The Geneva Graduate Institute produces and participates in various podcast series that focus on key current global issues. Here’s an overview of our current series.

WHAT MATTERS TODAY | UK Politics: Is chaos the new normal ?


A current affairs podcast series featuring Geneva Graduate Institute faculty commenting on the most pressing global issues impacting, economics, politics, health, and society.

UK Politics: Is chaos the new normal?

Boris Johnson’s last day as UK Prime Minister was 6 September. On the same day, Liz Truss was elected leader of the Conservatives and thus Prime Minister. However, she resigned after just 44 days in office, making her the shortest-serving Prime Minister in UK history. The current Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, was appointed on 25 October. 

To recap, the UK has had three Prime Ministers in two months.

Many are saying that Britain’s political scene is in chaos. Is this the new normal? What challenges does Rishi Sunak now face - and what does he need to do to help bring stability? Is the UK paying the price for leaving the EU?

These are some of the questions that we will examine in this episode of What Matters Today. 

Our guest is Cedric Dupont, Professor of International Relations and Political Science here at the Geneva Graduate Institute.

Professor Dupont has been a faculty member since 1995. He is also Editor of the Swiss Political Science Review and Associate Editor for Europe of the journal Business and Politics. His research focuses on international political economic issues, both at the global and regional levels, on the problem of international cooperation, and international negotiation processes. 

Intro Credits: BBC News






A podcast series in which we ask renowned experts and thought-leaders to address pressing global issues with a Geneva Graduate Institute faculty member.

Climate Emergency: What Role for International Geneva?

This episode features a conversation between Michel Jarraud, Secretary General Emeritus at the World Meteorological Organization, Maria Neira, Director of the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health at the World Health Organization, Marek Harsdorff, Economist in the Green Jobs Programme at the International Labour Organization, and Joëlle Noailly, Head of Research of the Centre for International Environmental Studies and Lecturer in the Department of International Economics at the Geneva Graduate Institute. 

The new loss and damage fund announced at the UN climate talks in Sharm el-Sheikh marks a small step towards climate justice but much more is needed in order to tackle the multiple crisis induced by climate change. This discussion focuses on the challenges and opportunities for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable societies and the role that International Geneva can play.

This episode was produced in partnership with the Fondation pour Genève and we invite you to have a look at their recent report entitled « International Geneva and the Climate Emergency » for further reading on the topic.

Publication « La Genève internationale et l’urgence climatique »






Inside Geneva is a Swissinfo production in partnership with the Genève Vision media network and the Graduate Institute Geneva. The series goes behind the scenes of the international organizations in Geneva and provides a global picture of global issues, whether migration crises, human rights, health emergencies, or the future of the United Nations.

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The Albert Hirschman Centre On Democracy podcast series Democracy in Question? explores the variety of democratic experiences and experiments the world over. Shalini Randeria, Director of the Centre, is in conversation with some of the most important voices in contemporary academia.

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Focusing on research fieldwork, the podcast Fields series seeks to provide insights into the daily life of researchers, including not only their academic activity, but also their emotions, intimate stories, anecdotes, and lived experiences. 

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ABD Stories

Some fifty doctoral students graduate each year from the Graduate Institute. If pursuing doctoral studies always implies strategic choices with regards to the research topics, the path towards a thesis also remains a journey bespeckled with experiences and encounters. Because each path towards a PhD is unique, this podcast series is dedicated to the vagaries of doctoral students’ lives in Geneva.

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Lethal Autonomous Weapons: 10 things we want to know is a podcast series produced as part of the LAWS and War Crimes research project, based at the International Law department of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The podcast is hosted by the members of the research team: Paola Gaeta (the project lead), Marta Bo, Abhimanyu George Jain, and Alessandra Spadaro. Over the course of ten episodes, they will interview experts in various disciplines (science, law, ethics, etc.) who have studied and written about lethal autonomous weapon systems or LAWS. This podcast offers a multidisciplinary introduction concerning the challenges and problems raised by LAWS (or LAWS 1.0) to all those who have an academic interest in this topic.

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