Swiss Journeys: Neuchâtel – combining nature and culture (Part I)

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The following is Part I of two-article reportage by Italo-Swiss journalist Luisa Ballin on the Canton of Neuchâtel as part of Swiss Journeys, our regular Global Geneva series of discovery. (Also to be published in...

Genève internationale perd son tamtam

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This piece by Swiss journalist and author Daniel Wermus was first published by The Essential Edge Monday, 10 June, 2013. VERSION FRANCAISE. Genève, tes journalistes foutent le camp ! Aucune statistique officielle ne le confirme,...

“Mindf*ck”: Adventures with the Cambridge terminator

The driving force behind both events, Wylie insists, was a previously little known contractor, Cambridge Analytica, created in 2014. Wylie has direct knowledge of what he is talking about. After finishing his studies at...

Dealing with new realities: Cities must adapt to climate change

Agent Provocateur is Global Insights oped section. This is being republished in English with the kind permission of El Pais on the occasion of World Cities Day, 31 October 2021. The event was celebrated...
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Klaus Schwab: Geneva’s unlikeliest revolutionary

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This is a slightly revised version of an article that was first published in the Oct/Nov 2017 print and e-edition of Global Geneva magazine. Two clichés about the Davos meeting of the World Economic Forum are...

Expedition in the Congo rediscovers lost primate  

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The last time there was a sighting of Bouvier’s red colobus disco was all the rage, the Internet was non-existent, and Madonna still referred solely to the mother of God. But then the African monkey...

L’ancien président suisse Adolf Ogi lance trois suggestions : à l’ONU, au pape François et...

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ÉDITION FRANÇAISE: Adolf Ogi a eu un parcours exceptionnel. Né le 18 juillet 1942 à Kandersteg (canton de Berne), il a été directeur de la Fédération suisse de ski, conseiller national, conseiller fédéral, deux fois...

A Tale of Two COPs

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“Where’s the climate change meeting?” I boomed, a little too loudly. “Sshhh” whispered a bearded man draped in patterned blankets. He gestured through a door. Inside was a hushed circle of 40 or 50...

Basel’s uneasy cross-border relationship with Nazi Germany 1933-1945

As a baby boomer of Swiss origin born in the United States, I was always fascinated by Switzerland’s survival role as a neutral country during World War II. My British-educated father, who had served...

Business as usual: no longer acceptable for young people

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For my 20 year-old son, who is studying finance at Edinburgh University, engaging with business investment and social entrepreneurship is what matters. In other words, unlike his father, he is a born capitalist. At...
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Coffee with a mission – from Switzerland, where else?

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That’s coffee from St. Légier not Vevey. And grown by women coffee farmers in the developing world. It’s an initiative launched by a Catalan-Swiss woman in Switzerland on International Women’s Day, 8 March, with...

2020 Martin Ennals Award nominations: Three exceptional women

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The following is part of Global Geneva's ongoing commitment to the reporting of 'international Geneva' themes, including human rights. Representing 10 of the world’s leading human rights organizations, notably Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Brot...

International Geneva: Missed Opportunities, New Possibilities

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Observers warn that UNOG is now in danger of receding into another failed League of Nations. Today, many observers fear that the UN and other actors in the “International Geneva”, or “International Switzerland” ecosystem may...

The ARTacama Project- Art Meets Science Mapping the Cosmic Microwave Background

Mark Devlin is an experimental cosmologist exploring the underlying structure of the universe.  Jackie Tileston is an artist, and Christine Pfister not only heads one of Philadelphia’s most innovative galleries for contemporary art, but...

Genève internationale: une mine d’or si mal exploitée

La Suisse a beaucoup de peine à faire comprendre ce que son incroyable biotope d’humanitaires, d'universitaires, d'entrepreneurs, de chercheurs, de décideurs et de militants peut offrir au monde. (English version of this article) Depuis trois...