The Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies was created in its present form in 2008 by an agreement between The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) and the University of Geneva (UNIGE).

The Supervisory Committee

It is the general supervisory body. The Rector of UNIGE and the Director of IHEID sit on the Committee. The Committee’s main tasks are:

  • Nominate the president of the centre’s Board of Directors on the basis of a recommendation from the board;
  • Monitor the application of the strategy proposed by the board, and ensure that it falls within the framework of the general strategy of the University and the IHEID;
  • Approve the annual budget and accounts in addition to the annual report.

The Board of Directors

It is the strategic governing body. It is composed of representatives from UNIGE, IHEID and several humanitarian organizations. In addition, two eminent individuals are co-opted to serve on the board. Its tasks are:

  • Guide and monitor the centre’s strategy;
  • Identify, orient and ensure the implementation and internal oversight of teaching, research and other activities in order to achieve the Centre’s objectives;
  • Develop and transmit course regulations to the competent authorities and oversee their application;
  • Deal with conflicts involving students through a Mediation Commission established within the Board.

Current Members of the Board of Directors:

Prof Karl Blanchet

Prof Karl Blanchet

Designation: Director & Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva

Related to 3 course(s)

Prof Alessandro Monsutti

Prof Alessandro Monsutti

Designation: President, Professor of Anthropology and Sociology IHEID

Prof Alexandra Calmy

Prof Alexandra Calmy

Designation: Professor, University of Geneva. Head of the HIV/AIDS Unit of the University Hospital of Geneva

Barbara Dätwyler

Barbara Dätwyler

Prof Davide Rodogno

Prof Davide Rodogno

Designation: Professor of International History at IHEID

Prof Marco Sassòli

Prof Marco Sassòli

Designation: Professor of International Law at the Faculty of law of the University of Geneva

Mohini Ghai Kramer

Mohini Ghai Kramer

Designation: Global Head of Learning and Development at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

William Empson

William Empson

Designation: Head of Learning & Development, Médecins Sans Frontières