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: Giulia Raimondo, PhD in International Law
Thesis: "At the Frontiers of International Responsibility: Frontex, the European Integrated Border Management and International Law"
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: Amal Shahid, PhD in International History
Thesis: "The Political Economy of Famine Relief: Labour, Colonialism, and Public Works in the North-Western Provinces of India, c. 1860-1920"
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: Laura Minu Nowzohour, PhD in International Economics
Thesis: “Essays in Environmental Macroeconomics”
The Anthropology and Sociology Department Prize
- Laureate: Krithi Dakshina Ramaswamy, Master in Anthropology and Sociology
Dissertation: “The Making of Good Work and Good People: Ethical Liberation in and through ASHA Work”
- Honourable Mention: Jasmine Yoojin Have, Master in Anthropology and Sociology
Dissertation: “Melting Landscapes: Human-Glacier Relations in Chamonix’s Mer de Glace”
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: Margot Anastasia Donzé, Master in International Law
Dissertation: “Too Little, Too Late? The Recourse to Implied Derogations from the European Convention on Human Rights in Extraterritorial Armed Conflicts”
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: Luigi Dante Gaviano, Master in International Economics
Dissertation: “Considering the Consequences of Consolidations”
The International Relations/Political Science Department Prize
- Laureate: Sara Kallis, Master in International Relations / Political Science
Dissertation: "Resisting the State, Escalating Under Repression? Violent and Non-Violent Tactical Adaptation"
- Honourable Mention: Fabian Benjamin Hofmann, Master in International Relations / Political Science
Dissertation: “Sousveilling the Smart City: Everyday Queer Resistance to Urban Surveillance in Singapore”
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: Rohit Ticku, PhD in Development Economics
Thesis: “Empirical Essays on Conflict and Corruption”
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: Swadha Bharpilania, Master in International History and Politics
Dissertation: “In Mem(e)oriam: Memes, Imaginations of the Past and New Ways of Telling History”
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: Carmen Suleika Mané Granados, Master in International Law
Association Genève-Asie Prize
- Laureate: Agathe Le Vaslot, Master in Development Studies
Dissertation: “Knowledge Production and Negotiation between Development Actors and their Indigenous Other: A Case Study in the Upper Baram (Sarawak,