Department presentation :
Inviting specialists who talk about their experience, is there any better way to cast light on the mechanics of the diplomatic world ?
In a few words, our mission towards students is to open the scope of possiblites. In order to do so, we organize numerous conferences each year, which break the diplomatic world’s hermetism.
Our events allow for a new look on a diplomat’s activites as well as on contemporary stakes. Those are unique opportunities to talk with expert personnalities within their field, on their professional and personal background and on precise themes.
Our department is tremendous for any students wishing to acquire an extra-academical experience. He/She will develop its sense of initiative and responsibility, and will be part of a united team and more generally a student community passionated about diplomacy and world affairs.
A word from the department’s co-chief Gabriele Iannizzi:
“I joined SDSA in September 2019, a few months after its creation. It is with great conviction that I joined this project whose aim is to democratize diplomacy. It is indeed in this domain that I would like to work in the future and in that sense I immediately appreciated the dynamism coming from this young people collective who act as a mediator between the International Geneva and the broader audience. I began as a member of the Journalism Department, I am now co-chief of the Conferences Department, in charge f of organizing high profile public events for our members and our future audience.”
A word from the department’s co-chief Callie Furrer:
« I have been part of the Conference Department since September 2020 and I have recently been appointed as co-chief. My interest for diplomacy started when I was very young during my numerous trips with my parents, and that’s why I’ve been always curious about relationships between countries. Having started my studies in international relationships in Geneva in september 2020, the SDSA seemed like an ideal way to learn more about this field while bein active in the Conference Department »
Victoire Pouleur :
Organisation & Logistics
« I joined SDSA to add an expericence to my academic career and to improve the different multi-tasking skills recquired to organize conferences or events in general.
Furthermore, the association’s objective, which is to democratize diplomacy, immediately interested me and made think it would be an experience full of discoveries.
I think it is a very important theme, especially in Geneva, and that it is a great opportunity for student to be able to understand this field thanks to the association.»