Papiers d'actualité / Current Affairs in Perspective

 New / NouveauNo 5, July 2014

Farzan Sabet, PhD Candidate/Department of International History, The Graduate Institute, Geneva


Pour les papiers de 2010, 2011, 2012 et 2013 cliquez ici.

Pierre du Bois Visiting Professor Marcos Cueto


Peruvian historian Marcos Cueto is this year's Pierre du Bois Visiting Professor in Contemporary Latin American History at the Graduate Institute during the spring semester. He is also a principle researcher and former Director at the Institute of Peruvian Studies in Lima.  

His recent books include Cold War and Deadly Fevers: Malaria Eradication in Mexico, 1955-1970, and The Value of Health: A History of the Pan American Health Organization. He is currently finishing a new book on the history of the World Health Organization in the context of the Cold-War and post-Cold War periods.

During the spring semester at the Graduate Institute, Professor Cueto teaches a seminar entitled "Global Health, Latin America and the US during the Cold-War and post-Cold War periods, 1940s-2000".

Moreover, Professor Cueto gave a public lecture entitled

Global Health and Latin America at the Turn of the 21st Century

This conference was hosted by the Graduate Institute on 10 March 2014 and was a great success. 

Professor Cueto also presents a paper titled Actors, institutions and politics in the origins of the World Health Organization at the International Workshop History, Humanities and Global Health on Wednesday 12 March and Thursday 13 March 2014.


The Pierre du Bois Foundation warmly welcomes Professor Cueto to Geneva.

International Conference


The Pierre du Bois Foundation is among the supporters of the upcoming International Conference entitled

The Role of the Neutrals and Non-Aligned in the Global Cold War, 1949-1989,

co-organised by IHEID's Prof. Jussi Hanhimäki and UNIL's Janick Marina Schaufelbuehl and Marco Wyss. 


The conference will take place at the University of Lausanne on 13 - 15 March 2014.

For the conference's programme, please click here

The 2013 Annual Pierre du Bois Conference


International Organizations and the Politics of Development: Historical Perpectives

The photographs of the Annual Pierre du Bois Conference are here!


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The Annual Pierre du Bois Conference came to a successful conclusion on Saturday 7 December 2013. This year’s edition focused on the stimulating topic “International Organisations and the Politics of Development: Historical Perspectives.”

The conference witnessed very rewarding discussions between and among the expert panellists and a remarkably large audience.

The Pierre du Bois Foundation and the conveners of the conference would like to thank everyone who participated.


We warmly invite you to check out the programmeread the introduction by Prof. Rodogno and Prof. Kott,  visit the conference website and have a look at the photo gallery.

The Pierre du Bois Annual Lecture

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The Pierre du Bois Annual Lecture co-organized
in partnership with the Graduate Institute was given in Geneva by

Timothy Snyder
Professor of History at Yale University

The Holocaust as a Global History

Lecture was held at 6:30 pm in the Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Graduate Institute, Maison de la paix
Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2 Genève

It was a great success.

See Summary
See Photo Gallery
Watch the video of the lecture

Prix Pierre du Bois 2013 - Francesca Piana

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Le 13 septembre, le Prix Pierre du Bois 2013 a été accordé au Dr Francesca Piana pour sa thèse en histoire du temps présent intitulée “Towards the International Refugee Regime. Humanitarianism in the Wake of the First World War”.Cette thèse a été défendue à l’Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement à Genève, département histoire internationale, pendant l’année académique 2012-2013.

New Activity Report 2011-2012


The new Activity Report 2011-2012COUV RA 2011-2012
of the Fondation is now available.

For a hard copy, please send an email
to the following address:
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