Academic Awards and Prizes

The Paul Guggenheim Prize in International Law

 

The Paul Guggenheim Foundation was created in 1981 to honour the memory of Professor Paul Guggenheim, an eminent scholar of international law and professor at the Graduate Institute. Every two years, the Paul Guggenheim Prize rewards a young specialist in the field of international law, author of a first monograph of outstanding quality on a subject of general interest and likely to make a real contribution to the study of international law.

The 2021 edition of the Paul Guggenheim Prize  is now open to receive applications. The closing date for the reception of submissions is 20 May 2021.

The 2019 Paul Guggenheim Prize was attributed to:

  • Dr Astrid Wiik for her work, "Amicus curiae before International Courts and Tribunals" (Nomos, 2018)

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For further information please contact: info@fondationpaulguggenheim.ch

The Ladislas Mysyrowicz Prize

 

The  Ladislas Mysyrowicz Prize is awarded for an excellent master’s dissertation or PhD thesis devoted to the study of refugees.

  • Laureate ex aequo: Chiara Moslow, Master in development Studies
    Dissertation: "Where Goes the Neighborhood? Refugee Resettlement and Urban Development in a Disempowered City"
     
  • Laureate ex aequo: Minami Orikasa, Master in Development Studies
    Dissertation: "Seeking Asylum in Japan: Oral Tales of a Contemporary Other”

 

The Pierre du Bois Prize

 

This annual prize, created by the Fondation Pierre du Bois pour l'histoire du temps présent, rewards a student who prepares the best PhD thesis in international history presented at the Institute.

  • Laureate: Michele Sollai, PhD in International History and Politics
    Thesis: “The Thin Green Line. Farmers, Experts, and the Practice of Agrarian Development in Ethiopia (1930s-1950s)” 
     
  • Laureate: Joel Veldkamp, PhD in International History and Politics
    Thesis: ”The Politics of Aleppo's Christians and the Formation of the Syrian Nation-State, 1920-1936” 

Contact: info@fondation-pierredubois.ch

 

The Leonid Hurwicz Prize

 

This annual prize rewards a student who prepares the best PhD thesis in international or development economics. Leonid Hurwicz was an alumnus of the Graduate Institute. He received the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2007, together with Eric S. Maskin and Roger B. Myerson, for the formulation of mechanism design theory.

  • Laureate: Ying Xu, PhD in International Economics
    Thesis: "Essays in Banking and Monetary Policy"

 

The Anthropology and Sociology Department Prize

 

  • Laureate: Anu Babu Karippal, Master in Anthropology and Sociology
    Dissertation: "'Back Then It was Culture, Now It is Animal Torture'. Moral-Phenomenological Milieu of Human-Elephant Entanglements in Kerala"

 

The Mariano Garcia Rubio Prize

 

The Mariano Garcia Rubio Prize was created in May 2004 to honour the memory of a former assistant in the International Law Department. It is awarded each year to a student who writes the best master’s dissertation in international law.

  • Laureate: Alexandra Keller, Master in International Law
    Dissertation: "'Humanity Washed Ashore' - An Analysis on the Legal Requirement of an Attack Directed against any Civilian 'Population' in Crimes against Humanity and the Question of whether Migrants at the EU's External Borders Can Qualify as a Collective Civilian Population"

 

The Rudi Dornbusch Prize

 

This annual prize rewards a student who writes the best master’s dissertation in international economics. Rudi Dornbusch was an alumnus of the Institute and one of the most influential international economists of all time.

  • Laureate: Joshua Ostry, Master in International Economics
    Dissertation: “From Climate Risk to Growth-at-Risk: An Empirical Model of Downside Risks to Growth from Temperature Shocks”

 

The International Relations/Political Science Department Prize

 

  • Laureate Devarya Srivastava
    Dissertation: "Sitting in a Room with Glissant. Imagining, Relating and Translating the World" 

 

The Institute's Alumni Association Prize

 

This prize was established by the Alumni Association to reward a student from the Institute who prepares the most outstanding PhD thesis. It is awarded every year by each academic unit in turn.

  • Laureate ex aequo: Anne Kathrin Funk, PhD in International Economics
    Thesis: “Essays in Empirical Monetary Economics”

Contact: carine.leu@graduateinstitute.ch

 

The Arditi Prize in International Relations

 

In 1993, the Arditi Foundation created the Arditi Prize in International Relations, which is awarded to the best master’s dissertation in international studies or international affairs.

  • Laureate: Nicolas Hafner
    Dissertation: “Attempting to Write the Rules of International Investment Law: How Private Corporations Sought to Protect Their Interests Abroad (The Untold Story of the APPI)“

 

Student Leadership Award



The Student Leadership Award was created through a proposal by GISA in 2018 to reward outstanding student engagement through participation in student committees, student initiatives or other activities related to the Graduate Institute’s student life.

  • Laureates: Flavian Mèche et Cäcilia Riederer of the Feminist Collective

 

Association Genève-Asie Prize
 

  • Laureate: Mayuka Tamura Miyagawa, Master in Development Studies
    Dissertation: “Exploring the Overshadowed Streams of the Red Cross Movement: Endeavor and Motivation within and beyond the Japanese Red Cross Society (1867-1919)”