university of geneva - united nations office at geneva conversations with academia

The project
"UNIGE-UNOG Conversations with Academia" is a series of lectures at the UN Library by University of Geneva Scholars followed by a discussion with UN professionals.

Background and Purpose
This project aims at reinforcing the constructive dialogue between UN experts and University of Geneva scholars and at jointly creating an informal knowledge network by connecting UNIGE scholars to UN experts on specific topics.

Four sessions per year are organised jointly between the United Nations Office at Geneva and the University of Geneva at the Palais des Nations.

1st session - October 5th 2018 - Global Digital Governance: what role for Geneva
Director General of the United Nations Office at Geneva Michael Møller and Professor Jacques de Werra, Vice-Rector of the University of Geneva have officially launched this joint initiative on October 5th 2018 at the Palais des Nations.

Professor Jacques de Werra has then given a lecture on global digital governance.


Director General Michael Møller (UNOG), Professor Jacques de Werra (UNIGE), Thomas Neufing (UNOG)

Jacques de Werra 
is vice-rector of the University of Geneva (where he is in charge - among different projects - of the University's digital strategy www.unige.ch/digital) and professor of law (intellectual property and contract law). He holds a doctorate in law from the University of Lausanne and a Master's degree in Law (LLM) from Columbia Law School and was admitted to the bar in both Geneva and New York.
Prof. de Werra was a Faculty Fellow/Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and has held visiting professor positions at various universities, including Stanford Law School, Nagoya University and City University of Hong Kong. He has launched a summer school on Internet law at the University of Geneva (www.internetlaw-geneva.ch) and co-leads the WIPO - University of Geneva summer school on intellectual property.

University of Geneva Students
Ten seats are reserved at each event for University of Geneva students. This is on a first-come served basis. If you are interested in participating, please send an e-mail with your etu.unige.ch e-mail address at least five working days prior to the event; the e-mail should be sent to conversations(at)unige.ch.

Contact conversations(at)unige.ch