Public events and expert seminars are a key part of our activities.
Olivier Chamard / Geneva Academy
We run various private and public events – conferences, workshops, seminars, roundtables – providing a critical and scholarly forum for discussion around topical issues. The livestreaming of flagship events allows audiences outside Geneva to follow debates and participate via social media. Most public events can also be viewed afterwards via our YouTube channel.
The IHL Talks are a series of events on international humanitarian law and current humanitarian topics. Every two months, at lunchtime, academic experts, practitioners, policy-makers and journalists discuss burning humanitarian issues and their regulation under international law.
This Initiative is coordinated by Annyssa Bellal, Research Fellow and Strategic Adviser on IHL.
Geneva Academy Wednesdays (GAW) are a platform coordinated by Geneva Academy researchers and teaching assistants to foster debate and discussion between academics and practitioners on different aspects of international law or international relations.
Taking place on Wednesdays, GAW have three different formats:
GAW are bilingual, with presentations and discussions in French or English. Snacks and refreshments are provided afterwards.
The Military Briefings, a unique series of events relating to military institutions and the law, aim to improve our students’ knowledge of military actors and operations and build bridges between the military and civilian worlds.
Military guests – on active duty, retired or from the reserve – will discuss military institutions, their missions as well as operational and legal challenges they face in their daily work.
Each briefing is divided into two parts: a presentation aimed at equipping students with basic knowledge on the selected theme, and a discussion, where the guest speaker engages with students on the challenges raised by the theme.
This initiative is coordinated by Elvina Pothelet.
This one and a half-day conference, organized by the Geneva Academy and the Human Rights Centre of the University of Essex, will address contemporary issues in armed conflicts.
In the context of our Academic Platform on Treaty Body Review 2020, Columbia University hosted the regional consultation for North America and the English speaking Caribbean on 1-2 June 2017.
Our 2016 Annual Report is out! It provides an overview of our activities and achievements.