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16 January 2018

Russia : Haunting Western Democratic Imagination

If a Martian were sent to earth with the secret mission to figure out the trends of world politics, he would certainly be puzzled by the outsized role that Putin’s Russia plays in the 21st century imagination of the West. Almost half of the Americans tend to believe that Moscow rigged the 2016 US presidential election; many Europeans suspect that the Kremlin shapes public opinion in their countries;...
13 December 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 December 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 December 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 December 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...