Department Presentation :
Detail past conferences or workshops from SDSA, describe the public’s response and impressions during cultural visits organized by the association, interview high profile people from the international community in Geneva or from the diplomatic world, or analyze the last events from international geopolitics through written articles with a neutral political point of view.
That is the mission of the Journalism Department inside the Swiss Diplomacy Student Association. Furthermore, the Department actively collaborates with the Webmaster and the Community Manager to make its articles available on the website and on social media.
A word from the department’s chief Jihene Bachtobji
“The SDSA is not just a simple association, it is an opportunity that all students passionate about international relationships, diplomacy and negotiations can benefit from. When it comes to the Journalism Department, we have the possibility to develop writing skills and to improve our methodology and our synthesis capacity, while developing multilingual competencies. In addition to these rewarding experiences, the Department drives us to be more aware and reactive to international news with a particular focus on the international stage”
“Geographer, MAREM student at the Global Studies Institute, passionate about history, political science and international relationship with a specialization in post Soviet-era conflicts, I joined the SDSA in order to bring my expertise to good use and to get involved with an association where I had the occasion to work with motivated and committed individuals.”
“Being part of the SDSA is for me an exceptional opportunity. Firstly, because of my studies at the Global Studies Institute, writing articles on the geographical areas in which I’m specialized is of great help. Additionally, it is an opportunity for me to participate in a common project rooted in my passions, which are diplomacy and international relationships.”
Roland de Pury
“Geneva is a space for international cooperation, and I have grown up here with the intention of being part of its cosmopolitan environment. By joining the SDSA, I wanted to get closer to a sphere related to diplomacy and cooperation, fields in which I would like to work. Interested in history and global geopolitics, I thought it would be relevant for me to be a part of the Journalism Department and to assist with the publication of high quality articles.”
Being part of this association is for me an occasion to meet and work with students on projects closely related to the professional world. The SDSA works to popularise a field that may sometimes be perceived as elitist and inaccessible.”
“As someone who is passionate about cultures, languages, writing and international issues, I didn’t have to think twice about whether I wanted to join the SDSA and in particular its journalism department. In order to keep my family up to date during my exchange year in Sweden, I took up writing for the first time. What started as a way to save time, quickly became a passion that still accompanies me to this day. This experience led me to Geneva, as I took my first course in international relations in Sweden.”
“Having worked for the Directorate of Political Affairs at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, I experienced diplomacy at its finest. I have become closely involved in foreign policy, bilateral relations and multilateralism, granting me invaluable experiences. My distinctive interest in politics and international relations eventually led to my decision to pursue the BARI at the Global Studies Institute. I am delighted to put my knowledge and experiences into practice as part of the Journalism Department and study the dynamics of foreign policy academically.”
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