Philippe Burrin has been the Director of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies since the 2008 merger of the Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI) and the Graduate Institute of Development Studies (IUED). From 2004 to 2008, he was Director of the Graduate Institute of International Studies.
Formerly, Phillipe Burrin was a professor focusing on the history of international relations from 1993 to 2004 and was an invited faculty member at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität (Gastprofessor für interdisziplinärische Holocaustforschung) in Frankfurt from 2001-2002, at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris (Elie Halévy Chair) from 1999-2000 and at the University of Lausanne from 1993-1994. He was also a Fellow at Oxford’s All Souls College (Hilary Term 2003), at Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin in 2000-2001, at the French Centre for Research in Jerusalem in February 2000 and at Harvard’s Center for European Studies from 1994-1995.
His works have been translated in many languages and focus mainly on 20th century European history, specifically on the Second World War period. He has received several awards for his works, including the Max-Plank Forschungspreis in 1997.