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

Achille Mbembe

Achille Mbembe “Life Futures” (Excerpt 2) – 10.07.20

Jean-Luc Nancy

Jean-Luc Nancy – Summer 2020 (Excerpt 2) – 08.12.2020

Simon Denny

Simon Denny – “Big Tech’s Claims from Social Media to Crypto” – 2.18.2021

Judith Butler

Judith Butler – “The Problem with Our Laws” (Excerpt) – 10.11.2020

Elie During

Elie During – “The Orbital Condition” – 08.07.2020

Carlos Amorales

Carlos Amorales – “How to Wear a Mask” (Excerpt) – 10.18.2020