PhD, University of Neuchatel
Jacques Forster is Chairman of the Graduate Institute's Foundation Board and was a member of the Assembly of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) until 2010 as well as its Vice-President from 1999 until 2007. He was Vice-Chairman of the Institute's Foundation Board from 2007 until 2010. From 1977 to 2006, he was professor at the Graduate Institute of Development Studies (IUED) where he was Director from 1980 until 1992. He worked with the Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development for over a decade. He has authored several publications on north/south relations and international development cooperation.