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.




PHD candidate, Cornell University

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Naomi Egel is a PhD candidate in the Government department at Cornell University. Her dissertation examines why states pursue multilateral agreements to govern different weapons and how the motivations for doing so affect the outcomes of agreements. Broadly, her research is on the intersection of international security and international cooperation.


Research Associates


Nina Reiners

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Potsdam





Nina Reiners is a political scientist, specialized in International Relations and International Law. She completed her doctoral thesis "Transnational Lawmaking Coalitions for Human Rights" at the University of Potsdam in 2017 ("summa cum laude"). During her doctorate, she worked as a research fellow at the Chair of International Politics, was a visiting scholar at the University of San Diego and had several research stays with the United Nations in Geneva.



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".

Stéphanie Perazzone

Research Associate at the Global Governance Centre





Stéphanie Perazzone was a postdoctoral researcher at the Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva, Switzerland, for the project ‘Civil War and State formation’ from July 2018 - January 2019. She was also an affiliated doctoral researcher at the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP), the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland from April 2015 – June 2018, and a visiting fellow at the University of Amsterdam from August 2016 - March 2017.


Cynthia Weber

Professor of International Relations, University of Sussex





Cynthia Weber has published several internationally recognized books on topics ranging from US foreign policy and international relations to theory and film, including Simulating Sovereignty (Cambridge University Press, 1995), Imagining America at War (Routledge, 2006) and 'I am an American: Filming the Fear of Difference (Intellect Books, 2011). Her article 'Reconsidering Statehood: Examining the Sovereignty/Intervention Boundary' won the British International Studies Prize for the best article published in the journal Review of International Studies in its year.