sen, Saul Friedländer, and Paul Krugman. The Prize is awarded every two years. It was created as a tribute and token of thanks to the late Edgar de Picciotto whose generous donation enabled the Institute to finance a considerable part of the Edgar and Danièle de Picciotto Student House.

The lecture will be live streamed via this webpage.

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Public Lecture

Monday 26 November 2018, 18:00 - 19:45

Celebration of the 2018 ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ Laureates

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Join us to celebrate the 2018 Laureates of the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, and their inspiring solutions to some of the most urgent challenges of our time. 

The names of this year’s Laureates will be announced in Stockholm on September 24th at 09.00 (CET).

Organised in partnership with the Right Livelihood Award Foundation.

 

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Film screening and debate

Monday 19 November 2018, 18:30 - 21:00

Chicago Boys

Cine@IHEID

Organised in partnership with FILMAR

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

The story of a group of Milton Friedman's disciples that, backed by a military dictatorship, turned Chile into the first and most extreme neoliberal country in the world.

Chicago boys by Carola Fuentes and Rafael Valdeavellano (Chili, 2015, 85 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles) will be followed by a panel discussion.

The screening is organised in partnership with FILMAR.

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

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Conference

Tuesday 16 October 2018, 18:30 - 20:00

Does Totalitarianism Exist? The Czechoslovak Experience

Organised with the IWM

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Paradoxically enough considering the country’s long communist history, there is no lively debate around the notion of totalitarianism in today’s Czech Republic. It is entangled with that of “totalita”, an ad hoc word that points to the powerlessness, and therefore the moral exoneration, of the Czechoslovak citizens in the advent and durability of the communist regime. Muriel Blaive will reflect on this crucial “hidden transcript” (James Scott) in Czech memory politics, as well as on a meaningful absence, that of epistemological reflection after 1989 on how to deal with the communist past.

Photo Skoda 2.jpg Muriel Blaive is currently EURIAS Senior Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, Austria and is based at the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes in Prague. She is a socio-political historian of postwar, communist, and post-communist Central Europe, in particular of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. She graduated from the Institut d'études politiques in Paris and wrote her PhD in history at EHESS in Paris. Her most recent publications include her edited volume Perceptions of Society in Communist Europe. Regime Archives and Popular Opinion, London, Bloomsbury Academic, 2018 (forthcoming).


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

Monday 08 October 2018, 18:30 - 20:00

The Role of International Courts in Global Governance

Organised by the Institute and the Permanent Mission of the United States to the UN

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

In the absence of robust legislative and executive bodies, international courts are often expected to play an expansive role in the development and implementation of law. Judge Joan Donoghue will address the aspirations that we should have for courts such as the International Court of Justice, so as to take advantage of their potential without overloading them with issues that they are not equipped to address.

Judge Joan Donoghue was elected to the International Court of Justice in 2010, following a career at the U.S. State Department, where she served as the Principal Deputy Legal Adviser (the senior career attorney) from 2007 to 2010.  Her work there spanned diverse topics in public international law, such as the negotiation and interpretation of treaties, the law of the sea, the environment, investment, human rights law and international humanitarian law. Judge Donoghue has had extensive experience with various forms of international dispute settlement, including claims agreements, arbitration and adjudication. She has also taught at several U.S. law schools and has lectured frequently on aspects of international adjudication.

Moderator: Marcelo Kohen, Professor of International Law, The Graduate Institute, Geneva.

This conference is part of the “Women in World Affairs” lectures series which is organised by the Institute and the Permanent Mission of the United States to the United Nations to showcase the achievements of prominent American women, from different sectors and backgrounds, in world affairs.


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Public Lecture

Tuesday 23 October 2018, 18:30 - 20:00

Quand la religion entre en révolution

Chaire Yves Oltramare

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Les fondamentalismes procèdent d’une réaction à la pénétration de la modernité dans des sociétés encore largement empreintes de structuration religieuse. À un certain moment du processus, les religions en place se trouvent mises au défi : réagir ou périr, reconquérir des sociétés qui leur échappent ou céder la place. Mais elles ne peuvent se lancer dans cette reconquête sans se transformer profondément, sans se politiser, sans se métamorphoser en idéologies – bref sans se pénétrer de cette modernité qu’elles combattent.

Marcel Gauchet est directeur d’études émérite de l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales et rédacteur en chef de la revue Le Débat depuis sa création, en 1980. Il est notamment l’auteur de Le désenchantement du monde. Une histoire politique de la religion, et L'avènement de la démocratie: La révolution moderne (Tome I), La crise du libéralisme, 1880-1914 (Tome 2), À l’épreuve des totalitarismes, 1914-1974 (Tome III), Le Nouveau Monde (Tome IV).

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


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Public Lecture

Tuesday 20 November 2018, 18:30 - 20:00

Africa in a 2030 Perspective

Lord Malloch-Brown

Former UNDP Administrator

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Between now and 2030 Africa will either tilt towards a successful development model that embraces the different emerging strands of social and economic change in the continent or lapse into a crisis of governance, unmanageable demographic growth and social breakdown. Lord Malloch-Brown will deploy his many years of involvement in African development and politics to weigh which is the more likely outcome.

Lord Mark Malloch-Brown is a Senior Advisor at Eurasia, engaging with its clients on questions of political risk and former Co-chair of the Business and Sustainable Development Commission. He is a former Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations as well as a previous Administrator of UNDP. He has also served in the British Cabinet and Foreign Office. He is active both in business and in the non-profit world. He also remains deeply involved in international affairs.


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Public Lecture

Wednesday 03 October 2018, 18:00 - 19:30

Transforming the Future: Anticipation in the 21st Century

Riel Miller, UNESCO

Keynote Lecture, Pierre du Bois Annual Conference

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

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 Susanna Hecht and the Department of International History in partnership with the Pierre du Bois Foundation.


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Film screening and debate

Tuesday 09 October 2018, 18:30 - 21:00

The Silence of Others

Cine@IHEID

with HRW

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

From Executive Producer Pedro Almodovar, The Silence of Others reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, who continue to seek justice to this day. Filmed over six years, the film follows victims and survivors as they organize the groundbreaking "Argentine Lawsuit" and fight a state-imposed amnesia of crimes against humanity. 

The Silence of Others (2018, 96 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles) will be followed by a panel discussion with: 

  • Zahira Araguete Toribio, SNF Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Geneva
  • Riccardo Bocco, Professor, Anthropology and Sociology, The Graduate Institute, Geneva (moderator)
  • Clive Baldwin, Senior Legal Advisor, Human Rights Watch
  • Philip Grant, Director, TRIAL International

The screening is organised in partnership with Human Rights Watch.

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

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“Unfolding with all the force of a classic political thriller by Costa-Gavras or Francesco Rosi... The Silence of Others emerges as a moving salute to the small victories of determined individuals.” – Screen Daily

The Silence of Others Excerpt from Semilla Verde Productions on Vimeo.

 

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Public Lecture

Friday 07 September 2018, 18:30 - 20:00

Law in a World of Struggle

David Kennedy, Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School

Organised by the Department of International Law and the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy

Auditorium A1A
Maison de la paix, Genève

As we wake from the comforting dream of an ordered world, Professor David Kennedy will consider law’s role in the struggles which shape our chaotic global political and economic life. As politicians, citizens, and experts engage one another on a technocratic terrain of irresolvable argument and uncertain knowledge, a world of astonishing inequality and injustice is born.  Kennedy draws on his experience with international lawyers and policy professionals to explore law’s role in the distribution of resources, opportunity, honor and shame and what might be done to harness expert knowledge to remake an unjust world.  

David Kennedy is Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School where he teaches international law, international economic policy, legal theory, law and development and European law.

Moderator: Deval Desai, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy

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Film screening and debate

Thursday 20 September 2018, 18:30 - 21:00

Fortuna

Cine@IHEID

avec FIFDH

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

Fortuna, 14 ans, une jeune adolescente éthiopienne, sans nouvelles de ses parents depuis son arrivée à Lampedusa en Italie, est accueillie en Suisse avec d’autres réfugiés dans un hospice en haute montagne.  Une communauté de religieux catholiques les héberge en attendant que leur sort soit régularisé par les institutions suisses.  Tourné à l'hospice du Simplon, le film a été primé deux fois à la Berlinale.

Fortuna de Germinal Roaux (2018, 102 minutes, français avec sous-titres anglais) filmé en noir-blanc sera suivi d’un panel avec :

  • Riccardo Bocco, professeur, anthropologie et sociologie, The Graduate Institute, Geneva (modérateur)
  • Julie Melichar, responsable mobilisation citoyenne et communication, SOS MEDITERRANEE Suisse
  • Pietro Mona, ambassadeur suisse chargé du développement, du déplacement forcé et de la migration, Département fédéral des affaires étrangères

Organisé avec le Festival du Film et Forum International sur les Droits Humains (FIFDH).

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

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"Fortuna, un film sublime qui nettoie notre regard sur les migrants" - RTS

 

 

 

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Lunch Briefing

Tuesday 20 November 2018, 12:30 - 13:30

Vers une hégémonie américaine? Leçons des récentes négociations nucléaires avec l'Iran et la Corée du Nord

Grégoire Mallard, professeur adjoint, anthropologie et sociologie; co-directeur du programme INP de la Formation continue

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

La décision du président Trump de sortir du cadre négocié par l’Iran et la communauté internationale sur son programme nucléaire et d’imposer des sanctions, sous forme d’exclusion ou d’amende, aux entreprises non américaines qui continueraient à avoir des relations commerciales ou financières en Iran pose question à la communauté internationale en général et à l’Europe en particulier.

Avec les dossiers iranien et nord-coréen, assiste-t-on à l’émergence d’une nouvelle ère marquée par l’hégémonie américaine? Les autres puissances pourront-elles contrebalancer l’importance grandissante des décisions gouvernementales et des lois américaines sur le reste du monde? Quel futur est-il possible d’envisager pour les grandes institutions multilatérales telles que le Conseil de sécurité de l’ONU?

Avant de rejoindre l’Institut en 2013 comme professeur adjoint au Département d’anthropologie et de sociologie, Grégoire Mallard était professeur assistant de sociologie à l’Université Northwestern et a obtenu son doctorat à l’Université de Princeton. Ses récentes recherches portent notamment sur les traités nucléaires et la gouvernance en Europe et au Moyen-Orient. Il a récemment obtenu un financement de l’European Research Council (ERC) pour un projet de recherché intitulé “Bombs, Banks and Sanctions: A Sociology of the Transnational Legal Field of Nuclear Non-proliferation”. Il est aussi l’auteur de Fallout: Nuclear Diplomacy in an Age of Global Fracture (University of Chicago Press, 2014) et de Gift Exchange: The Transnational History of a Political Idea (University of Cambridge Press, à paraître en décembre 2018).

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Lunch Briefing

Tuesday 16 October 2018, 12:30 - 13:30

Brazilian 2018 elections: dilemmas of an unequal democracy

Graziella Moraes Silva, Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Sociology, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

In the late 1980s, democratization brought high expectations to Brazil. Seven presidential elections, two presidential impeachments and numerous corruptions scandals later, Brazilian democracy has become a disappointment to many. According to the 2016 Latinobarometer, only 32% of Brazilians support democracy as the best political system and 55% say they wouldn’t object to a nondemocratic government if it “solved problems.”

This Lunch Briefing will explore the relationship between this disappointment with democracy and persistent Brazilian high socioeconomic inequalities. How has inequality shaped the dynamics of the 8th Brazilian presidential election? And how might the results impact the future dynamics of these inequalities in their economic, gender, racial and political dimensions, crucial for the future of this large unequal democracy.      

Graziella Moraes Silva joined the Graduate Institute in 2016. 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.  Dr. Moraes Silva earned her PhD and Master’s degrees in sociology at Harvard University. She works at the intersection between inequality studies and cultural sociology.  Her current research projects focus on comparative race relations and elite’s perceptions of poverty and inequality.  

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Lunch Briefing

Tuesday 02 October 2018, 12:30 - 13:30

Why is racism making a comeback?

Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, Professor of International History, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Organised with the Department of International History

Auditorium A1A
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Whereas many would regard it as an issue long dealt with and all but resolved, racism seems to be returning. Round the world, repeated and increasing episodes of racial discrimination have taken place in recent years. Above and beyond situations of armed conflicts or political repression, forms of intolerance and stigmatisation associated explicitly with identity, culture or religion have recently manifested themselves in steadying patterns and in widening circles, often unapologetically and not always merely by extremists – whether in the form of Islamophobia and anti-Semitism, anti-Black, anti-Roma or other forms of discrimination.

Is there indeed a return of racism? If so, what can it be attributed to? What forms is the new-old racism taking? What does history teach us on that front? And what can be done about this state of affairs?

Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou is Professor of International History and Chair of the International History Department at the Graduate Institute, and he teaches as well at the Doctoral School at Sciences Po Paris. He previously led the research projects on The Persistence and Mutation of Racism and Racial and Economic Exclusion for the former International Council on Human Rights Policy (ICHRP) whose reports are archived at the Graduate Institute.

Moderator: Graziella Moraes Silva, Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Sociology
 

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Public Lecture

Thursday 11 October 2018, 18:30 - 20:00

Democracy’s Crisis: On the Political Contradictions of Financialised Capitalism

Nancy Fraser, Henry and Louise A. Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics at the New School for Social Research, New York

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Many observers posit that we are living through a crisis of democracy. But what exactly is in crisis here? Are democracy’s current ills rooted primarily in the political order, and can they be solved by reforming the latter? Or are we facing a broader, more far-reaching crisis, of which the crisis of democracy constitutes but one strand, inextricably interwoven with others? And in that case, what is the true object of the crisis, and what are its deep-structural sources?

In her presentation, Nancy Fraser will argue that democracy’s present travails are best understood as expressions, under historically specific contemporary conditions, of a general tendency to political crisis that is intrinsic to capitalist societies. She will elaborate this thesis in four steps. First, she will propose a general account of “the political contradiction of capitalism” as such, without reference to any particular historical form. Second, she will historicize that contradiction, showing how it has given rise to political crises in every prior phase of capitalist history. Third, she will describe the form this contradiction assumes today, in financialized capitalism. Finally, she will reinterpret the present the democratic crisis as a strand of the general crisis of this last, most recent form of capitalist society.

Nancy Fraser is Henry and Louise A. Loeb Professor at the New School for Social Research, Visiting Research Professor at Dartmouth College, and holder of an international research chair at the Collège d’études mondiales, Paris. 

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Film screening and debate

Wednesday 31 October 2018, 18:30 - 21:00

Foxtrot

Cine@IHEID

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

A knock on the door leads to unfathomable grief as a man and his wife learn that their son died in the line of duty as a soldier. Samuel Maoz’s drama, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival, is a highly metaphorical tryptic that is trying to grapple with the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Foxtrot (2017, 114 minutes, Hebrew with English subtitles) will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Luisa Ballin, Journalist (moderator)
  • Riccardo Bocco, Professor, Anthropology and Sociology, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • François Nordmann, Former Ambassador of Switzerland

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

“In depicting the out-of-sight, out-of-mind bubble mentality of Israel’s civilian citizens (and how easily that bubble can burst), Foxtrot is a uniquely powerful work.” – The Atlantic

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Film screening and debate

Wednesday 28 November 2018, 18:30 - 21:00

Anote’s Ark

Cine@IHEID

with IOM

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

What if your country was swallowed by the sea? The idyllic Pacific nation of Kiribati will be submerged within decades due to climate change. As President Anote Tong passionately embarks upon a race against time to save his people and 4,000 years of Kiribati culture, islanders are already feeling the pressure to relocate. Sermary, a young mother of six, must decide whether to use a sought-after lottery visa and leave her children behind to build a future for her family overseas. Set against the backdrop of international climate negotiations and the fight to recognize climate displacement as an urgent human rights issue, Anote’s Ark presents personal stories that serve as cautionary tales for the entire world.

Anote’s Ark (2018, 102 minutes, in English) will be followed by a panel discussion.

The screening is organised in partnership with the International Organization for Migration as the opening film of the Global Migration Film Festival.

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Public Lecture

Monday 08 October 2018, 18:30 - 21:00

Islam, laïcité et société civile : des dangers de l’exceptionnalisme tunisien

Conférence d’ouverture, colloque international Yves Oltramare 2018

Auditorium A2
Maison de la paix, Genève

Depuis 2011, la Tunisie connaît un débat public ouvert, et une forte mobilisation de la "société civile". Mais cette dynamique a aussi enclenché un retour sur le passé par lequel revient en force une position nationaliste forgée lors des luttes pour l’indépendance. Les débats sur la laïcité et sur l’islamisme, les aspirations à la reconnaissance des minorités nationales produisent un discours identitaire qui n'est pas exempt de racisme et de xénophobie. Celui-ci se réfère à une histoire qui serait tout sauf arabe et musulmane. Des phénomènes assez comparables caractérisent l'Algérie, le Maroc, ou encore le Liban, ce qui invite à questionner "l'exception tunisienne"...

Dakhlia.jpgDocteur en histoire, Jocelyne Dakhlia est directrice d’études à l’EHESS. Ses travaux portent sur les modèles politiques et les frontières culturelles dans l’Islam méditerranéen. Elle travaille en particulier sur l’histoire du Maghreb, sur les usages et les métissages linguistiques. Elle a récemment publié : Lingua franca. Histoire d’une langue métisse en Méditerranée, (Actes Sud, 2009). Jocelyne Dakhlia est également membre du comité de direction de la revue des Annales (Histoire et Sciences sociales), ainsi que membre du conseil scientifique du Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée, à Marseille.

Cette conférence ouvre le colloque international Yves Oltramare 2018 « Religion et société civile » organisé par le Professeur Jean-François Bayart, titulaire de la chaire Yves Oltramare « Religion et politique dans le monde contemporain ».

 

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Public Lecture

Monday 17 September 2018, 18:30 - 21:00

Women, Business and the Law

Organised in partnership with the World Bank Group and Women@theTable

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Genève

No economy can grow to its full potential unless both women and men participate fully. As half the world’s population, women have an equal role in driving economic growth. Women, Business and the Law 2018 is the fifth edition of the World Bank Group report measuring the legal obstacles to women who engage in economic activity around the world. The dataset examines laws affecting women’s economic inclusion in 189 economies worldwide as well as its progress and identifies opportunities for reform to ensure economic empowerment for all.

Tanya Primiani, co-author of the report at the World Bank Group, will present the report’s key findings, followed by a panel discussion with:

Martin Chungong, Secretary General, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)

Isabelle Durant, Deputy Secretary-General, UNCTAD

Nazhat Shameem Khan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Fiji to the UN and the WTO

Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, CEO and Founder, Women@theTable

Moderator:
Lore Vandewalle, Associate Professor in Economics Department and Faculty Affiliate of the Gender Centre, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Organised in partnership with the World Bank Group and Women@theTable

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Conference

Monday 08 October 2018 - Tuesday 09 October 2018

Religion et société civile

Colloque international Yves Oltramare 2018

Auditorium A2
Maison de la paix, Genève

Le pluralisme des institutions et des doctrines religieuses dans une société donnée est un élément décisif de la structuration de la société civile. Le colloque Yves Oltramare 2018 examinera de manière comparative les groupements communautaires de croyants de diverses obédiences, et certaines de leurs pratiques qui œuvrent de facto à l’institution d’une société civile dans son rapport à l’Etat-nation contemporain, et dans le contexte de la globalisation.

PROGRAMME DU COLLOQUE

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 09 October 2018, 12:30 - 13:30

The Duty of Care: A Humanitarian "Souci de Soi"?

Anna Leander, Professor of International Relations, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Auditorium A1A
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Humanitarianism is confronting rather paradoxical pressures that are well noted: on the one hand humanitarians are taken to task for not engaging enough with the people they are meant to support and protect.  At the same time, there is pressure to provide better security for humanitarian workers, which often means protecting them from the very risks they face in engaging with their surroundings. As a result, humanitarianism comes to epitomise what anthropologist and former MSF Board Director Didier Fassin termed in 2007:  an uncanny “politics of life”, characteristic not only of humanitarianism but of current times.

This lunch briefing takes stock of humanitarian “politics of life” more than ten years on, showing how discomfort around it has deepened, while suggesting possible alternatives. The talk explores the why, the kind of politics of life implied and the scope for transformation. What are the consequences of the ascent of the Duty of Care in humanitarianism in the context of distributed and commercialised authority over security? How can decentralised micro-level processes open up possibilities for transforming politics?

The lunch briefing draws on three recent publications reflecting Professor Leander’s work for a collective research project entitled: The Duty of Care: Protecting Citizens Abroad

Anna Leander is Professor of International Relations in the Department of International Relations and Political Science  at the Graduate Institute in Geneva. She also teaches at the Institute of International Relations of PUC Rio de Janeiro and in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Management at the Copenhagen Business School. She is best known for her work developing International Political Sociology with a focus on commercial security. She is currently a principal investigator of research projects on Violence Prevention Initiative and the Nordic Centre of Excellence for Technology and Societal Values.


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Public Lecture

Monday 22 October 2018, 18:00 - 19:00

Nature’s contribution to the 2030 Agenda

IUCN 70th Anniversary event

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

The world has committed to an ambitious and clearly defined vision for a more equitable, sustainable and healthy planet by 2030. Nature stands out as a major contributor and prerequisite to delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). If we meet our ambitions to ensure nature’s contributions to these commitments, the odds of getting 2030 right will be greatly enhanced.

IUCN is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2018 and, with growing momentum to meet ambitious global goals, the wind toward sustainable development is finally at our backs. But there is no time to lose. Species are going extinct at alarming rates. Climate change is threatening communities, economies and the ecosystems on which they depend.

This conversation will examine the need for bold leadership to secure a healthy 2020-2030 decade. If we get biodiversity right, we can get 2030 right.

Panel:

  • HSH Prince Albert of Monaco
  • Ignazio Cassis, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Swiss Confederation
  • Audrey Azoulay, Director General, UNESCO
  • Inger Andersen, Director General, IUCN
  • Simona Scarpaleggia, CEO, IKEA Switzerland

Moderator:

  • Liliana Andonova, Co-Director, Centre for International Environmental Studies, Professor, International Relations and Political Science, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

The discussion will take place in both French and English.

Organised in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

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Events

Tuesday 02 October 2018, 18:30 - 19:30

Fiscal adjustment and structural reforms Italy’s narrow path

With Pier Carlo Padoan, Former Minister of Economy and Finance of Italy

Conférence CIMB

Auditorium A1A
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Organised by the International Centre for Monetary and Banking Studies (ICMB)
The conference is in English