Friday 03 November 2017 - Sunday 05 November 2017

2017 Alumni Reunion

Join us for the 4th Annual Alumni Reunion, 3 - 5 November 2017 at Maison de la Paix, a 3-day event dedicated to you and your family. You will enjoy a rich and remarkable programme (please sign up to the different sessions), networking with alumni from all over the world and sharing your experience with the Institute’s students. The highlight of the weekend will be the Gala dinner followed by a raffle at the InterContinental Hotel in Geneva on Saturday 4 November.

Individual seats at the dinner are not assigned, however if you wish to come as a group, you have the possibility to buy a table (8 seats) or a half-table (4 seats) together. One person will need to arrange the set-up, indicating to us the names of the invitees and paying the corresponding amount. This person will receive two raffle tickets for a full table and one for a half-table.

The starting price for the gala dinner is CHF 125 per seat. You can also take the opportunity during your payment to contribute to the alumni scholarship by buying a CHF 200 or 300 ticket per seat.

Registrations and payments are accepted until 29 October



  Roundtables will include alumni, students and professors  
  of the Graduate Institute. Both of the Institute's languages,  
  English and French, may be used during the debates.  


14:00 - 15h00  Roundtable (Palais des Nations, Library, Building A, Floor 1, entrance Door B20. ACCESS MAP)
  The Evolution of International Careers – the Contribution of Academia 
  Welcome remarks
  Michael Møller, Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva
  Alessandra Vellucci (DIA 1992), Director, United Nations Information  Service
  • Natalie Africa (DES 1992), Senior Director, Private Sector Engagement, United Nations Foundation, New York
  • Azita Berar Awad (LIC 1979), Director of the Employment Policy Department, International Labour Organization
  • Cédric Dupont, Professor of International Relations/Political Science, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Thomas Neufing, ‎Chief, Centre for Learning and Multilingualism, United Nations Office at Geneva
15:30 - 16:30 Inauguration de l’exposition
  L'Institut et la communauté internationale: 90 ans d'histoire (Palais des Nations – aux abords du bar Serpent, Building E, Floor 1, entrance Door E40. ACCESS MAP)
  Mot de bienvenue
  Michael Møller, directeur général, ONUG
  Rolf Soiron, président du Conseil de fondation, IHEID
Philippe Burrin, directeur, IHEID
17:00 - 18:00 Assemblée générale de l’AAID (Auditoire 2, Maison de la paix)
18:30 - 20:00 Roundtable (Auditoire Ivan Pictet, Maison de la paix)
  What future for the UN?
  Liliana Andonova, Professor of International Relations/Political Science, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Laura Thompson (DES 1999), Deputy Director-General, International Organization for Migration
  • Yves Daccord, Director-General, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Charlotte Lindberg Warakaulle, Director for International Relations, European Organization for Nuclear Research



12:00 - 14:30 Ouverture de la cafétéria avec tables des initiatives régionales
Dès 12:30 Ouverture des guichets d’accueil
13:00 - 14:00 Visite du Campus de la paix et de la Résidence des étudiants
  Stands des initiatives d’étudiants de l’Institut
14:00 - 15:15 Table ronde (Auditoire Ivan Pictet, Maison de la paix)
  L'Union européenne et la crise des réfugiés: entre rhétorique et réalité
  Vincent Chetail, professeur de droit international et directeur du Centre Migration, IHEID
  • Julie Melichar (MIA, 2017), co-fondatrice de l’initiative étudiante Migration
  • Alessandro Monsutti, professeur d’anthropologie et sociologie, IHEID
  • Giulia Raimondo, doctorante en droit international
15:30 - 16:45 Table ronde (Auditoire Ivan Pictet, Maison de la paix)
  L’Afrique : les défis de 2050
  Gilles Carbonnier, professeur d’économie internationale, IHEID
  • Anne Bennett (DES HP, 2001), Programme Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa Division, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces
  • Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, professeur d’histoire internationale, IHEID
  • Innocent Badasu, étudiant d’échange, Université du Ghana
17:00 - 18:15 Roundtable (Auditoire Ivan Pictet, Maison de la paix)
  North Korea : A Challenge to Global Security?

Keith Krause, Professor of International Relations/Political Science, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

  • Sungmin Rho, Assistant Professor of International Relations/Political Science, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Jin Sun, PhD Candidate in Anthropology and Sociology
19:30 Apéritif (Hôtel InterContinental, Genève)
20:30 Dîner de gala (Hôtel InterContinental, Genève)
  Remise des prix de l’AAID et tombola
23:00 - 03:00 Soirée dansante (Hôtel InterContinental, Genève)



10:00 Brunch pour les alumni venus de l'étranger
  Villa Barton