Come and decide about the future of foraus!


Präsentation: Prof. Ralph Weber, Europainstitut, Universität Basel

Moderation: Markus Herrmann, foraus

Anmeldung: info@sunflower.ch

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Guests: Artem Rybchenko, Ukrainian Ambassador to Switzerland; Claude Wild, Swiss Ambassador to Ukraine; Olena Zerkal, Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine a.o.


Co-organised by the European University Institute (Florence, Italy) and the World Trade Institute.

The conference will be held on Zoom

Further information on the programme and registration here

Am 12. September 2020 trifft sich die aussenpolitische Szene der Schweiz in Bern zum zweiten »Tag der Aussenpolitik«.

Co-initiiert von der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Aussenpolitik (SGA-ASPE) und foraus fungiert der Tag als Impulsgeber für neue Denkmuster in aktuellen aussenpolitischen Fragen und dient der Vernetzung von relevanten Akteuren aus Politik, Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Zivilgesellschaft.

Schwerpunkte 2020:

EU-Schweiz Beziehungen, Schweizer UNO-Sicherheitsratskandidatur, Engagement der Schweiz für eine globale Nachhaltigkeit.

Highlights:

Diskussionen mit EU-Parlamentarier Andreas Schwab und Nationalrat Eric Nussbaumer, sowie mit Prof. Dr. Peter Messerli, Direktor der Wyss Academy for Nature an der Universität Bern.

Workshops mit der Gesellschaft Schweiz-UNO (GSUN) und dem Europa Forum Luzern.

Anmeldung (nur für foraus Mitglieder) hier.

Noch kein foraus Mitglied? Hier noch heute Member werden.

Débat contradictoire sur l'initiative populaire de l'UDC "Pour une immigration modérée", soumise aux citoyen·ne·s le 27 septembre 2020.


Konferenz organisiert von Young European Swiss (yes)

Zeit tbc! Programm und Gäste folgt

Teilnahmegebühr 80 CHF

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Join the Swiss-wide Policy Kitchen challenge and develop visions for the use and exchange of your personal health data in 2030!

This workshop is part of the Policy Kitchen challenge on “My Data - My Health: Visions for the Use and Exchange of Personal Health Data in 2030” organized by foraus and Sensor Advice.

Expert input will be provided by:

  • Lisa Bachofen (President, Vereinigung Angehöriger psychisch Kranker- VASK Bern)

The workshop will be conducted in English. Participants may contribute in their language of choice and visions can be submitted online in English, French or German. The event is free of charge and open to everyone, regardless of expertise or professional background. The Zoom link will be sent to you at a later point.

Important note: Please register on Policy Kitchen, this will save us time during the workshop. If you have any questions contact us.

Sign up here or find out more about the challenge and the 4 other workshops here.

How should personal data related to my health be handled? Who should be able to collect it, store it, process it and use it? And for which purpose(s)? To what extent am I myself generating health data by using fitness trackers, health apps and other tools? How could this data serve in the future for public health policies, healthcare services, commercial use or research purposes?

The past months of debate around contact tracing apps have shown that we need a broader discussion on the use of personal health data. But what should the use and exchange of personal health data look like in the future?

Using the collaborative online platform Policy Kitchen, as well as a series of physical and online workshops, foraus and Sensor Advice invite you to address this question in an accessible, engaging and interactive process. The goal is to create visions for different areas of use of personal health data for 2030. From August to mid-September, you can submit your proposals online here or join one of the interactive visioning workshops.

For the workshops, high-level experts have been invited to give an overview of challenges and opportunities related to digital health technologies and health data. You will then have the opportunity to develop in-depth visions together with other participants in smaller breakout groups.

Your visions will later feed into the development of policy recommendations which are planned to be released in December 2020, as part of the project “Health Data Governance: What’s in it for Switzerland?”.

In case of questions, you can contact the project leads:

Moritz Fegert, moritz.fegert@foraus.ch

Isabel Knobel, ik@sensoradvice.ch

This event is supported by the Swiss Commission for UNESCO.

Entdecke Einstiegsmöglichkeiten in die internationale Zusammenarbeit / Découvre les opportunités d’entrées dans la coopération international

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Interessierst du dich für eine Laufbahn in der humanitären Hilfe, Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, wirtschaftlichen Zusammenarbeit oder Friedensförderung – doch du weisst nicht, wie und wo beginnen?

Nimm am exklusiven cinfo-Webinar für foraus-Mitglieder teil, das am 31. August 2020 um 18 Uhr virtuell via Zoom stattfinden wird, und entdecke Einstiegsmöglichkeiten in die internationale Zusammenarbeit.

Natacha Wicht und Nora Landheer, HR advisors bei cinfo und Expertinnen, wenn es um Bewerbungen bei internationalen Organisation geht, moderieren das Webinar. Verschiedene Eintrittsprogramme wie zum Beispiel das UNYV oder JPO Programm werden vorgestellt. Falls dich vor allem ersteres anspricht, ist das Webinar eine ideale Möglichkeit eine perfekte Bewerbung einzureichen (Stellen werden am 14. August aufgeschaltet und die Bewerbungsfrist ist Mitte September).

Der entsprechende Zoom Link wird einige Stunden vor Beginn des Webinars geteilt.

Melde dich hier an (nur für foraus-Mitglieder)!

Noch kein foraus Mitglied? Hier noch heute Member werden.

Wir freuen uns auf dich!

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Join the Swiss-wide Policy Kitchen challenge and develop visions for the use and exchange of your personal health data in 2030!

This workshop is part of the Policy Kitchen challenge on “My Data - My Health: Visions for the Use and Exchange of Personal Health Data in 2030” organized by foraus and Sensor Advice.

Expert inputs will be provided by:

  • Alessandro Blasimme (Senior Scientist at «Health Ethics and Policy Lab», Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich)
  • Marc Stoecklin (Department Head at Security Research, Principal Research Scientist and Manager (RSM) in the Cognitive Cognitive Cybersecurity Intelligence (CCSI) group, IBM Research - Zurich)

The workshop will be conducted in English. Participants may contribute in their language of choice and visions can be submitted online in English, French or German. The event is free of charge and open to everyone, regardless of expertise or professional background. For your physical comfort, there is going to be an apéro riche.

Important note: Please bring your laptop along and register on Policy Kitchen, this will save us time during the workshop. If you have any questions contact us.

Sign up here for this event at the Impact Hub Zurich - Viadukt or find out more about the challenge and the 4 other workshops here.

How should personal data related to my health be handled? Who should be able to collect it, store it, process it and use it? And for which purpose(s)? To what extent am I myself generating health data by using fitness trackers, health apps and other tools? How could this data serve in the future for public health policies, healthcare services, commercial use or research purposes?

The past months of debate around contact tracing apps have shown that we need a broader discussion on the use of personal health data. But what should the use and exchange of personal health data look like in the future?

Using the collaborative online platform Policy Kitchen, as well as a series of physical and online workshops, foraus and Sensor Advice invite you to address this question in an accessible, engaging and interactive process. The goal is to create visions for different areas of use of personal health data for 2030. From August to mid-September, you can submit your proposals online here or join one of the interactive visioning workshops.

For the workshops, high-level experts have been invited to give an overview of challenges and opportunities related to digital health technologies and health data. You will then have the opportunity to develop in-depth visions together with other participants in smaller breakout groups.

Your visions will later feed into the development of policy recommendations which are planned to be released in December 2020, as part of the project “Health Data Governance: What’s in it for Switzerland?”.

In case of questions, you can contact the project leads:

Moritz Fegert, moritz.fegert@foraus.ch

Isabel Knobel, ik@sensoradvice.ch


Guests: Ji-Young Lee (Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies at American University in Washington), John Delury (Professor of Chinese Studies and Chair of International Cooperation Program at Yonsei University, Seoul), Sandra Fahy (Associate professor of anthropology at Sophia University in Tokyo), Steven Denney (Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto)

The debate will be held on Zoom.

More information on the programme and registration here.

Join the Swiss-wide Policy Kitchen challenge and develop visions for the use and exchange of your personal health data in 2030!

This workshop is part of the Policy Kitchen challenge on “My Data - My Health: Visions for the Use and Exchange of Personal Health Data in 2030” organized by foraus and Sensor Advice.

Expert input will be provided by:

  • Katrin Crameri (Director, Personalized Health Informatics Group, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB))
  • William Archey (Medical Leader, Personalized Healthcare Partnerships, Roche Pharma (Switzerland) AG)

The workshop will be conducted in English. Participants may contribute in their language of choice and visions can be submitted online in English, French or German. The event is free of charge and open to everyone, regardless of expertise or professional background. For your physical comfort, there is going to be an apéro riche.

Important note: Please bring your laptop along and register on Policy Kitchen, this will save us time during the workshop. If you have any questions contact us.

Sign up here for this event at Zunftsaal Schmiedenhof in Basel or find out more about the challenge and the 4 other workshops here.

How should personal data related to my health be handled? Who should be able to collect it, store it, process it and use it? And for which purpose(s)? To what extent am I myself generating health data by using fitness trackers, health apps and other tools? How could this data serve in the future for public health policies, healthcare services, commercial use or research purposes?

The past months of debate around contact tracing apps have shown that we need a broader discussion on the use of personal health data. But what should the use and exchange of personal health data look like in the future?

Using the collaborative online platform Policy Kitchen, as well as a series of physical and online workshops, foraus and Sensor Advice invite you to address this question in an accessible, engaging and interactive process. The goal is to create visions for different areas of use of personal health data for 2030. From August to mid-September, you can submit your proposals online here or join one of the interactive visioning workshops.

For the workshops, high-level experts have been invited to give an overview of challenges and opportunities related to digital health technologies and health data. You will then have the opportunity to develop in-depth visions together with other participants in smaller breakout groups.

Your visions will later feed into the development of policy recommendations which are planned to be released in December 2020, as part of the project “Health Data Governance: What’s in it for Switzerland?”.

In case of questions, you can contact the project leads:

Moritz Fegert, moritz.fegert@foraus.ch

Isabel Knobel, ik@sensoradvice.ch

Join the Swiss-wide Policy Kitchen challenge and develop visions for the use and exchange of your personal health data in 2030!

This workshop is part of the Policy Kitchen challenge on “My Data - My Health: Visions for the Use and Exchange of Personal Health Data in 2030” organized by foraus and Sensor Advice.

Expert input will be provided by:

  • Christian Lovis (Professor and chairman Division of Medical Information Sciences, University Hospitals of Geneva; Director of the Academic Department of Radiology and Medical Informatics, University of Geneva)

The workshop will be conducted in English. Participants may contribute in their language of choice and visions can be submitted online in English, French or German. The event is free of charge and open to everyone, regardless of expertise or professional background. For your physical comfort, there is going to be an apéro riche.

Important note: Please bring your laptop along and register on Policy Kitchen, this will save us time during the workshop. If you have any questions contact us.

Sign up here for this event at the Impact Hub Geneva or find out more about the challenge and the 4 other workshops here.

How should personal data related to my health be handled? Who should be able to collect it, store it, process it and use it? And for which purpose(s)? To what extent am I myself generating health data by using fitness trackers, health apps and other tools? How could this data serve in the future for public health policies, healthcare services, commercial use or research purposes?

The past months of debate around contact tracing apps have shown that we need a broader discussion on the use of personal health data. But what should the use and exchange of personal health data look like in the future?

Using the collaborative online platform Policy Kitchen, as well as a series of physical and online workshops, foraus and Sensor Advice invite you to address this question in an accessible, engaging and interactive process. The goal is to create visions for different areas of use of personal health data for 2030. From August to mid-September, you can submit your proposals online here or join one of the interactive visioning workshops.

For the workshops, high-level experts have been invited to give an overview of challenges and opportunities related to digital health technologies and health data. You will then have the opportunity to develop in-depth visions together with other participants in smaller breakout groups.

Your visions will later feed into the development of policy recommendations which are planned to be released in December 2020, as part of the project “Health Data Governance: What’s in it for Switzerland?”.

In case of questions, you can contact the project leads:

Moritz Fegert, moritz.fegert@foraus.ch

Isabel Knobel, ik@sensoradvice.ch


Diskussion zur Kündigungsinitative, organisiert von f-info.

Referierende:
Prof. Christa Tobler, Professorin für Europarecht, Europainstitut der Universität Basel
Dr. Sarah Bütikofer, Redaktion DeFacto, Universität Zürich, Institut für Politikwissenschaft

Moderation: Iwan Santoro, Journalist Radio SRF

Kosten:
50 .- (Abendkasse)

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Join the Swiss-wide Policy Kitchen challenge and develop visions for the use and exchange of your personal health data in 2030!

This workshop is part of the Policy Kitchen challenge on “My Data - My Health: Visions for the Use and Exchange of Personal Health Data in 2030” organized by foraus and Sensor Advice.

Expert input will be provided by:

  • Kerstin Denecke (Professor of Medical Informatics, Department of Medical Informatics, Berner Fachhochschule)
  • Adrian Schmid (Director of eHealth Suisse)

The workshop will be conducted in English. Participants may contribute in their language of choice and visions can be submitted online in English, French or German. The event is free of charge and open to everyone, regardless of expertise or professional background. For your physical comfort, there is going to be an apéro riche.

Important note: Please bring your laptop along and register on Policy Kitchen, this will save us time during the workshop. If you have any questions contact us.

Sign up here for this event at Kongresszentrum Kreuz in Bern or find out more about the challenge and the 4 other workshops here.

How should personal data related to my health be handled? Who should be able to collect it, store it, process it and use it? And for which purpose(s)? To what extent am I myself generating health data by using fitness trackers, health apps and other tools? How could this data serve in the future for public health policies, healthcare services, commercial use or research purposes?

The past months of debate around contact tracing apps have shown that we need a broader discussion on the use of personal health data. But what should the use and exchange of personal health data look like in the future?

Using the collaborative online platform Policy Kitchen, as well as a series of physical and online workshops, foraus and Sensor Advice invite you to address this question in an accessible, engaging and interactive process. The goal is to create visions for different areas of use of personal health data for 2030. From August to mid-September, you can submit your proposals online here or join one of the interactive visioning workshops.

For the workshops, high-level experts have been invited to give an overview of challenges and opportunities related to digital health technologies and health data. You will then have the opportunity to develop in-depth visions together with other participants in smaller breakout groups.

Your visions will later feed into the development of policy recommendations which are planned to be released in December 2020, as part of the project “Health Data Governance: What’s in it for Switzerland?”.

In case of questions, you can contact the project leads:

Moritz Fegert, moritz.fegert@foraus.ch

Isabel Knobel, ik@sensoradvice.ch

Ideate and develop future scenarios on “How can digital technologies strengthen our democracies?”.

This year the European Forum Alpbach is breaking new ground. Under the theme of "Fundamentals", the first EFA online conference will be even more international than the analogue events in the past. There is a 12-day program with high-level experts speaking from four different continents between 23 August and 3 September 2020. The EFA online conference is a unique chance to see the impact of the pandemic in a much wider context and get perspectives from places you have never been. You can find the detailed program here.

Dezentrum & foraus will join EFA 2020 with a series of workshops supported by Stiftung Mercator and Mercator Foundation Switzerland. The aim of the workshops is to create scenarios around the question “How can digital technologies strengthen our democracies?” These scenarios will then be uploaded into foraus’ Policy Kitchen Tool and further developed during the EFA 2020, eventually generating possible projects around the Forum. There will also be a panel during the event presenting some of the output and a fireside chat with facilitators and participants of the workshops.

Duration of the workshop is around three hours total. All the participants can attend the full EFA 2020 conference for free. After the workshop we will get together for some food and drinks.

SIgn up here.


Webinar with the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) and the Swiss Federal Office for Gender Equality (FOGE)

This webinar edition hosted by Switzerland is part of a webinar series by EPIC: «COVID-19 and the gender pay gap: challenges & solutions». EPIC, which aims at making equal pay for work of equal value a reality across all countries and sectors, is an implementation of objective 8.5 of the UN Sustainment Development Goals (SDGs) and therefore part of Agenda 2030, to which Switzerland has committed itself.

Our key speakers will be:
Mr. Patric Aeberhard, Expert, FOGE
Mr. Marc Pieren, Expert, Equal Pay, Comp-On
Ms. Rosalia Vazquez-Alvarez, Econometrician and Wage Specialist, ILO
Mr. Willem Adema, Senior Economist, OECD

Register here by August 17 latest.


China's global ambitions - Ingenious, calculated or a mere stroke of luck?


Discussing China's global governance in climate change and future digital networks with Dr. Jue Wang (Leiden University). Breakoutsessions with Li Shuo (Greenpeace East Asia) and John Lee (Mercator Institute for China Studies).



Zoom conference, register here

Fancy a good drink and some brainstorming in Zurich’s evening sun in great company?

The Foraus Sustainable Fintech invites you for after-work drinks on Aug 19th.

We would love to share what we are doing here, to know what you are planning for the second semester and, who knows, to create opportunities for collaboration.

See you at Fork&Bottle (Allmendstrasse 20, 8002 Zurich), on Wed, Aug 19th, at 7 pm.

Register here!

Best, Fabian & Nadir


In his new book, Bruno Maçaes, former Portuguese Minister and book author, argues that the U.S. are about to leave behind the ideas rooted in the Enlightenment, and are entering a post-truth phase where stories and fantasies matter more than fact-based arguments.

Register here for free.


The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Southeast Asia Program and Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative are pleased to present the Tenth Annual South China Sea Conference: Session Two on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. This monthly webinar series will provide opportunities for in-depth discussion and analysis of developments in the South China Sea over the past year and potential paths forward. This session will feature a panel discussion on legal issues in the South China Sea, including pathways for dispute resolution and management.

Guests:
James Kraska: Professor of International Maritime Law in the Stockton Center for International Law, U.S. Naval War College
Robert Beckman: Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore
Trang Phạm Ngọc Minh: Lecturer, Vietnam National University

More information and registration here.


Join ASPI Vice President Wendy Cutler, National Foreign Trade Council President Amb. Rufus Yerxa, and the Washington International Trade Association (WITA) for an interview with WTO Director General Candidate H.E. Yoo Myung-hee.

Register here.


Webcast hosted by Asia Society Switzerland

The pandemic has made it painfully clear that our current system of global governance isn’t working anymore, argues Suhasini Haidar, National and Diplomatic Affairs Editor of The Hindu in New Delhi. With the U.S. disengaging from the system and China trying to undermine it, the UN and other international organizations have become woefully ineffective, says Haidar – and need to be fundamentally reformed.

Register for free here

Pour profiter pleinement de l'été genevois, quoi de mieux qu'un pique-nique au bord du lac avec les amis du foraus? Nous te donnons donc rendez-vous pour notre prochain AfterWork le 30 juillet à 18h30 au Parc de Mon Repos pour partager un pique-nique et te relaxer lors d'un apéro convivial. Nous allons mettre à disposition des chips, de la bière et quelques boissons sans alcool et te demandons d'apporter ta propre collation et autres boissons si tu le désires. On se réjouit de te voir sur place et on espère que tu te porteras bien d'ici là! Inscription obligatoire ici

Guests: Agatha Kratz, Associate Director at Rhodium Group; Mark Dittli, Editor of The Market NZZ

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Guests: HEIWAI TANG, HKU, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY AND CESIFO



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Guests: Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, lead reporter for ICIJ's China Cables and an investigative journalist covering China for Axios from Washington, D.C.; Megha Rajagopalan, international correspondent (formerly China bureau chief) with BuzzFeed News and Asia 21 Young Leader. 

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Gäste: Monika Rühl, Economiesuisse, Direktorin; Dr. Katja Gentinetta, Politische Philosophin; Darko Bosnjak, Kalte Lust AG Co-Founder und Verwaltungsrat u.a. 

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Gäste: Doris Leuthard, Alt-Bundesrätin; Volker Perthes, Direktor für Internationale Politik und Sicherheit

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Guests: Loretta Ross, Visiting Associate Professor, Program for the Study of Women and Gender, Smith College; Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Adolescents and at-Risk Populations Team, WHO; Paola Daher, Senior Global Advocacy Advisor, Center for Reproductive Rights a.o. 

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Guests: Sara Jane Ahmed, energy finance analyst for the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) in the Philippines; Han Chen, Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) 

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Guest: Máximo Torero Cullen, Chief Economist and Assistant Director-General for the Economic and Social Development Department at the FAO

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Guests: Robin Nandy, Principal Adviser & Chief of Immunization, UNICEF; Barbara Saitta
Vaccine Medical Advisor & Operational Advocacy Focal Point, MSF; Zubair Wadood
Senior Polio Epidemiologist & Technical Officer, WHO, a.o. 

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Virtuelles After-Work Meet-up mit Darius Farman (Co-Programmleiter Europa)

Zum Ende eines aussergewöhnlichen Semesters und Anfang des Sommers in dem die Normalität hoffentlich langsam zurückkehrt, laden wir euch am 19. Juni ab 18.00 Uhr zu einem virtuellen After-work Treffen ein!

Damit die inhaltliche Diskussion neben dem ungezwungenen Zusammensein nicht zu kurz kommt, wird sich Darius Farmann, Co-Programmleiter Europa, zu uns gesellen und uns Einblicke in die Auswirkungen der Krise auf die EU und ihr Verhältnis zur Schweiz gewähren: Wie wird die EU nach der Coronakrise aussehen? Stärkt der vorgeschlagene Wiederaufbaufonds die Union oder vergeht die Solidarität rasch wieder? Und was bedeuten diese Entwicklungen für die Schweiz?

Guests: Sridhar Dharmapuri, FAO; Michael Dean, AgFunder; Rob Hulme, Beanstalk Agtech a.o. 

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Guests: Uduak Igbeka, Country Support Manager, SUN Business Network; Githinji Gitahi, CEO, Amref Health Africa; Co-Chair, UHC2030 Steering Committee; Lina Mahy, Technical Officer, Department of Nutrition and Food Safety, World Health Organization a.o. 

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Gast: Irina Brezna, Schriftstellerin und Publizistin

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Guest: Meg Davis, Special Advisor, Strategy and Partnerships, Global Health Centre

and Course Coordinator, Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action

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Guests: Benno Zogg, Senior Researcher im Think Tank Team schweizerische und euroatlantische Sicherheit; Oliver Thränert, Leiter des CSS Think Tanks

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Guests: Dr Elisa Aracil, Professor, Department of Economics, Universidad Pontifica-ICADE; Dr Álvaro Mendez, Co-Director, Global South Unit, London School of Economics (LSE); GCSP Associate Fellow; Ms Mónica Méndez Caballero, Global Security Analyst a.o. 

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Invité·e·s : Anna Stünzi, Présidente du think tank suisse de politique étrangère foraus, Berne ; Péter Balázs, Professeur, Université d’Europe centrale, ancien membre de la Commission européenne, ancien ministre des affaires étrangères de Hongrie, Vienne ; Nicolas Baverez, Historien, économiste et éditorialiste au Point et au Figaro, Paris e.a. 

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Guests: Duncan Clark, chairman of BDA China, and Dr. David Bosshart is CEO of the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (GDI) for Economic and Social Studies

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Guest: 
Fleur Heyworth, Head of Gender and Inclusive Security,

Patrick Sweet, Co-Director, Geneva Leadership Alliance, & 

Peter Cunningham, Head Leadership 

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Guest: Professor Gregor Jarosch Further information & registration

Guest: Patrícia Galvão Teles, Member of the United Nations International Law Commission (ILC), Professor of International Law at the Autonomous University of Lisbon and Senior Legal Consultant on International Law at the Legal Department of the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She is also a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA).

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Guests: Karl Brauner, Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organization Dr. Esperanza Martinez, Head, Health Unit, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Henrik Isakson, Director, Trade Policy, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, a.o. Further information & registration

Guests: Laurence Tubiana, CEO of the European Climate Foundation (ECF), John W.H. Denton AO, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce, and the Hon. Kevin Rudd, inaugural President of the Asia Society Policy Institute

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Guests: H.E. Kono Taro, Minister of Defense of Japan, Daniel Russel, Vice President for International Security and Diplomacy at the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI), and Dr. Takako Hikotani, Gerald L. Curtis Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy


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Guests: Norbert Haguma, SPENN, Rwanda, Odunayo Eweniyi, PiggyVest & PushCV, Nigeria, Paula Rogério, Vale do Dendê, Brazil a.o. 

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Guests: Ms Brenda Killen, Executive in Residence Fellow at the GCSP, Dr Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), and Mr Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills at OECD Further information & registration

Guests: Karen Akins, Film Director, El Susto, Simon Barquera
Director, Nutrition and Health Research Center, Mexico, Angela Carriedo
Researcher; Consultant, UNICEF, a.o. 

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Gäste: Botschafter Manuel Bessler, Delegierter für Humanitäre Hilfe und Chef SKH; Bundesrat Ignazio Cassis, Vorsteher des Eidgenössischen Departements für auswärtige Angelegenheiten; Manon Schick, Geschäftsleiterin Amnesty International Schweiz u.a. 

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Gast: Dr. Norbert Riedel, Botschafter der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in der Schweiz und Liechtenstein

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Gäste: Nationalrätin Manuela Weichelt-Picard; Prof. Dr. Werner Wintersteiner

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Guests: Riccardo Bocco, Professor of Anthropology and Sociology and Cyrus Schayegh, Professor of International History

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Gast: Prof. Dr. Günter Krings, LL.M., MdB (CDU), Parlamentarischer Staatssekretär beim Bundesminister des Innern, für Bau und Heimat

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Guest: Hon. Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia & President of the Asia Society Policy Institute based in New York

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Gast: Mohammed Alatar, Regisseur

Gäste / Invités: Aleida Assmann, Trägerin des Friedenspreises des Deutschen Buchhandels 2018, Charles Wyplosz, Professeur IHEID Genève, Wilhelm Lehmann, Conseiller Parlement Européen et Visiting Fellow IUE Florenz. Podien mit François Cherix, Hans-Jürg Fehr, Gret Haller, Markus Notter, Jon Pult und Norbert Riedel, Botschafter der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in der Schweiz   Weitere Informationen & Anmeldung / Plus d'informations & inscription

Invité·e·s : Catherine Laubscher, secrétaire régionale UNIA Neuchâtel; Damien Cottier, conseiller national PLR/NE; Emmanuel Raffner, propriétaire de Lauener SA à Boudry; Manfred Bühler, avocat à Cortébert et ancien conseiller national UDC/BE

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Gast: Prof. Sebastian Heilmann

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Gast: Prof. Dr. Thomas Piketty, Französischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler

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Gäste: Michael Hahn & Francesco Maiani

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Guests: Artem Rybchenko, Ukrainian Ambassador to Switzerland; Claude Wild, Swiss Ambassador to Ukraine; Olena Zerkal, Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine a.o. 

Guest: Fuad Zarbiyev, Associate Professor of International Law

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Guests: Dr Amani Ballour, Film Protagonist, Syrian paediatrician and Recipient of the Council of Europe’s Raoul Wallenberg Prize; Julie Billaud, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, the Graduate Institute, Geneva (moderator); Ben Parker, Senior Editor, The New Humanitarian, and former Head, UN OCHA Office Syria; a.o. 

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Guests: Jean-Pierre Roth; James Breiding; Nichols Niggli

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Guests: Larissa Bieler, Director, Swissinfo; Martin Chungong, Secretary-General, Inter-Parliamentary Union and Chair of the Global Board of the International Gender Champions; Noel Curran, Director General, EBU; a.o.

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Guests: Anne-Sophie Lois, UN Representative and Head of Office; Khalid Tinasti, Executive Secretary, Global Commission on Drug Policy; Ingmar De Vos, President, Fédération équestre internationale a.o.

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Guests: Bernhard Schwartländer, Chef de cabinet, WHO; Amy Qin, China Correspondent, NYT, Markus Herrmann Chen, Managing Director, Sinolytics a.o. 

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Gäste: Andreas Kellerhals, Henri Gétaz, Michael Matthiessen, Markus Notter

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Invité : Jean-Pierre Jacob, anthropologue et professeure honoraire de l'institut

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Guests:  Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould, Professor, International History Head; Till van Rahden, Associate Professor at the Université de Montréal; Shalini Randeria, Professor Anthropology and Sociology


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Guest: Mamo Mihretu, Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia and Chief Trade Negotiator; E. Osman Mohammed, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative, Chargé d'affaires, Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Sudan to the UNO; Mr. Pierre Sauvé, Senior Trade Specialist, World Bank Group; a.o.

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Gäste: Prof. Dr. Sebastian Wörwag, Rektor FHS St. Gallen und Ko-Autor des Fachbuchs «Zukunft der Arbeit – Perspektive Mensch»; Lorenz Ramseyer, Präsident von Digitale Nomaden Schweiz und Experte für ortsunabhängiges Arbeiten; Mawoussi Mauron, als blinde junge Frau bei der Bundesverwaltung u.a.

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Guests: Jelena Madir, General Counsel, Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance; Christian Bovet, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva; Olivier Depierre, Co-Founder and Partner at DLT Law Firm a.o. 

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Gast: Alexandre Fasel, Schweizer Botschafter in London

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Gäste: Rosmarie Quadranti, ehemalige Nationalrätin; Philipp Müller, ehemaliger Ständerat; Cloé Jans, Politologin,  gfs.bern, Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung u.a. 

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Guest: Eric D. Weitz, Distinguished Professor of History at City College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York

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Invités : Pierre-Yves Maillard, conseiller national PS/VD et président de l'Union syndicale suisse (USS); Yves Nidegger, conseiller national UDC/GE

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Gäste: Oliver Thränert, Leiter des Think Tank am Center for Security Studies der ETH Zürich; Patrick Dümmler, Avenir Suisse; Markus Mugglin, SGA-ASPE

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Guests: Dr. Adam Segal, Ira A. Lipman chair &  Dr. Myriam Dunn Cavelty, senior lecturer for security studies & deputy for research and teaching at the CSS

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Guests: Felipe Gonzalez Morales, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants; Prof. Vincent Chetail, Director, Global Migration Centre

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Guests: Adam Segal, Ira A. Lipman chair in emerging technologies and national security and director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR); Dr Robert Dewar, Head of Cyber Security, Geneva Centre for Security Policy

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Guest: Nathan Sussman, Full Professor of International Economics and Director of the Centre for Finance and Development

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Guest: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

Invité : François Nordmann, chroniqueur de politique étrangère au journal Le Temps

Gast: Michail Chodorkowski, Russischer Unternehmer, ehemaliger Chef vom Ölkonzern Yukos, Gewissensgefangener von Amnesty International und Gründer der Bewegung Open RUSSIA sowie Führer der russischen Opposition

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Guest: Peter Messerli, director of the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) of the University of Bern

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Gäste: Una Hombrecher, HEKS, und Daniel Hitzig, Alliance Sud
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Guests: Chiara Bottici, philosopher and writer, Associate Professor in Philosophy at the New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College, New York; Benoit Challand, Associate Professor in Sociology at the New School for Social Research, NYC; Riccardo Bocco, Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, Graduate Institute

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Guest: Suerie Moon, Co-Director of the Graduate Institute's Global Health Centre and Visiting Lecturer in the Interdisciplinary Programmes

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Guest: Dr Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot, Research Associate FNRS, ULB

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Guests: Jewher Ilham, author & activist; Yang Jianli, Chinese dissident, former political prisoner, Tiananmen Square massacre survivor and President of Initiatives for China; Memory Banda, leading Malawian rights activist fighting to end child marriage; a.o. 

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Guests: H.E. Mr Walid Khalid Obeidat, Permanent Representative of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the UN in Geneva; Nikhil Seth, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNITAR; H.E. Mr Vaqif Sadiqov, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the UN in Geneva a.o.

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Guest: Tatevik Baghdassarian, Director, KASA Fondation Humanitaire Suisse

Gast: Prof. Dr. Volker Perthes, Direktor der Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)


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Gäste: Ralf Heckner, Dr. phil., Botschafter der Schweiz in Kenia, Burundi, Uganda und Ruanda sowie Ständiger Vertreter der Schweiz beim Umweltprogramm der  Vereinten Nationen (UNEP) in Nairobi; Christoph Bubb, a. Botschafter, Präsident SwissDiplomats – ZurichNetwork & Therese Adam, a. Botschafterin, Vorstandsmitglied SDZN

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Invité·e·s : Thérèse de Liedekerke, directrice générale adjointe de BusinessEurope; Pre Hilmersson, secrétaire général adjoint de la Confédération européenne des syndicats; Pat Cox, président de la Fondation Jean Monnet pour l’Europe et ancien président du Parlement européen
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Guests: Ms. Catherine Marchi-Uhel, Head International Impartial Independent Mechanism Investigating Serious Crimes in Syria; Mr. Nicholas Koumjian, Head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar


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Guests: Dr. Christine Bigler (Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies (ICFG), University of Bern); Moderation by Corinne Huser (Senior Gender Equality Policy Advisor, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC)

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Gäste: Anita Streule, Länderkoordinatorin Asien, Afrika und den Nahen Osten, Amnesty International; Arnaud Cottet, Freerider, Filmemacher und Gründungsmitglied «We ride in Iran»; André Gisler, Tourismusdirektor Flims Laax Falera u.a.

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Invité: Professeur Mazin Qumsiyeh, Directeur du Musée

d’Histoire Naturelle de Palestine à Bethléem et activiste politique


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Invité : Guy Mettan, journaliste, écrivain et député indépendant

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Gäste: Dr. Christian Etter, ehem. Botschafter im SECO und Delegierter des Bundesrates für Handelsverträge; Simon Michel, CEO Ypsomed AG; Jaqueline Badran, NR SP u.a.

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Gäste: Andreas Zumach, Journalist und Völkerrechtsexperte, Korrespondent am UNOG & Kai Strittmatter, Autor und Korrespondent

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Guests: Ueli Mauer, Swiss Federal Councillor, Finance (tbc); Dr Katrin Eggenberger, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Justice and Culture, Principality of Liechtenstein; Dr James Cockayne, Head of secretariat for Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking a.o. 

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Guests: Alain Berset, Swiss Federal Councillor, Home Affairs; Ignazio Cassis, Swiss Federal Councillor, Foreign Affairs; Doris Leuthard, President SDI, former Federal Councillor a.o.

Guest: Professor William Nordhaus, Yale University



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Gast: Madeleine Colbert, Sozialanthropologin


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Guests: Thomas Greminger, OSCE Secretary General; Ambassador Pälvi Pulli, Head of Security Policy at the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport; Lieutenant General (ret) Ben Hodges, United States Army Europe a.o.
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Guests: Jiří Schneider, executive director, Aspen Institute Central Europe and former First Deputy Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic & Dr. Henrik Larsen, Senior Researcher, CSS

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Guests: Prof. Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University; Kern Alexander, University of Zurich; Keywan Riahi, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis a.o.

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Guests: Thomas Greminger, OSCE Secretary General; Ambassador Pälvi Pulli, Head of Security Policy at the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport; Lieutenant General (ret) Ben Hodges, United States Army Europe a.o.
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Guests: Luis Alberto Moreno, Inter-American Development Bank; Prof. Dr. Yvette Sanchez, University of St. Gallen; Thomas Vellacott, WWF Schweiz a.o.


Gast: Nicole Maron, Journalistin & COMUNDO-Fachperson bei Acovicruz in Santa Cruz, Bolivien


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Further information & registration: https://genetwork.unepgrid.ch/14jan2020.html

Gäste: Danièle Gosteli Hauser, Verantwortlicher, Bereich Wirtschaft und Menschenrechte, Amnesty International; Daniel Sommer, Inhaber eines KMU im Bezirk Affoltern, Kantonsrat EVP, Mitglied der Gruppe «Verantwortungsvolle Unternehmer für die Konzernverantwortungs-Initiative» & Franz Schüle, Präsident des Vereins «Knonaueramt solidarisch» (Gesprächsleitung)

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Guest: Eleonora Lozano Rodríguez, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Law of the Universidad de Los Andes

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Guests: Juliane Kokott, Advocate General, Court of Justice of the European Union; Wolfgang Schön, Managing Director, Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance; Robert Danon, Professor and Director, Tax Policy Center, University of Lausanne, a.o.

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Guests: Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax, Legal Advisor to the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN); Noemi Magugliani, Legal researcher with the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN); Dr Gearóid Ó Cuinn, Director of the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN) a.o.

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Gast: Prof. Dr. Sarah Progin-Theuerkauf, Lehrstuhl für Europarecht und europäisches Migrationsrecht, Universität Fribourg, zurzeit Gastreferentin, CTLS - Centre for Transnational Legal Studies, London

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Guest: Grace Ballor, Max Weber Fellow (2018-2019), the European University Institute in Florence, Italy


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Guests: Ms. Tatiana Valovaya, Director General, United Nations Office at Geneva, UNOG; H.E. Mr. Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of the Republic of Costa Rica; Ms. Diane Holdorf, Managing Director of Food and Nature at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

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Guests: Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights; Ahmed Shaheed, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief & Herbert Winter, President of Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities and World Jewish Congress Vice President

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Guest: Dr. Maria Shagina, CEES Fellow, University of Zurich

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Guest: Stefanie Walter, Full Professor for International Relations and Political Economy, Department of Political Science, University of Zurich


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Guests: Lucie Liu, director of the documentary & Lena Holzer, PhD candidate in International Law at the Graduate Institute, PhD Affiliate to the Gender Centre


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Guest: Lothar Ehring, Senior Expert in the European Commission’s Directorate General for Trade


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Guest: Prof. Catherine Kessedjian, Professor emerita, University of Pantheon-Assas Paris II

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Gäste: Prof.  Stefan Hiermaier, Direktor des Fraunhofer Institut for Short-​Term Dynamics, Benjamin Scharte, Senior Researcher, Center for Security Studies & Dr. Oliver Thränert, Leiter des CSS-​Think Tanks


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Guest: Professor Howse, member of the US China Trade Policy Working Group, Lloyd C. Nelson Professor of International Law, New York University School of Law

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Gäste: Prof. Dr. Andreas Glaser, Professor für Staats-, Verwaltungs- und Europarecht, Universität Zürich; Direktor am Zentrum für Demokratie, Aarau & Corina Casanova, Präsidentin Fundaziun Medias Rumantschas FMR, Präsidentin Forum Helveticum, Alt-Bundeskanzlerin

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Gäste: Dr. Roberto Balzaretti, Staatssekretär; Prof. Dr. Stefan Breitenmoser, Juristische Fakultät, Universität Basel & Prof. Dr. Rolf Weder



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Guest: Tim Flannery, Segré FoundationDistinguished Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute and professor at theMelbourne University Sustainability Institute

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Guests: Erich Fischer, senior scientist and lecturer at ETH Zurich; Kristie L. Ebi, Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington; Deepali Patel, Senior Project Officer at GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance a.o.

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Gast: Winfried Kretschmann, Ministerpräsident  Baden-Württemberg

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Guests: Erich Fischer, senior scientist and lecturer at ETH Zurich; Kristie L. Ebi, Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington; Deepali Patel, Senior Project Officer at GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance a.o.

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Guest: Juan Teran Jurado, Commercial Attaché of Ecuador in Switzerland

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Gast: Laila Fakhouri, Preisträgerin Weimarer Menschenrechtspreis

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Gäste: Matthias Goldmann, Experte für Internationales Öffentliches Recht und Staatsschulden an der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt; David Mühlemann, public eye; Experte Rohstoffe & Finanzen & Christoph König, Leiter der Sektion Grundsatzfragen und internationale Beziehungen im SIF

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Gäste: Doris Leuthard, a. Bundesrätin und Bundespräsidentin; Tidjane Thiam, CEO Credit Suisse Group; Jan Peter Balkenende, Ehem. Ministerpräsident, Niederlande u.a.

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Guest: Dr Martins Paparinskis, Reader in PublicInternational Law, University College London

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Guest: Dr. Flavia Bustreo, Former WHO Assistant Director-General for Family, Women's and Children's Health

Invitée: Mme Caroline Galactéros, docteure en Science politique, ancienne auditrice de l’Institut des Hautes Écoles de la Défense Nationale (IHEDN) et Colonelle de réserve

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Gäste: Botschafter Manuel Bessler, Delegierter für Humanitäre Hilfe, Direktion für Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit DEZA; Laxmi Maharjan Devkota, Vorstandsmitglied, Nepal Disabled Women Association; Prof. Dr. Nora Ellen Groce, Vorsitzende und Direktorin, International Disability Research Centre, University College London u.a.


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Guest: Harald Fischer-Tiné is Chair of History of the Modern World at ETH Zurich

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Gäste: Ignazio Cassis, Bundesrat; Sigmar Gabriel, Bundesaussenminister a.D.; Flavia Kleiner, Co-Präsidentin Operation Libero u.a.

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Guests: Philip Bruggmann, Chair Swiss Hepatitis, PD Dr. med., University of Zurich; Rekha Ramesh, Head of Global Public Policy, Gilead Sciences; Gregory Dore, Professor, Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney a.o.

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Gäste: Prof. Dr. Hans-Johann Glock, Professor für Theoretische Philosophie, Universität Zürich & Dr. Milosz Matuschek, Jurist, NZZ-Kolumnist und Stv. Chefredaktor des «Schweizer Monats» 


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Guest: Ambassador Chan Heng Chee, Asia Society’s Global Co-Chair & Ambassador-at-Large with the Singapore Foreign Ministry & Esther Girsberger, publicist, former editor-in-chief of Tages-Anzeiger (discussant)

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Invités : Marc Hufty, professeur titulaire d’études du développement & Marcelo Kohen, professeur de droit international, secrétaire général de l’Institut de droit international, fondateur de la Société latino-américaine de droit international

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Gäste: Kurt Lanz, GL-Mitglied, Infrastruktur, Energie & Umwelt, economiesuisse; Dr. Dominik Bollier, Managing Partner, Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners; Reto Burkard, Stv. Abteilungschef Klima / Sektionschef Klimapolitik, BAFU Bundesamt für Umwelt u.a.

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Guests: Patrick Emmenegger, Professor of Public Policy at the University of St Gallen; Henriette Engbersen, UK correspondent, SRF television; Bruno Kaufmann, SWI swissinfo.ch global democracy correspondent a.o.


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Gast: Birgit Althaler, Übersetzerin und Korrektorin

Gäste: Dr. Uli Sigg, ehem. Botschafter in China; Prof. em. Dr. Beat Hotz-Hart, Universität Zürich; Dr. Linda Maduz, Center for Security Studies CSS, ETH Zürich, u.a.

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Kursleitung: Erwin Hofer, Botschafter

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Guests: Judge Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade, International Court of Justice (ICJ) & Marcelo Kohen, Professor of International Law, The Graduate Institute

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Invités : M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, ancien Premier ministre français; M. Sandro Gozi, président de l’Union des fédéralistes européens; M. Christian Levrat, conseiller aux Etats et président du PS Suisse e.a.

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Guests: José Manuel Barroso, former President of the European Commission, Prime Minister of Portugal, Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute & Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education

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Guests: Slavek Roller, Doctoral Candidate at the Faculty of Economics and Business, Goethe University Frankfurt & Nadya Wells, Senior Research Adviser at the Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute, Geneva

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Guests: Prof. David Autor, Ford Professor, MIT Department of Economics; Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, former State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation; Sergio P. Ermotti, Group Chief Executive Officer of UBS Group AG a.o.

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Gäste: Prof. Dr. Klaus Jonas, Dekan der Philosophischen Fakultät; Aminatou Haidar, Menschenrechtsaktivistin, Preisträgerin Right to Livelihood Award & Prof. Dr. Gesine Krüger, Professorin Geschichte Universität Zürich

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Avec l’évolution des moyens et des méthodes de guerre, de nouveaux défis apparaissent durant des conflits armés. Il devient ainsi nécessaire de se poser différentes questions concernant leur impact sur le développement et le respect du Droit International Humanitaire. Dans le cadre de la 33ème Conférence Internationale qui aura lieu début décembre 2019, le foraus et le Think Tank hub te proposent de venir discuter de ces questions autour d’un verre.

Si toi aussi tu t’intéresses à cette thématique et si tu souhaites en savoir plus, rejoins-nous au Foound où Magnus Løvold, Policy Adviser in the Arms Unit in the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), nous offrira différentes pistes de réflexions pour tenter de mieux appréhender cette thématique.

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Gäste: Isabelle Chassot, Direktorin des Bundesamtes für Kultur & Bundesrat Ignazio Cassis, Vorsteher des Eidgenössischen Departements für auswärtige Angelegenheiten

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Guests: Richard Baldwin, Professor of International Economics, the Graduate Institute, Geneva; Jean-Jacques Elmiger, Ambassador, President of the 108th Centenary International Labour Conference, Switzerland; Tarja Halonen, Former President of Finland a.o.

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Guest:  R. James Breiding, author and fellow at Harvard’s Center for International Development

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Guests: Nitasha Kaul is Associate Professor at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster & Julie Billaud, Associate Professor in Anthropology & Sociology, the Graduate Institute, Geneva (Discussant)

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Invité: Dennis Rodgers, professeur de recherche en anthropologie et sociologie.

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Gäste: Sibel Arslan, Nationalrätin; Markus Seiler, EDA-Generalsekretär; Thomas Wellauer, ehemaliger COO von Swiss Re u.a.

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Gäste: Valentin Zellweger, Dr. jur., Botschafter, Ständiger Vertreter der Schweiz bei den Vereinten Nationen und den anderen Internationalen Organisationen in Genf; Anna Stünzi, Vize-Präsidentin foraus – Forum für Aussenpolitik; Felix E. Müller, Dr. phil., ehem. Chefredaktor NZZ am Sonntag u.a.

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Guests: Manfred Rist, foreign correspondent for Southeast Asia, Neue Zürcher Zeitung; Clare Rewcastle Brown, former British television reporter, founder and editor of the website Sarawak Report and Radio Free Sarawak & Bridget Welsh, political scientist, Honorary Research Associate, University of Nottingham Asia Research Institute Malaysia

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Guests: Inger Andersen, Executive Director, UNEP; Bertrand von Arx, Directeur, Département du Territoire (DT), République et Canton de Genève; La biodiversité c'est aussi ça à Genève; Yves Lador, Earthjustice; From Chemin des Anémones to Cederdalsgatan e.a.

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Gäste: Valentin Zellweger, Dr. jur., Botschafter, Ständiger Vertreter der Schweiz bei den Vereinten Nationen in Genf; Anna Stünzi, Vize-Präsidentin foraus – Forum für Aussenpolitik; Felix E. Müller, Dr. phil., ehem. Chefredaktor NZZ am Sonntag u.a.

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Guest: John Finn, Rules Division, World Trade Organization

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Guest: Pascal Lamy, former Director-General of WTO 


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Guests: Professor José Manuel Barroso, Former Prime Minister of Portugal, former President of the European Commission & Børge Brende, former Foreign Minister of Norway, current President of the World Economic Forum

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Gäste: Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf (UZH); Regierungsrat Baschi Dürr (Basel-Stadt); Christoph Vollenweider (Stiftung Lilienberg) u.a.

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Guest: Dr. Aydin Yildirim, Postdoctoral Researcher, World Trade Institute, University of Bern

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Gäste: Nora Alicia Ramírez Melgar, Menschenrechtsverteidigerin & Franklin Mauricio Almendares Álvarez, Menschenrechtsverteidiger

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Guest: Lord Chris Patten, Chancellor of the University of Oxford and Chair of the Europaeum Trustees

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Gäste: Astrid Epiney, Professorin Europarecht Universität Freiburg; Daniel Binswanger, Redaktor «Republik» & Christa Markwalder, Nationalrätin und Präsidentin SGA-ASPE

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Guest: Aaditya Mattoo, chief economist for East Asia and Pacific region and co-author of the WDR


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Guest: Ilene Grabel, Professor and co-director of the MA program in Global Finance, Trade, and Economic Integration, Josef Korbel School of International Studies of the University of Denver (USA)

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Gast: Prof. Dr. Sebastian Heilmann, Lehrstuhl für Politik und Wirtschaft Chinas, Universität Trier

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Guests: Umej Singh Bhatia, Permanent Representative of Singapore to the United Nations Offices in Geneva; Nollaig Forrest, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Firmenich; Philippe Morier Genoud, Biologist and Founder of Innovative Dry Toilets Systems a.o.

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Guests: Aaditya Mattoo,Research Manager for Trade, Development Research Group, World Bank Group; Richard Baldwin,Professor, International Economics, The GraduateInstitute, Geneva; Damian Grimshaw,Director of Research, International LaborOrganization, Geneva a.o.

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Invité: Gérard Noiriel, Historien, Directeur d'études de l'EHESS

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Invitée : Amélie Blom, attachée temporaire d’enseignement en science politique, Institut National des Langues Orientales, docteure associée au Centre de Recherches Internationales et au Centre d’Etudes de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud

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Guests: Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, Secretary of State; Aaditya Mattoo, Co-Director of the Report; Hans Jöhr, Corporate Head of Agriculture, Nestlé SA a.o.

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Guests: Luisa Ballin, Journalist, Head of Press of the Festival FILMAR en América Latina (moderator); Laura Cazador, Co-Director of the film Insoumises & Jussi Hahnimaki, Professor of International History, the Graduate Institute

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Guests / Invité·e·s : Mme Sokhna Gueye, Militante pour les droits de l'enfant au Sénégal et chargée des activités au Conseil international des Jeunes de Terre des Hommes Suise & M. Philip Jaffé, Membre du Comité des droits de l'enfant
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Guest: Mahmoud Hawari, archaeologist, former director of the Palestinian Museum, Birzeit

Gäste: Bundesrätin Viola Amherd, Vorsteherin Eidg. Departement für Verteidigung, Bevölkerungsschutz und Sport VBS; Dr. Armgard von Reden, Vorsitzende Women in 
International Security Deutschland; Dr. Maya Bundt, Head Cyber & Digital Strategy Swiss Re u.a.

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Guest: Jamie Fraser, PhD candidate in international economics, the Graduate Institute

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Gäste: Tobias Gafafer, Inlandredaktor NZZ Aussen- und Europapolitik; Prof. Matthias Oesch, Rechtswissenschaft, Universität Zürich; Prof. Stefanie Walter, Politikwissenschaft, Universität Zürich u.a.

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Kursleiter: Erwin Hofer, Botschafter

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Guests: Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General, United Nations Geneva; Christian Frutiger, Ambassador, Head of Global Cooperation, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation; Adelina von Fürstenberg, President a.i, Art For the World, Producer of Interdependence a.o.

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Guest: Walter Kälin, former representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons

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Invitée: Sylvie Lemasson, ancienne conseillère culturelle française à Vilnius et à Minsk et Maître de conférence à Sciences Po Grenoble

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Gäste: Prof. em. Dr. Hans Peter Wehrli, Präsident des Verwaltungsrates der Swiss Prime Site AG, em. Professor am Institut für Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Universität Zürich & Dr. Constantin Schön, Oberassistent am Soziologischen Institut, Universität Zürich

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Gast: Dr. Peter Maurer, Präsident des Internationalen Komitees vom Roten Kreuz
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Guests: Susanna Hecht, Professor of International History and Associated Faculty of the Centre for International Environment Studies, the Graduate Institute, Geneva; Timothy Swanson, Professor of International Economics and Academic Co-Director of the Centre for International Environmental Studies, the Graduate Institute, Geneva; Jonathan Woolley, Director, Quaker United Nations Office, Geneva a.o.

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Gäste: Anne Gloor, Autorin und Gründerin PeaceNexus Foundation + NexusVesting; Markus Heiniger, Experte zivile Friedensförderung; Julian Hottinger, Senior Mediator EDA u.a.

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Gast: Gergely Pröhle, ehemaliger Diplomat und Vizestaatssekretär im Außenministerium Weitere Informationen


Gast: Liao Yiwu, chinesischen Schriftsteller und Ex-Häftling


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Guests: Barry Eichengreen is the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley; Kishwer Falkner, non-aligned Member of the House of Lords (joined in 2004), Chairman of a select committee on EU Financial Affairs (2015–2019) and Vice President of Liberal International (2013–2017); Joschka Fischer, former Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany (1998–2005) a.o.

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Gäste: Dr. Hans Werder, ehem. Generalsekretär, Eidgenössisches Departement
für Umwelt, Verkehr, Energie und Kommunikation; Dr. Lei Wang, Forscher, Universität Bern; Stefan Baron, Autor des Bestsellers «Die Chinesen» u.a.


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Invité·e·s: Hélène Conway-Mouret, vice-présidente du Sénat et ancienne ministre; Éric Roussel, historien et membre de l’Institut & Richard Werly, correspondant France / affaires européennes pour « Le Temps »

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Our panelists and speakers are: Stefanie Koch - Partner and Program Director, engageability Rolf Tanner - President of Business Advisory Board, swisspeace Robert Sadleir - President and Founder, IVHL.org Julia Hofstetter  - foraus the Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy Further information and Registration

Recognizing the cross-cutting nature of peace, Geneva Peace organizes meetings and events on different topics related to the promotion of peace during one week gathering actors from various backgrounds and engaging in different topics relevant to peace

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Invité·e·s : Ambassadeur Corinne Cicéron Bühler, Directrice, Direction du droit international public (DDIP), DFAE; Ignazio Cassis, Conseiller fédéral, Chef du DFAE e.a.

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Gäste: Botschafterin Corinne Cicéron Bühler, Direktorin, Direktion für Völkerrecht 
(DV), EDA; Bundesrat Ignazio Cassis, Vorsteher des Eidgenössischen Departements für auswärtige Angelegenheiten u.a.

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Recognizing the cross-cutting nature of peace, Geneva Peace organizes meetings and events on different topics related to the promotion of peace during one week gathering actors from various backgrounds and engaging in different topics relevant to peace

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Guest: Alexander Stubb, former Prime Minister, Finance Minister, Foreign Minister, Trade and Europe Minister of Finland

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Guest: David Sheen, investigative journalist

Guests: Nahla Haidar, Member of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW); Lindsey Fielder Cook, Representative on Climate Change, Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO); Silja Halle, Programme Manager, Joint UN Environment, UNDP, UN Women and Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) Programme on Promoting Gender-Responsive Approaches to Natural Resource Management for Peacebuilding a.o.

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Recognizing the cross-cutting nature of peace, Geneva Peace organizes meetings and events on different topics related to the promotion of peace during one week gathering actors from various backgrounds and engaging in different topics relevant to peace

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Gast: Stephen Goose, Direktor, Human Rights Watch Arms Division

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Guests: Clete Willems, Partner, Akin Gump, Washington DC, former US Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economics and US Deputy Director of the National Economic Council;
Gitanjali Brandon, First Secretary, Legal & Agriculture, Permanent Mission of India to the WTO;
Alan Yanovich, Partner, Akin Gump, Geneva, former Senior Counsellor, WTO Appellate Body Secretariat a.o.

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Guest: Susanna Hecht, Professor of international history

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Recognizing the cross-cutting nature of peace, Geneva Peace organizes meetings and events on different topics related to the promotion of peace during one week gathering actors from various backgrounds and engaging in different topics relevant to peace

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Guest: Jihad Azour, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary
Fund

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Recognizing the cross-cutting nature of peace, Geneva Peace organizes meetings and events on different topics related to the promotion of peace during one week gathering actors from various backgrounds and engaging in different topics relevant to peace

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Guests: Jacqueline Coté, Director of Public Relations, the Graduate Institute; Gillian Triggs, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, UNHCR; Melanie Khanna, Section Chief, Statelessness, UNHCR a.o.

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Gäste: Georg Kreis, Prof. em. Universität Basel, ehem. Direktor Europainstitut Basel; Regula Rytz, Nationalrätin und Historikerin; Madeleine Herren-Oesch, Prof. Universität Basel, Direktorin Europainstitut Basel u.a. Weitere Informationen


Guests: Dr. Philipp Lutz, University of Geneva; Prof. Dr. Loren Collingwood, University of California, Riverside; Marianne Halle, communications and public relations officer, “Centre de Contact  Suisse-Immigrés” that is involved in the project “Opération Papyrus” in Geneva

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Guest: Kaiser Kuo, host of Sinica; Kristin Shi-Kupfer, research director at the Mercator Institute for Chinese Studies, author of a recent report on China’s digital rise & Evgeny Morozov, influential author and technology critic

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Kursleitung: Erwin Hofer, Botschafter

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Guests: Dr. Philipp Lutz, University of Geneva; Prof. Dr. Loren Collingwood, University of California, Riverside; Dr. Payal Parekh, member of the civil society movement “Wir alle sind Bern”, which is a network that advocates for an “urban Citizenship” a.o.

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Guest: Dzodzi Tsikata, Research Professor, Director of the Institute of African Studies (IAS), University of Ghana

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Guest: Santiago Levy, former Vice-President for Sectors and Knowledge, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), former Deputy Minister, Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico and General Director of the Mexican Social Security Institute

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Guests: Introduction by Kunal Sen, Director of UNU-WIDER, and Professor of development economics at the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester; Santiago Levy, former Vice President for Sectors and Knowledge at the Inter-American Development Bank; Uma Rani, Senior Economist at the Research Department at the International Labour Organization a.o.

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Guest: Kim Lane Scheppele, Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Princeton University

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Gast: Philippe Sands, Experte für Völkerrecht und internationale Prozessführung und Autor Weitere Informationen


Guest: Itai Grinberg, Professor of Law, Georgetown University, member of the Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown

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Guests: Peter Yu, Professor of Law, Professor of Communication and Director of the Center for Law and Intellectual Property at Texas A&M University & Yuanqiong Hu, Postdoctoral Research Associate at the School of Law, SOAS, University of London and Senior Legal and Policy Advisor for the Access Campaign of Médecins Sans Frontières

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Guests: Dr. Philipp Lutz, University of Geneva; Prof. Dr. Loren Collingwood, University of California, Riverside & Bea Schwager, head of the Sans-Papiers counselling center SPAZ in Zurich and board member of the “Züri City Card” Association 
 
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Guest: Professor Peter Petri, Brandeis University, Brandeis International Business School

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Guest: Paul Brandus, White House Journalist

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Invité·e·s : Noé Cornago, Professeur de relations internationales à l’Université du Pays basque (UPV/EHU); Josep Costa, Premier vice-Président du Parlement catalan, professeur associé à l’Université Pompeu Fabra de Barcelone; Klaus-Jürgen Nagel, Professeur de science politique à l’Université Pompeu Fabra de Barcelone e.a.

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Kursleitung: Erwin Hofer, Botschafter

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Invité·e·s : Emmanuel Dalle Mulle, Chercheur à l’IHEID (Genève), Prix Latsis 2018; Sandrina Antunes, Professeure assistante à l’Université de Minho, Braga (Portugal), spécialiste de la Catalogne; Nicola McEWEN, Professeure de science politique au Centre on Constitutional Change de l’Université d’Edinburgh e.a.

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Gast: Flurina Doppler, Ethnologin und Sozialanthropologin & Daniel Hitzig, Alliance Sud (Moderation)

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Invitée: Charlotte Thomas, post-doctorante à SciencesPo-CERI (Paris), coordonnatrice du programme Asie du sud au sein du collectif de chercheur.euse.s Noria

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Invités: Dick Marty, chercheur à l’Institut Max-Planck de droit pénal international et de criminologie, député à l’Assemblée parlementaire du Conseil de l’Europe & Alain Werner, avocat au Barreau de Genève, avocat pour le Bureau du Procureur du Tribunal Spécial pour la Sierra Leone

Guest: Robert Vitalis, Professor for the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics, the University of Pennsylvania

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Guest: Paula Castro, Department of Political Science, University of Zurich

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Invité·e·s: Vlad Vasiliu, Ambassadeur de Roumanie en Suisse & une délégation du Ministère des Affaires étrangères de Bucarest

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Guest: Carolyn Biltoft, Assistant professor in international history 

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Guests: Xu Bing, Artists & Uli Sigg, Board Member of Asia Society Switzerland

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Gäste: Dr. Thomas Eder, wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Think Tank Mercator Institute for China Studies Berlin; Linda Maduz, Senior Researcher am Center for Security Studies & Dr. Oliver Thränert, Leiter des CSS-Think Tank (Moderation)

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Guests: Herman Van Rompuy, first full-time President of the European Council & Stephanie Hofmann, Professor of International Relations and Political Science, the Graduate Institute (moderation)

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Gäste: Maricela Vásquez, Anwältin, Centro de Derechos Humanos Paso del Norte &
Sara Méndez, Koordinatorin, Código DH

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Guests: Marina Carobbio Guscetti, National Council President; Boniface Kiteme, Director Centre for Training and Integrated Research in ASAL Development (CETRAD), Kenya (COFER Academy 2030); Peter Messerli, Director Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern and Co-chair of UN Global Sustainable Development Report, a.o. Further information

Guests: Julia Richers, Full Professor for Modern General and Eastern European History; Jiří Pehe, Director of NYU Prague; Dr. Eva Maurer, Head of the swiss library of eastern europe, subject librarian eastern european studies a. o.

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Gast: Karin Keller-Sutter, Bundesrätin EDJ

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Guests: Ambassador Athaliah Lesiba Molokomme, Permanent Representative of Botswana to the United Nations in Geneva; Professor Patricia Mbote, Professor of Law, University of Nairobi and Advocate, High Court of Kenya; Mr. Rochus Pronk, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of the Netherlands, Geneva a.o.

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Gäste: Hugo Fasel, Direktor Caritas Schweiz; Franziska Koller, Operative Leiterin Bereich Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Caritas Schweiz; Boniface Mabanza Bambu, Literaturwissenschaftler, Philosoph und Theologe, spezialisiert auf Entwicklung und Handel, Kirchliche Arbeitsstelle Südliches Afrika in Heidelberg u.a. Weitere Informationen und Anmeldung

Gäste:  Prof. Dr. Christian Leumann, Rektor Universität Bern; Prof. Dr. Elena Mango, Dekanin Philosophisch-historische Fakultät, Universität Bern; Prof Dr. Bernadette Charlier, Leiterin des Zentrums für Hochschuldidaktik u.a.

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Guests: Prof. Davide Rodogno, Graduate Institute Geneva & rof. Jordi Tejel, University of Neuchâtel (Discussant)

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Guests: Dirk Craen, President, EU Business School; Marion Jansen, Chief Economist, Director of Division of Market Development, ITC; Rolf Olsen, CEO & Founder, LEIDAR a.o,

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Gäste: Roberto Balzaretti, Staatssekretär für europäische Angelegenheiten EDA; Christoph Brutschin, Regierungsrat BS (SP), Präsident der Konferenz kantonaler Volkswirtschaftsdirektoren; Norbert Riedel, Botschafter der Bundesrepublik Deutschland u.a.

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Guest: Ernesto Zedillo, Director, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, Professor of International Economics and Politics, Yale University, former President of Mexico (1994 to 2000)

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Guest: Anthony Bebbington, Milton P. and Alice C. Higgins Professor of Environment and Society, the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University (MA, USA)

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