For developing better world leadership and a more compassionate world, for understanding the world around us – past, present, and future – and for influencing that world in a humanitarian direction, is what the Geneva School of Diplomacy is all about. The Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations (GSD) prides itself on rigorous teaching and on a faculty renowned for their concern for the individual needs of our students. This tradition is enhanced by the specialized and interdisciplinary nature of the curriculum. Our culture of student engagement establishes the foundation of a stimulating and cosmopolitan atmosphere which fosters the exchange of ideas, research, teaching, and the integration of the students into the world’s most diplomatic community. The high quality of education is presented by our distinguished faculty - of renowned professors, ambassadors, statesmen, and stateswomen - selected for their professional and academic excellence and humanitarian commitment alike. They instruct, research, and publish in both classic and cutting-edge areas in the field of International Relations. Their teaching methodology is practice-oriented, ultimately preparing students for highly rewarding careers in international affairs. GSD offers highly competitive programmes specializing in International Relations at the Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral levels. As part of the curriculum, we help provide our students with unique internship opportunities within the surrounding International Organizations and NGOs. The Geneva School of Diplomacy has traditionally focused on training world-class international public and private sector leaders who will influence the world in a humanitarian direction. Located at the very heart of the international community, GSD creates a unique opportunity to interact with global governance actors through a number of specialized seminars (delivered by key experts and scholars from leading universities and international organizations). Our purpose is to prepare future leaders for their roles on the world stage to advance peace and human rights. Based on its core values, GSD provides high quality, praxis-oriented education, with a commitment to students support, and promotes a philosophy rooted in the School’s motto ‘Serviendo Guberno’ – that to govern is to serve. All degree programmes are entirely held in English. We look forward to sharing the Geneva School of Diplomacy experience with you.

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Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations

The Doctor of International Relations (DIR) Programme is the highest degree offered by the Geneva School of Diplomacy and brings together academic excellence through meti ... [+]

Doctor of International RelationsThe Doctor of International Relations (DIR) Programme is the highest degree offered by the Geneva School of Diplomacy and develops academic excellence through meticulous independent research, and real-world applicability.The Geneva School of Diplomacy & International Relations (GSD) confers doctoral degrees on the basis of two distinct modalities:Doctor of International Relations by Research The GSD-DIR research programme offers a unique and exciting intellectual environment for the in-depth and interdisciplinary study of International Relations and Diplomacy. Students can pursue their doctoral programme by distance on a full-time (3 years) or part-time basis (6 years) with 9-10 mandatory on-site visits to Geneva.The programme has already attracted highly skilled and experienced students from across the world, including Afghanistan, Bahrain, France, Hungary, India, Nigeria, Paki­stan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Pakistan, Russia, and the USA. Students have devel­oped and are carrying out research in areas as diverse as traditional and new security issues, diplomacy, political economy, human rights, geopolitics and post-colonial studies. GSD post-graduate students work closely with their assigned supervisor and work intensively to develop at the highest level the potential of each candidate, both from methodological and theoretical points of view.... [-]

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Geneva School Of Diplomacy & Intl Relations
Château de Penthes 18, chemin de L'Impératrice
1292 Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland