Dr. Dêlidji Eric Degila is a Research Associate at the CCDP and a Swiss Excellence Scholar-in-Residence at the Graduate Institute’s Programme for the Study of International Governance (PSIG). Initially trained as a diplomat at Benin’s National School of Administration, he received a doctorate in political science/international relations from the Jean Moulin University Lyon III in France. He has been a Visiting Professor of African Politics at Komajo and Waseda universities in Japan, and has also given lectures at Sciences Po Lyon, Singapore Management University, Jean Moulin Lyon III University, Abomey-Calavi University and African University of Technology and Management of Benin.
Dr. Degila specialises in international security, armed conflicts, international humanitarian and criminal law, diplomacy and governance, geopolitics, and the state-building in Africa. In addition to his ongoing research on the involvement of African states in contemporary global governance based in Genève Internationale, he is also a part of an international research project on sanctions in Japan.
Dr. Degila regularly serves as a consultant to international organizations such as the African Union, and advises governments and companies on matters concerning his expertise.