Visiting Fellows & Research Associates

Visiting Fellows

Valentina Mele

Associate Professor at Università Bocconi

Valentina Mele

Valentina Mele is an Associate Professor at Università Bocconi. Her areas of interest include global governance and cross-sector partnerships, organizational dynamics in international organizations, policy change and public sector reforms, diffusion and management of innovation in public organizations. She is Senior editor of the Journal of Public Policy and serves in the editorial board of Governance and of Public Administration Review. She has taught courses offered by several universities including University of Geneva, ESADE, Princeton, Fudan University and NYU. She has been a Fulbright visiting scholar at Columbia, a visiting fellow at the University of California Irvine and a research fellow at CARR - London School of Economics.

Claudio Christopher Passalacqua

PhD student at the School of International Studies, University of Trento (Italy)

Claudio Passalacqua

Claudio Christopher Passalacqua is a PhD student at the School of International Studies, University of Trento (Italy). His research investigates the political and economic determinants that affect the industrial influence of countries in the competition over the development of telecommunications standards. Before embarking on his PhD programme, he has been a Schuman trainee at European Parliament, and an intern at the International Trade Center and the Italian Trade Agency, where he focused on international trade policies and political economy studies.

 

Research Associates

 

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. 

 

 

Jerome Bellion-Jourdan

Former European Union Senior Policy Advisor

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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.

 

Sorina Crisan

Research Associate, Global Governance Center.

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Sorina Ioana Crisan is an analyst, researcher and writer in international relations and foreign policy. She is the founder of www.PersuasiveDiscourse.com, a website dedicated to showcasing her PhD work and interviews with scholars and academics on the topics of persuasive discourse, psychological distance, foreign policy, decision making, international security, etc. Dr. Crisan holds a PhD from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. Her PhD thesis is titled: The Politics of Intervention: The Role of Psychological Distance in Foreign Policy Decision Making. Her thematic expertise includes communications, public speaking, international relations, decision making, foreign policy, military interventions, political psychology, and alliance relations, while her regional expertise is focused on North America and Western Europe.

 

Carlos Cruz Carrillo

Research Associate, Global Governance Center.

Carlos Cruz Carrillo

Carlos is a lawyer specialized in the law of the sea, environmental law, and international dispute settlement. He holds an LLB from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and a Master in International Law from The Graduate Institute. At the Global Governance Center, Carlos collaborates in the SNF project: "Testing the Focal Point of International Adjudication: An Empirical Analysis of the ICJ´s Impact on Maritime
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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

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. He previously taught at the Central European University (Budapest, 1994-2000), and was guest professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Bremen, Ljubljana and Lublin. He was a fellow at the Hanse Institute for Advanced Studiesthe Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin, and the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies / Department of Government, Cornell University (2016-17). 
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.

 

Sara Hellmüller

Research Associate, Global Governance Center.

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Sara Hellmüller is a Senior Researcher and SNSF PRIMA Project Leader for the project "A child of its time: the impact of world politics on peacebuilding" at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. Her research interests include norms in mediation and peacebuilding, the impact of world politics on peace missions, and local and international peacebuilding, particularly in Syria and DR Congo. Until 2019, she worked as senior researcher at swisspeace and lecturer at the University of Basel. Moreover, she held visiting scholar positions at the University of Montreal, Columbia University in New York, and the University of Bunia in DR Congo.

 

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.

 

 

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".

 

Carla Norrlof

Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto

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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.

 

Roxana Radu

Research Associate, Global Governance Center.

Roxana Radu

Roxana Radu is an Internet governance, cybersecurity and digital policy expert. She is a non-residential fellow at the Centre for Media, Data and Society, Central European University. From 2018 to 2020, she was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, working on Internet regulation, algorithms and knowledge production in the public sphere. In 2017, she was awarded the Swiss Network for International Studies Award for her PhD thesis (summa cum laude), obtained at the Graduate Institute. Her interdisciplinary research and publications focus on international governance and Internet policy-making, covering a wide range of topics from the politics of technical standards to artificial intelligence. Since 2020, she is the Program Chair of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet). 

 

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.

 

Andrew Silva

Research Associate, Global Governance Centre.

Andrew Silva

Andrew Silva is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus. His research focuses on applied econometrics in the domains of trade and labor, including the effects of import competition on wages and employment. His most recent project examines changes in spatial occupational concentration due to the shift to remote work. Prior to joining the University of Nottingham, he worked as a research consultant at several international organizations, including the WTO, UNCTAD, and the World Bank, and earlier as an electrical engineer. He holds a Ph.D and master's degree in economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and bachelor's degrees in engineering and economics from the University of California, Davis.