More than 100 Alumni Celebrate our 10th Anniversary!

Alumni reunion: dinner Alumni reunion: dinner

On Saturday 27 May, more than 100 alumni gathered together to celebrate our 10th anniversary.

The Grand Geneva Academy Hotel: Diary of a Director

Former directors of the Geneva Academy and of the Centre universitaire de droit international humanitaire (CUDIH), the predecessor of the Geneva Academy, shared their memories as heads of these institutions.

Alumni Gathering Directors Panel

Antonio Coco and Jean-Baptiste Maillart, Teaching Assistants at the Geneva Academy and former LLM students, introduced the panel with a great touch of humor and shared with the public some little secrets of the daily life at the Academy.

Alumni Gathering The Grand Geneva Academy Hotel TAs

Around the theme ‘The Grand Geneva Academy Hotel: Diary of a Director’ Professors Louis Doswald-Beck, Robert Kolb, Andrew Clapham and Robert Roth discussed the genesis of the LLM programme, the implementation of additional tutorials to complete core course, and the switch to English as official language of instruction which allowed a broader range of students to join our programmes. They also mentioned the first steps into the Villa Moynier, which before becoming our headquarter was left to crumble. In the end, the speakers gave to students interesting insights of the Geneva Academy’s backstage scene in an informal and convivial atmosphere.

Alumni Gathering The Grand Geneva Academy Hotel

From Geneva to Solferino to Raise Funds for a LLM Scholarship

Our current LLM students also presented to our alumni their initiative to cycle from Geneva to Solferino to raise funds for a LLM scholarship for next year class.

Alumni Gathering Solferino Presentation

Barbecue in the Parc and Evening Dinner

These presentations were followed by a barbecue in the Parc Mon Repos. In the evening, the festivities continued in the Jardin Anglais with tapas and drinks. What a cheerful moment to meet former classmates and professors, get to know current students and remember Geneva’ student life!

Alumni Gathering Barbecue

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