Head of Research, Programme for the Study of International Governance
Lead Researcher, SNSF funded project on UN Reform and Effectiveness
PhD, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Cecilia is Head of Research at the Programme for the Study of International Governance, and Visiting Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Programmes, at the Graduate Institute. She is currently the lead researcher working on a Swiss National Science Foundation project examining UN Reform and Effectiveness. She serves as the academic advisor for the Graduate Institute’s Summer and Winter Programmes on International Affairs and Multilateral Governance; and the United Nations. Her broader research interests focus on the role and influence of non-state actors in international policy processes, including methods for measuring influence. Cecilia previously worked as a researcher for the Global Detention Project, investigating the legal and policy frameworks adopted by governments to manage irregular migration. She also has professional experience developing communication and advocacy strategies for government, non-governmental and private sector organisations, and continues to advise organisations on their international communications and advocacy work. Cecilia speaks English, Italian and French, and a little bit of Chinese (Mandarin).