The PACT Division of the EGS, now in operation for over 20 years, invites you to discover a set of unique possibilities for advanced study that traverse the arts, humanities, and sciences. We assemble world-leading critical theorists, philosophers, artists, and practitioners from fields such as digital design, film, music, and literature for seminars that provide for cross-disciplinary encounter and research at the very highest levels.

Our campuses are on sites of startling beauty in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, and Valletta, Malta.

Here, in intensive sessions of 24 days, our celebrated faculty explore the foundations of modern thought and creative practice while addressing the most urgent questions of the day. They combine depth of questioning with experiment, attracting an international community of inspired students with diverse academic and professional backgrounds.

PACT offers a uniquely modern educational opportunity by offering teaching of the highest level in flexible formats. In addition to its renowned EU-accredited degree programs at the MA and PhD levels, it allows for non-matriculated study (through certificate programs and post-doctoral research), and provides for the possibility of attendance in individual courses. Its intensive seminar structure gives individuals the possibility of pursuing other work or professional obligations throughout the year.

We invite you to join us in our effort to discover what advanced study can be.

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Public lectures

Catherine Malabou

Morphing Intelligence 4: AI and Anarchy

Lars Iyer

My Weil (book discussion)

Frank Ruda

A Critique of the Political Economy of (Capitalist) Prehistory

Michael Naas

Michael Naas and Don DeLillo

Alenka Zupančič

Let Them Rot: Antigone’s Parallax

Aïcha Liviana Messina

The Writing of Innocence: Blanchot and the Deconstruction of Christianity