Cédric Dupont is Professor of Political Science and Director of Executive Education at the Graduate Institute. He is a Senior Research Fellow of the Berkeley Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center (BASC) at the University of California at Berkeley and an Associate Editor for Europe of the journal Business and Politics. He is a specialist in international political economy with a focus on trade and monetary integration processes and related governance issues. He also specialises in the analysis of strategic interactions between actors (with use of game theory). His ongoing research projects focus on the one hand on the institutional design of pan-regional integration groupings (such as APEC and FTAA), and on the other hand on the working of the WTO as a political system, with specific analysis of the questions of legitimacy and efficiency. He also leads a collaborative project with NGOs in Geneva and Oxford University to advance research and policy dialogue on trade, global economic governance and developing countries. Professor Dupont has a long experience in teaching professionals, often in collaboration with international organisations such as the WTO, and has consulted with leading multinational corporations on non-market strategies inside regional trading arrangements, with a particular focus on Western Europe and the Asia-Pacific.
Dr Sophie Huber Kodbaye
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF EXECUTIVE EDUCATION
Sophie Huber Kodbaye is Executive Director of the Executive Education Department at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and Director of the Executive Master in International Negotiation and Policy Making with more than 10 years of experience in designing and delivering training programmes for professionals in international affairs.
A historian by training, Sophie started training professionals in 2001 working with an NGO dedicated to the advancement of the protection of human rights. After four years attending the sessions at the UN and lecturing on the UN Charter-based and treaty-based human rights bodies, Sophie joined the Centre for Applied Studies in International Negotiations, a Geneva-based think-tank, to train diplomats on similar subjects. From 2005, she organised training programmes for diplomats and high-level civil servants from the DPRK, Iraq, Algeria and Guinea among others. Sophie joined the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in 2008 to run both customized and open-enrolment programmes in Geneva and in the field.
Sophie has also been involved in academia, organising and participating in conferences on European integration history and politics. She has published some of her work and continues research on European identity discourses. More recently, she took interest in foresight studies and attended trainings and conferences on the subject, hence joining a growing network of practitioners.
Sophie holds a degree from the Institut d'études politiques (Sciences Po) in Strasbourg, a M.A. in International History and Politics from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva and a PhD in International Affairs from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. She was a visiting student at Georgetwon University in Washington D.C., a research fellow at the European Studies Institute of the Université libre de Bruxelles and a visiting researcher at the European University Institute in Florence.
Sophie is married and is the mother of a baby boy.
ASSISTANT TO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Géraldine Cour joined the Executive Education of the Graduate Institute last September 2009. Her role is to assist the executive director in the coordination and administrative management of the Executive Education department.
Géraldine Cour holds a Bachelor of Sciences in International Hospitality Management of the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland.
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