The History Department of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies teaches and researches the contemporary world through its layered histories and from a multiplicity of perspectives. We study history before, between and beyond the nations, thereby encouraging historically-informed approaches to current policy, politics, economics and culture.
We are very proud to announce that two International History holders of the Pierre du Bois Scholarship have successfully defended their PhD viva with magna cum laude and cum laude, respectively. We extend our warmest congratulations to both of them and wish them much success in their bright futures. Well done Doctors!
Title: La construction du movement autochtone en Colombie 1970-2000
Committee: Isabelle Milbert (président du jury, membre interne), Claude Auroie (membre du jurie, co-directeur de thèse), Annick Lempérière (membre du jurie, co-directeur de thèse), and Aline Helg (membre externe, UNIGE)
Date and location of defense: 18 November 2013, Villa Rigot
Title: Privatized Water Rights and Services in Chile 1981-2011: Flowing Towards the Mainstream?
Committee: Davide Rodogno (president of the committee, internal reader), Jussi Hanhimaki (member of committee, thesis co-director), Urs Luterbacher (member of committee, thesis co-director), and Mara Tignino (UNIGE, external reader)
Date and location of defense: 20 November 2013, Villa Barton