Papiers d'actualité / Current Affairs in Perspective

New / Nouveau

No 1, January 2016

China and the Sea: Understanding China’s Contemporary Sea Power via the Historical Memory Approach
Emma WILLIAMS, Andrew TAYLOR and Wilson CHAN, Lancaster University


Pour les papiers de 2010 - 2015 cliquez ici.

The Pierre du Bois Annual Lecture
Thursday, 12 November 2015

The Pierre du Bois Annual Lecture is co-organized
in partnership with the Graduate Institute.

This year's speaker was

Ivan Krastev
Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies and founding board member of the European Council on Foreign Relations


The Imitation Game: Russia and the West

The conference, which was attended by more than 250 people, was a great success!

Mr Krastev's lecture looked at Russian military intervention in Syria and how it is provoking Western puzzlement about Vladimir Putin’s strategic intentions. In a disruptive world which is no longer defined by East-West dynamics, how should we interpret Russia’s strategic behavior and the inner logic of Mr. Putin’s regime?


The lecture was held in the Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Graduate Institute, Maison de la paix
Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2 Genève

Please return soon for more information. 

The 2015 Annual Pierre du Bois Conference

The Great Transformation?

Reassessing the Causes and Consequences

of the End of the Cold War


This year’s Annual Conference, organized by the Graduate Institute in partnership with the Pierre du Bois Foundation, took place at the Maison de la Paix from 24 - 26 September 2015.

The conference was a tremendous success with an audience of more than 150 people and three days of lively and insightful debates about the causes and consequences of the end of the Cold War in Europe and beyond. The conference also featured two special keynote lectures, one by historian Geir Lundestad, former Director of the Nobel Institute, and the other by historian Odd Arne Westad, Harvard University.

New / Nouveau

For more information on the conference and to read the new conference report, please click here. To see the new photo gallery, please click here.


Prix Pierre du Bois 2015 - Jaclyn Granick



Le 11 septembre, le Prix Pierre du Bois 2015 a été accordé au Dr Jaclyn Granick pour sa thèse en histoire du temps présent intitulée “Humanitarian Responses to Jewish Suffering Abroad by American Jewish Organizations, 1914-1929.” Cette thèse a été défendue à l’Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement à Genève, département histoire internationale, pendant l’année académique 2014-2015.

New Foundation Activity Report 2013-2014

The Pierre du Bois Foundation's new Activity Report 2013-2014 is ready.

Please click here to view the PDF version online.

Should you wish a paper copy of the Report, please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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Conference: States and Terrorism, An Ambivalent Relationship

The Pierre du Bois Foundation supported the Conference "States and Terrorism: An Ambivalent Relationship," organised by Professor Jussi Hanhimäki and Dr Bernhard Blumenau of the Graduate Insitute. The conference was convened at the Maison de la Paix, Geneva, from 7 May to 8 May 2015.

Have a look at the conference programme by clicking here and read our conference summary by clicking here.

2015 Programme Activities

2015 will be a busy and eventful year. Click here to see our Programme Activities for this year.


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