Papiers d’actualité / Current Affairs in Perspective

The papers series “Papiers d’actualité / Current Affairs in Perspective” puts current events into a historical perspective in order to better understand them. Today, more than ever, it is difficult, to understand the world we are living in without knowing the past that led to it. Therefore, “Papiers d’actualité / Current Affairs in Perspective” emphasise the value of historical phenomenon and their commemoration in today’s world.

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2017

No 7, September

Turbulent Times Ahead: What to Make of the German General Elections 2017

Dr Bernhard Blumenau, Lecturer in International Relations, Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrews

No 6, August

Pour une vraie histoire du neoliberalisme en Suisse

Olivier Meuwly, Historian, Specialist in the history of political parties

No 5, July

Qu’est-ce que l’histoire numérique?

Dr Frédéric Clavert, Maître Assistant, Université de Lausanne

No 4, June

Brexit and/or Mayxit? A commentary on the current political situation in the UK

Dr Bernhard Blumenau, Lecturer in International Relations, Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrews

No 3, April

The Treaties of Rome (1957): Comforting Peace and Offsetting the Decline of Europe

Laurent Warlouzet, Professor of History, University of Littoral-Coté d’Opale

No 2, February

A New Era for the Canada-U.S. Relationship

Shaloma Gauthier, Research Associate, Pierre du Bois Foundation for Current History

No 1, January

Au croisement des mémoires : la Russie face à un passé qui divise

Barbara Martin, PhD , International History, The Graduate Institute, and SNSF Post-Doctoral Fellow


2016

No 8, November

Catalonia-Spain: at the roots of the current confrontation

Emmanuel DALLE MULLE, PhD, SNSF Research Fellow, Centrum voor Sociologisch Onderzoek – KU Leuven

No 7, August

The Greek Debt Tragedy: An Ongoing Odyssey

Felix Matthys, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Bendheim Center for Finance, Princeton University

No 6, July

‘Brexit’ in Historical Perspective

Daniel Kenealy, Specialist Adviser, Senior Vice Principal’s Office, Lecturer, School of Social & Political Science, University of Edinburgh

No 5, May

Jews of Arab Countries: Between Identity Politics and Historiography

Aline Schlaepfer, Associate Professor Université de Genève-American University of Beirut

No 4, April

La commémoration: un outil complexe au service de l’histoire

Olivier Meuwly, Historian, Specialist in the history of political parties

No 3, March

The Confiscation of Our Co-Citizens’ Passports within the ISIS Context: Reflections on the State’s Passport Regime, Past and Present

Dr Sabina Donati, Research Associate, Pierre du Bois Foundation for Current History

No 2, February

Helmut Schmidt, the elder world statesman: chancellor, commentator, and cigarette-lover

Dr Bernhard Blumenau, Lecturer in International Relations, Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrews

No 1, January

China and the Sea: Understanding China’s Contemporary Sea Power via the Historical Memory Approach

Emma WILLIAMS, Andrew TAYLOR and Wilson CHAN, Lancaster University


2015

No 9, December

A Luta Continua: entangled histories of Southern Africa four decades on

Caio Simões de Araújo, PhD Candidate, IHEID

No 8, November

‘13/11’: Terror in Paris. Context and Implications

Bernhard Blumenau, Lecturer in International Relations, Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews

No 7, September

Quelques réflexions sur l’euro et son avenir

Gilles Grin, Directeur de la Fondation Jean Monnet pour l’Europe à Lausanne ainsi que chargé de cours à l’Université de Lausanne

No 6, July

Twenty Years After: The Dayton Accords, Legacies and Opportunities in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Anca Doina Cretu, PhD Candidate, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

No 5, June

Dr. Ruth A. Parmelee: witnessing the Armenian Genocide and (re)negotiating the Self

Dr Francesca Piana, Post-doctoral Fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation, honorary research fellow at the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology of Birkbeck College

No 4, April

Cracked Rear View: The Uses and Abuses of Financial History in the 2008 Crisis

Professor Trevin Stratton, American University in Dubai, Dubai

No 3, March

Dénonciation russe du nationalisme ukrainien comme “fascisme” : aux origines d’une rhétorique de diabolisation (1917-2015)

Barbara Martin, PhD Candidate, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

No 2, February

Ebola, a Global Health Emergency

Dr. Shaloma Gauthier, Research Associate, Pierre du Bois Foundation

No 1, January

Ebola: Reaction versus Resolution

Paroma R. Ghose, PhD Candidate, The Graduate Institute, Geneva


2014

No 8, December

25 Years after the Fall of the Wall: A New Cold War in the Making?

Bernhard Blumenau, Research Fellow, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

No 7, November

Lessons from French Military Interventions in Africa

Nathaniel Powell, PhD, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

No 6, October

ISIS: Understanding the Threat and Its Implications for the West

Bernhard Blumenau, Research Fellow, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

No 5, July

Détente, not Rapprochement: Iran, the West, and the Middle East and North Africa regional order at Geneva, November 2013 – February 2014; Part II: E3+3-Iran Nuclear Negotiations

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

No 4, May

Still walking to freedom? A historical retrospective of the first 20 years of South African democracy

Mariusz Lukasiewicz and Aravind Ganesh, PhD Candidates, IHEID, Geneva

No 3, April

La votation helvétique sur l’immigration : causes et conséquences d’un scrutin symbolique

Axel Marion, Visiting Researcher, Centre for the Study of Europe, Boston University

No 2, March

Détente, not Rapprochement: Iran, the West, and the Middle East and North Africa regional order at Geneva, November 2013 – February 2014 Part I: The Islamic Republic of Iran’s policy in the Syrian Civil War

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

No 1, February

Turquie-Union européenne : les raisons et conséquences de la relance des négociations d’adhésion

Özcan Yilmaz, Université de Genève, Département d’histoire générale et Global Studies Institute


2013

No 7, November

A Primer on the US Government Shutdown

Gabriel Geisler Mesevage, PhD Candidate/Department of International History, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

No 6, November

Blasts from the Past- A Historical Overview of the Anglo-Argentine dispute over the Falkland/Malvinas

Andrea Chiampan , PhD Candidate/Department of International History, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

No 5, September

German Elections on 22 September 2013: the Primacy of Domestic Policy

Bernhard Blumenau, Research Fellow, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

No 4, May

Europe’s Fight Against Piracy: From the Barbary Coast to Operation Atalanta

Joris Larik, PhD Candidate/Researcher, European University Institute

No 3, April

Culture at the Crossroad of International Politics UNESCO, World Heritage and the Holy Land

Aurélie Élisa Gfeller, Swiss National Science Foundation Ambizione fellow and guest lecturer, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

No 2, February

Sept mois d’émeutes à Belfast: la paix est-elle menacée en Irlande du Nord?

Geneviève Delessert, Historienne et enseignante, Lausanne

No 1, January

A propos du cinquantenaire du traité de l’Elysée

Sylvain Schirmann, Professeur à l’Université de Strasbourg


2012

No 7, October

Robert Schuman, l’Europe et la Paix

Marie-Thérèse Bitsch, Professeur émérite à l’Université de Strasbourg

No 6, July

Europeanising Institutional Memory Or Supranationalising Domestic Memory Struggles?

Annabelle Littoz-Monnet-Assistant Professor in Political Science at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

No 5, June

The Arab Spring and the European Neighbourhood Policy:An Economic Outlook

Gilles Grin-Appointed Director of the Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe, Lausanne, and Lecturer at the University of Lausanne

No 4, May

Germany and the Euro crisis: the long shadow of history

Bernhard Blumenau-Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

No 3, April

The European Citizens’ Initiative: ’Much Ado About Nothing’?

Felix Ohnmacht-Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

No 2, February

Libya 1986-2011: A Testing Ground for the Evolution of US Foreign Policy?

Mattia Toaldo- Post-doctoral fellow at the British School of Rome and at the Society for Libyan Studies

No 1, January

Croatia as the 28th EU Member State: How Did We Get Here and Where Should We Go from Now?

Senka Neuman Stanivuković – University of Groningen


2011

No 8, December

Wavering EU’s State Consolidation Approches in Western Balkans

Jovana Miočinović, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

No 7, October

L’Iran : entre glaciation politique et printemps arabe

Clément Therme, Membre associé au Centre d’Analyse et d’Intervention Sociologique (CADIS) de l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris

No 6, June

Whither Germany? The “German Problem” and its Implications for Today

Bernhard Blumenau, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

No 5, April

Les “printemps arabes” et leurs enjeux. Perspectives sur la diplomatie américaine

Jérôme Gygax, Fondation Pierre du Bois pour l’histoire du temps présent

No 4, March

Les crises de la construction européene: mythes et réalités

Gilles Grin, Fondation Jean Monnet pour l’Europe et l’Université de Lausanne

No 3, February

The Czech Republic’s Political Scene in 2010: A Political Earthquake and its Aftershocks

Marek Neuman, University of Groningen

No 2, January

La retraite du Dalaï-Lama: quelles perspectives d’avenir pour la communauté tibétaine de l’exil?

Anne-Sophie Bentz, Université Toulouse 1 Capitole

No 1, January

Climate Change Negotiations: Deal or No Deal?

Celine Germond-Duret, University of Central Lancashire


2010

No 9, December

Le Traité de Lisbonne – une constitution à vocation mondiale

Joris Larik, European University Institute, Florence

No 8, November

A Reset at Lisbon?

Jussi M. Hanhimäki, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

No 7, September

L’euro et le défi de la gouvernance économique

Gilles Grin, Fondation Jean Monnet pour l’Europe et Université de Lausanne

No 6, August

The International Community and Terrorism: A Short Historical Assessment

Bernhard Blumenau, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

No 5, July

The Rhetoric of Dependence and Reconstruction in Haiti

Shaloma Gauthier, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

No 4, June

2009 The UN International Year of Reconciliation

Seung-hoon Heo, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

No 3, April

La déclaration Schuman du 9 mai 1950: “Un texte qui a changé le monde”

Marie-Thérèse Bitsch, Université de Strasbourg

No 2, March

EU Cultural Policy between Community-building and Market-making: putting the EU’s Cultural Agenda into Historical Perspective

Annabelle Littoz-Monnet, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

No 1, February

Thirty Years of War: Soviet Legacies and Today’s Challenges in Afghanistan

Nathaniel Powell, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva


2009

No 11, December

The Presidential Elections in Romania: Turning Point or Stalemate?

Bogdan Christian Iacob, Central European University, Budapest

No 10, December

Chileans (Or At Least Some) Prepare To Vote For Their New President

Carlos Rodrigo Sáez-Muñoz, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

No 9, November

The EU’s Marketing Standards for Fruit and Vegetables: The End of a Myth?

Katrin Milzow, Pierre du Bois Foundation for Current History

No 8, September

General Elections in Germany on 27 September 2009

Bernhard Blumenau, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

No 7, September

Une réflexion sur l’actualité de la pensée et de l’action de Jean Monnet

Gilles Grin, Fondation Jean Monnet pour l’Europe et Université de Lausanne

No 6, July

International Criminal Law, International Security and the Global Ordre Public

Joris Larik, European University Institute, Florence

No 5, June

Touchant au coeur du régime islamique, la crise est loin d’être terminée

Mohammad-Reza Djalili, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

No 4, June

Un Parlement européen en quête de légitimité populaire

Axel Marion, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

No 3, June

Sixty Years of the Federal Republic of Germany

Bernhard Blumenau, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

No 2, May

5 mai 2009 – Le Conseil de l’Europe a soixante ans

Marie-Thérèse Bitsch, Université de Strasbourg

No 1, May

Obama’s NATO: A New Transatlantic Partnership?

Jussi Hanhimäki, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva