Making food systems work through 4SD

0
Agent Provocateur is Global Geneva's Oped Section. This article is scheduled to be published in the November, 2018 - January 2019 print and e-edition of the magazine. Over the past decade, the importance of proper...

Chamonix: France’s premier – and almost Swiss – mountain capital

0
The following article is scheduled to be published in Global Geneva's Nov. 2018 - January 2018 print and e-edition.  Upon their return home, Windham and Pococke’s gushing tales found favour in the European press. The...

The Short Story: American Lottery

1
Global Geneva is initiating a new component focusing on creative writing. The following is an excerpt from the short story ‘American Lottery’ by award-winning author Gazmend M. Kapllani. This was published in the June-September 2018...

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Revisiting life after genocide.

1
The following article was published in the June-September 2018 Summer print & e-edition  of Global Geneva. FOR 43-YEAR-OLD KRISTIAN SKEIE, “Life After Genocide” is a general headline that he has been using for the past...

Letter from Rwanda: A Privileged Engagement

3
The following article is scheduled to be published in the November, 2018-January 2019 print/e-edition of Global Geneva magazine. “Good morning, teacher,” faintly echoes. I squint my eyes against the piercing sunlight, searching for the source...

How dangerous is it to question the local powers in France? Clochemerle turns nasty.

1
Two years ago, bulldozers knocked down a clutch of 17th, 18th and 19th century building in Cessy, a once attractive French village in the Pays de Gex region near Geneva. The buildings were hardly in great...

Jeff Danziger – A cartoonist on the political frontline

1
This article is part of our Global Genevans section to be published in the Autumn, 2018 print and e-edition. Not long after the Soviets left Afghanistan in early 1989, Jeff Danziger, then working for The...

Letter from Nicaragua: Volunteering to help – but also to learn.

3
BREAKING IN is a column for young people to share their experiences, including volunteering or interning.  IF YOU HAVE EVER THOUGHT OF VOLUNTEERING, DO IT! You won’t regret it. After finishing my Master’s and having...

Writing – or attending literary events – in Switzerland

1
The following article may serve as an inspiration for those attending the Geneva Book Fair, visiting Switzerland or simply living in the region. The literary urge kicks into top gear as summer approaches. The Fondation...

Project 1800: Saving the SDGs – and the world

“There is simply not enough capital in the current paradigm. We need to reframe capitalism,” observes Arthur Wood, the Geneva-based international development consultant who convened Project 1800. The Swiss Development Corporation (SDC) recently underwrote...

The 2018 Geneva Book Fair: Linking Geneva with New York

0
This year’s guest of honour is New York, so there will be various activities, including writers, representing U.S. publishing activities. While the Geneva Salon represents the world’s second largest French-language book fair, it also...

MPs bet on water diplomacy – and CERN – for the Middle East

3
This article was first published in the Oct/Nov 2017 print and e-edition of Global Geneva magazine. FOR THE GENEVA-BASED INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION, the Middle East, particularly the Israeli-Palestinian question, has always remained a sensitive if not...

Mediating Blue Peace in the Middle East

1
This article was first published in the Oct/Nov 2017 print and e-edition of Global Geneva magazine. SWITZERLAND’S ABUNDANCE OF WATER “is one reason why we consider it our responsibility to act and to provide expertise...

Death of a Translator – Putting PTSD on the front page

3
This article also has appeared in the Oct/Nov 2017 print and e-edition of Global Geneva magazine. Most foreign correspondents covering conflicts and humanitarian crises, including those who somewhat presumptuously dub themselves “war reporters”, like to imagine that...

The Gerald Durrell Legacy: My career and other animals

4
This article also has been published in the Oct/Nov 2017 print and e-edition of Global Geneva magazine. Children hate going to bed.  They always want to stay up for just another few minutes, and a few more. ...

Israel: Fifty years of shrinking democracy

0
Geneva Hub is open to any member of the Global Geneva Support Community or guest writer at the invitation of the editors. The Right Livelihood Award Foundation, which selected Physicians for Human Rights -...

Changemakers: Vasili Sofiadellis

0
GG: You are not the High Commissioner for Refugees, you hold no political title or office, yet you are responding to a humanitarian crisis in a very unique and personal way. Who are you? VS:...

France’s Nicolas Hulot: Placing the Titanic Syndrome in the forefront

“I didn’t start out as an ecologist,” Nicolas Hulot says, “I became one.” Still boyish and exuberant, with an ever-engaging smile at 62, Hulot has definitely made up for lost time. He is single handedly...

Dealing with poop: the virtues of perfume

3
The American doctor was standing in the shade of an acacia tree, scarcely shielded from the blistering midday heat of a Somali refugee camp. Working for Oxfam, he was carefully taking samples from a...

International Geneva: Already a leader in the next Industrial Revolution

1
The World Economic Forum's Klaus Schwab calls it the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It's the one that will do away with middle-class and professional jobs as we know them. It has been described as a...

Knocking it all down: French property developers dictate Lake Geneva’s urban vision.

6
 Don't it always seem to go That you don't know what you've got 'Till it's gone They paved paradise And put up a parking lot.” (Joni Mitchell: Yellow Taxi) Nazi Reichsmarschall  Hermann Göring may, or may not, have said: “Whenever...

CIVITAS MAXIMA—A Tiny Swiss Group of Lawyers Takes on War crimes and Crimes Against...

Since the International Criminal Court (ICC) opened for business 15 years ago only four cases have been successfully tried. The ICC was originally intended to be an updated, modern version of the Nuremburg trials...

How Alpine Resorts are Coping with Climate Change

0
As a child visiting Switzerland with my family during the summer holidays in the 1960s, I used to spend a month in Riederalp, a 2000-meter high resort in the Upper Valais overlooking the Rhone...

Fifa’s Shame : Kidnapping the Game

1
Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end the Germans always win. Or so maintained Gary Lineker, the popular TV commentator and former England international. He...

Libya’s Worsening Turmoil – Bad for Everyone

1
Five years ago this February I was among the first foreign journalists to arrive in Benghazi, the city in eastern Libya that had just birthed the uprising that would eventually bring an end to...

The Yazidis : Life after Genocide

0
Hajji Mirza is from Tel Azar. Now he and his family are condemned to live in a tent in Khanke, a refugee camp with over 16,000 people near Dohuk in northern Iraq. “For 20...