Partners, Faculty & Staff

Learn from renowned professionals, professors, and experts. A close collaboration between the Graduate Institute and its partners provides the participants with the best expertise possible from regional universities, bilateral agencies, NGO's, public administrations and international organisations. The curriculum also emphasizes on peer learning; it offers multiple spaces of discussions and exchanges among peers.

 

American University of Central Asia (AUCA)

 

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Founded in 1993, the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) is an international, multi-disciplinary learning community in the American liberal arts tradition.

AUCA serves Central Asia, where young democracies are emerging. We develop the skills and the attitude of mind that foster sensitivity to the region’s rich traditions and adaptability for its democratic development.

Our distinctiveness derives from our highly strategic location, where people from east and west have been exchanging goods and ideas for millennia. Our University is a small but powerful engine of intellectual freedom and critical thinking that fuels education in a caring, student-centered environment. More info

Contact Details
Elena Kim
Tel.: + 996 555 919 085 / + 996 312 915 000 (ext. 432)
kim_el@auca.kg

Medet Tiulegenov
tiulegenov_m@auca.kg

 


Lead Faculty & Staff

 

 

Faculty  

 


Elena Kim
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Head of Social Sciences Division, AUCA
kim_el@auca.kg
Areas of expertise
International development, gender equality, gender resource management
Short profile

Dr. Elena Kim is currently a Head of Social Sciences Division, Head of Graduate Program in Psychology and an Associate Professor at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She has taught in AUCA since 2005 and served in various university committees such as Academic Senate, Academic Policy Committee and Student Intellectual Life Committee.  Dr. Kim earned her PhD degree at the Centre for Development Research in the University of Bonn in Germany. In her dissertation entitled “International Development and Research in Central Asia: Exploring the Knowledge-based Social Organization of Gender” she looks at everyday practices of gender equality work in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan using institutional ethnography for her analysis.  Her current teaching and research interests focus on international development, gender and resource management.  Within the last few years she has managed four policy-oriented research projects funded by United Nations Development Program, United Nations Environmental Program, Norwegian Government, etc. Her publications include peer-reviewed journal articles  and book chapters such as

Kim, E. (2014). Conceptual practice of “rural wellbeing” in Uzbekistan: Contradictions and implications for gender equality. Rural Society, 23(3), 242–255.
Kim, E., & Campbell, M. (2013). Violence against women and peace building: Tracking ruling relations in women’s development NGO in Kyrgyzstan. In A. Choudry and D. Kapoor (Eds.) NGO-ization: Complicity, contradictions and prospects, pp. 185-206. London: Zed Books.

In her current research Dr. Kim conducts ethnographic analysis of cultural, political and economic environments in which practices such as child marriages and bride abduction take place in Kyrgyzstan.

  

Medet Tiulegenov
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Assistant Professor and Chair, International and Comparative Politics Departement, AUCA
tiulegenov_m@auca.kg
Areas of expertise
Civil society in transition countries, political institutions and politics of ethnicity, public policy and governance in the developing world
Short profile

Medet Tiulegenov is an Assistant Professor and a chair of the International and Comparative Politics Department of American University of Central Asia (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan). His research and teaching interests include civil society in transition countries, political institutions and politics of ethnicity, public policy and governance in the developing world. Medet has been publishing his works in in these areas in international journals and publishing houses (East European Politics, CRC Press, IOS press and others). Until 2008 he has been working at Soros Foundation in Kyrgyzstan and prior to that he was a research fellow at the National Academy of Sciences and Kyrgyz National University. He graduated in history from Kyrgyz State University (1993), received Master of Public Administration from Bowling Green State University, USA (1996) and currently is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at Central European University, Hungary.

 
Assel Tutumlu
Assel Tutumlu   

Assistant Professor, Gediz University
assel.rustemova@gediz.edu.tr
Areas of expertise
Political economy of Eurasia, democratization theory and practice, authoritarianism, formal and informal governance
Short profile

Dr. Assel Tutumlu earned her PhD in Global Affairs from Rutgers, State University of New Jersey (USA). She also received MA degree in Politics, specializing in Political Theory from the New School for Social Research and another MA degree in International Affairs from American University in Washington DC majoring in Comparative and Regional Studies with the focus on Eurasian Politics.

Dr. Tutumlu is an Assistant Professor in International Relations Department at Gediz University. She has previously worked in various international organizations and non-governmental agencies, including the United Nations, International Foundation for Election Systems, Kennan Institute of Advanced Russian Studies and the Center for Non-Proliferation Studies. Her work is mostly centered on political economy of authoritarian regimes. She is a comparative scientist with deep knowledge of development trajectories of post-Soviet region. In her dissertation project she applied Foucault’s concept of ‘governmentality’ to explain variations of industrialization patterns and bureaucratic resistance in Central Asia. Her articles appeared in volumes published by Routledge, Nomos, Lexington Press and the Journal of Eurasian Studies and Europe-Asia Studies.

 

 

 

 

Center on Conflict, Development & Peacebuilding (CCDP)

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The CCDP is the Graduate Institute's focal point for research in the areas of conflict analysis, peacebuilding, and the complex relationships between security and development. Its research focuses on the factors and actors that are implicated in the production and reproduction of violence within and between societies and states, as well as on policies and practices to reduce violence and insecurity and enhance development and peacebuilding initiatives at the international, state and local levels. More info

Contact Details
Oliver Jütersonke
Tel.: +41 22 908 57 36
oliver.jutersonke@graduateinstitute.ch

 


Lead Faculty & Staff

 

 

 

Faculty

 

Oliver Jütersonke
Oliver Jütersonke   

Head of Research, Graduate Institute
oliver.jutersonke@graduateinstitute.ch
Areas of expertise
Peacebuilding and the complex relationships between security and development; social and spatial dynamics of urban violence; history of the field of International Relations; epistemology and research methods
Short profile

Oliver Jütersonke obtained a doctorate and Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures (DES) from the Graduate Institute and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Politics from the University of Exeter. Before becoming CCDP Head of Research in 2008, he worked for six years at the Programme for Strategic and International Security Studies (PSIS). Since 2007, Oliver has also been affiliated with the Zurich University Centre for Ethics. He currently teaches courses on social inquiry and research methods for the Graduate Institute’s inter-disciplinary Master’s programmes, as well as for a number of executive education modules.

Much of his current empirical research covers peacebuilding and the complex relationships between security and development, with a particular focus on the social and spatial dynamics of urban violence and security provision. Fieldwork has taken him repeatedly to Madagascar, Rwanda and Timor-Leste. In his capacity at the CCDP, Oliver focuses his attention specifically on project design, and on innovative ways of linking research methods and agendas across the academic disciplines of the Graduate Institute, and between scholarly and policy-practitioner communities in International Geneva and beyond.

 
Keith Krause
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Professor, International Relations / Political Science
keith.krause@graduateinstitute.ch
Areas of expertise
Armed conflicts & violence, arms control & disarmament, human security, peacekeeping / peacebuilding / reconstruction policy, small arms and light weapons, state-building / sovereignty
Short profile

DPhil, Oxford
Keith Krause is Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, Director of its Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP), and Programme Director of the Small Arms Survey, an internationally-recognised research centre NGO he founded in 2001.
The Small Arms Survey has produces annual volumes on issues of small arms proliferation, stockpiles, transfers, misuse and effects, as well as numerous field-based and issue-based studies. It serves as the main source of information and analysis for international public policy on small arms issues.
Professor Krause's research interests also include concepts of security, the changing character of contemporary armed violence, and multilateral security cooperation. He has published Arms and the State (Cambridge) and edited or co-edited Critical Security Studies (Minnesota), and Culture and Security, and authored many journal articles and book chapters. Professor Krause is Canadian, and received his MPhil and DPhil from Balliol College, Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has been a consultant for various international agencies and governments, comments frequently on international issues for the local and international media, and speaks regularly at scholarly and policy meetings and conferences.

 
Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou
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Professor, International History
mahmoud.mohamedou@graduateinstitute.ch
Areas of expertise
Armed conflicts, foreign policies, multilateral diplomacy & negotiation, political violence & terrorism, religion & politics, state-building, Africa (Sahel), Middle East & North Africa
Short profile

 

 

 

 

 

Executive Education (Graduate Institute)

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The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is an acclaimed institution of research and post-graduate education dedicated to the study of world affairs, with a particular emphasis on the cross-cutting fields of international relations and development issues. The Institute is a longstanding member of the prestigious Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). Through its core activities, it aims to promote international cooperation and make a contribution to the progress of developing societies. More broadly, it endeavours to develop creative thinking on the major challenges of our time, foster global responsibility and advance respect for diversity. More info

Executive Education incorporates the Institute’s thematic research on important global issues in its programmes for working professionals, and provides a multi-stakeholder platform for forward-looking analysis and professional development. More info

Contact Details
Bruno Medroa
Tel.: +41 22 908 62 53
dpp.conflict@graduateinstitute.ch
 


Lead Faculty & Staff

 

 

 

Faculty

 

Alexandre D. Freire
  

Programme Director
alexandre.freire@graduateinstitute.ch
Areas of expertise
Educational transformations with a special focus on skills development, internationalization of education, social inequalities, education employment relations, educational choices and dropouts in emerging countries such as Vietnam and Indonesia
Short profile

Dr  Dormeier Freire is Senior lecturer at the Graduate Institute and Director of the Executive Master in Development Policies and Practices (DPP). Dr Dormeier Freire earned a PhD in Development Studies at the University of Geneva. As a sociologist, he is mainly working on educational transformations with a special focus on skills development, internationalization of education, social inequalities, education employment relations, educational choices and dropouts in emerging countries such as Vietnam and Indonesia.

He is currently working on family role in educational and training choices in Southeast Asia and on dropouts school returnees. His fields of expertise are: Methods in social sciences; Governance, decentralization, state-society relations (Indonesia, Vietnam); Knowledge society, internationalization of higher education, skills development and social inequalities (Vietnam, Indonesia). He teaches mainly on Methods, Research Design, Governance and Internationalization of education. Dr. Dormeier Freire is a member and former scientific collaborator of the Working Group for International Cooperation in Skills Development and NORRAG (Network for Policy Research, Review and Advice on Education and Training). He is a scientific board member of IRED (Institute for Research on Educational Development, Vietnam).

 
Valérie D'Hoedt-Meyer
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Director of Academic Development, Executive Education
valerie.dhoedt-meyer@graduateinstitute.ch
Areas of expertise
Methodologies and skills fostering societal innovation, including foresight; processes of global governance, with a specific focus on environmental governance
Short profile

Valérie D’Hoedt Meyer is Director of Academic Development for the Executive Education of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.  She is in charge with the development of innovative programmes and pedagogical tools, as well as the building of academic partnerships for Executive Education. She has developed and organised programmes and seminars for a wide array of stakeholders including governments, civil society and the private sector. Valérie is practicing and teaching a number of methodologies and skills fostering societal innovation, including foresight. Her research and teaching concentrate on processes of global governance, with a specific focus on environmental governance. On the latter, Valérie also holds the position of Programme Director of the Executive Certificate in Environmental Governance offered by the Graduate Institute.
Before joining Executive Education, she was Research and Training Officer at the Centre for Applied Studies in International Negotiations (CASIN), Geneva, Switzerland. Valérie started her career as Legal Advisor for the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs before joining the European Space Agency office in the Netherlands in the same capacity.
She holds an LL.M. in European and International Law from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London and a B.A. in law from Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium.

 
Cédric Dupont
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Professor, International Relations / Political Science
Director of Executive Education
cedric.dupond@graduateinstitute.ch
Areas of expertise
International political economy with a focus on trade and monetary integration processes and related governance issues; analysis of strategic interactions between actors; multilateral diplomacy and international negotiation; trade policies and law (WTO)
Short profile

Cédric Dupont is 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 of international political economy with a focus on trade and monetary integration processes and related governance issues, as well as 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 significant experience teaching mid-career and senior professionals, both in our degree programmes and customised programmes in Executive Education, with clients ranging from public sector (Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency, national ministries of foreign affairs, etc) to multinationals and private foundations.

 

 
Yves Lagier
Yves Lagier   

Managing Director at InterCultural Consulting, Geneva
ylagier@iprolink.ch
Areas of expertise
Cross-cultural training, leveraging intercultural differences, intercultural management and negotiations, international mobility
Short profile:

 

Yves has been involved in training managers and expatriates during the past 25 years. Prior to this, he worked for many years as a United Nations and NGO consultant in Africa, Asia and the Middle-East. He holds a degree in political science form the University of Grenoble and an MA in international relations from the University of Denver (USA).

 

 

Lucette Quarteron
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Executive coach and trainer on Leadership and Communication
info@tekoa.ch
Areas of expertise
Leadership and communication for government and business organizations, improving skills in leadership, participative management, intercultural communication, conflict resolution, public speaking. Individual and group coaching for executives
Short profile

Lucette Quarteron is a specialist in communication and management training, executive coaching, and strategic advice. The subjects of the seminars, among other things, are: Improving your communication skills, managing conflicts, knowing the art of saying no, speaking in public when presenting your project, mastering the art of questioning, sharing a vision and leading into actions, enhancing managerial and leadership skills, and managing your time.

Lucette also is involved in a variety of international projects from public to private organizations, such as: teaching communications to diplomats, to Swiss government representatives, and to federal judges, and creating exchange programs between Chinese tribunals and European tribunals.  She coaches and leads seminars in communications and management to executives and managers of private companies involved in environmental issues, territorial development, Swiss watch making, information technology, architecture, building construction and public transportation.  (Ecotec, Itecor, CITEC, CSD Ingénieurs Conseils SA, Dubois-Depraz, Chemin de Fer Fédéraux-CFF, etc.).

Prior to founding Tekoa, Lucette held top managerial positions in France and the United States in a variety of sectors including the media and telecommunications (France Telecom Group).  She holds degrees from Regent University-Virginia (MA in Communication & Arts), from Institut Supérieur de Gestion-Paris (International MBA including workshops in New York, London, Tokyo and Paris), from Paris-X University (MA in International Economics). She is a certified coach of ICF and followed several training including Vincent Lenhardt’s Transformance Pro Institute and SolutionSurf.

 

Hanan Salama
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Regional Academic Coordinator for Central Asia & Caucasus
hanan.salama@graduateinstitute.ch
Areas of expertise
Humanitarian affairs, international relations and international public law
Short profile
Hanan Salama holds a Master's degree in International Administration from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Before being in charge of the Central Asia & Caucasus region, she covered the region of Southeast Asia. She is a development practitioner, having worked in the specific areas of Disaster Risk Reduction in the education sector and improving education management with UNESCO in Viet Nam. She has an expertise in humanitarian affairs, international relations and international public law, having worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva. She has also worked as a project development and evaluation consultant for the International Rescue Committee in Ivory Coast.

 

 

Alain Sigg
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Consultant
alainsigg@gmx.ch
Areas of expertise
Conflict resolution with a special focus on international political mediation, democratisation, with a special focus on electoral processes, education and capacity building, human rights, transitional justice and constitution making in countries of democratic transition
Short profile

Senior lecturer at the Graduate Institute, member of the Swiss expert pool for civilian peacebuilding, Department of Foreign Affairs. Academic background: Comparative literature (University of Geneva), Pedagogy (State of Geneva), International Human Rights Law / Criminal Law (International Criminal Tribunal, ICTY/R, The Hague), Dealing with the past (Truth and Reconciliation Commission, South Africa).

 

Staff

 

Bruno Medroa
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Programme Officer
bruno.medroa@graduateinstitute.ch
Short profile

Bruno MEDROA holds a Bachelor's degree in international relations from UNIGE (University of Geneva), and a Master's degree in European Affairs from the UNIGE Global Studies Institute. He spent two years in Brussels with the Swiss Mission to NATO, then at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. He then worked in Geneva as project coordinator for the International Organization of Employers and later as a project assistant for sustainable development initiatives at WIPO.

 

 

Stéphanie Roy Michael
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Promotion & Alumni Officer
stephanie.roy@graduateinstitute.ch
Short profile

Stéphanie Roy Michael holds a diploma in management and administration. Before joining the Graduate Institute in 2007, she has been working for 13 years in the field of humanitarian aid and development, first as a field-based Administrator for the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross), respectively in Burundi, Rwanda, Jordan and Sudan, then as a development projects Finance Officer for a private Geneva-based foundation. During this last assignement, she conducted several field missions in Africa and Eastern Europe.

Prior to enter the ICRC, Stéphanie also had two years of work experience in a multinational company, in charge of the customer service for South America and the Caribbean Islands.


 

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Partners, Faculty & Staff

Learn from renowned professionals, professors, and experts. A close collaboration between the Graduate Institute and its partners provides the participants with the best expertise possible from regional universities, bilateral agencies, NGO's, public administrations and international organisations. The curriculum also emphasizes on peer learning; it offers multiple spaces of discussions and exchanges among peers.

 

American University of Central Asia (AUCA)

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Founded in 1993, the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) is an international, multi-disciplinary learning community in the American liberal arts tradition.

AUCA serves Central Asia, where young democracies are emerging. We develop the skills and the attitude of mind that foster sensitivity to the region’s rich traditions and adaptability for its democratic development.

Our distinctiveness derives from our highly strategic location, where people from east and west have been exchanging goods and ideas for millennia. Our University is a small but powerful engine of intellectual freedom and critical thinking that fuels education in a caring, student-centered environment. More info

Contact Details
Elena Kim
Tel.: + 996 312 915 028 (ext. 432)
kim_el@auca.kg

 


Lead Faculty


Elena Kim
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Head of Social Sciences Division, AUCA
kim_el@auca.kg
Areas of expertise
International development, gender equality, gender resource management
Short profile

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Dr. Elena Kim is currently a Head of Social Sciences Division, Head of Graduate Program in Psychology and an Associate Professor at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She has taught in AUCA since 2005 and served in various university committees such as Academic Senate, Academic Policy Committee and Student Intellectual Life Committee.  Dr. Kim earned her PhD degree at the Centre for Development Research in the University of Bonn in Germany. In her dissertation entitled “International Development and Research in Central Asia: Exploring the Knowledge-based Social Organization of Gender” she looks at everyday practices of gender equality work in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan using institutional ethnography for her analysis.  Her current teaching and research interests focus on international development, gender and resource management.  Within the last few years she has managed four policy-oriented research projects funded by United Nations Development Program, United Nations Environmental Program, Norwegian Government, etc. Her publications include peer-reviewed journal articles  and book chapters such as

Kim, E. (2014). Conceptual practice of “rural wellbeing” in Uzbekistan: Contradictions and implications for gender equality. Rural Society, 23(3), 242–255.
Kim, E., & Campbell, M. (2013). Violence against women and peace building: Tracking ruling relations in women’s development NGO in Kyrgyzstan. In A. Choudry and D. Kapoor (Eds.) NGO-ization: Complicity, contradictions and prospects, pp. 185-206. London: Zed Books.

In her current research Dr. Kim conducts ethnographic analysis of cultural, political and economic environments in which practices such as child marriages and bride abduction take place in Kyrgyzstan.

  

Medet Tiulegenov
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Assistant Professor and Chair, International and Comparative Politics Departement, AUCA
tiulegenov_m@auca.kg
Areas of expertise
Civil society in transition countries, political institutions and politics of ethnicity, public policy and governance in the developing world
Short profile

Plus


Medet Tiulegenov is an Assistant Professor and a chair of the International and Comparative Politics Department of American University of Central Asia (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan). His research and teaching interests include civil society in transition countries, political institutions and politics of ethnicity, public policy and governance in the developing world. Medet has been publishing his works in in these areas in international journals and publishing houses (East European Politics, CRC Press, IOS press and others). Until 2008 he has been working at Soros Foundation in Kyrgyzstan and prior to that he was a research fellow at the National Academy of Sciences and Kyrgyz National University. He graduated in history from Kyrgyz State University (1993), received Master of Public Administration from Bowling Green State University, USA (1996) and currently is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at Central European University, Hungary.

 
Assel Tutumlu
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Assistant Professor, Gediz University
assel.rustemova@gediz.edu.tr
Areas of expertise
Political economy of Eurasia, democratization theory and practice, authoritarianism, formal and informal governance
Short profile

Plus


Dr. Assel Tutumlu earned her PhD in Global Affairs from Rutgers, State University of New Jersey (USA). She also received MA degree in Politics, specializing in Political Theory from the New School for Social Research and another MA degree in International Affairs from American University in Washington DC majoring in Comparative and Regional Studies with the focus on Eurasian Politics.

Dr. Tutumlu is an Assistant Professor in International Relations Department at Gediz University. She has previously worked in various international organizations and non-governmental agencies, including the United Nations, International Foundation for Election Systems, Kennan Institute of Advanced Russian Studies and the Center for Non-Proliferation Studies. Her work is mostly centered on political economy of authoritarian regimes. She is a comparative scientist with deep knowledge of development trajectories of post-Soviet region. In her dissertation project she applied Foucault’s concept of ‘governmentality’ to explain variations of industrialization patterns and bureaucratic resistance in Central Asia. Her articles appeared in volumes published by Routledge, Nomos, Lexington Press and the Journal of Eurasian Studies and Europe-Asia Studies.

 

 

Center on Conflict, Development & Peacebuilding (CCDP)

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The CCDP is the Graduate Institute's focal point for research in the areas of conflict analysis, peacebuilding, and the complex relationships between security and development. Its research focuses on the factors and actors that are implicated in the production and reproduction of violence within and between societies and states, as well as on policies and practices to reduce violence and insecurity and enhance development and peacebuilding initiatives at the international, state and local levels. More info

Contact Details
Oliver Jütersonke
Tel.: +41 22 908 57 36
oliver.jutersonke@graduateinstitute.ch

 


Lead Faculty

 
Oliver Jütersonke
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Head of Research
oliver.jutersonke@graduateinstitute.ch
Areas of expertise
Peacebuilding and the complex relationships between security and development; social and spatial dynamics of urban violence; history of the field of International Relations; epistemology and research methods
Short profile

Plus

Oliver Jütersonke obtained a doctorate and Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures (DES) from the Graduate Institute and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Politics from the University of Exeter. Before becoming CCDP Head of Research in 2008, he worked for six years at the Programme for Strategic and International Security Studies (PSIS). Since 2007, Oliver has also been affiliated with the Zurich University Centre for Ethics. He currently teaches courses on social inquiry and research methods for the Graduate Institute’s inter-disciplinary Master’s programmes, as well as for a number of executive education modules.

Much of his current empirical research covers peacebuilding and the complex relationships between security and development, with a particular focus on the social and spatial dynamics of urban violence and security provision. Fieldwork has taken him repeatedly to Madagascar, Rwanda and Timor-Leste. In his capacity at the CCDP, Oliver focuses his attention specifically on project design, and on innovative ways of linking research methods and agendas across the academic disciplines of the Graduate Institute, and between scholarly and policy-practitioner communities in International Geneva and beyond.

 
Keith Krause
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Professor, International Relations / Political Science
keith.krause@graduateinstitute.ch
Areas of expertise
Armed conflicts & violence, arms control & disarmament, human security, peacekeeping / peacebuilding / reconstruction policy, small arms and light weapons, state-building / sovereignty
Short profile

Plus

DPhil, Oxford
Keith Krause is Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, Director of its Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP), and Programme Director of the Small Arms Survey, an internationally-recognised research centre NGO he founded in 2001.
The Small Arms Survey has produces annual volumes on issues of small arms proliferation, stockpiles, transfers, misuse and effects, as well as numerous field-based and issue-based studies. It serves as the main source of information and analysis for international public policy on small arms issues.
Professor Krause's research interests also include concepts of security, the changing character of contemporary armed violence, and multilateral security cooperation. He has published Arms and the State (Cambridge) and edited or co-edited Critical Security Studies (Minnesota), and Culture and Security, and authored many journal articles and book chapters. Professor Krause is Canadian, and received his MPhil and DPhil from Balliol College, Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has been a consultant for various international agencies and governments, comments frequently on international issues for the local and international media, and speaks regularly at scholarly and policy meetings and conferences.

 
Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou
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Professor, International History
mahmoud.mohamedou@graduateinstitute.ch
Areas of expertise
Armed conflicts, foreign policies, multilateral diplomacy & negotiation, political violence & terrorism, religion & politics, state-building, Africa (Sahel), Middle East & North Africa
Short profile

 
Claudia Seymour
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Research Associate
claudia.seymour@graduateinstitute.ch
Areas of expertise
Political economy of violence, anthropology of war, youth resilience to armed violence, child protection and international protection interventions, pathways to engagement in extremist violence
Short profile

Plus

Claudia Seymour is an applied social researcher with 18 years of experience, working primarily in conflict-affected environments. Her research specializations include youth, child protection, resilience to armed violence, children’s DDR, and young people’s engagement with violence.

She has extensive experience working with the United Nations and as a research consultant for a range of international NGOs and think tanks. Her relevant country experience includes DRC, Burundi, Central African Republic, Liberia, and Nigeria. She is a trainer in protection and human rights and a lecturer and convenor in MA courses on the political economy of violence and conflict management.

Her current research project, ‘Balancing on the margins: young people’s pathways to engaging with/transforming violence,’ is a comparative interdisciplinary inquiry into how young people cope with and make sense of violence, drawing on mixed methods including ethnography, narratives, and the practice of yoga and pranayama.

She is a Research Associate with the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva) and the Department of Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), and currently serves as the Focal Point for Geneva Peace Week.

 
 

Executive Education (Graduate Institute)

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A hub for innovation: Geneva and Switzerland are home to many organisations active in development issues. They welcome hundreds of non-governmental and international organisations, as well as numerous headquarters of leading multinational companies, creating the perfect microcosm for research and innovation. Executive Education builds upon these assets and equips its participants with the tools and knowledge to develop a mind-set for visionary and adaptive leadership.

A highly diverse community: Diversity is our mantra. With our network of 17'000 alumni coming from all sectors and backgrounds, 110 nationalities for Executive Education alumni alone, and an equally diverse community of speakers, we propose a unique platform for inspiring exchanges and networking opportunities.

A well-established reputation: The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is an institution of research and postgraduate education dedicated to the study of world affairs since 1927. We endeavour to develop creative thinking on the major challenges of our time, foster global responsibility and advance respect for diversity. More info
 

Contact Details
Bruno Medroa
Tel.: +41 22 908 62 53
dpp.conflict@graduateinstitute.ch
 


Lead Faculty & Staff

 

Faculty

 

Alexandre D. Freire
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Programme Director
alexandre.freire@graduateinstitute.ch
Areas of expertise
Educational transformations with a special focus on skills development, internationalization of education, social inequalities, education employment relations, educational choices and dropouts in emerging countries such as Vietnam and Indonesia
Short profile

Plus

Dr  Dormeier Freire is Senior lecturer at the Graduate Institute and Director of the Executive Master in Development Policies and Practices (DPP). Dr Dormeier Freire earned a PhD in Development Studies at the University of Geneva. As a sociologist, he is mainly working on educational transformations with a special focus on skills development, internationalization of education, social inequalities, education employment relations, educational choices and dropouts in emerging countries such as Vietnam and Indonesia.

He is currently working on family role in educational and training choices in Southeast Asia and on dropouts school returnees. His fields of expertise are: Methods in social sciences; Governance, decentralization, state-society relations (Indonesia, Vietnam); Knowledge society, internationalization of higher education, skills development and social inequalities (Vietnam, Indonesia). He teaches mainly on Methods, Research Design, Governance and Internationalization of education. Dr. Dormeier Freire is a member and former scientific collaborator of the Working Group for International Cooperation in Skills Development and NORRAG (Network for Policy Research, Review and Advice on Education and Training). He is a scientific board member of IRED (Institute for Research on Educational Development, Vietnam).

 
Valérie D'Hoedt-Meyer
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Director of Academic Development, Executive Education
valerie.dhoedt-meyer@graduateinstitute.ch
Areas of expertise
Methodologies and skills fostering societal innovation, including foresight; processes of global governance, with a specific focus on environmental governance
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Valérie D’Hoedt Meyer is Director of Academic Development for the Executive Education of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.  She is in charge with the development of innovative programmes and pedagogical tools, as well as the building of academic partnerships for Executive Education. She has developed and organised programmes and seminars for a wide array of stakeholders including governments, civil society and the private sector. Valérie is practicing and teaching a number of methodologies and skills fostering societal innovation, including foresight. Her research and teaching concentrate on processes of global governance, with a specific focus on environmental governance. On the latter, Valérie also holds the position of Programme Director of the Executive Certificate in Environmental Governance offered by the Graduate Institute.
Before joining Executive Education, she was Research and Training Officer at the Centre for Applied Studies in International Negotiations (CASIN), Geneva, Switzerland. Valérie started her career as Legal Advisor for the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs before joining the European Space Agency office in the Netherlands in the same capacity.
She holds an LL.M. in European and International Law from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London and a B.A. in law from Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium.

 
Cédric Dupont
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Professor, International Relations / Political Science
Director of Executive Education
cedric.dupond@graduateinstitute.ch
Areas of expertise
International political economy with a focus on trade and monetary integration processes and related governance issues; analysis of strategic interactions between actors; multilateral diplomacy and international negotiation; trade policies and law (WTO)
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Cédric Dupont is 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 of international political economy with a focus on trade and monetary integration processes and related governance issues, as well as 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 significant experience teaching mid-career and senior professionals, both in our degree programmes and customised programmes in Executive Education, with clients ranging from public sector (Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency, national ministries of foreign affairs, etc) to multinationals and private foundations.

 
Yves Lagier
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Managing Director at InterCultural Consulting, Geneva
ylagier@iprolink.ch
Areas of expertise
Cross-cultural training, leveraging intercultural differences, intercultural management and negotiations, international mobility
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Yves has been involved in training managers and expatriates during the past 25 years. Prior to this, he worked for many years as a United Nations and NGO consultant in Africa, Asia and the Middle-East. He holds a degree in political science form the University of Grenoble and an MA in international relations from the University of Denver (USA).

 

Lucette Quarteron
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Executive coach and trainer on Leadership and Communication
info@tekoa.ch
Areas of expertise
Leadership and communication for government and business organizations, improving skills in leadership, participative management, intercultural communication, conflict resolution, public speaking. Individual and group coaching for executives
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Lucette Quarteron is a specialist in communication and management training, executive coaching, and strategic advice. The subjects of the seminars, among other things, are: Improving your communication skills, managing conflicts, knowing the art of saying no, speaking in public when presenting your project, mastering the art of questioning, sharing a vision and leading into actions, enhancing managerial and leadership skills, and managing your time.

Lucette also is involved in a variety of international projects from public to private organizations, such as: teaching communications to diplomats, to Swiss government representatives, and to federal judges, and creating exchange programs between Chinese tribunals and European tribunals.  She coaches and leads seminars in communications and management to executives and managers of private companies involved in environmental issues, territorial development, Swiss watch making, information technology, architecture, building construction and public transportation.  (Ecotec, Itecor, CITEC, CSD Ingénieurs Conseils SA, Dubois-Depraz, Chemin de Fer Fédéraux-CFF, etc.).

Prior to founding Tekoa, Lucette held top managerial positions in France and the United States in a variety of sectors including the media and telecommunications (France Telecom Group).  She holds degrees from Regent University-Virginia (MA in Communication & Arts), from Institut Supérieur de Gestion-Paris (International MBA including workshops in New York, London, Tokyo and Paris), from Paris-X University (MA in International Economics). She is a certified coach of ICF and followed several training including Vincent Lenhardt’s Transformance Pro Institute and SolutionSurf.

 

Sophie Huber Kodbaye
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Director of the Centre for Continuing and Distance Education, University of Geneva
sophie.huber@unige.ch
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Sophie Huber Kodbaye is Director of the Centre for Continuing and Distance Education at the University of Geneva and the former Director of the Executive Master in International Negotiation and Policy Making at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, where she was also Deputy Director of the Executive Education Department.



Hanan Salama
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Regional Academic Coordinator for Central Asia & Caucasus
hanan.salama@graduateinstitute.ch
Areas of expertise
Humanitarian affairs, international relations and international public law
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Hanan Salama holds a Master's degree in International Administration from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Before being in charge of the Central Asia & Caucasus region, she covered the region of Southeast Asia. She is a development practitioner, having worked in the specific areas of Disaster Risk Reduction in the education sector and improving education management with UNESCO in Viet Nam. She has an expertise in humanitarian affairs, international relations and international public law, having worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva. She has also worked as a project development and evaluation consultant for the International Rescue Committee in Ivory Coast.

 

Alain Sigg
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Consultant
alainsigg@gmx.ch
Areas of expertise
Conflict resolution with a special focus on international political mediation, democratisation, with a special focus on electoral processes, education and capacity building, human rights, transitional justice and constitution making in countries of democratic transition
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Senior lecturer at the Graduate Institute, member of the Swiss expert pool for civilian peacebuilding, Department of Foreign Affairs. Academic background: Comparative literature (University of Geneva), Pedagogy (State of Geneva), International Human Rights Law / Criminal Law (International Criminal Tribunal, ICTY/R, The Hague), Dealing with the past (Truth and Reconciliation Commission, South Africa).

 

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Bruno Medroa
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Programme Officer
bruno.medroa@graduateinstitute.ch
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Bruno MEDROA holds a Bachelor's degree in international relations from UNIGE (University of Geneva), and a Master's degree in European Affairs from the UNIGE Global Studies Institute. He spent two years in Brussels with the Swiss Mission to NATO, then at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. He then worked in Geneva as project coordinator for the International Organization of Employers and later as a project assistant for sustainable development initiatives at WIPO.

 

 

Stéphanie Roy Michael
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Promotion & Alumni Officer
stephanie.roy@graduateinstitute.ch
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Stéphanie Roy Michael holds a diploma in management and administration. Before joining the Graduate Institute in 2007, she has been working for 13 years in the field of humanitarian aid and development, first as a field-based Administrator for the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross), respectively in Burundi, Rwanda, Jordan and Sudan, then as a development projects Finance Officer for a private Geneva-based foundation. During this last assignement, she conducted several field missions in Africa and Eastern Europe.

Prior to enter the ICRC, Stéphanie also had two years of work experience in a multinational company, in charge of the customer service for South America and the Caribbean Islands.


 

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