Podcast Series
25 June 2020

Launch of the “In Conversation With” Podcast series

The Graduate Institute is pleased to announce the launch of a new podcast series “In Conversation With”, which tackles key issues of the moment.

In this new series, renowned experts and thought-leaders address pressing global issues with Graduate Institute faculty members. Each 30-minute episode will provide an insightful analysis of a global issue such as the challenges faced by our liberal democracies, the impact of the current crisis on the European Union and the new power dynamics emerging from the COVID-19 crisis.

“This podcast series was initially created to fill a void following the cancellation of our events due to the sanitary crisis, but the overwhelmingly enthusiastic responses from our guests encourage us to make it a regular feature of the Institute’s outreach”, explains Jacqueline Coté, Director of Public Relations at the Institute.

Episodes will feature discussions with, among others, Enrico Letta, former Prime Minister of Italy and Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po in Paris, José Manuel Barroso, former President of the European Commission and Prime Minister of Portugal, and Pascal Lamy, former Director-General of the World Trade Organization.

This series is available in its English version as “In Conversation With”, and its French version, “Parlons-en”.

Listen to our first episodes


This episode of “Parlons-en” features a discussion between Roger de Weck, Swiss journalist and former member of the Graduate Institute’s Foundation Board, and Christine Lutringer, Executive Director and senior researcher at the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy.


In this episode of “In Conversation With”, Ivan Krastev, Director of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia and Permanent Fellow at the Institute of Human Sciences in Vienna, and Shalini Randeria, Director of the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy at the Graduate Institute, focuses on the paradoxical world and new power dynamics emerging from the COVID-19 crisis.


The “In Conversation With” and “Parlons-en” podcast series can be listened to or downloaded on Spotify, iTunes and Simplecast.