Philanthropy Series


Philanthropy is increasingly a topic of keen interest to individuals and companies alike, particularly in Geneva, a canton with a long tradition of giving. Proactive thinking about the framework conditions conducive to philanthropic initiatives can only benefit such momentum. For this reason, in line with the actions already engaged by SwissFoundations, the Canton of Geneva and Fondation Lombard Odier, the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva launches a Philanthropy series.

Initiated under the impulse of Professor Xavier Oberson and Professor Henry Peter, the Philanthropy series is comprised of four conferences throughout the university year 2014-15. The objective of these half-day sessions is to debate different aspects of philanthropy from an academic standpoint, with a view to providing policy makers and practitioners with concrete recommendations.

#1 Philanthropy and Taxation

Comparative perspectives, cross border issues and recommendations for Switzerland
Moderated by Professor Xavier Oberson
2 October, 2014 | 9h00 - 12h30 | Hôtel Président Wilson

#2 Philanthropy and Art Law

Art donations to museums
Moderated by Professor Marc-André Renold
29 January, 2015 | 9h00 - 12h30 | artgenève - Palexpo

#3 Philanthropy and Intellectual Property

Access to drugs for developing countries
Moderated by Professor Jacques de Werra
13 March, 2015 | 9h00 - 12h00 | Uni Mail, room R290

#4 Philanthropy and Corporate Social Responsibility

Utopia, duty or opportunity?
Moderated by Professor Henry Peter
28 May, 2015 | 9h00 - 12h00 | Fondation Louis-Jeantet

En ouverture du cycle:


Conférence de Matthieu Ricard
Docteur en biologie médicale et moine bouddhiste depuis plus de quarante ans.

16 septembre 2014