Book of the week: "Transforming multilateral diplomacy: the inside story of the Sustainable Development Goals", by Macharia Kamau, Pamela Chasek and David O'Connor

Transforming Multilateral Diplomacy provides the inside view of the negotiations that produced the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Not only did this process mark a sea change in how the UN conducts multilateral diplomacy, it changed the way the UN does its business. This book tells the story of the people, issues, negotiations, and paradigm shifts that unfolded through the Open Working Group (OWG) on SDGs and the subsequent negotiations on the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, from the unique point of view of Ambassador Macharia Kamau, and other key participants from governments, the UN Secretariat, and civil society.”

Publisher: London, Routledge, 2018
Call number: 327(004) HEIA 121548

Book of the week: "Women in Battle: 150 years of fighting for freedom, equality and sisterhood", by Marta Breen and Jenny Jordahl

The book for anyone who wants to learn as much as possible about the history of feminism in as short a time as possible. Presented as a graphic novel and spanning 150 years of recent history, Women in Battle celebrates the fight for women’s rights all over the world. Topics include the suffragette movement, female world leaders, abortion and contraception, gay marriage and #MeToo. It is the journey of our mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers to where we are today. Slowly but surely we are making progress. We need only dare to be heard.

Publisher: London, Hot Key Books, 2018
Call number: 342.701 HEIBD 105

Digital Skills Workshops are Back!

This Spring, register for one of the free two-day workshops prepared by the Direction of Studies and the Library, open to all students of the Graduate Institute (Master & PhD). Here is a quick peek at what is in store for the next few months. For any questions regarding registration to the workshops, please contact : emma.cranfield@graduateinstitute.ch

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Film of the week: "Paths of glory", by Stanley Kubrick

Paths of Glory is a 1957 American anti-war film directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on the novel of the same name by Humphrey Cobb. Set during World War I, the film stars Kirk Douglas (1916-2020) as Colonel Dax, the commanding officer of French soldiers who refuse to continue a suicidal attack, after which Dax attempts to defend them against a charge of cowardice in a court-martial.

In 1992, the film was deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.”

84 mns, 1957
Call number: 6.2 PAT HEIDVD 525

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paths_of_Glory