Research

The International History Department of the Graduate Institute researches and teaches the contemporary world through its different histories and from a multiplicity of perspectives. The Department hosts a diverse community of distinguished professors and researchers with deep knowledge of today’s global challenges and expertise on many regions of the world and with a great sensitivity to diversity.
 

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Professors   Focus Clusters
Gopalan Balachandran   globalisation, North-South relations, diasporas
Carolyn Biltoft   globalisation, history of international relations, international organisations
Nicole Bourbonnais   global health, gender, public policies
Amalia Ribi Forclaz   agriculture, labour, international organisations
Jussi Hanhimäki   Cold War, foreign policies, international organisations
Susanna Hecht   environmental history, political ecologies, resource governance
Mahmoud Mohamedou   terrorism, state-building, political transition
Davide Rodogno   humanitarianism, authoritarianism, international organisations
Aidan Russell   violence, decolonisation, borders and mobilities
Cyrus Schayegh   transnational history, Cold War, decolonisation
Lanxin Xiang   Cold War, foreign policies, world wars
 

 

Honorary Professors   Focus Clusters
Bruno Arcidiacono   armed conflict, international organisations, history of international relations
André Liebich   minorities, post-communism, immigrants
Mohammad-Reza Djalili   political sociology of development, history of international relations

 

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Projects
 
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Birth Control in the Decolonizing Caribbean: Reproductive Politics and Practice on Four Islands, 1930-1970

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The Gospel of Birth Control: Prophets, Patients, and the Transnational Family Planning Movement

 


Dossiers. Global Challenges
 
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A Sea at the Heart of Chinese National Interest Nicola Casarini

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China and the United States: The Evolution of a Relationship