Chapters

The Institute’s Alumni Community is spread throughout the world.

To find out if there is an alumni chapter near you, please visit our web page. If there isn’t a chapter in your area, but you wish to create one, get in touch with us and we would be happy to provide you with the necessary information and support to create one. 

Our chapters are one of our Alumni network’s greatest strengths. We are counting on you!

Step-by-step guide

How to launch a chapter

ALbania / kosovo

The Albania / Kosovo Chapter was launched on 9 February 2019 and was officially recognised on 2 May 2019.

Committee Members

  • Nita Shala ('18) - Head

  • Teuta Dobi ('15)

  • Simona Schwitter ('17)

  • Enkeleda Papa ('09)

  • Heroina Telaku ('07)

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Beijing

The Beijing Chapter was launched on 26 July 2016 and was officially recognised on 29 August 2016.

Committee Members

  • Ting Fang ('13) - President
  • Ondrej Wagner (’15) - Vice-President
  • Bian Xu ('18)

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Benin

The Benin Chapter was launched on 3 March 2018 and was officially recognised on 14 March 2018.

Committee Members

  • Kossi Amessinou ('10) - President
  • Timothée Togbe ('11) - Co-President
  • Jocelyne Agbessi Djossou ('17) - Secretary
  • Evelyne Sissinto ('10) - Treasurer
  • Josué Kpetere ('14) - Information Officer

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Berlin

The Berlin Chapter was launched on 4 February 2013 and was officially recognised on 18 February 2013.

Committee Members

  • Jennifer Miksch ('12) - Organiser
  • Stella Schaller ('16) - Organiser
  • Felix Helmstädter ('03)
  • Christiane Lehmann ('05)
  • Claudia Meier ('08)
  • Lucie Menz ('03, '05)
  • Cosmin Olteanu ('11)
  • Benedikt Pollmeier ('08)
  • Michael Teichmann ('05)

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Bogota

The Bogota Chapter was launched on 7 September 2013 and was officially recognised on 26 September 2013.

Committee Members

  • María Henao Acosta (’93)
  • Lyda Natalia Hernandez Garcia (’13)
  • Liliana Obregon Espinel (’96)
  • Margarita Pacheco Montes (’78)
  • Nancy Perdomo Cerquera (’91)
  • Sofia Helena Reyes Villegas (’09)
  • Marcela Salazar Posada (’85) - Head
  • Edgar Germán Zarama Vasquez (’87)

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Boston

The Boston Chapter was launched on 28 January 2015 and was officially recognised on 18 February 2015.

Committee Members

  • Anne Moira Bennett (’01)
  • Brian Bethune (’83)
  • Dana Ciccone ('10) - Co-Head of Chapter
  • Diane Jordan-Ursprung (’11)
  • Nathaniel Kinsey Powell (’08, ’13)
  • Dina Deborah Pomeranz (’01, '03)
  • Jesse Sargent ('12) - Co-Head of Chapter
  • Ron Thomann (’82)
  • Erinn Wattie ('08)
  • Nara Weigel (’07)
  • Gillian White (’12)

Contact / Facebook Group

Brazil

The Brazil chapter was launched on 26 Octobre 2017 and was officially recognised by the Committee on 22 November 2017.

Committee Members

  • Clarice Ferreira Menezes (‘08) - President
  • Paula Drumond ('17)
  • Tayná Morais ('15)
  • Luiz Eduardo Salles ('07, '11)
  • Maíra Siman (‘08)
  • Alexandre Tolipan ('06)

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Brussels

The Brussels chapter was launched on 11 May 2011 and was officially recognised on 20 May 2011.

Committee Members

  • Jean-Quentin de Cuyper (‘91) - President
  • Christophe Bonte (‘95)
  • Albert Precup ('03)
  • Bertrand Rochard (‘95, ‘01)
  • Angelica Schempp ('14)
  • Johan Swinnen ('75)
  • Marina Wyss Ross ('06)

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Buenos Aires

The Buenos Aires Chapter was launched on 28 April 2017 and was officially recognised on 8 May 2017.

Committee Members

  • Ambassador Hanspeter Mock ('91) - Honorary President
  • Eleonora Antar ('14)
  • Milagros Fonrouge ('13)
  • Adam Hennings ('14)
  • Anabela Iorio ('06)
  • Andrés Moncayo Von Hase ('91)
  • Amanda Palermo ('69)
  • Agustina Perez ('13) - Head
  • Helena Stein

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Burkina Faso

The Burkina Faso Chapter was launched on 13 July 2018 and was officially recognised on 16 July 2018.

Committee Members

  • Eudoxie Ouédraogo ('12) - President
  • Somda Judith ('16)
  • Ouédraogo Issaka ('14)
  • Bouraima Kabore ('10)
  • Abdoul Karim Sawadogo ('07)

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Kinshasa

The Kinshasa chapter was launched on 13 April 2008 and was officially recognised on 29 May 2008.

Committee Members

  • Samuel wa Kayuwa Di-Kolela ('90) - President
  • Omer Kapuku ('89)
  • Marie Claire Nashanapa

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La Paz/Sucre

The La Paz/Sucre chapter was launched on 7 March 2014 and officially recognised on 9 March 2014.

Committee Members

  • Benito  Alegre Rocha (’13)
  • Hernán Avila Montaño (’09)
  • Luis Fernando Arciénega  Avilés (’12)
  • Edwin Lino Armata Balcazar (‘12)
  • Rosa Virginia Cardona Ayoroa (’89)
  • Santiago Farjat (‘13)
  • Vincent Gomez Garcia (’88)
  • Pilar Nazade Illanes (’06)
  • Walter Limache Orellana (’05)
  • Emilio Madrid (’13)
  • Mario Moron (’08)
  • Estanislao Poma (’06)
  • Emilia Reichmuth-Collazos ('86)
  • Weimar Salusti Ramos Flores (’13)
  • Cesar Sevilla (‘83)
  • Rosario Trujillo (’79)
  • Marcelo Zabalaga Estrada (’77)
  • Heidi Shirley Zalles Enriquez (’07)

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Lima

The Lima chapter was launched on 3 September 2010 and was officially recognised on 11 November 2010.

Committee Members

  • Luis Alfonso Garcia-Corrochano Moyano ('96)
  • Roxana Garmendia Pelaez ('93)
  • Angel Valjean Horna Chicchon ('07)
  • Gustavo Olivares ('93)
  • Luz Mariela Portugal Chalco ('06)
  • Myriam Samaniego ('03)

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London

The London chapter was launched on 24 January 2013 and was officially recognised on 30 January 2013.

Committee Members

  • Marshall Bailey ('91)
  • Alexander Graf ('07)
  • Thomas Hozik ('10)
  • Nicolas Jaquier ('08)
  • Lucie Majstrova ('11)
  • Jim Sears ('90)
  • Maria Skanavi (focal point, '08)
  • Pierre-Louis Vézina ('07, '11)

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Luxembourg

The Luxembourg chapter was launched on 24 November 2014 and was officially recognised on 30 November 2014.

Committee Members

  • Franck Leiber ('93)
  • Karin Schintgen ('83)
  • Damien Sorrell ('05)
  • Lola Tonini Alabiso ('08)

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Mali

The Mali chapter was launched on 8 November 2018 and was officially recognised on 13 November 2018.

Committee Members

  • Alassane Doua Konate ('17) - Président
  • Idrissa Kassambara ('18)
  • Nana Ber Hassane Toure ('15)
  • Alima Cissoko ('15)
  • Tiècoura Sounkara ('13)
  • Ballo Boubacar ('03)
  • Kadiatou Dede Sanogo ('04)

Contact

If you are based or with an interest in Africa, why not join the IHEID Africa Alumni and Students group on Linkedin?

Manila

The Manila chapter was launched on 23 May 2013 and was officially recognised on 13 June 2013.

Committee Members

  • Marizen Santos ('10)
  • Qifeng Zhang ('91)

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Mexico

The Mexico chapter was launched on 18 June 2013 and was officially recognised on 09 July 2013.

Committee Members

  • Greta Ríos ('09)
  • Sergio Estrada Rojas ('11) - Co-President
  • Karine Lavoisier Salcedo ('12)
  • Karla Elizabeth Méndez Monroy ('11) - Co-President
  • Mariana Salazar Albornoz ('04)

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New York

The New York chapter was launched on 14 January 2009 and was officially recognised on 20 January 2009.

Committee Members

  • Natalie Africa ('92) - Foundation planning Co-Chair
  • Michael Atkins ('03, '05) - President
  • Ronald Brown ('85)
  • Damien Brulhart ('09) - Events Co-Chair and Foundation planning Co-Chair
  • Giorgio dell’Acqua ('09) - Events Co-Chair
  • Sabrina Pfiffner ('07)
  • Mikiko Sawanishi‌ ('05)
  • Joshua Schreier ('15) - Communications Chair

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New Delhi

The New Delhi chapter was launched on 30 November 2018.

Committee Members

  • Tarana Faroqi ('18)
  • Anmol Kaur Grewal ('17)
  • Vivek Joshi ('08 and '10) - President
  • Balasubramanyam Pattath ('18)
  • Divya Rai ('18)
  • Shreya Rajpuriya ('18)
  • Kritee Sharma ('17)
  • Aparajita Singh ('18)
  • Anshul Verma ('18)
  • Richa Sharma ('15)

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Paris

The Paris chapter was launched on 20 January 2011 and was officially recognised on 11 February 2011.

Committee Members

  • Martin Mandl ('92) - Co-President
  • Ivan Monème ('88) - Co-President
  • Piritta Sorsa ('84)

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Prague

The Prague Chapter was launched on 22 February 2017 and was officially recognised on 15 March 2017.

Committee Members

  • Monika Feigerlova (’12)
  • Linda Stucbartova (’01)

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QUEBEC

The Quebec chapter was launched on 17 October 2018 and was officially recognised on 6 November 2018.

Committee Members

  • Isbath Ali ('05)
  • Maryse Boulos ('17) - Co-President
  • Tommy Byrne ('05)
  • Yvan Conoir ('83 and '88) - Vice-President
  • Robert Cutler ('80)
  • André Donneur ('63 and '67)
  • Alexandre Isoz-Vaillancourt ('07) - Vice-President
  • Monica Lodygensky ('97)
  • Alioune Ndiaye ('07) - Co-President
  • Claude Vadeboncoeur ('10)

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Quito

The first chapter of the Association was established on 25 January 2007 in Ecuador and was officially recognised on 9 February 2007.

Committee Members

  • Santiago Caviedes Guzman ('03, '05)
  • Andres Fernandez Salvador ('93)
  • Gustavo A. Olivares ('05)
  • Francisco Rivadeneira ('95)
  • Mahmud Samandari ('87)
  • Inigo Salvador Crespo ('94)

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San Francisco Bay Area

The San Francisco Bay Area (SFBA) chapter was launched on 29 July 2012 and was officially recognised on 30 October 2012.

Committee Members

  • Loren de Montserrat Cruz Sandoval ('12)
  • Loytavian Harrell (‘05)
  • Claire Veuthey ('06)

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Santiago

The Santiago Chapter was established on 9 September 2015 and was officially recognised on 23 September 2015.

Committee Members

  • C. Rodrigo Sáez Muñoz ('14) - President
  • Hellen Cisternas Bórquez ('12)
  • Oscar E. Corvalan Vasquez ('75)
  • Roberto Durán Sepúlveda ('80)
  • Christian Paccot N. ('78)

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Shanghaï

The Shanghai Chapter was established on 30 December 2013 and was officially recognised on 8 January 2014.

Committee Members

Yoon Jung Kim (’06)
Amado Trejo Romero (‘08)
Dominique Ursprung (‘08)
Yiyan Wang (‘09)

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Switzerland - Bern

The Bern chapter was inaugurated on 12 December 2007 during the Escalade celebration in Geneva.

Committee Members

  • Thierry Beyeler ('09) - Co-Head

  • Dea Rolih ('06) - Co-Head

Contact / Facebook Group

Switzerland - Vaud

The Vaud chapter was launched in Lausanne on 22 February 2012 and was officially recognised on 11 June 2012.

Committee Members

  • Zoltan Bérci ('07)
  • Damaris Carnaz ('05)
  • Sabrina Grassi (point de contact, '07)
  • Isabelle Krebs ('10)
  • Léa Meyer ('06)

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Switzerland - Zurich

The Zurich chapter was launched on 12 May 2011 and was officially recognised on 20 May 2011.

Committee Members

  • Elisabeth Karolyi ('07)  Co-President

  • Franka Bosman ('11)  Co-President

Contact / Facebook

TBILISI

The Tbilisi chapter was launched on 9 November 2018 and was officially recognised on 13 November 2018.

Committee Members

  • Elene Tkhlashidze ('18) - Head
  • Giorgi Chitadze ('18)
  • Hegine Gyulnazaryan ('15)
  • Maia Tskhvaradze ('17)
  • Maka Sartania ('10)
  • Mariam Tevzadze ('16)
  • Mikheil Pakatsoshvili ('18)
  • Teimuraz Khomeriki  ('16)

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Tokyo

The Tokyo Chapter was launched on 18 April 2008 and was officially recognised on 30 April 2008.

Committee Members

  • Shin Hae Bong ('93) - President
  • Nakahara Kiichiro ('68)
  • Okabe Midori ('99)
  • Ikeda Reiko ('95)
  • Ikeshima Taisaku ('98, '99, '00)
  • Ueta Takako ('87)
  • Hayashi Yayoi ('93)
  • Nagamine Yoshinobu ('00)

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ToRONTo

The Toronto chapter was launched on 16 October 2018 and was officially recognised on 30 October 2018.

Committee Members

  • Priyanka Debnath ('08)
  • Shaloma Gauthier ('15) - Head
  • Loulia Kouchaji ('08)
  • Nathanael Diba Ojong ('13)
  • Brad Ryder ('00)
  • Sanober Umar ('11)

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Vienna

The Vienna chapter was launched on 19 February 2013 and was officially recognised on 13 June 2013.

Committee Members

  • Guita de Faria ('67)
  • Rico de Faria ('67)

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Washington, D.C.

The Washington, D.C. Chapter was launched on 5 March 2007 and was officially recognised on 12 March 2007.

Committee Members

  • Miren Aparicio (‘94)
  • Corinne Delechat ('89, '91)
  • Paul Mathieu ('87)
  • Nadine Pequignot ('12)
  • Mitch Robinson ('12)
  • Sherry Stephenson ('73, '87)
  • Miranda Witzig (’11)

Contact/Steering Committee