Visiting Fellows & Research Associates

Visiting Fellows

Nadine Benedix

Junior Visiting Fellow, Global Governance Centre

Nadine Benedix

Nadine Benedix is a PhD candidate at the Chair of Transnational Governance at the Technical University of Darmstadt. In her PhD project, she investigates practices of transnationally organized working children contesting international child labor regulations. Her broader research interests include norm contestation and postcolonial and practice theoretical perspectives on agency in global governance. She holds a master’s degree in International Studies/Peace and Conflict Research from Goethe University Frankfurt and Technical University of Darmstadt.

Julia Bethwaite

Junior Visiting Fellow, Global Governance Centre

Julia Bethwaite

Julia Bethwaite is a Doctoral Researcher in International Relations at the Faculty of Management and Business, Tampere University. Her research interests cover the role of art and power in international relations and world politics, practices of cultural diplomacy and international cultural relations, elite networks, and interaction of state and non-state actors within the transnational space of art. In her doctoral dissertation, she analyzes power dynamics related to Venice Biennale and fine art museums by focusing on Russian actors. Besides her doctoral research, she is the Academic Coordinator of the Master’s Degree Programme in Leadership for Change at the Faculty of Management and Business, Tampere University.

Lasse Ramson

Junior Visiting Fellow, Global Governance Centre

Lasse Ramson

Lasse Ramson is a PhD candidate at the department of law at the University of Bremen, where he also works as aresearcher at the chair of public law, in particular constitutional law, constitutional theory, legal philosophy andtransnational law. His research interests include constitutional law, the interaction of legal orders in the global realmand the law of politics. His doctoral thesis tries to bring together the theoretical and doctrinal aspects of thelegopluralistic constellation. More specifically, it examines how the German legal order situates itself with regard tocompeting claims of legal authority. The thesis focuses on collisions and heterarchical coordination mechanisms. Thetheoretical aspects of the work make it interesting as a broader framework for analyzing particular orders’ ‘openness’.Lasse studied law at the University of Hamburg and completed his First State Exam (master’s equivalent) in 2019

Research Associates

 

 

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Fanny Badache

Research Associate, Global Governance Centre

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Fanny Badache is a postdoctoral researcher in the project “A child of its time: The impact of world politics on UN peacebuilding” with the Graduate Institute's Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP). Between 2015 and 2020, she was a teaching assistant and PhD candidate in political science at the University of Lausanne. During the academic year 2018-2019, she was a visiting fellow at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies of the Graduate Center at the City University of New York (funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation). Her research interests lie at the intersection between international relations and public administration. She specialized in the study of international bureaucracies. In her PhD dissertation, she studied the impact of staff diversity on the performance and perceived legitimacy of the UN Secretariat. She is also interested in methods to research international organizations and a strong advocate for cross-disciplinary dialogue.

 

Monique J. Beerli

Visiting lecturer, International Relations/Political Science

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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. 

 

 

Erna burai

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Erna Burai is Postdoctoral Researcher in the “To Save and to Defend: Global Normative Ambiguity and Regional Order” project, where she covers African regional and sub-regional organizations. A graduate of Central European University (CEU), Erna is an IR theorist with an expertise in norm research in the context of humanitarian interventions and the responsibility to protect. Before joining the Graduate Institute, she held visiting fellowships at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, the Montreal Centre for International Studies (CÉRIUM) and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) at the University College London. She was also part of the international research project Global Norm Evolution & the Responsibility to Protect, and led an International Relations program at a Hungarian higher education institution.

 

 

Dêlidji Eric Degila

Visiting Professor, Waseda University, Tokyo

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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.

Janelle Diller

Senior Research Associate,  Global Governance Centre.

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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.

 

Stefano Guzzini

Senior Research Associate,  Global Governance Centre.

Stefano Guzzini

Stefano Guzzini is Professor at Uppsala University and PUC-Rio de Janeiro, and Senior Researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies. His research interests lie in social and political theories of power, foreign policy analysis, critical security studies, and interpretivist methodologies. He previously held a position at the Central European University, and was guest professor or fellow at Cornell University, the Universities of Bremen, Ljubljana, Lublin and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, the Hanse Institute for Advanced Studies and the Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin. From 2013-2019, he served as President of the Central and East European International Studies Association (CEEISA). He is currently co-editor of the journal International Theory and Associate Editor of Contexto Internacional.

 

Miia Halme-Tuomisaari

Research Associate,  Global Governance Centre

Miia Halme-Tuomisaari

Miia Halme-Tuomisaari is Associate Professor in Human Rights Studies at Lund University. A legal anthropologist by her background, she has done ethnographic fieldwork at the UN Human Rights Committee and the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She has also conducted archival research on the International League for the Rights of Man in the 1940s. Her publications include Human Rights in Action: Learning Expert Knowledge (Brill 2010) and Revisiting the Origins of Human Rights (CUP 2015, co-ed with Pamela Slotte). She is currently writing a monograph on her work at the Human Rights Committee.

 

Catherine Hoeffler

Visiting Professor, Interdisciplinary Programmes

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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.

 

Zuzana Hudáková

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

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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.

 

Lys Kulamadayil

Postdoctoral Researcher

Lys Kulamadayil

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.

 

 

Negar Mansouri

Research Associate, Global Governance Centre

Negar Mansouri

Negar Mansouri is a PhD candidate in international law at the Graduate Institute and the Learning Manager at the Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs. She is writing a thesis on the history of three technical international organizations-the International Telecommunications Union, the International Maritime Organizations and the International Tropical Timber Organization-between 1960 and 1990s and how they reconfigured production relations and created transnational classes. Negar is interested in historical materialist approaches to global governance, expertise and pedagogy of IR and international law. She is currently co-editing a volume on alternative approaches to the study of international institutions in international law. She has previously researched UN Reform as well as economic sanctions. Before starting her doctoral studies, she completed a master's degree in international law at the Graduate Institute and another master's in public international law and a bachelor of laws in Iran. She has also worked for several UN organizations and non-governmental organizations. 

 

Janne Mende

Research Associate, Global Governance Centre

Janne Mende is Senior Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, where she investigates the governance authority of public and private actors in the United Nations and the European Union. Additionally, she has secured funding for research projects dedicated to business and human rights. She has
held a position as deputy professor for Transnational Governance at the Technical University of Darmstadt and visiting positions at the
WZB – Berlin Social Science Center Research UnitGlobal Governance, the New School for Social Research in New York, the Danish Institute for Human Rights and the School of Global Studies in Gothenburg, among others. Her research interests include global norms, global governance, human rights, and international institutions.

 

Moritz Neubert

Research Associate, University of Mannheim

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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".

 

Roxana Radu

Research Associate, Global Governance Center.

Roxana Radu

Dr Roxana Radu is a Lecturer in Technology and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford and a Fellow at Jesus College. Her research focuses on the governance of digital technologies and internet-related policymaking. She is the author of the monograph 'Negotiating Internet Governance' (Oxford University Press, 2019). Since 2020, she has been the Program Chair of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet). Prior to joining the Blavatnik School, Roxana was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford and a Research Associate at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. She holds a PhD (summa cum laude) in International Relations from the Graduate Institute and an MA in Political Science (with honours) from the Central European University.

 

Nina Reiners

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Potsdam

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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.

 

 

Farzan Sabet

Research Associate, Global Governance Centre

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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.

 

Laura Schenker

PhD Candidate in the International Relations/Political Science department

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Laura Schenker is a PhD Candidate in the International Relations/Political Science department. Her research focuses on the diffusion of public policies across local bureaucracies --a topic she investigates through the lens of organisational theory and complex systems, using archival research, semi-structured interviews, and network analysis techniques. Her project, “Packages and Routines: The Diffusion of Policy Innovation Across Cities” is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation Doc.CH scheme. She holds a Master in International Relations/Political Science from the Graduate Institute, and a Bachelor in Political Science from the University of Geneva.

 

Astrid Skjold

Research Associate, Global Governance Centre

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Astrid Skjold is a PhD student in International Relations and Political Science at the Graduate Institute, Geneva. Her research interests lie in global environmental politics, and her doctoral work focuses on the temporal dimensions of climate change and environmental degradation as crises. At the Global Governance Centre, she has contributed to work on the structuring of international organizations. She holds a Master in International Relations and Political Science from the Graduate Institute and a Bachelor in International Relations and Economics from the University of Birmingham.

 

Ueli Staeger

Research Associate, Global Governance Centre.

Ueli Staeger

Ueli Staeger is a Research and Teaching Fellow (Maître-Assistant) in International Relations and Security at the University of Geneva. In July 2021, he defended my PhD thesis in International Relations/Political Science at the Graduate Institute, summa cum laude. He researches the role of international organizations (IOs) in the provision of security, with a focus on the African Union. The focus of his dissertation lied in the mechanisms through which resource mobilization affects IO secretariats’ agency. Different case studies explore the diversification of African Union resource mobilization from member states and external partners in its regular budget, peace & security and infrastructure development at the AU Development Agency AUDA-NEPAD. Additional research interests include EU foreign policy in the post-Soviet space and Africa. Ueli’s work is published in the Journal of Common Market Studies, West European Politics and International Spectator. He has previously studied at SOAS, University of London, the College of Europe and University of Geneva.

 

Jin sun

Research Associate, Global Governance Centre.

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Jin Sun is a PhD student at the department of Anthropology and Sociology and research assistant at the Global Governance Centre. He obtained a Master of Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He holds the Chinese lawyer qualification at the Beijing Bar and professional certificates and executive qualifications in the Securities Association of China (SAC) and the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC).