In accordance with the GISA Statutes, each year the students of each Master and PhD programme at the Graduate Institute are invited to elect a student representative for their respective programmes. These class representatives are supported by GISA to work with relevant IHEID administrators to address student concerns and proposals for the betterment of the academic environment at the Institute.

If you have any questions about student life at the Institute, please feel free to contact your class representative.



Master in International Affairs (interdisciplinary)

1st Year | Vanina Meyer
2nd Year | Mukta Dhere

Master in Development Studies (interdisciplinary)

1st Year | Manuel Leon
2nd Year | Samhita Ayaluri

Master in Anthropology and Sociology

1st Year | Jhilam Gangopadhyay
2nd Year | Rachael Louise Healy

Master in International Economics

1st Year | Aynur Asadli
2nd Year | Shaina Hasan

Master in International History

1st Year | Shivangi Behera
2nd Year | Christoph Buhne

Master in International Law

1st Year | Marisa Giustiniani
2nd Year | Victor Tozetto da Veiga

Master in International Relations/Political Science

1st Year |
2nd Year | Astrid Skjold


PhD | International Relations / Political Science

Janine Bressmer
Julia Auburn Greene

PhD | International Economics

Hossein Tohidimehr
Antoine Jean François Cornevin
Orlando Zambrano Roman

PhD | International History

David Motzafi-Haller

PhD | International Law

Cyprien Fluzin
Dena Arjan Kirpalani
Daniel Ricardo Quiroga Villamarin

PhD | Anthropology and Sociology

Nina Khamsy
Nina Teresa Kiderlin