2 October 2018 to 14 May 2019, 10:55-11:40

Auditorium, Centre des arts

La Grande Boissière’s Lecture Series is an opportunity to meet and listen to experts from fields as diverse as environmentalism, inter-ethnic relations, human and civil rights, conflict and reconciliation, science and even philosophy. 
These lectures are free and open to all. Given the limited space available, we encourage you to register by clicking the links corresponding to each speaker, and we will do our best to accommodate your request based on available space. 


Saskia Keeley

Tuesday 2 October 2018, 10:55-11:40, Auditorium - Registration

Idjwi's Children
Saskia Keeley is a Swiss photographer who partners with humanitarian organisations to share their valuable work with the world, including Leaders' Quest (India), END Fund/Amani Global Works (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Roots and Taghyeer (West Bank) and We Love Reading (Jordan).

Khairollah Alemi

Tuesday 16 October 2018, 10:55-11:40, Auditorium - Registration

Diary of Exile: He Left Afghanistan Alone Aged 11
Khairollah Alemi left his country at the age of 11. Four years later and tens of thousands of kilometres away, he finds himself in Haute-Savoie after a perilous journey during which he faced the worst: forced marches, child labour, dangerous Mediterranean crossings, even prison. Yet Alemi still has hope.

David Hawley

Tuesday 20 November 2018, 10:55-11:40, Auditorium - Registration

Education in the 21st Century
David Hawley is Director General of Ecolint since 2017. He has worked in international schools in the United States, Canada, Europe and Latin America in a career in education spanning over 35 years.

Siobhan Darrow

Tuesday 27 November 2018, 10:55-11:40, Auditorium - Registration
Tuesday 5 March 2019, 10:55-11:40, Auditorium - Registration
Tuesday 14 May 2019, 10:55-11:40, Auditorium - Registration

Origins of Prejudice / Search of the Self / Neuroscience of Emotions
Siobhan Darrow was a reporter for CNN for almost fifteen years covering conflict in the former Soviet Union, Northern Ireland, former Yugoslavia and the Middle East.  She is an Integrated Body Psychotherapist and a Life Coach.

Gilles Lipovetsky

Tuesday 4 December 2018, 10:55-11:40, Auditorium - Registration

The Hyperconsumerist Society: Are We Happier This Way?
Gilles Lipovetsky is an essayist and professor of French and philosophy at the University in Grenoble. He writes on such topics as modernity, globalisation, consumerism, modern culture, markets, feminism, fashion and the media, all of which are linked by the common denominator of individualism.  

Linsdey Cole

Tuesday 8 January 2019, 10:55-11:40, Auditorium - Registration

The Rabbit Proof Fence
Lindsey Cole is a British adventurer with a background in journalism and documentary-making. Her adventure started when she discovered the book Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence about three young aboriginal girls who were forcibly removed from their families and placed in a settlement during the Stolen Generation in Australia. Together, they fled the camp and made it all the way home, crossing some of the most inhospitable environments and following the Rabbit Proof Fence. 

Julie Bindel

Tuesday 15 January 2019, 10:55-11:40, Auditorium - Registration

Has Feminism Gone As Far As It Possibly Can?
Julie Bindel is an English writer, radical feminist and co-founder of the law-reform group Justice for Women. Her work focuses on male violence against women and children, particularly prostitution, pornography, stalking, religious fundamentalism and human trafficking. 

Jean Ziegler

22 January 2019, 10:55-11:40, Auditorium - Registration

Capitalism Explained to My Granddaughter
Jean Ziegler is a politician and Swiss sociologist. He has been Special Rapporteur to the United Nations on the Right to Food and author of many books. He has been vice-chair of the UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee since 2009.

Luc Moreau

Tuesday 2 April 2019, 10:55-11:40, Auditorium - Registration

Do All Glaciers React in the Same Way to Climate Change?
Luc Moreau is a glaciologist who specialises in subglacial hydrology related to glacier drift. When he is not on or under a glacier, he teaches glaciology in high schools, universities and even to professional mountaineers.