Erica Moret


Senior Researcher: Global Governance Centre
Coordinator, Geneva International Sanctions Network (GISN)
Visiting Lecturer: Department of International Relations/ Political Science
Spoken languages
English, French, Spanish
Areas of expertise
  • International and targeted sanctions
  • European Foreign and Security Policy
  • Transatlantic relations
  • Governance

Latest Projects:

Completed Projects as Principle Investigator

Selected publications:

Media interview and appearances

Voice of America interview “Is European Unity on Iran Nuclear Deal Starting to Crack?”, 16 January 2020.

Interview – « Les sanctions américaines contournées » - Le Temps - 27.05.2020

Interview – « Les sanctions internationales atteignent rarement leur but » - Alternatives Economiques - hors-série n° 119.



Panelist: Trapped in an age of economic coercion – How can the EU effectively navigate it?, European Council of Foreign Relations (ECFR), 17 June 2021.

Panelist: Cyber Sanctions: Assessing Trends and Effectiveness, Stimson Center, 3 June 2021.

Panelist: European Law and Policies against Hybrid Threats, University College Cork, 20 May 2021.

Panel discussion: "Inadequate or Excessive? The use of Sanctions in Foreign Policy", Network 2020, 28 April 2021.

Panelist: Side event to the European Union Brussels V Conference on Syria, hosted by Amanacard, 26 March 2021.

Panelist: “Future of Iran Nuclear Deal under Biden Administration”, Institute for Peace and Diplomacy Panel, 18 December 2020.

Panelist: Opening lecture on cyber sanctions and EU diplomacy, Big Cyber Ideas Festival.

Panelist: How is covid-19 changing European economic sovereignty?, European Council of Foreign Relations (ECFR), 3 June 2020.

Panelist: When borderless COVID-19 hits sanctioned nations, what gives?, Webinar organized by The Graduate Institute, 2 June 2020.


Selected presentations / task forces:

  • Taskforce member of RUSI Task Force on The Future of UK Sanctions 

  • Taskforce member of ECFR Task Force on the Future of European Sanctions

  • Taskforce member of EUISS Task Force on Future of European Security

  • Member of Carter Centre Roundtable on Syria Sanctions

  • Member of UN Targeted Sanctions Project Research Team

  • Member of EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

  • Taskforce member on EU/ cyber security, European Union Institute of Security Studies, resulting in Chaillot publication late 2019

  • Podcast discussion on differences in  approaches to the Iranian nuclear crisis and the JCPOA, European Council on Foreign Relations, 27 September 2018:

  • Panel discussion on policy implications of “Sanctions after Brexit”, organised by Brick Court Chambers, London, 21 June 2018.

  • Workshop on “Minilateralism: Responding to Global and Regional Cooperation Challenges in Europe” delivered to GCSP’s course on regional and global governance, 24 May 2018.

  • Participant in roundtable “Brexit: What Consequences for the EU’s Security and Defence Agenda?”. European Union Institute for Security Studies, Brussels, 23 March 2018.

  • Briefing in UK Parliament on the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill (“SAMLB”) with officials, MPs, peers and senior stakeholders from the financial services industry, organised by UK Finance, 13 March 2018.

  • “North Korea Sanctions: Effectiveness and Common Approaches in the International Community”, delivered at the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique conference on "The DPRK Nuclear and Ballistic Crisis: The Way Forward", Brussels, funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and supported by the European External Action Service, 25 September 2017.

  • “Global Governance Adaptations: Minilateralism” on the New Issues in Security Course, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, 29 May 2017.

  • “UNSC Sanctions: Issues of Legitimacy and Effectiveness from 2006 to 2016 as part of “The Nuclear Negotiations with Iran” series for the Masters of International Affairs (MIA), Graduate Institute, 12 May 2017.

  • “Crisis in the global order: What role for “minilateral” diplomacy?“ at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)’s Leadership in International Security course, 2 March 2017.

  • "Sanctions contre la Russie : coûts et impacts", European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), Paris Office at the French Representation to the European Commission, 13 December 2016.

  • Workshop on Russia sanctions, “International Sanctions: From Design to Implementation”, Geneva Centre for Security Policy Executive Course, 13 October 2016.

  • Co-chair of ongoing consultations on Syria sanctions and impacts of banking restrictions on humanitarian access, with UN, EU, US, banking and NGO communities. Graduate Institute. 2016-present.

  • Co-chair of Chatham House (Russia and Eurasia Programme) task force on transatlantic sanctions on Russia, 28 September 2016.

  • Task force member on Iran, Russia and Syria sanctions, European Union Institute for Security Studies (2015).

  • Task force member on Syria Conflict, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (2014).

  • "Rising Powers and Global Responses: International Security Organizations’, presented at the Economic and Social Research Council Seminar Series: Normative Challenges to International Society – Rising Powers and Global Responses", Plymouth University, 1 March,2014.

  • "Humanitarian Impacts of EU Sanctions on Iran and Syria", presentation given to Oxford University Strategic Studies Group, All Souls College, University of Oxford, 7 May 2013.