Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Infobox_University
name = Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)


established = 2008
type = Public
director = Philippe Burrin
students = 1000
city = Geneva
country = Switzerland
nickname = The Graduate Institute
website = http://graduateinstitute.ch/

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) is a result of the merger of the Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI) and the Graduate Institute of Development Studies (IUED) and is operational since January 1st 2008.

History

The Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI) was founded in 1927 at the time of the League of Nations by William Rappard and Paul Mantoux. It was, in accordance with its statutes, "an institution intended to provide to students of all nations the means of undertaking and pursuing international studies, most notably of an historic, judicial, economic, political and social nature."

The Institute was created in Geneva in light of the development of different international and intergovernmental institutions that were established there. It was for a long time one of the few academic institutions in the world to deal exclusively with international relations, thus contributing to the renown of international Geneva. It represents a unique interface between the theory and practice of international relations and responds to the growing importance of international relations in today's world.

In 2008, the merger of HEI and IUED led to the creation of the IHEID.

Organization

Legal Status

As the two predecessor institutions, IHEID is constituted as a Swiss private law foundation ("Fondation pour les hautes études internationales et du développement"), sharing a convention with the University of Geneva. [About the Foundation Board of HEI: [http://www.hei.unige.ch/pres/fond.html http://www.hei.unige.ch/pres/fond.html] ] This is a particular organization form, because IHEID is constituted as a foundation of private law fulfilling a public purpose. [fr icon Horizons IUED, No 51, Mars 2007, p.1: [http://www.iued.unige.ch/information/horizons/h51.pdf http://www.iued.unige.ch/information/horizons/h51.pdf] ] In addition, the political responsibility is shared between the Swiss Confederation and the Canton of Geneva. Usually in Switzerland, it is the responsibility of the Cantons to run public universities, except for the Federal Institutes of Technology (ETHZ and EPFL). IHEID is therefore something like a hybrid institution, in-between the two standard categories. [de icon NZZ, May 28th, 2007 [http://www.nzz.ch/2006/05/28/il/articleE5QID.html http://www.nzz.ch/2006/05/28/il/articleE5QID.html] ]

Foundation Board

The Foundation Board is the administrative body of the Institute. It assembles academics, politicians, people of public live and practicioners. Roger de Weck (publicist and journalist) assumes the presidency of the Board as he did for HEI before. The vice-president is Jacques Forster (vice-president of the ICRC).

The Board includes among others: Iris Bohnet (professor at the Kennedy School of Government), Peter Gomez (president of the supervisory board of SWX, Joëlle Kuntz (journalist), Yves Mény (president of the European University Institute in Florence). [fr icon Official press release: [http://www.news-service.admin.ch/NSBSubscriber/message/fr/12617 http://www.news-service.admin.ch/NSBSubscriber/message/fr/12617] ]

Administration

The Institute is headed by Philippe Burrin, the former director of HEI and his deputy is Michel Carton, the former director of IUED.

Academic continuity

In a first step, the existing degree programmes (Master’s and Ph.D. in Development Studies, Master’s in International Affairs, Master’s and Ph.D. in International Studies) will continue to be offered in the following years.

M.A. and Ph.D. students beginning their course of studies in September 2007 will receive at the end of their training a diploma from the new Institute.

Locations

IHEID is distributed in different buildings between the Palace of Nations and Lake Geneva. There are plans to build a Maison de la Paix (House of peace) that would bring together the different departments of the institute and the library under one roof. It would also allow to host other institutions related to the resarch in international relations. So far it is unclear, if and when this building is to be constructed.

Library

The libraries of IUED and HEI have been merged in August 2007. The new library is now one of the richest libraries in the fields of development and international relations in Switzerland and in Europe.

Prominent Graduates

*Hédi Annabi, United Nations Assistant-Secretary General, Department of Peacekeeping Operations
*Kofi Annan, former-Secretary-General of the United Nations did actually not graduate from the Institute, since he started working for the WHO before finishing his master's degree. Nevertheless, he is an Alumni. He was a class-mate of Georges Abi-Saab who later became also a professor at the institute.
*Mohamed ElBaradei, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency and awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005
*Micheline Calmy-Rey, member of the Swiss Federal Council and Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
*Rüdiger Dornbusch, longtime professor at the MIT Economics Department
*Arthur Dunkel, director-general of General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) between 1980 and 1993
*Patricia Espinosa, diplomat and designated Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico
*Saul Friedländer, historian, Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, (see below)
*Philipp M. Hildebrand, member of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank
*Imran Nazar Hosein, Muslim Scholar and Writer
*Leonid Hurwicz, 2007 Nobel Prize in Economics
*Nobuyuki Idei, Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer of Sony Corporation between 1999 and 2005
*Kamil Idris, director-general of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
*Sandra Kalniete, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia between 2002 and 2004
*Jakob Kellenberger, President of the ICRC
*Giorgio Malinverni is a Swiss law professor and the Swiss judge at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)
*Robert McFarlane, United States National Security Advisor between 1983 and 1985
*Hans-Gert Poettering, President of the European Parliament
*Michael Reiterer, ambassador of the European Commission to Switzerland
*Jean-Pierre Roth, Chairman of the Swiss National Bank
*Brad Smith, Microsoft Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
*Hernando de Soto, a Peruvian economist and President of Peru's Institute for Liberty and Democracy(ILD)
*Lyal S. Sunga, Senior Lecturer and Director of Research, Raoul Wallenberg Institute
*Abdulqawi Yusuf, Legal adviser and Director of the Office of International Standards and Legal Affairs for UNESCO


=Prominent past and present faculty=
*Georges Abi-Saab - Honorary Professor, taught at the Graduate Institute , former ad hoc Judge of the International Court of Justice, former Judge of the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Rwanda (ICTR), currently Chairman, Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization
*Bolaji Akinyemi - visiting professor in 1977cite news |first=Dokun |last=Oloyede |title= Bolaji Akinyemi, the Seagull, at 60 |url= http://www.thisdayonline.com/archive/2002/01/06/20020106tri01.html |work=Thisday online |publisher=Leaders & Company |date=2002-01-06 |accessdate=2007-10-27 ]
*Lucius Caflisch - judge at the European Court of Human Rights, member of the UN International Law Commission
*Guglielmo Ferrero - Italian historian
*Saul Friedländer - after his PhD at HEI he taught there in summer semesters from 1963 to 1988 [de icon Das Magazin, 2007/41 [http://dasmagazin.ch/index.php/Die_ganze_Geschichte "Die ganze Geschichte"] ]
*Hans Kelsen - taught international law between 1934 and 1940
*Paul Mantoux - co-founder of the Institute.
*Theodor Meron - taught international law between 1991 and 1995
*Ludwig von Mises - professor for international economic relations between 1934 and 1940
*Bertrand Ramcharan - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights ) and first holder of the HEI Swiss Chair of Human Rights (2006)
*William Rappard - co-founder and director of the Institute (1928) and director of the Mandate Department of the League of Nations.
*Wilhelm Röpke - professor for international economics between 1937 and 1966

References

External links

* [http://www.graduateinstitute.ch/ Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva] , Official Website
*Study Programmes offered at IHEID: http://graduateinstitute.ch/corporate/teaching_en.html

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