2018 Summer Programme
Etudiante en management du développement à la London School of Economics
Ma participation aux programmes International Affairs et UN and Global Challenges m’a permis de découvrir le système de gouvernance internationale, ses acteurs et ses problématiques. Tous les enseignements reposaient sur la conviction passionnée que malgré sa complexité, il faut continuer à “penser notre monde” en adoptant une vision critique et non cynique. Les solutions novatrices naissent d’une fertilisation croisée des expériences mondiales et locales, dans les pays développés et les pays en développement, par un processus inclusif plutôt que spécialisé, rassemblant des défis et des propositions normalement considérés comme contraires.
Michelle Luu and Ifunanya Enezuagu
2017 Summer Programme
Natasha Irisarri Lolin
2017 Summer Programme
His journey since the 2014 Winter Programme.
How the Graduate Institute's Summer Programme helped Aditi Verghese, Master candidate in International Law, become an international trade lawyer.
Bachelor of Arts in Security, Terrorism, and Counter-Terrorism. Bachelor of Arts (Honours) International Relations and Political Studies. Australia.
"The mix of students, experience, and nationalities was wonderfully diverse and made for an amazing start to what has undoubtedly been one of the most profound two weeks of my academic and professional life to date.
The scope of topics, mixed with the diversity of our group made for lively participation, discussion, and an overall deepening of knowledge. The programme had a balanced mix of lectures, talks, group work, tours, and even a mock General Assembly negotiation!
What was most appealing about the course, I found however, was that each topic was delivered by individuals who had a broad and often personal experience within their field. From actual or former United Nations delegates, to heads of NGOs, to academia, the combined expertise and knowledge of all speakers was exceptional.
The individuals that made up our collective are amazingly inspirational each in their own way. I honestly believe that in some way each and everyone one of us will strive to make a positive difference in this world and in large part this is due to the Graduate Institute and their programmes. I expect the relationships formed over the two weeks will likely last a life-time. Whether you are just starting out with little understanding or whether you have a wealth of experience and expertise, the Winter Programme on the United Nations and Global Challenges caters well for both, and everything in between. I am honoured to have been considered worthy to have been included within this company of great minds. I am so grateful for having had this opportunity and for such a wonderful life experience. I encourage anyone who has the opportunity to take hold of this with both hands and never look back."
Bachelor of Humanistic Studies, University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (International Journalism), China
"I am a senior undergraduate and hope to pursue my Masters degree in International Affairs. The Winter Programme on the United Nations and Global Challenges at IHEID offers both academic and professional opportunities: Lectures cover almost all major fields of United Nations and discuss current global challenges such as terrorism, migration, and climate change; the unique location of IHEID provides participants with a professional experience in the UN. I successfully obtained an internship at UNCTAD through this winter programme network."