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.

Climate Emergency: What Role for International Geneva?


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 »



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



Iran Protests: A revolution in the making?

In this episode, we look at why the current protests in Iran have mobilized so many. We also examine who is actually participating in these protests and the role students are playing as well. Will these protests end up changing Iran? How will all of this end? Will the current regime fall?

These are some of the questions we will examine in this episode. Our guest today is Cyrus Schayegh, Professor of International History and Politics at the Geneva Graduate Institute. Professor Schayegh, who has a PhD from Columbia University, joined the Institute in 2017. Before joining the Institute, he was Associate Professor at Princeton University and from 2005-2008, Assistant Professor at the American University of Beirut.

His most recent books are the monograph The Middle East and the Making of the Modern World and the edited volume Globalizing the U.S. Presidency: Postcolonial Views of John F. Kennedy.



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



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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