THINGS I HAVE DONE
A 2011 video, in which I explain what I was teaching and researching back then (in French)... the Graduate Institute is bilingual!
A 2016 video in which I present the International History Department of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland where I work and served as Head of Department (2014-2017)
Presentation of the study during the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, Geneva, March 2022
Our study is available here in PDF format, for free
With Mahmoud Mohamedou, co-authors of Temps, Espaces et Histoire. Monuments et Héritage Raciste et Colonial dans l'Espace Public Genevois: Etat des lieux Historique, 2022ith
Interview of Max Richter and Yulia Mahr All Human Beings, March 2021
Interview of Aïssa Maïga, FIFDH, March 2022 - with Paroma Ghose for Utopia3
«Loin d’être militant, l’antiracisme est une question de démocratie»
Dans une actualité dominée cette année par la pandémie, une autre question s’est frayé un passage avec l’affaire George Floyd: le racisme. Pour les professeurs Mohamedou et Rodogno, loin d’être un problème ponctuel, il est l’une des forces structurantes des relations internationales
29 December 2020
“A horrific photo of a drowned Syrian child”: Humanitarian photography and NGO media strategies in historical perspective
This article, co-written with Heide Fehrenbach, is a historical examination of the use of photography in the informational and fundraising strategies of humanitarian organizations. Drawing on archival research and recent scholarship, it shows that the figure of the dead or suffering child has been a centrepiece of humanitarian campaigns for over a century and suggests that in earlier eras too, such photos, under certain conditions, could “go viral” and achieve iconic status. Opening with last year's photo campaign involving the case of 3-year-old Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi, whose body washed up on a Turkish beach near Bodrum in early September 2015, the article draws on select historical examples to explore continuities and ruptures in the narrative framing and emotional address of photos depicting dead or suffering children, and in the ethically and politically charged decisions by NGO actors and the media to publish and distribute such images. We propose that today, as in the past, the relationship between media and humanitarian NGOs remains symbiotic despite contemporary claims about the revolutionary role of new visual technologies and social media.
The Individual and the Group: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Genocide Convention at 70. Philippe Sands QC, Professor of Law, University College and the Group gave this conference in December 2018. My colleague, professor of International Law, Paola Gaeta, chaired it. The conference closed “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Seventy: Historical and Juridical Perspectives”, a symposium co-organised by the department of International History of the Graduate Institute and the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. This was part of the activities related to the FNS research project, The Myth of Homogeneity, mentioned above.
PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS, TOLERANCE AND NON-DISCRIMINATION: ROLE OF EDUCATION UNESCO AND ODIHR
International workshop for policymakers “The role of education in addressing anti-Semitism, 16 December 2019.
In June 2020, the Foundation organised an electronic dialogue on the theme of major European challenges in 2020. Find all the videos.
Pat Cox, President of the Foundation and former President of the European Parliament, moderated this dialogue to which the following personalities contributed: Péter Balázs (professeur, Université d’Europe centrale, ancien membre de la Commission européenne, ancien ministre des affaires étrangères de Hongrie, Vienne); Nicolas Baverez (historien, économiste et éditorialiste au Point et au Figaro, Paris); Davide Rodogno (professeur, Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement, Genève); Anna Stünzi (présidente du think tank suisse de politique étrangère foraus, Berne); Bruno Tertrais (directeur adjoint de la Fondation pour la recherche stratégique, Paris); Laurent Warlouzet (professeur, Sorbonne Université, Paris).
Among the themes discussed were: the major European challenges over the last century, the accumulation of European crises, including the recent coronavirus crisis and its political, economic and social consequences, the challenges of European institutional governance, demographic factors, migration, climate issues, Europe in a global system where multilateralism is being questioned, security issues.
An interview on Swiss television
(in French) on Italian politician Matteo Salvini,
early August 2019.
How to bear witness to horror?
A video of a conference held at the Graduate Institute with photojournalist Don McCullin, on 24 April 2017.
I introduced and interviewed McCullin together with Le Temps journalist Lisbeth Koutchoumoff.
Transnational Encounters: Hosting and Remembering Twentieth-Century Foreign War Volunteers
Nir Arielli, Davide Rodogno,
Journal of Modern European History