KONSTANTIN SCHMID COMMITTEE MEMBER Unsatisfied with the winter in Geneva, just days before the Siberian cold hit the Lake Geneva shoreline, the EC decided to organise a trip to the nearby Jura to experience the Swiss winter as it had been promised to all those coming from near and afar to study together at the […]

ROBERTA MAGGI COMMITTEE MEMBER On the 12th of December 2017, the EC hosted its second movie screening of the academic year. Around twenty students gathered to watch the Netflix Original documentary Chasing Coral, produced and directed by Jeff Orlowski, and released in July 2017. The documentary features a team of divers, photographers and scientists set […]

NADIA MONDINI & HANNES ZAISER As one of its initiatives aimed at giving Graduate Institute students closer insights into global environmental issues and careers in sustainability, the Environmental Committee last week organized a visit to the International Environment House. The Environment House, just twenty minutes by tram from Maison de la Paix, gathers 22 UN […]

MARC WEILENMANN EC President With a good glass of wine and snacks, the EC members met to decide by vote who will be vice-president and president for the year 2018. We were happy to receive also the majority of GISA members and Vanessa Valerio from Développement Durable IHEID. The incumbent president Marc Weilenmann introduced the […]

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