Closure of the Geneva International Academic Network (GIAN) & Inauguration of the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS)

Tuesday, 16 September, 2008 - 18:30 to 21:00
Conference Room (ground floor), International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG), Rue de Varembé 17, Geneva

Ceremony chaired by Prof. Dr. Michel Carton, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Member of the Governing Committee of the SNIS:

  • Inaugural comments by Mr Roberto Balzaretti, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations Office and Special Representative of Switzerland to the Human Rights Council, and by Mr Charles Beer, State Counsellor of the Republic and Canton of Geneva and President of the Department of Public Instruction
  • Addresses by Ms Angeline Fankhauser, President of the GIAN, and by Prof. Edouard Dommen, President of the Scientific Committee of the GIAN, on the GIAN experience and presentation of the GIAN book
  • Addresses by Prof. Dr. Robert Roth, University of Geneva, Member of the Governing Committee of the SNIS, and by PD Dr. Tobias Haller, Director of the SNIS, on the role of the SNIS as a network for international studies in Switzerland and on the results of its first call for research proposals.

The ceremony will be followed by a reception in the main hall of the CICG.