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List of events – Graduate Institute

List of events – Graduate Institute

Monday 25 September 2017, 10:00 – 19:00

UN Comtrade Data Fair

Organised in collaboration with UNSD and WTO

A one-day event with Evening Policy Panel
Maison de la Paix, Geneva

Data Fair with demonstrations and stands

10:00 – 12:00  &  14:00 – 17:00  ¦  Hall Kogler and various meeting rooms Throughout the day trade data applications and data visualizations will be demonstrated at a number of exhibition booths.

Present and future of trade data and analytical applications

12:30 – 14:00  ¦  Auditorium A1B A panel discussion on the present and future of trade data applications. The World Trade Organization, the International Trade Center, the World Bank, CEPII, Global Insight, SAS and UNSD are invited on this panel.
  • Introduced by Ronald Jansen, UNSD; followed by open discussion

Trade, Global Value Chains and the unbundling of production and labour

17:00 – 19:00  ¦  Auditorium A1B Keynote Address
  • Robert Koopman, Chief Economist of the World Trade Organization and Adjunct Professor, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Panel Discussion with:
  • Robert Koopman,  Chief Economist of WTO
  • Marion Jansen, Chief Economist of ITC
  • Saadia Zahidi, Head of Gender Parity and Human Capital, World Economic Forum (invited)
  • Jose Guilherme Reis, Project Manager, World Bank
Moderators:
  • Theresa Carpenter, Executive Director, Centre for Trade and Economic Integration
  • Ronald Jansen, UNSD
This event is organised by the Graduate Institute’s Centre for Trade and Economic Integration in partnership with the World Trade Organization and the United Nations SD The event will be followed by a Networking Recepton Further information about the event Download flyer (pdf) For further enquiries about this event, please send an email to ctei@graduateinstitute.ch

Registration / Inscription

Register here The Policy Panel will be live streamed – 12h30-14h https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BvBI9vI_9k 17h-19h https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SxXaAsmiRo
Monday 25 September 2017, 18:30 – 20:00

The Future of Democracy in Europe: Rethinking the Role of Elections

Organised by the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy and the Programme for the Study of International Governance

Auditorium Ivan Pictet Maison de la paix, Geneva With European voters feeling increasingly dissatisfied with their political leaders and processes, the time has come to re-think the role of national elections in a multi-level Europe, and the opportunity elections offer for European peoples to not only elect their national government, but also to engage in European-wide conversations about the public good, as well as to form new majorities in charge of deciding and implementing new policy agendas at the European level. This panel brings together leading voices on European democratisation to address such questions as: Can democracy survive at the federal level without uniting around the one-time expression of the popular will? Would it be desirable to synchronise national parliamentary elections should a new assembly of the Euro-Zone be created? Or even in its absence? And how can we otherwise incentivise political parties to Europeanise their electoral agendas? Hosted by the Graduate Institute’s Albert Hirschman Centre on DemocracyProgramme for the Study of International Governance as part of a European Election Day Exploratory workshop.
Tuesday 26 September 2017, 16:00 – 18:00

Enjeux socio-politiques dans la région MENA : conflits de développement ?

International Development Policy

Auditorium Ivan Pictet Maison de la paix, Geneva Le dernier numéro thématique de la Revue internationale de politique de développement (International Development Policy) intitulé Le développement comme champ de bataille (Development as a Battlefield) est une exploration des multiples dimensions que prennent les relations entre conflit et développement. Rejoignez les rédactrices invitées et les auteurs de ce dernier numéro pour une réflexion sur les enjeux sousjacents à l’évolution du développement dans la région MENA. Introduction : Gilles CarbonnierRevue internationale de politique de développement Modérateur : François Pacquement, Agence française de développement Avec :
  • Irene Bono, Université de Turin
  • Béatrice Hibou, CNRS-CERI, Paris et CRESC-UM6P, Rabat
  • Fariba Adelkhah, Sciences Po-CERI
  • Anouck Gabriela Côrte Réal-Pinto, EHESS et IFEA
  • Elena Vezzadini, Institut des mondes africains
  • Yasmine Berriane, Université de Zurich
La Revue internationale de politique de développement est une publication de référence en accès libre qui encourage la recherche et les débats sur les politiques de développement et la coopération internationale. Les numéros sont disponibles en ligne: www.devpol.org For registration, please visit this link.
Tuesday 26 September 2017, 18:30 – 20:00

MENA Inside Out: Political, Economic and Social Transformations in the Region

International Development Policy

Auditorium Ivan Pictet Maison de la paix, Geneva What does the future hold for the MENA region? How can we understand different development trajectories? Are western notions of modernization and democratization misplaced? Join International Development Policy for the launch event of its two most recent thematic issues: Combining Economic and Political Development – The Experience of MENA (Issue 7) and Development as a Battlefield(Issue 8). The panelists will share provocative and sometimes contrasting views on development in the region. Introduction: Gilles CarbonnierInternational Development Policy Moderator: Karim Bitar, University of Saint-Joseph, Beirut With: • Irene Bono, University of Turin • Béatrice Hibou, CNRS-CERI, Paris and CRESC-UM6P, Rabat • Giacomo Luciani, Sciences Po, Paris and The Graduate Institute, Geneva • Bassam Fattouh, The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Oxford and SOAS, London BILINGUAL EVENT (ENGLISH/FRENCH) WITH TRANSLATION. International Development Policy is a scholarly, open-access, e-journal based at The Graduate Institute, Geneva. Issues are available online at: www.devpol.org For registration, please visit this link.

Formes chrétiennes de la violence en Occident

Conférence Chaire Yves Oltramare

Auditorium A2, Maison de la paix, Geneva
Comment la théologie chrétienne a-t-elle façonné des siècles de conflits, depuis la guerre judéo-romaine (66) jusqu’à l’invasion de l’Irak (2003), en passant par la première croisade ou la Révolution française? Même dans les sociétés sécularisées ou explicitement non chrétiennes, les formes qu´ont prises de nombreux séismes politiques (guerres civiles, purges, déportations, etc.) sont en partie explicables par le christianisme et les concepts religieux; ces derniers influencent souvent la façon dont la violence est perçue et perpétrée. On peut ainsi trouver ainsi bizarre l’idéologie américaine contemporaine de la guerre, qui place la violence sous l’empire d’idées abstraites, comme la liberté ou la paix mondiale. Mais les conceptions qui accompagnèrent l´aventure de 2003 en Irak s´inscrivent dans la longue durée européenne, qui vit périodiquement l´émergence de constellations  reliant universalisme, élection,  sacrifice, liberté et coercition, pureté et rédemption, réforme et eschatologie, du fait de l’empreinte du christianisme dans la culture occidentale. Buc.png Philippe Buc est professeur d’histoire médiévale à l’université de Vienne (Autriche), après avoir enseigné à Stanford. Il est l’auteur de Dangereux rituel. De l´histoire médiévale aux sciences sociales (2003), et du livre présenté ici, Guerre sainte, martyre et terreur. Les formes chrétiennes de la violence en Occident (2017). La chaire Yves Oltramare Religion et politique dans le monde contemporain a pour mission d’apporter une contribution scientifique majeure à l’analyse de l’impact des rapports entre religion et politique sur l’évolution des sociétés et du système international. For registration, please visit this link.
Wednesday 27 September 2017 – Thursday 28 September 2017

Elusive State Building: The Middle East and North Africa 1917-2017

Pierre du Bois Annual Conference

Maison de la paix, Geneva The Middle East and North Africa regained international (policy and media) attention through the 1990-1991 Gulf War and the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks and their ‘Global War on Terror’ aftermath, which in turn yielded to the 2011 uprisings of the ‘Arab Spring’. These momentous recent events are just the latest in a historical sequence of developments, which can be traced back to the 1910s and at the heart of which stand the challenge of establishing viable and functioning states. A century after the modern-day statebuilding project was launched in the region, amidst new-old dynamics of neoauthoritarianism and coercive democratisation, the active pursuit of state-building by nonstate actors is but one of the many perplexing features of the contemporary regional scene. The Pierre du Bois Annual Conference brings together experts from The Graduate Institute, Harvard, Sciences Po, Oxford University, Princeton, the  American University in Cairo, Columbia University and others to debate topics including The Sykes-Picot Paradigm, The Iraq Wars, The Palestine Question, The Arab Spring, Alternative Statehood and Armed Militancy, and The Rise of Orientalism. There will be a keynote presentation from Professor Bertrand Badie on Autoritarismes, Interventions et le Nouveau Grand Jeu au Moyen-Orient. The programme is available to view here, while the background note is here. Organised by Professor Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou and the Department of International History in partnership with the Pierre du Bois Foundation. Logo fondation PdB.jpg For registration, please visit this link.
Wednesday 27 September 2017, 13:00 – 14:45

Make mercury history along the gold supply chain

Hg Week in Geneva

Maison de la Paix, Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Since the earliest time of gold mining, mercury was used to extract gold. This practice is still ongoing in more than 70 countries, where 10 to 15 million artisanal and small-scale gold miners use mercury to recover gold. It is the world’s largest source of mercury pollution, emits toxic vapours and releases large quantities of mercury, harming the miners, their communities, and the environment. Artisanal and small-scale gold mining produces about 12 to 15% of the world’s gold. It is a complex global development issue, however exposure of miners and their communities to the terrible effects of mercury can be reduced in simple and cost effective ways. The session will explore how each actor of the gold supply chain – many of which are represented in Switzerland – has a responsibility and a role to play towards mercury-free gold production and the sustainable development of the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector. Welcome Liliana ANDONOVA, Academic Co-Director, Centre for International Environmental Studies, Graduate Institute of International and Developement Studies Introduction Erik SOLHEIM, Executive Director, UN Environment Discussion Daniela COLAIACOVO, Co-founder and Director of Goldlake Group, Italy Wilfried HOERNER, former co-CEO – Argor Heraeus, Switzerland Laurent FAVRE, Founder A. Favre & Fils, Switzerland Laura GERRITSEN, Value-chain Manager, Fairphone, Netherlands Jean LAVILLE, Deputy CEO, Swiss Sustainable Finance Marc HUFTY, Programme Lead, Centre for International Environmental Studies, Graduate Institute of International and Developement Studies Q&A Moderator: Nawal AÏT-HOCINE, Sustainability and Impact Director, Transparence SA Please register here. This event is co-organized with UNEP.
Wednesday 27 September 2017, 18:30 – 20:00

Autoritarismes, Interventions et le Nouveau Grand Jeu au Moyen-Orient

Bertrand Badie

Keynote Lecture, Pierre du Bois Annual Conference
Auditorium Ivan Pictet Maison de la paix, Geneva
  • Bertrand Badie, Sciences Po Paris
This lecture forms part of the Pierre du Bois Annual Conference. The conference programme is available to view here, while the background note is here. Organised by Professor Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou and the Department of International History in partnership with the Pierre du Bois Foundation. Logo fondation PdB.jpg For registration, please visit this link.
Thursday 28 September 2017, 16:00 – 17:15

Persistent Narratives: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Orientalism

Fondation Pierre du Bois

Roundtable Discussion
Maison de la paix, Geneva Chair: Speakers:
  • Hamid Dabashi, Columbia University
  • Karim Bitar, University of Saint-Joseph, Beirut
  • Anna Akasoy, City University of New York
  • Adam Shatz, The London Review of Books
This lecture forms part of the Pierre du Bois Annual Conference. The conference programme is available to view here, while the background note is here. Organised by Professor Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou and the Department of International History in partnership with the Pierre du Bois Foundation. Logo fondation PdB.jpg For registration, please visit this link.
Friday 29 September 2017, 13:00 – 14:00

Digital advocacy – what’s new?

Webinar

Technology is supposed to “change everything”. The way people and organizations cooperate, interact and engage. Information exchange happens faster than ever – nanoseconds are enough for a local event to become a global issue. That poses a challenge to advocacy practitioners. How do we cut through the noise and get heard, understood and followed? How do we lead the discourse and set up an agenda? During this webinar we will address these questions and look at the effective and efficient ways to use digital communications channels to benefit advocacy campaigns on a global scale. For registration, please visit this link.
Tuesday 03 October 2017, 12:30 – 13:30

Debt and the Chinese Economy

Yi Huang, Assistant Professor, International Economics, Pictet Chair for Finance and Development

Auditorium A1B Maison de la paix, Geneva China’s debt is more than 250 percent of GDP, higher than in the US and other major advanced economies. This briefing will examine how rising local government, corporate and foreign currency debt will impact China’s long term economic growth. Yi Huang‘s research interests lie at the intersection of international macroeconomics and finance. He is particularly interested in investigating the determinants of financial activity and economic development in the era of globalisation. Moderator: Patrick Zweifel, Chief Economist, Pictet Asset Management. For registration, please visit this link.
Tuesday 03 October 2017, 14:00 – 15:00

Why should an LDC want to accede to the WTO? Some insights from Liberia

The Honourable Axel Marcel Addy

Minister of Commerce and Industry Republic of Liberia
Auditorium A2 Maison de la Paix, Geneva
  • The Honourable Axel Marcel Addy, Minister, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Republic of Liberia
Introduced by:
  • Joost Pauwelyn, Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute, Geneva
This event is organised by the Graduate Institute’s Centre for Trade and Economic Integration in partnership with the Accessions Division of the WTO and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Liberia. For further enquiries about this event, please send an email to ctei@graduateinstitute.ch For registration, please visit this link.
Tuesday 03 October 2017, 16:30 – 18:00

Leaving No One Behind in International Drug Policy

Organised by the Global Health Centre and the Global Commission on Drug Policy

The impact of drug policy on public health: the role of the scientific community Maison de la paix, Auditorium Ivan Pictet B Drug policies often have detrimental outcomes for public health. The prohibition and criminalisation of drug use are at the heart of the matter. The associated high incarceration rates have not only undermined the right to health but also continue to fuel infectious diseases, especially HIV, hepatitis and tuberculosis, among people who use drugs both in prisons and in the wider communities. The Johns Hopkins University-Lancet Commission on International Drug Policy and Public Health (JHU-Lancet Commission) examined the scientific evidence from around the world and reconfirmed the above findings in its report published in March 2016. One month later, the UN General Assembly held a Special Session on drugs with hopes of reducing the demand and the supply of illicit drugs, and strengthening the judicial cooperation between UN Member States. Despite these efforts, a consensus on drug policy reform is still far from reached and many challenges remain in protecting the health and human rights of people who use drugs, especially within a changing global political context. The Global Health Centre, the Global Commission on Drug Policy, and the Geneva Platform on Human Rights, Health and Psychoactive Substances have invited three members of the JHU-Lancet Commission to draw attention to this policy area which directly impacts over 250 million people globally. The following questions, among others, will be addressed in the panel discussion:
  •    How successful was the Commission’s report in bringing the scientific voices into the global discourse on drug policy?
  •    What is needed to foster the political will for action on harm reduction and health promotion among drug using populations?
  •    Are the SDGs on NCDs, infectious diseases and access to essential medicines achievable without drug policies reforms?
  •    What are the most important next steps to ensure that no one is left behind?
The panelists are Chris Beyrer, Desmond M. Tutu Professor of Public Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins University Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, University of Malaya; Co-chair of the JHU-Lancet Commission Michel Kazatchkine, Member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, Senior Fellow at the Global Health Centre; Co-chair of the JHU-Lancet Commission You are kindly requested to register your attendance, free of charge, here. You can download the invitation here.
Wednesday 04 October 2017, 18:30 – 21:00

Black Code

With Human Rights Watch

Auditorium Ivan Pictet Maison de la paix, Geneva Nicholas de Pencier’s film reveals the global impact that the internet has had on free speech, privacy and activism, whether exiled Tibetan monks attempting to circumvent China’s surveillance apparatus, Syrians tortured for Facebook posts, Brazilian activists who use social media to livestream police abuses, and Pakistani opponents of online violence campaigns against women. Black Code (2016, 90 minutes, English) will be followed by a panel discussion with: Moderator:
  • Thomas Biersteker, Professor of International Relations/Political Science, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
Panel:
  • Ron Deibert, author, Black Code; Director, The Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
  • Dinah PoKempner, General Counsel, Human Rights Watch
  • Roxana Radu, Research Associate, Programme for the Study of International Governance, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
Entry is free, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Organised with Human Rights Watch. For registration, please visit this link.
Friday 06 October 2017, 17:15 – 19:30

Sovereign Debt and the Economy: What Happens Next?

Organised by the Graduate Institute’s Centre for Finance and Development

Auditorium Ivan Pictet Maison de la paix, Geneva Sovereign debt is central to policy debates in both advanced and emerging economies. Could a more enlightened approach to debt produce fewer crises and less human suffering? Introduction: Philippe Burrin, Director, The Graduate Institute, Geneva Moderator: Soumaya Keynes, Economics correspondent, The Economist Panel: This roundtable is held as part of the Interdisciplinary Sovereign Debt Research and Management Conference (DebtCon), a two-day conference of academic sessions and policy roundtables organised by the Graduate Institute’s Centre for Finance and Development, the University of Geneva’s Department of History, Economics and Society, and Georgetown University Law Centre. For registration, please visit this link.
Saturday 07 October 2017, 10:00 – 17:00

UN Open Day/Journée Portes Ouvertes

A unique opportunity to visit the historic Palais des Nations, home to the United Nations, before it closes for renovation. There will be a range of talks, activities and fun events for the whole family, with a special focus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Graduate Institute will be hosting an information stand – come and see us! This event is open to the public, including children. Register here.
Monday 09 October 2017, 18:30 – 20:00

Violence et religion en Terre sainte : l’histoire partagée à Jérusalem et Hébron

Conférence Chaire Yves Oltramare

Auditorium A1B Maison de la paix, Geneva
lemire.png Maitre de conférence à l’Université Paris-Est / Marne-la-Vallée, chercheur associé au CRFJ, historien rattaché au Centre de recherche français à Jérusalem, Vincent Lemire a publié en 2013 “Jérusalem 1900 : la Ville sainte à l’âge des possibles” (Armand Colin).
La chaire Yves Oltramare Religion et politique dans le monde contemporain a pour mission d’apporter une contribution scientifique majeure à l’analyse de l’impact des rapports entre religion et politique sur l’évolution des sociétés et du système international. For registration, please visit this link.
Thursday 12 October 2017, 09:00 – 18:00

Rethinking Philanthropy

With Le Temps and Le Monde Afrique

Auditorium Ivan Pictet Maison de la paix, Geneva Please note that registration is now closed for this event. You can register below to be added to the waiting list. Today, an unparalleled amount of philanthropic resources is being applied to improve the state of the world. Who are the leaders and innovators of this new philanthropy? What is the impact of this new philanthropy on developing countries? This day-long Forum will gather more than 20 high-level speakers – philanthropists, entrepreneurs, leaders from other sectors, and academic and development experts – to debate the main innovations, successes, challenges and limits of today’s “philanthrocapitalism”. Programme details are on the Forum website. Organised with Le Temps and Le Monde Afrique. For registration, please visit this link.
Monday 16 October 2017, 18:30 – 20:00

Jean-Michel Wilmotte : Métamorphoses

Organisé en partenariat avec Le Temps et le Cercle International de la Fondation pour Genève

Auditorium Ivan Pictet Maison de la paix, Geneva Du Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nîmes à la nouvelle cathédrale orthodoxe de Paris, plus de quarante ans se sont écoulés mais c’est toujours avec la même passion pour la rencontre, le partage et la création que l’architecte, urbaniste et designer Jean-Michel Wilmotte sillonne le monde, à la découverte de nouveaux territoires. Homme singulier à l’expression plurielle, il reviendra sur son parcours, entre exploration, création et transmission. For registration, please visit this link.
Tuesday 17 October 2017, 12:30 – 13:30

Trump Climate Change and Climate Policy: Politics of Denial

Susanna Hecht, Professor, International History

Auditorium A1B Maison de la paix, Geneva Amid the string of powerful hurricanes that have decimated the Caribbean and the Southern US and more than 4 thousand fires immolating the American west, what does US environmental policy look like at this moment other than the ante chamber to catastrophe? This lunch briefing will cover three central areas: climate change, fire policy, and EPA strategy. Susanna Hecht will briefly outline how the resistance to the attack on environmental institutions and the underlying science is being countered in various forms of legal, political and popular forms of practices from C40 (global cities and their responses) to localities rethinking disaster response. Susanna Hecht‘s research focuses on the intersections of economies, cultures and land use, and the socio-environmental effects of these processes, an approach known as political ecology. She is Professor of Urban Planning at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. She has worked with the governments of Brazil, El Salvador, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia and for European and US development agencies such as GTZ, as well as The World Bank and InterAmerican Development Bank, and many non-government organizations. For registration, please visit this link.
Monday 23 October 2017, 18:30 – 21:00

Le bouton de nacre

Avec FILMAR

Auditorium Ivan Pictet Maison de la paix, Geneva Film documentaire de Patricio Guzmán sur l’eau, le Cosmos et nous, qui part de deux mystérieux boutons découverts au fond de l’Océan Pacifique. « Le bouton de nacre » (2015, 82 minutes, sous-titré en français) sera suivi d’un débat. Organisé avec FILMAR. L’entrée est ouverte à tous dans la limite des places disponibles. For registration, please visit this link.
Tuesday 31 October 2017, 14:00 – 20:00

2017 Geneva Challenge Final

Award Ceremony

Advancing Development Goals International Contest for Graduate Students
Auditorium Ivan Pictet Maison de la paix, Geneva The Geneva Challenge, supported by patrons Kofi Annan and Jenö Staehelin, invites teams of graduate students from around the world to devise innovative and pragmatic solutions to key international issues. This fourth edition of the challenge explores how challenges posed by employment can be tackled to foster social and economic development. Programme 14:00 – 16:30: Employment Challenge: Project Showcase In a live public debate, three student teams will defend their projects with proposals to address employment issues. Auditorium 2 18:30 – 20:00: Awards Ceremony HelenClark.jpgHelen Clark, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Former Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and Chair of the United Nations Development Group, will give a keynote speech. Prizes will be distributed by Kofi Annan, patron of the Advancing Development Goals International Contest. This year’s winning project will be awarded 10,000 CHF, while the second- and third-placed teams will win 5,000 CHF and 2,500 CHF respectively. Auditorium Ivan Pictet The topic for the 2018 contest will be announced during the award ceremony.
Thursday 02 November 2017, 17:30 – 19:30

The Future of Work

In collaboration with The Economist

Auditorium Ivan Pictet Maison de la paix, Geneva Rapid technological change will mean that, over the course of our working lives, many skills will become obsolete, others will grow in economic importance and traditional career trajectories will be a thing of the past. In a context of constant change, of robotics and of artificial intelligence, this event aims to answer the following question: Is education a future-proof route to stable employment? Moderator: Ryan Avent, Senior Editor and Economics Columnist, The Economist Featuring:
  • Richard Baldwin, Professor of International Economics, The Graduate Institute
  • Other experts to be announced
The event will be streamed live on the Graduate Institute’s Facebook page. For registration, please visit this link.
Wednesday 08 November 2017, 18:30 – 21:00

An Insignificant Man

With the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy

Auditorium Ivan Pictet Maison de la paix, Geneva Filmmakers Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla follow Arvind Kejriwal, “the Bernie Sanders of India,” as he shakes up the complacent and corrupt status quo of Indian politics as the head of the Common Man’s Party. An Insignificant Man (2016, 95 minutes, Hindi/English) will be followed by a panel discussion. Entry is free, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Organised with the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy. For registration, please visit this link.
 
Tuesday 14 November 2017, 12:30 – 13:30

Is skill-selection the future of immigration policy?

Melanie Kolbe, Assistant Professor, International relations/Political Science

Auditorium A1B Maison de la paix, Geneva There is general agreement among politicians, voters, and scholars that highly-skilled immigrants (i.e. individuals with a tertiary degree and in internationally competitive industries) are economically and socially desirable for immigrant-receiving countries. Yet, do all countries attempt to attract these immigrants? And how do states incentivise these individuals to come and stay? More importantly, what does that mean for other types of immigrants such as low-skilled workers, asylum-seekers of family migrants? This lunch briefing will discuss the rationales behind increasing discourses and policies aiming at privileging highly-qualified immigrants, the effectiveness of these policies, and their implications for the ethics of immigration. After studying for a bachelor’s degree at the University of Rostock, Germany, Melanie Kolbe gained a Master and PhD in Political Science and International Affairs from the University of Georgia, USA, where she then taught for several years. Melanie Kolbe specialises particularly in immigration and migration law and policy, refugees and diasporas, civil societies and social movements. For registration, please visit this link.
Wednesday 22 November 2017 – Friday 24 November 2017

Philanthropy in Education: Global Trends, Regional Differences and Diverse Perspectives

Organised by NORRAG

Auditorium A2 Maison de la paix, Geneva As philanthropic organisations continue to grow across the world, becoming more influential actors in education and development, there is a demand to deepen collective knowledge of the sector. Philanthropy in Education: Global Trends, Regional Differences and Diverse Perspectives is a new initiative launched and co-sponsored by NORRAG, the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research, the Open Society Foundations and the Graduate Institute. It seeks to facilitate greater understanding and collaboration between philanthropic organisations, national policymakers, representatives of international organisations and academics working in the field of education. Programme and registration information here. NORRAG (Network for International Policies and Cooperation in Education and Training) is an Associate Programme of the Graduate Institute. NORRAG’s core mandate and strength is to produce, disseminate and broker critical knowledge and to build capacity for and with a wide range of stakeholders to inform and shape education policies and practice.
Wednesday 29 November 2017, 18:30 – 21:00

I, Daniel Blake

Cine@IHEID

Auditorium Ivan Pictet Maison de la paix, Geneva The latest film from legendary director Ken Loach is a gripping, human tale about the impact one man can make. The film won the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. I, Daniel Blake (2017, 100 minutes, English) will be followed by a panel discussion. Entry is free, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For registration, please visit this link.
Tuesday 05 December 2017, 18:30 – 21:00

Lost in Lebanon

With the International Organization for Migration

Auditorium Ivan Pictet Maison de la paix, Geneva As the Syrian war continues to leave entire generations without education, health care, or a state, Lost in Lebanon follows four Syrians during their relocation process, revealing their attempts to rebuild their lives in a new land. Lost in Lebanon (2016, 80 minutes, English/Arabic) will be followed by a panel discussion. Entry is free, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Organised with the International Organization for Migration. For registration, please visit this link.