Lead Researcher, SNSF funded project on UN Reform and Effectiveness
PhD, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Cecilia is a researcher at the Graduate Institute's Global Governance Centre. She is currently working on a Swiss National Science Foundation project examining UN Reform and Effectiveness, and lectures in the Graduate Institute's Interdisciplinary Programmes. Her broader research interests focus on the role and influence of non-state actors in international policy processes, and migration policy. She served as Head of Research for the Global Governance Centre until December 2017, and directs the Graduate Institute's Summer and Winter Programmes on the United Nations and Global Challenges. Cecilia previously worked for the Global Detention Project – an inter-disciplinary research endeavor that investigates the role detention plays in states’ responses to global migration. She also has professional experience developing and executing communication and advocacy strategies for government, non-governmental and private sector organisations, and continues to advise organisations on their advocacy, monitoring and evaluation projects.