Advocacy in International Affairs

Influence the influencers

Understand webs of global, regional, national and local actors. Develop analytical frameworks, leadership skills, communication objectives and strategies indispensable for successful advocacy campaigns.

Dates for 2022

The next edition of the programme will take place during Spring 2022. Exact dates TBC.

Contact us for more information

Johnson Jimmye (Mrs.) | Admission Officer
+41 (0)22 908 57 28 |

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Who is this programme for?


This programme is particularly relevant for mid to senior level practitioners from private, public, international organisation and NGO sectors working or aspiring to work in the fields of:

  • Advocacy and public affairs

  • Communication

  • Fundraising and resource mobilisation

  • Campaigning

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Most importantly, I’ve learned why and how my role as a journalist can be far bigger than to just tell stories.
Patrick Boehler '19
Executive Editor Responsible for Audience and Innovation at SWI, Switzerland
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The course is unique in how it provides a framework, from issue management to crisis management to engaging with stakeholders that mixes academic teaching, case studies and tips in a concrete way.
Cécile Duprez-Naudy '17
Head of Regulatory Affairs EMEA, Roquette, France
Luca Gobbo
Paired with the Graduate Institute's international reputation and the ideal setting in International Geneva, this program offers great practical and theoretical knowledge on the world of advocacy.
Luca Gobbo '16
Deputy Cantonal Information Officer, Swiss Foreign Ministry EDA, Switzerland

Programme Highlights


Situation Analysis | Critical Thinking | Complex Problem-Solving | Multi-Channel Communications | Effective Teamwork


Understanding Policy-Making | Strategy Development | Advocacy Trends & Techniques | Lobbying in the EU | Measurement & Evaluation


Start with an Executive Certificate and upgrade to an Executive Master or apply for the Executive Master from the start!

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To ensure a high level of safety while maintaining the highest academic standards, the format of our programmes might be adjusted. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our recruiting assistant for more information.

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