Anchored in the five disciplines taught at the Graduate Institute – anthropology and sociology, international economics, international history and politics, international law, and political science – this executive course provides practically-oriented, methods-acquiring explanatory modules on each of these disciplines’ outlook on international affairs.

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  • Gain a deeper knowledge of the five core disciplines in international relations to cope with global issues

  • Identify the main challenges in international affairs relevant to your professional practice and/or organisation

  • Master skills applicable to your professional practice to make better decisions

  • Interact with top-notch faculty and expand your professional network in international Geneva to build bridges with experts from business, civil society, academia and governments


Who should apply?

Professionals in international organisations, governments, NGOs and private sector who are  interested in and impacted by the deep changes in international relations and wish to move forward in their career.                    



Upon full completion of the course, you will receive a Graduate Institute Executive Education Certificate of Attendance for the Theories and Practices of International Relations 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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Day 1

  • International Relations: Then and Now

  • The Role of Law in International Relations


Day 2

  • Theories of International Relations

  • Research in International Affairs


Day 3

  • International Organisations and the Challenge of Multilateralism

  • Diplomacy and International Affairs: Issues and Practices


Day 4

  • Development and International Economics

  • Global Health and International Relations


Day 5

  • Security, Securitisation and International Relations

  • Anthropological Approaches to International Relations

 2022 cohort testimonial

When coming back home every evening from the course, my partner noticed how delighted I was. She was right. Speakers were brillant and sessions were fascinating. The course was eye-opening and relevant.

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Applications 2024

Applications are now open


Dates 2024
3 - 7 June 2024


Dates 2025
2 - 6 June 2025


CHF 3'950


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For organisations

Our open enrolment programmes can be adapted to fit the needs of your organisation.

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+41 (0)22 908 57 28

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