One of the recently completed aisles at the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne.


Developed jointly by the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne and Grenoble Ecole de Management, the course will use diverse examples from around the world, plus the work of historians, philosophers, anthropologists and political scientists, to highlight the role of hospitality in international relations.

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The Geopolitics of Hospitality

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