In the face of the persistence and mutation of multilayered discrimination, efforts for antiracism and diversity have gained newfound momentum worldwide. The issue is, however, complex and challenging. How is inclusion engineered? What are the drivers of racism? How can they be remedied through the work environment and policy-informing knowledge and processes? This innovative and timely course addresses these issues, tackling the question of racism in its temporal and international geographic fullness in a forward-looking practical perspective.

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  • Professional focus - Gain a comprehensive and practical understanding of the problem of racism and its multilayered local and international implications for antiracism, diversity and inclusion policies

  • Critical enhancement - Develop your professional and personal ability to map, understand and navigate effectively the question of racism at the many levels of its complex nature

  • Policy update - Identify the main impediments to equality of treatment and inclusion, and acquire analytical tools to manage concrete instances of discrimination

  • Constructive solutions - Reflect on why and how equality of treatment and inclusion will improve the working environment of your public/private institution, organisation or company.


Who should apply?

  • International and national civil servants in charge of internal and external diversity policies

  • Private and public institutions senior officers

  • Directors of human resources and senior programme managers

  • Coordinators of institutional and field operations

  • Professionals and individuals with an interest in these crucial and urgent societal issues



Upon full completion of the course, you will receive a Graduate Institute Executive Education Certificate of Attendance for the Diversity, Inclusion, and the Issue of Racism programme. You have the possibility to earn 3 ECTS by submitting an assignment and paying an extra fee of 300 CHF.

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Related sdgs

1 SDG 5 - Gender Equality10 16

Day 1

  • The Problem of Discrimination (I & II)

  • Discrimination under International and Domestic Law

  • Unleashing the Professional Potential of Diversity


Day 2

  • The Political Economy of Bias

  • Group Work (I)

  • Inclusion in International Organisations

  • Diversity in the Corporate Setting


Day 3

  • Security and Discrimination

  • Group Work (II)

  • Promotion of Antiracism Action in Organisational Settings

  • Gender and Diversity


Day 4

  • Media, Representation and Racism

  • Including Youth beyond Rhetoric

  • Diversity and Policymaking

  • Onto Resolution(s)



Associate Professor, International History and Politics, Graduate Institute Geneva
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Expert on international human rights law, conflict mediation and justice sector reform
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 2022 cohort testimonials

The course is a great opportunity to network. Participants are experienced and come from diverse horizons (private, public sectors, IOs…). It is great to have a network of peers with whom we can share best practices and concerns. The group encouragement is very important, particularly on such a topic. The course makes me think about those issues in a new way.


The course created a space to exchange on racism, which is very important. It helps everyone take a step back and have the broader picture in mind (historical aspects…).


I really enjoyed the diversity in the course: diversity of speakers (faculty from the Institute and from Australia, experts from private sector and NGOs…), of topics, of participants’ backgrounds. We were exposed to diverse perspectives (private sector, NGOs, IOs…), which was very interesting.


It was really helpful and fascinating to raise questions, to listen to questions from participants that were carefully addressed and integrated in the course. The exercise conducted by Mahmoud and Davide was very helpful; it allowed participants to work on a concrete example.

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