Davide Rodogno is an International History and Politics professor and Head of the Interdisciplinary Programme at the Geneva Graduate Institute. He is also the Academic Advisor of our Executive Programme on Advocacy in International Affairs and the Executive...
Violent extremism could beckon in north-western Nigeria if local dynamics are ignored
In January 2022, in a bid to stem a tide of violent attacks and kidnappings in north-western Nigeria, the government labelled the armed groups involved in the violence "terrorists". The relationship between these groups and the internationally designated terrorist...
Faculty Spotlight – Jérôme Duberry
Dr Jérôme Duberry is a well-known figure in his field with multiple skills. He recently has been nominated as the New Academic Advisor of the International Negotiation and Policy-making programme. We asked him two questions about this thematic' main challenges and the...
The Humanitarian Adventure: A Museum, a Hug, and a call for Action
Exploring the ICRC’s Museum through the eyes of the DPP Programme’s Participants In 2015, when I moved to Geneva, visiting the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum was on top of my agenda. When I visited, I was impressed, moved, and inspired. It is a...
The War in Ukraine and International Law
It is a truism to state that the war launched by Russia against Ukraine in late February breaches many foundational rules of international law ranging from the prohibition on the use of force and the principle of territorial integrity to the right of the Ukrainian...
Rural Finance in Zambia
Microfinance for small-scale farmers – what is it? Microfinance is a term which entered the mainstream financial jargon in the past decades, although since the late 90’s it is described as “financial inclusion”¹. Agri-lending in the microfinance context refers to...
Lessons from the January 2022 Protests in Kazakhstan
The country-wide protests in Kazakhstan, which began on 2 January 2022, were largely leaderless. Ordinary people came out on the street in solidarity with the protestors in Zhanaozen, a small industrial town located in the Western part of the country. All were...
Arms Trade to Africa can be Opaque: Why this is Dangerous
Eolika, a Guyana-flagged cargo vessel, had already been detained in the port of Senegalese capital, Dakar due to ‘inconsistent’ declarations. Authorities in the West African nation then searched the ship, seizing three containers of Italian manufactured ammunition...
Red Is the New Green: Carbon Pricing in Israel (podcast)
Nathan Sussman, Professor of Economics, and Co-Director of the Master of Advanced Studies on Sustainable Finance and Development at the Graduate Institute, explains how carbon tax can lower emissions while having virtually no adverse effects on business activity and...
En 2021, l’antiracisme a vu apparaître l’étrangeté de l’anti-antiracisme, écrit Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, professeur d’histoire et politique internationales à l’Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement à Genève. Au lendemain du meurtre du...
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