The Swiss elite observatory regularly organises conferences on elite related topics and methodological approaches we use in our work at the University of Lausanne. The goal of these meetings is to exchange, coordinate and share our ideas with scholars from Switzerland and abroad. On many occasions we have also organised panels or workshops on elites in the framework of national or international congresses.


8 à 9 juin 2017, Université de Lausanne
Qui gouverne les sciences ? Acteurs, institutions et pouvoirs

18 – 20 June 2014, University of Lausanne
Understanding the Transformation of Economic Elites in Europe

Conference Program  (996 Ko)


26 -28 June 2013 - Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association, Berne
Elites in Times of Crisis

Call for papers  (155 Ko)

27 – 28 August 2012, University of Lausanne
The  Power  of  Corporate  Networks: A  Comparative  and  Historical perspective

Conference program  (75 Ko)


25 – 27 February 2010, University of Lausanne
Network Analyses and History: Approaches, Tools, Problems

Program poster  (695 Ko)

Conference program  (932 Ko)

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