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13 décembre 2017

The United States and the Trajectory of Democracy

Almost 200 years ago, Alexis de Tocqueville published De la démocratie en Amérique, putting the intellectual seal of approval on the idea of US-style democracy as a model for other parts of the world....

11 décembre 2017

Demo Day: Pitching innovative solutions to global problems

On 25 November, students and young professionals showcased innovative solutions to real world problems during the Collaborate for Social Impact (C4SI) Demo Day. Students from a range of disciplines had...

08 décembre 2017

"With Jerusalem, Trump goes pyromaniac”

The impact of Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and speed up the transfer of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv could be significant, explains Graduate Institute professor...

07 décembre 2017

What role should philanthropy play in education?

On 22-24 November, academics,policy makers, thinktanks and foundations came together at Maison de la Paix for Philanthropy in Education: Global Trends, Regional Differences and Diverse Perspectives, an...

07 décembre 2017

The Graduate Institute and the China Foreign Affairs University...

The Graduate Institute, Geneva is pleased to announce the signature of a cooperative agreement with the China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU) in Beijing. Founded in 1955 under the initiative of former...

07 décembre 2017

Student story: Tackling gender-based violence in Zambia

"I’ve always been interested in gender. Growing up in Zambia, I witnessed patriarchal and phallocentric gender norms. For example, I saw the struggles my mom, a single mother, was constantly exposed to...

06 décembre 2017

Reflecting on ten years of the Africa Progress Panel

On December 4, four members of the Africa Progress Panel (APP) discussed Africa’s challenges and priorities at Maison de la Paix.  Former UN Secretary General (and Graduate Institute alumnus) Kofi Annan...

06 décembre 2017

The Nationalism of the Rich

Based on rigorous analysis of the propaganda of five Western European separatist parties (in Catalonia, Flanders, Northern Italy and Scotland), The Nationalism of the Rich (Routledge, December 2017) provides...

30 novembre 2017

Hacking4Humanity: devising tech solutions to development problems

From November 24 to 26, Graduate Institute students, young professionals and entrepreneurs took part in Hacking4Humanity, a “hackathon” (hacking + marathon) where participants had to devise technological...

30 novembre 2017

John Kerry: world order needs to move faster

On 19 October, former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called for more effective global governance in a lecture at Maison de la Paix. Addressing the worldwide rise in nationalism, authoritarianism, prejudice,...