Visiting Fellows & Research Associates

Visiting Fellows


Jerome Bellion-Jourdan

European Union Senior Policy Advisor


Jerome Bellion-Jourdan has been the lead negotiator for the EU on Business and Human Rights in the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva for the past eight years. He has contributed to multi-stakeholder initiatives such as the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers’ Association, and the Mega-Sporting Events Platform leading to a new Centre for Sport and Human Rights.



Christina Heliotis

Visiting Fellow, The Global Governance Centre

Christina Heliotis 

Christina Heliotis in an international attorney with experience in the international development industry and the private sector. Specialized in international law, digital transformation, privacy, data protection and regulation compliance. Holder of a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Business and Economic Law from Georgetown University Law Center and a Visiting Fellow at Global Governance Centre at the Graduate Institute.


Research Associates


Catherine Hoeffler

Visiting Professor, Interdisciplinary Programmes


Catherine Hoeffler is an Associate Professor at Sciences Po Bordeaux/Centre Emile Durkheim. Her research interests lie in political economy of security, comparative public policy, and European integration, with a focus on governance of defence and raw materials sectors. She has co-authored two textbooks on public policy and has published among others in the Journal of European Public Policy, the Journal of Legislative Studies, Gouvernement et Action Publique and Politique européenne. She has taught different courses on public policy, European integration/policy-making, International Political Economy and Gender studies in International Relations in France and Canada.




Lys Kulamadayil

Postdoctoral Researcher





Lys Kulamadayil is an international lawyer. She holds an LL.B. jointly awarded by the Universities of Bremen, Oldenburg and Groningen, an LL.M. from the London School of Economics, and a PhD in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.  In her PhD thesis, Lys Kulamadayil explores different ways in which international law matters to economic and human development and the distribution of power and wealth in resource-wealthy postcolonial countries.



Monique J. Beerli

Visiting lecturer, International Relations/Political Science

Monique Beerli




Monique J. Beerli is a research associate at the Global Governance Centre at the Graduate Institute. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California Berkeley and the New School of Social Research from February 2018 to July 2019. In 2017, she completed a double degree in political science, with a specialization in international relations, from Sciences Po Paris and the University of Geneva. 



Nina Reiners

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Potsdam

Nina Reiners 2




Nina Reiners is a Political Scientist at the Chair of International Relations at the University of Potsdam. As a researcher, she is associated with the Berlin/Potsdam research group “The International Rule of Law”. Her research is broadly interested in actors and agency in global governance, the politics of international law, and human rights.



Janelle Diller

Senior Research Associate,  Global Governance Centre


Janelle Diller has served as legal counsel since 1998 for the International Labour Organization where she was appointed Deputy Legal Adviser in 2008.  She has contributed to the development of international labour standards, soft law principles on business responsibility, and multi-stakeholder initiatives. She was closely involved in the Rana Plaza Arrangement to compensate several thousand worker victims of a factory collapse in Bangladesh. Her expertise includes international organizations, human and labour rights, international law, and governance related to transnational business.



Carla Norrlof

Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto





Carla Norrlof is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Her research is on theories of international cooperation with a special focus on great powers particularly US hegemony in the areas of money, trade and security.

Dêlidji Eric Degila

Visiting Professor, Waseda University, Tokyo





Dr. Dêlidji Eric Degila is a Research Associate at the CCDP and a Swiss Excellence Scholar-in-Residence at the Graduate Institute’s Global Governance Centre. 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.


Moritz Neubert

Research Associate, University of Mannheim





Moritz Neubert's academic education touched upon  a variety of aspects in the realm of global governance with a particular focus on the European Union (EU) as an institution and actor, as well as  issue areas of conflict and security. He is contributing to the project "Fighting together, moving apart? European common defence and shared security in an age of Brexit and Trump".

Zuzana Hudáková

Post-doctoral researcher at the Center for International Studies (CERI)





Zuzana Hudáková is a post-doctoral researcher at the Center for International Studies (CERI) at SciencesPo, Paris and a research affiliate at the Graduate Institute in Geneva. Her research focuses on (1) the politics of contestation and everyday resistance in authoritarian regimes in a cross-regional perspective and (2) the use and effectiveness of United Nations sanctions.


Farzan Sabet

Research Associate, Global Governance Centre





Farzan Sabet is a Project Researcher in the Middle East WMD Free Zone Project. Farzan was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Global Governance Centre at the Institute, Nuclear Security Predoctoral Fellow at the Centre for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, and a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Government, Georgetown University. He is a historian who has conducted research and published on global regimes, Middle East politics, and U.S. foreign policy through the lenses of history, IR, sociology, and law. He holds a PhD and a master's degree in International History from the Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland and a B.A. in History and Political Science from McGill University, Canada.