Alexandre Lambert, PhD, Academic Director
Alexandre Lambert is Swiss and holds a PhD in international relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (Graduate Institute). He has been an academic director and lecturer with the SIT Study Abroad program in Geneva since 2007. Dr. Lambert has been lead researcher on the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) at the Graduate Institute, project officer at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), and a civil servant at the Swiss Federal Department of Defense. He belongs to a number of nonprofit civil society organizations, such as the Swiss Foreign Policy Association, the European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR), and European Research Group on Armed Forces and Society (ERGOAS). He is also a fellow of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society (IUS) based in Chicago and frequently provides independent policy advice to the OSCE Forum for Security Cooperation (FSC), including in the context of its regional operations in the Western Balkans, South Caucasus, and Central Asia. Dr. Lambert has published in the field of international politics and history, international security, and security sector governance.
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- Democratic Civilian Control of Armed Forces in the Post-Cold War Era, Berlin/London/Wien/Münster/Zürich (LIT: DCAF), 2009.
- Jacques-Alexis Lambert: Professeur de Lénine, Témoignage de la Révolution Russe, Serie: "Suisses dans le Monde" (no. 4), Edition de Penthes/Infolio, Geneva 2009.
- Democratic Governance of the Security Sector beyond the OSCE Area: Regional Approaches in Africa and the Americas, (co-editor), Berlin/London/Wien/Münster/Zürich (LIT: DCAF), 2007.
- The OSCE Code of Conduct on Politico-Military Aspects of Security: Anatomy and Implementation, (co-author), Leiden/Boston (Martinus Nijhoff), 2005.
- OSZE-Verhaltenskodex zu Politisch-Militärischen Aspekten der Sicherheit: Zur Rolle der Streitkräfte in Demokratischen Gesellschaften, Center for Security Studies (CSS), Zürcher Beiträge (No. 71), Zurich, 200; free download.
- Menschenrechte und Ihre Philosophische Begründung: Ein Vergleich Zwischen Otfried Höffe und Jürgen Habermas, Zürich/Genf, 1997/2005.
- “From Civil-Military Relations towards Security Sector Governance,” European Political Science, 10/2011: Symposium of the European Consortium of Political Research, 157–166.
- “International Security,” in The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace, Nigel Young (editor in chief), Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2010.
- “Democracy by Force,” in Handbook of Defense Politics: International and Comparative Perspectives, James Forest & Isaiah Wilson (eds.), Routledge 2008, 46–63.
- “Comprehensive Security in Response to New Threats,” in Globalization of Security Trends and Perspectives (Security Forum 2007), Alexandre Vautravers (ed.), Geneva (Webster University), 2008, 214–239.
- “Democratic Security Governance and Multilateral Cooperation: The European Approach,” in Conflicts, Security and Cooperation (Liber Amicorum Victor-Yves Ghébali), Vincent Chetail (ed.), Brussels: Bruylant, 2007, 429–446.
- “Implementation of Democratic Control of Armed Forces in the OSCE Region: Lessons from the OSCE Code of Conduct on Politico-Military Aspects of Security,” DCAF, Occasional Papers, No. 11, Geneva, Geneva, 2006.
- "Les interventions militaires de l’Union Européenne dans les Balkans," in Revue Relations Internationales, No. 125 (2006), 59–72.
- “Categorization of Democratic Civilian Control,” DCAF, Working Papers, No. 164 (2005).
- "The Contribution of the OSCE to the International Fight against Terrorism,” Graduate Institute, Program for the Study of International Organizations, Occasional Paper 1 (2003), 111–124.
Dr. Anne Golaz, Academic Advisor
Dr. Golaz is a physician and epidemiologist by training. She holds a medical degree (MD) and a doctorate in medicine (DrMed) from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and a master of public health (MPH) from the University of Washington, in Seattle. She completed the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta and the CDC Preventive Medicine Residency program at the Indian Health Service (IHS) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Dr. Golaz worked as a visiting scientist and medical epidemiologist for the CDC in Atlanta and as a regional immunization advisor on secondment to the UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia in Kathmandu, Nepal; the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office in Cairo, Egypt; and the WHO South-East Asia Regional Office, in New Delhi, India.
Dr. Golaz teaches public health in humanitarian emergencies at the University of Geneva’s Center for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH) and at the Global Studies Institute. Before joining the University of Geneva in 2012, she was a UNICEF senior health advisor for humanitarian emergencies in Geneva, Switzerland, from 2007 to 2012.
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She has co-authored or contributed to many scientific publications, mostly related to humanitarian action. Her selected recent publications include:
- World Health Organization and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. mhGAP Humanitarian Intervention Guide (mhGAP-HIG): Clinical Management of Mental, Neurological and Substance Use Conditions in Humanitarian Emergencies (contributor/reviewer). Geneva: WHO, 2015.
- WHO. Malaria control in humanitarian emergencies. An interagency field handbook, second edition (contributor, chapters 1–3). 2013.
- IASC/Global Health Cluster/WHO. Health Cluster Guide; A practical guide for country-level implementation of the health cluster (contributor). June 2009.
- The Sphere Project. Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response. Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Response, first edition and fourth edition (contributor). Geneva: 1998 and 2011.
- Lam, J.; Amsalu, R.; Gerber, K.; Lawn, J.E.; Tomcyk, B.; Cornier, N.; Adler, A.; Golaz, A.; Moss, W.J. “Neonatal survival interventions in humanitarian emergencies: a survey of current practices and programmes.” Conflict and Health, 2012, 6:2.
- Tol, W.A.; Barbui, C.; Galapatti, A.; Silove, D.; Betancourt, T.S.; Souza, R.; Golaz, A.; van Ommeren, M. “Mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian settings: linking practice and research.” Lancet, 2011, 378:1581–91.
- Tiwari, T.S.P.; Golaz, A.; Yu, D.T.; Ehresmann, K.R.; Jones, T.F.; Hill, H.E.; Cassiday, P.K.; Pawloski, L.C.; Moran, J.S.; Popovic, T.; Wharton, M. “Investigations of 2 cases of diphtheria-like illness due to toxigenic Corynebacterium ulcerans.” Cl Inf Dis, 2008, 46:395–401.
- Vijayaraghavan, M.; Lievano, F.; Cairns, L.; Nandy, R.; Ansari, A.; Golaz, A.; Mashal, T.; Salama, P. “Economic evaluation of measles catch-up and follow-up campaigns in Afghanistan in 2002 and 2003.” Disasters, June 2006, 30(2):256–69.
- Dadgar, N.; Ansari, A.; Naleo, T.; Brennan, M.; Salama, P.; Sadozai, N.; Golaz, A.; Lievano, F.; Jafari, H.; Mubarak, M.; Hoekstra, E.; Paganini, A.; Feroz, F. “Implementation of a mass measles campaign, Central Afghanistan, December 2001 to May 2002.” J Infect Dis, May 15, 2003, 187(Suppl. 1):S186–90.
- Golaz, A.; Hardy, I.; Strebel, P.; Bisgard, K.; Vitek, C.; Popovic, T.; Wharton, M. “Epidemic diphtheria in Newly Independent States of the Former Soviet Union: Implications for diphtheria control in the United States.” J Infect Dis, 2000, 181 (Suppl. 1):S237–43.
- Golaz, A.; Hardy, I.; Glushkevich, T.; Areytchuck, E.; Deforest, A.; Strebel, P.; Wharton, M.; Sutter, R. “Evaluation of a single dose of diphtheria-tetanus toxoids among adults in Odessa, Ukraine, 1995: Immunogenicity and adverse reactions.” J Infect Dis, 2000, 181 (Suppl. 1):S203–7.
Françoise Flourens, Academic Coordinator
Françoise Flourens joined the Global Health and Development Policy program in January 2015 as academic coordinator. She holds a master’s in community planning and landscape architecture (option environment) from the University of Rhode Island, a master’s in communication from the Paris-based Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, and a bachelor’s in international relations / political science from the University of Sorbonne. She has more than ten years of professional experience in change management and project management in large companies such as IBM and Aerospatiale in France. During her seven years’ stay in the US, she worked for the Department of Environmental Management and the Conservation Law Foundation. Prior to that, she also worked for the French cultural agency in Mexico City. Upon her return from the US, she has been living in Switzerland for the past six years. For over a decade, she has been engaged in manifold volunteer and community projects and has developed a strong interest in medicinal plants and the ecology of places and landscapes.
Lecturers for this program typically include:
Astrid Stuckelberger, PhD
Dr. Astrid Stuckelberger is a scientist, teacher, and writer recognized internationally for her work and publications on different areas of public health, including policy, gender, ageing, technology, human rights, and ethics. She is currently a senior lecturer and researcher at the Public Health Medical School of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Geneva.
She is currently working on a joint e-learning program led by the World Health Organization (WHO) with the University of Pretoria, Georgetown University, and the University of Geneva for health ministries around the world and WHO regional offices. She has published several books and more than 100 scientific articles, policy papers, and governmental or UN reports.
She holds a master’s of science from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at the University of Geneva with a specific focus on cross-cultural psychology, media, and anthropology, as well as an advanced master’s of science on cross-cultural health psychology. Her PhD was on the determinants and mechanisms of a population health assessment with a gender perspective (cross-sectional study of the ageing population of the Canton of Geneva).
She has advised the United Nations (UN), the European Commission, and the Swiss government in different areas related to public health. She worked for the Geneva State Health Department as deputy director of the Department’s National Research Programme on Ageing. She received awards from the UN Secretary-General in 1999 for her work and in 2009 was recognized as being among the 100 leading personalities in Switzerland.
Dr. Stuckelberger recently conducted a joint project developing a training manual and casebook on international research ethics with the WHO and Harvard University. She is chair of the UN-affiliated NGO committee on ageing and convener of the working group on education development at the UN. She has represented two nongovernmental academic organizations at the UN for the last ten years. She currently serves on the board of the Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues.
Olivier Brenninkmeijer, PhD
With more than twenty years of professional experience in three sectors: private industry, international organizations and universities, Dr. Olivier Brenninkmeijer applies his broad experience to developing quality and integrity in academic degree programs, in teaching, research, student counseling, and inter-cultural university partnerships. Olivier has worked as chief academic officer with CAPA Centres for Academic Programs Abroad; previously, he developed and managed both undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as graduate and postgraduate fellowships.
Olivier holds a PhD and a graduate diploma from the Graduate Institute, University of Geneva, and two degrees from the University of British Columbia, Canada. In recent years, Olivier has also focused on pedagogical methods to enhance quality in university-level education.
As an academic, Olivier has published studies on multilateral conflict prevention, international cooperation for security, and public-private partnerships in industry. He has also conducted research on cross-sector management and on international economic development and humanitarian assistance. What fascinates Olivier most in research and in higher education is to bridge gaps between cultures and sectors to discover areas of convergences where learning becomes most effective and dynamic.
Osvaldo R. Agatiello, PhD
Dr. Agatiello studied international economics and law at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (PhD, MALD) and the Universities of Córdoba (LLD) and Buenos Aires in Argentina (LLB).
After working in the capital markets of New York, London, Tokyo, and Frankfurt am Main in the 1980s, he joined Argentina’s team of foreign debt negotiators at the central bank, eventually reaching the level of undersecretary for Projects and Technical Cooperation and deputy to the vice minister of Economy. In the 1990s he coordinated the Latin American practice of the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie. In the 2000s he coordinated a global program of South-South trade promotion at the International Trade Centre (UNCTAD/WTO), funded by the governments of Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie. An advisor to national governments and international organizations, he has worked, mentored, or supervised experts in the field in over 80 countries, including fragile states.
Today, Dr. Agatiello is a professor of international economics and governance. His original interest in international finance over the years shifted to international trade, socioeconomic development, and ethical governance, topics on which he has lectured and published extensively. He is the author, co-author, or editor of 14 books and numerous peer-reviewed articles.
Judith Richter, PhD
Dr. Judith Richter, associate senior research fellow at the Institute for Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine of Zurich University, has a multidisciplinary background. She studied pharmacy in Geneva (1981), participated in the graduate program at the Tübingen Institute of Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (Ethik in den Wissenschaften), and obtained an MA in development studies at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague (1992) and a PhD in sociology at Amsterdam University (2001).
Throughout her professional carrier, she has interwoven work as researcher and consultant with work as a pharmacist. Much of her research centered on the challenge of safeguarding public interests in global health policies. She has done consultancies for UN agencies, governments, and civil society organisations and networks.
She has written three monographs, numerous articles, briefing papers, and book chapters (among others, with Zed Books, Harvard University Press, and Routledge) and has given presentations, lectures, and workshops in 22 countries on four continents. Audiences ranged from UN officials, academics and students to civic activists; venues included the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO), Oxford University, the Harvard School of Public Health, the Hastings Center, Jawahrlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and the Institutes of Development Studies in Geneva and The Hague.
Her work as a health professional included work as a pharmacist in hospital and retail pharmacies in (the French, German and Italian speaking regions of) Switzerland and in Germany. She has also worked as researcher and information coordinator with a consumer protection group in Bangkok and as a lecturer of community pharmacy at Khon Kaen University in northeast Thailand.