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Partnership with the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator (GESDA)

The Fondation pour Genève supports the scientific and diplomatic program of the Foundation Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator (GESDA), which consists of identifying the importance and feasibility of future scientific advances and turning them into solutions.

Established in 2019 to serve as a scientific and diplomatic anticipation tool for greater multilateral impact and effectiveness, the GESDA Foundation believes that scientific anticipation is crucial for the future of diplomacy. The Fondation pour Genève calls on Michel Mayor, Swiss astrophysicist and Professor Emeritus at the Department of Astronomy of the University of Geneva, as its scientific advisor and representative. Professor Mayor, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2019, will represent the Foundation and provide scientific advice to GESDA.


October 8, 2021 – 7:15 pm – Maison de la Paix : Public conference “Comment anticiper, accompagner et partager les révolutions scientifiques à venir ?”

GESDA and the Graduate Institute are organizing, in partnership with the Fondation pour Genève, a public conference on the theme of “Comment anticiper, accompagner et partager les révolutions scientifiques à venir ?” With the participation of Enrico Letta, former President of the Italian Council (2013-2014) and President of the Institut Jacques Delors, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, President of GESDA and Marie-Laure Salles, Director of the Graduate Institute.

October 7-9, 2021: The first global summit on science and diplomacy in Geneva.

Scientists, diplomats, business leaders, philanthropists, and citizens will come together to foster thoughtful, responsible, inclusive, and sustainable collaboration while highlighting science and diplomacy based upon anticipation.

July 21, 2021: The Fondation pour Genève and the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator (GESDA) announced a partnership to make Geneva the world capital of multilateral science diplomacy. This announcement was made with the presence of GESDA’s founders, Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, and the President of the Geneva State Council, Serge Dal Busco. Press release. 

Serge Dal Busco, Ignazio Cassis, Michel Mayor,
Patrick Aebischer, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Marc Pictet et Guillaume Pictet