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19 October 2017

Small arms trade now worth USD 6 billion annually

The international small arms trade was worth USD 6 billion in 2014, according to new research from the Small Arms Survey. Trade Update 2017: Out of the Shadows analyses the authorised trade in small arms,...

19 October 2017

Is it time to rethink philanthropy?

Today, an unparalleled amount of philanthropic resources is being applied to improve the state of the world. On 12 October, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, business leaders and academic and development...

18 October 2017

Geneva: The Habitats Within

The photography of Graduate Institute student Sharmishta Sivaramakrishnan (MA Development Studies ’18) is being showcased at an exhibition at the United Nations in Geneva. Geneva: The Habitats Within is...

12 October 2017

Democracy at Risk: new issue of Global Challenges

While the 20th century was marked by the generalisation of democratisation processes, the 21st century has opened with the opposite trend: a multiplication of authoritarian and populist turnabouts, including...

12 October 2017

Launch of Geneva Peace Week 2017

The programme has been announced for the fourth edition of Geneva Peace Week, which takes place from 6-10 November 2017. 50 events organised by over 80 organisations will tackle a variety of cross cutting...

11 October 2017

Table ronde sur les migrations

À la suite de l’adoption de la Déclaration de New York pour les réfugiés et les migrants par l’Assemblé générale des Nations Unies, un processus de négociations intergouvernementales est en cours en vue...

11 October 2017

DebtCon: An interdisciplinary approach to sovereign debt

The second edition of DebtCon, the interdisciplinary sovereign debt conference, took place at the Graduate Institute on October 5-6, 2017. Over five hundred economists, legal scholars, historians, political...

05 October 2017

Exploring the role of citizens in democracy

How can the public participate in democracy? On 18-20 September, the Institute’s Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy organised a series of events exploring this theme as part of Democracy Week, an event...

05 October 2017

Nouvel accord de collaboration avec Médecins sans Frontières...

L’Institut a signé un accord avec Médecins sans Frontières Suisse (MSF Suisse), visant à améliorer et à élargir une collaboration qui existe depuis plusieurs années déjà. Signé le 27 septembre à la Maison...

04 October 2017

Researching conflict and development in Myanmar

By Susan Price, second-year Master of Development Studies candidate  This summer I completed a 4-month Research Assistantship with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Yangon, Myanmar....