UNIGE names Calmy-Rey visiting professor

by Malcolm Curtis|April 30, 2012

Former Swiss president and foreign affairs minister Micheline Calmy-Rey is to become a visiting professor at the University of Geneva (UNIGE).

The university announced Calmy-Rey’s appointment on Monday.

Starting May 1, the former politician will be attached to the university’s European Institute in conjunction with the creation of a new teaching and research unit in international and European relations.

Calmy-Rey, 66, was a member of the Swiss federal cabinet from 2003 until December 31, 2011 when she resigned. She served as the country’s president on two occasions in 2007 and 2011.

A member of the Socialist party, she was earlier active in Geneva cantonal politics, rising to become president of the cantonal government.

Born in Sion in the canton Valais, Calmy-Rey studied political science at the Geneva Institute of International Studies, where she earned a master of advanced studies degree.

“The knowledge, skills and the network of Madame Calmy-Rey will help strengthen the links between the university and international organizations,” UNIGE said in a news release.

Her involvement is also expected to “contribute significantly to the influence of the institution in the field of international and European studies.”

Calmy-Rey will direct and animate seminars and conferences on the themes of the “politics of peace” and global governance, the university added.


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