The directors of the programme select a variety of distinguished academics, professors, experts and practitioners as guest speakers for the different thematic modules in order to assure the high-quality teachings and to respect the principle of diversity that characterises the MEIG Programme. The professors and experts, coming from different institutions and universities in Europe, are selected depending on their field of competences and the core subject of each module.

The following list is designed for the MEIG Programme; it is indicative and subject to changes.

  • Professors
  • Experts

Professors

Gian Luca Burci

Gian Luca Burci was named Adjunct Professor at the Institute in 2012. He has served in the Legal Office of the World Health Organization since 1998 and has been appointed Legal Counsel in 2005. Professor Burci previously served as Legal Officer at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna and in the United Nations Secretariat in New York for nearly a decade. At the Institute he has taught in the joint LLM in Global Health Law and International Institutions programme in partnership with Georgetown University. He holds a post graduate degree in law from the Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy. His areas of expertise are in international law and international organisations as well as governance and law related to international health.

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Vincent Chetail
Vincent Chetail is Director of the Global Migration Centre and Professor of Public International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. He is a Board Member of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and, from 2004 to 2012, was Research Director of the Geneva Academy. He was also Head of the Master in International Affairs from 2009 to 2012.

Professor Chetail is Editor-in-Chief of the Refugee Survey Quarterly, member of the founding editorial board of Oxford Bibliographies in International Law and General Editor of the series Organisation internationale et relations internationales (Bruylant, Brussels). He is also Senior Research Associate at the Refugee Law Initiative (University of London), as well as member of the Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe, the Advisory Council of the Global Migration Policy Associates and the General Assembly of the International Institute of Human Rights – Strasbourg.

Vincent Chetail has been Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School (Human Rights Programme, 2013) and Visiting Professor at several universities, such as the European University Institute – Florence (2010), the University of Paris XI (2006-2012) and the Université libre de Bruxelles (2008-2012). He regularly serves as a consultant to governments, NGOs and international organizations (including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Labour Organization and the International Organization for Migration).

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Stéphanie Dagron

Stéphanie Dagron is a Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Geneva, Switzerland. She and her team of three doctoral students mainly work on a large-scale project in the field of global health law entitled “juridification of global health concerns: implications for health prevention, treatment and health systems”. The project analyses two developments: the proliferation of international legal instruments concerned with public health and the increasing role of the judiciary in health-sector issues.

Between 2009 and 2013, Stéphanie Dagron worked as a Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich, Switzerland. Her research project on the regulation of medicines was funded through a scholarship by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Originally from France, she holds doctoral degrees in law from the Universities of Poitiers (France) and Saarbrücken (Germany), in topics related to international public law and European law. She studied law in France (Poitiers), Germany (Marburg and Saarbrücken) and the United Kingdom (Cambridge). While working on her dissertation she was a Max-Planck-Society fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for International Law and Comparative Public Law in Heidelberg (1999-2003) and a lecturer at the Universities of Saarbrücken (1997-2000), Strasbourg in France (2001-2003) and Heidelberg (2003-2009). She worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for administrative law at the University of Heidelberg (2003-2006), the Max-Planck Institute Heidelberg (2006-2007) and the German University of Administrative Sciences in Speyer (2008-2009). She has been teaching French and German public law as well as International and European Law.

Lately, she has focused on teaching in the areas of public health law, pharmaceutical regulation, international health law and human rights. Her main research interests include human rights issues and global health, pharmaceutical laws, global bioethics, international (health) law, comparative administrative law and global administrative law.

Most recently, Stéphanie Dagron was the co-facilitator of a regional WHO workshop on ethics and human rights of MDR-TB in Copenhagen, Denmark (November 2013). She has been recently awarded a grant from the Brocher Foundation to conduct a symposium on the same subject, which took place in December 2015 in Geneva.

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Professor of International Relations/Political Science and Director of Executive Education at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, Cédric Dupont is a Senior Research Fellow of the Berkeley Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center (BASC) at the University of California at Berkeley. He has been a consultant to various international organisations, multinational companies as well as a range of governments. In addition to courses and seminars for graduate students, he has taught a wide array of programmes to government officials and private sector employees.

He is a former Editor of the Swiss Political Science Review and former Associate Editor for Europe of the journal Business and Politics. He has been a visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Seoul National University and the University of Melbourne.

His recently published works include: Political Risk and Investment Arbitration: An Empirical Study, Toward a New Heuristic Model: Investment Arbitration as Political System, and European Union Meets South Korea: Bureaucratic Interests, Exporter Discrimination and the Negotiations of Trade Agreements.

His research focuses on international political economic issues, both at the global and regional levels, on international cooperation, and international negotiation processes. His current work concentrates on the political economy of international investment arbitration (forthcoming book with Oxford University Press on Arbitration as a Political System), comparative regionalism, the management of jurisdictional boundaries between international organisations and the factors that influence trade negotiations in the European Union.

Elspeth Guild

Elspeth Guild is Jean Monnet Professor ad personam at Queen Mary, University of London as well as at the Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands. She is also a partner at the London law firm, Kingsley Napley and an associate senior research fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels. She is also a visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges. She was special advisor to the House of Lords European Union Committee’s Inquiry into Economic Migration in 2005.

Her interests and expertise lies primarily in the area of EU law, in particular EU Justice and Home Affairs (including immigration, asylum, border controls, criminal law and police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters). She also researches EU privacy and data protection law and the nexus with human rights. She co-ordinates the European Commission’s Network of Experts on Free Movement of Workers which the Radboud University manages, bringing together academic experts from the 27 Member States providing national reports annually on the implementation of EU law in the Member States, thematic reports, regional conferences and a national conference each year. She is also co-editor of the European Journal of Migration and Law and Free Movement of Workers (the European Commission’s on-line journal) and on the editorial board of the journal International Political Sociology. She is co-editor of the book series Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy in Europe published by Martinus Nijhoff.

Professor Guild provides regular advice to the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Council of Europe and other European and international organizations (such as the UNHCR) on free movement of persons, migration and asylum. She has researched the legal and social content of European citizenship and has been invited to submit the chapter on EU citizenship for Blackwells Companion for European Union Law and International Law in 2012.

Professor Guild is co-chair of the European Sub Committee, Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA), a post which she has held since the sub-committee was established in 1990. ILPA is the UK legal profession’s voice on immigration and asylum matters with just under a thousand members. In this role she has been instrumental in ensuring that the reflections of UK legal practitioners on EU immigration and asylum matters are taken into account by policy makers both in the UK and the EU. She teaches regularly in ILPA’s continuing education programme. She also teaches regularly for the European Council on Refugees and Exiles in their educational programme for legal practitioners across the Europe.

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Christine Kaddous is Professor at the University of Geneva since 2002 and visiting Professor at the Montesquieu University in Bordeaux, Nice Sophia Antipolis, Paris II (Panthéon Assas) as well as the College of Europe (since 2015). She is Director of the Centre d’études juridiques européennes (CEJE) and holds a Jean Monnet Chair ad personam « EU Constitutional and Substantive Law ».

Christine Kaddous pursued her legal studies in Switzerland (BA and PhD at the University of Neuchâtel), the United Kingdom (MA in Law, LL.M. (Cantab) at the University of Cambridge) and Belgium (MA in European Studies at the Université Libre de Bruxelles). She was admitted to the Bar and was a practicing lawyer for a number of years in the field of Commercial Law, first in Neuchâtel, then in Geneva.

She pursues her teaching and research activities in EU Law and International Law, Dispute Settlement, External Relations of the EU with an emphasis on the EU-WTO relations, and on the EU-Switzerland Bilateral Agreements.

Christine Kaddous is President of the Swiss Society of International Law (Société Suisse de droit international, SSDI-SVIR) since 2008, Vice-President of the Association suisse pour le droit européen (ASDE), a member of the Executive Committee of the Association suisse d’étude de l’intégration européenne (ECSA-Suisse) and a member of the Steering Committee of the Centre européen de la culture. She is also member of many national and international associations or societies related to her areas of expertise such as the Société française de droit international (SFDI), the International Law Association (ILA), the European Society of International Law (ESIL), the Commission pour l’Etude des Communautés européennes (CEDECE) and the Swiss Association Arbitration (ASA).

Since 2001, she is editor of the Collection ‘Dossiers de droit européen’ (DDE), published today by Schulthess/LGDJ (Zürich/Paris) and member of a number of scientific review committees, namely of the Swiss Review of International and European Law (SRIEL, Revue suisse de droit international et européen - RSDIE), the Journal du droit européen (JDE) and the Austrian Journal of Public and International Law (Zeitschrift für öffentliches Recht).

She is currently taking part in research projects in the fields of EU-Switzerland Bilateral Relations, the free movement of persons and services, as well as in the field of consumer protection and multilingualism.

Areas of expertise

EU Law, International Law, European and International Dispute Settlement, International Economic Law (including Investment Law), International Agreements concluded by the EU, EU-WTO Relations, EU-Switzerland Relations, Law and Politics in the areas of Free Movement of Goods, Persons, Services and Capital, Air and Land Transport, Public Procurement, Technical Obstacles to trade, Environment and Health Protection.

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Krishnakumar

Jaya Krishnakumar, Ph.D. in Econometrics and Statistics, from the University of Geneva, is Professor of Econometrics at the Department of Economics, University of Geneva. Her research interests include panel data econometrics, time series econometrics, simultaneous equations models, structural models for human development and well-being, and statistical analysis of multidimensional indicators of well-being and poverty. She has various publications in the form of articles in international econometrics/economics journals such as Econometric Theory, Journal of Econometrics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Journal of Public Economics, Health Economics, World Development, European Economic Review, Journal of Human Development, Social Indicators Research, books (both as author and editor) in collections such as Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems (Springer), Contributions to Economic Analysis (Elsevier) and chapters in textbooks/handbooks published in the series Advanced Studies in Theoretical and Applied Econometrics (Kluwer Academic, Springer). She is a referee for several top journals, has led various research projects with external funding in particular grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation, regularly serves as an external expert for evaluating research proposals and projects, and advises researchers at international organizations such as WTO, ILO, WHO, UNRISD.

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Sandra Lavenex

Sandra Lavenex is Professor of European and International Politics at the University of Geneva and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe. Her research focuses on European and international migration policy, EU external relations, and international institutions more broadly. She obtained her PhD from the European University Institute in Florence in 2009 and has since held positions at the Universities of Zurich, Bern, Lucerne and now Geneva. She joined the College of Europe in 2007 and has acted as external advisor for the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Swiss Government and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Sandra Lavenex has published widely on EU asylum/immigration policies and justice and home affairs more generally; on the projection of EU rules and norms to third countries and international institutions; and on democratic governance in the international realm. Her more recent research projects have focused on comparative regional migration governance (worldwide), the nexus of trade and migration policy, international cooperation on migration, as well as the question how far and under which conditions emerging countries evolve from rule-takers to rule-makers, sharing the EU’s and US status as global regulators in different policy fields.

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Nicolas Levrat
PhD in public international law

Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva since 2001.

Director of the Institut européen (IEUG, 2007-2013)

Director of the Global Studies Institute (GSI, since 2013)

Teaching and research activities:

Teaching activities: European law, local and regional authorities and European integration, federalism and democracy in Europe, law of international organisations.

Research activities: European institutions, judicial remedies in the European Union, the status of public authorities in Europe, law of minority groups, cross-border cooperation, the governance of complex institutional systems, Swiss- Europe relations.

Member of the Centre de droit international and the Centre de droit public at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, co-founder of the Réseau d’études des normes transfrontalières et inter-territoriales (RENTI), member of the academic council of the doctoral school “Globalisation Europe and Multilateralism” (GEM), co-director of the Ecole doctorale Suisse sur les fondements du droit européen et international, member of the editorial board of the Revue belge de droit international, member of the steering committee of the journal EU-Topias, member of the steering committee of the Centre européen de la culture and Vice-president of the Rencontres internationals de Genève.

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Giorgio Malinverni
Gabrielle Marceau
Gabrielle Marceau, Ph.D., is Counselor in the Legal Affairs Division of the WTO, which she joined in September 1994. Her main function is to advise panelists in WTO disputes, the Director-General Office and the Secretariat on WTO related matters. From September 2005 to January 2010, Gabrielle Marceau was a member of the Cabinet of the WTO Director General Pascal Lamy. Dr. Marceau is also Associate Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva and Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Development (HEID) where she teaches WTO law and WTO dispute settlement. Before joining the GATT/WTO, Gabrielle Marceau worked in private practice in Quebec, Canada, mainly in the sectors of labour law and insurance law. Professor Marceau has published extensively, namely in WTO related matters.

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Makane Mbengue
Makane Moïse Mbengue is Associate Professor of International Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva. Prof. Mbengue is also a Visiting Professor at Sciences Po Paris (School of Law). He holds a Ph.D. in Public International Law from the University. He acts as a professor for courses in international law organized by the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) and by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). Prof. Mbengue acts as counsel in disputes before international courts and tribunals.

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Charles Wyplosz

Charles Wyplosz is Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva where he is Director of the International Centre of Money and Banking Studies (ICMB).

Previously, he has served as Associate Dean for Reserach and Development at INSEAD and Director of the PhD program in Economics at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales in Paris. He has also been Director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of CEPR, the leading European network of economists.

His main research areas include European monetary integration, monetary policy, fiscal policy discipline and regional integration in various parts of the world. He is the co-author, jointly with Michael Burda, of a popular textbook on Macroeconomics and, jointly with Richard Baldwin, of the leading textbook on European economic integration. He was a founding Managing Editor of the review Economic Policy. He serves on several boards of professional reviews and European research centres. He is a regular columnist in such newspapers as the Financial Times, Le Monde, Libération, Le Temps, Finanz und Wirtschaft, and Handelsblatt.

Currently a member of the Panel of Experts of the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and of the "Bellagio Group", Charles Wyplosz is an occasional consultant to the European Commission, the IMF, the World Bank, the United Nations, the Asian Development Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank. He has been a member of the "Conseil d'Analyse Economique" which reports to the Prime Minister of France, of the French Finance Minister's "Commission des Comptes de la Nation" and of the Group of Independent Economic Advisors to the President of the European Commission. He has also advised the President of France and the governments of Cyprus and of the Russian Federation. He also consults with private financial institutions and is regularly invited to give lectures to public and private conferences.

Charles Wyplosz holds degrees in Engineering and Statistics from Paris and a PhD in Economics from Harvard University. He has been awarded the Legion d’Honneur by the President of France.

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Jan Wouters
Jan Wouters is Jean Monnet Chair ad personam EU and Global Governance, Full Professor of International Law and International Organizations, and founding Director of the Institute for International Law and of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, an interdisciplinary centre of excellence, at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven). In Leuven, he teaches public international law, law of international organizations, the law of the World Trade Organization, space law and international humanitarian law. As Visiting Professor at Sciences Po (Paris), Luiss University (Rome) and the College of Europe (Bruges) he teaches EU external relations law. As Adjunct Professor at Columbia University he teaches comparative EU-US perspectives on international human rights law. He is a Member of the Royal Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts, is President of the United Nations Association Flanders Belgium, and practises law as Of Counsel at Linklaters, Brussels. He is Editor of the International Encyclopedia of Intergovernmental Organizations, Deputy Director of the Revue belge de droit international, and an editorial board member in ten other international journals. He has published widely on international and EU law, international organizations and global governance. His recent books include The European Union and Multilateral Governance (2012), International Prosecutors (2012), Informal International Lawmaking (2012), Private Standards and Global Governance (2012), China, the European Union and Global Governance (2012), The EU’s Role in Global Governance (2013), National Human Rights Institutions in Europe (2013), The Law of EU External Relations (2nd ed. 2015), China, the EU and the Developing World (2015), Global Governance of Labour Rights (2015), Global Governance Through Trade: EU Policies and Approaches (2015), The Contribution of International and Supranational Courts to the Rule of Law (2015), Global Governance and Democracy: A Multidisciplinary Analysis (2015) and Armed Conflicts and the Law (2016). Apart from his participation in international scientific panels and networks, he advises various international organizations and governments, trains international officials and is often asked to comment international events in the media. He is coordinator of a large-scale FP7 Programme FRAME, “Fostering Human Rights Among European (External and Internal) Policies”, and of the InBev-Baillet Latour EU China Chair at KU Leuven.

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Experts

Céline Bauloz
Dr Céline Bauloz is Senior Fellow at the Global Migration Centre, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and Visiting Lecturer at the Refugee Law Initiative, University of London. She is also Migration Law Specialist at the International Organization for Migration and Managing Editor of the Refugee Survey Quarterly (Oxford University Press). She has regularly served as consultant for international and non-governmental organizations and previously worked as Visiting Professor at the University of Bocconi in Milan, Italy, and Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School, Cambridge MA.
Frédéric Bernard
Frederic BERNARD dedicated his doctoral dissertation to the relationship between the rule of law and the fight against terrorism (“L’Etat de droit face au terrorisme”, Geneva 2010; in French). He has since published several articles on the subject, in particular in the review Terrorism and Political Violence. In 2010, he conducted research as a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, on the topic of judicial review and the constitutional role of supreme courts (“Constitutional Review, Individual Rights, and the Transparency Requirement,” 4 Regent Journal of Law and Public Policy (2012) 141-180. He is senior lecturer at the University of Geneva and admitted to the Geneva Bar.
Alejandro Bonilla-Garcia
Annicka Brack
Master of International Relations, Sciences Po Paris; Diploma of Political Science, Freie Universität, Berlin; Undergraduate Studies, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; 2006-2010, Advisor to Rolf Hempelmann, Member of Parliament; 2010-2013 Head of Energy Policy, 50Hertz Transmission GmbH; Since 2013, with World Economic Forum, managing relations with the EU institutions, Germany, and the Visegrad group; lead of the Digital Europe project; United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) fellowship Alumni (2012); Global Leadership Fellowship Alumni of the World Economic Forum (2013-2016).
Claire Doole

After a successful career as a BBC correspondent (London, Brussels and Geneva) and spokeswoman for the UN and WWF International, Claire has worked for the past 7 years as a trainer, coach and video producer. Founder of ClearViewMedia, she is passionate about helping individuals, organizations and companies better communicate what they do.

A communications expert, Claire delivers courses and provides coaching on how to handle the media and generate positive coverage, deliver an effective media interview and present with impact.

Her experience as a top class journalist and spokeswoman puts her in a unique position as a trainer as she understands the realities of public relations and the media. Claire has trained public relations experts as well as at CEO and senior management level all over the world.

Working with some of Switzerland’s best cameramen and video-editors, Claire produces videos for websites, conferences and broadcast for the UN, ICRC, EC and a number of multinational companies. She also moderates debates and conferences and does video voice-overs.

English mother-tongue, Claire speaks fluent French and German, and conversational Spanish.

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Victoria Donaldson
Victoria Donaldson is Chief Legal Officer at the WTO Appellate Body Secretariat. Before joining the WTO in 1999, she practiced trade and competition law in Brussels and served as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada. Victoria is a member of the faculty of the World Trade Institute in Berne, where she has taught courses on WTO dispute settlement and on subsidies and countervailing measures. She has been a Visiting WTO Fellow at the University of Adelaide, and has lectured at the University of Melbourne Law School, the National Law University in Jodhpur, and the Universidad Externado in Bogotá. She frequently serves as a judge for university moot court competitions relating to international trade law. Victoria holds an LL.M. degree from Harvard University, an LL.B. from the University of British Columbia, B.A. and M.A. degrees in law from the University of Oxford, and an A.B. in International Relations from Stanford University, and is a Solicitor of the Law Society of England & Wales and a Member of the New York Bar.
Marco Fugazza

Marco Fugazza is an Economist at the United Nation Conference for Trade and Development. Before his current position, he was an Economist at the French Ministry of Labour. He also worked as a Consultant for the World Bank and the ILO. His research focuses on issues related to international trade and development.

His work has dealt with the determinants of export performance, south-south trade, non-tariff barriers, the political economy of trade agreements and the informal sector in labour markets. He has authored several publications in the field of international trade and economic development. He holds a PhD in Economics from the European University Institute and a Master in International Economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

Elisabeth Tuerk
Ms Elisabeth Tuerk is Chief of the Section on International Investment Agreements (IIAs) in UNCTAD's Division on Investment and Enterprise (DIAE). She leads the Section's work across the three pillars of UNCTAD activities: research and analysis, capacity-building and consensus-building. The IIA Section seeks to help countries to participate as effectively as possible in international investment rulemaking, with a view to strengthening the sustainable development dimension of II As. In 2015, the Section was instrumental in developing UNCTAD's "Roadmap for IIA Reform", which identifies reform objectives, areas and solutions, outlines a common roadmap for the reform process, and invites countries to use an action menu to define their own, individual roadmaps for IIA reform. The Section also developed "UNCTAD's Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development", now available in its 2015 update, which helps policymakers design "new generation" investment policies that place inclusive growth and sustainable development at the heart of efforts to attract and benefit from investment. Ms Tuerk conceptualizes the IIA Section's analytical and research work (including the Series on Issues in IIAs (Sequels) and the Series on International Investment Policies for Development, the databases on IIAs ("IIA Navigator" and investor-State dispute settlement cases) and coordinates the Section's contribution to other UNCTAD products, such as the joint UNCTAD/OECD monitoring of G20 countries' investment policy changes and the annual World Investment Report (WIR). Ms Tuerk also leads the Section's technical assistance and capacity-building work and the organization of IIA-related aspects of UNCTAD's intergovernmental events, in particular the biennial World Investment Forum (WIF). In her previous UNCTAD assignment, Ms Tuerk worked as an Economic Affairs Officer at UNCTAD's Trade Negotiations and Commercial Diplomacy Branch (TNCDB) in UNCTAD's Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities. In this function, she was engaged in policy analysis of and technical assistance for multilateral and regional trade negotiations, with a focus on trade in services. Prior to joining UNCTAD, Ms Tuerk worked a staff attorney for the Trade and Investment Program of the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL, Geneva). She holds a Magistra Degree in Law and a Magistra Degree in International Management from the Karl-Franzens University, Graz, Austria as well as a Masters Degree (MILE, Masters of International Law and Economics) from the World Trade Institute (WTI) in Bern, Switzerland. Ms Tuerk is author or co-author of numerous articles on trade in services, investment and development. She has participated as a speaker in numerous academic and policy events on issues related to the interface between trade, investment and sustainable development. She also has extensive experience with training programs for policy makers and other stakeholders. Ms Tuerk is a national of Austria.
Walter Gyger

Walter B. Gyger est né le 3 novembre 1946, marié et père de trois enfants. Il est gradué de l’Université de St. Galle et a écrit une thèse de doctorat sur l’intégration européenne. L’Université de l’Académie de l’éducation de La Fédération de Russie lui a octroyé le titre de Docteur honoris causa.

1974, Walter B. Gyger est entré au service diplomatique de la Suisse. Après sa formation à la Centrale et un stage à l’Ambassade de Suisse à Téhéran, il fut nommé, en 1977, Chef adjoint de la Délégation suisse près l’Association européenne de libre échange. En 1980, il fut nommé à la Délégation suisse près l’OCDE à Paris et en 1985 Chef de la division des affaires économique et commerciale de l’Ambassade de Suisse en République fédérale de l’Allemagne.

En 1987, le Conseil fédérale suisse nomma Walter B. Gyger Chef de division au Département fédéral des Affaires étrangère avec le titre de Ministre. En 1991 il fut nommé Ambassadeur de Suisse au Sénégal, Gambie, Mali, Guinée Bissau et Cap Vert avec résidence à Dakar. De 1995 à 1999, il fut Chef de la Mission Suisse auprès de l’Office des Nations Unies et des autres Organisations internationales à Genève.

En 1999, le Conseil fédérale suisse nomma Walter B. Gyger Ambassadeur de Suisse en Inde, Bangladesh, Népal et Bhutan avec résidence à Delhi et en 2004, Ambassadeur de Suisse en Turquie et temporairement à la République d’Azerbaïdjan. De 2009 jusqu’à sa retraite fin 2011, il fut Ambassadeur de Suisse dans la Fédération de Russie.

Depuis sa retraite, Walter B. Gyger est membres dans les Conseil de plusieurs fondations non lucratives, active dans le domaine humanitaire. Comme Conseiller politique du Département fédéral des Affaires étrangères il est chargé ponctuellement avec des missions spécifiques à l’étranger.

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Frédéric Jouhaud
Frédéric Jouhaud is a Lieutenant colonel of the Army, operational expert in planning and conduct of operations, consultant in defense and security in business and co-founder of MARS analogies.

Elisabeth Laurin
Hamid Mamdouh
Mr. Hamid Mamdouh is the Director of the Trade in Services division of the World Trade Organization (WTO), which is part of the Organization responsible for servicing the WTO Council for Trade in Services which oversees the implementation of the General Agreement of Trade in Services (GATS). Prior to this position he served as a senior counsellor in the Services Division, and Secretary of the WTO Council for Trade in Services during which his responsibilities included legal matters relating to the drafting of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). Other prior posts include Assistant to Deputy Director-General of the GATT and legal advisor on GATT dispute settlement, as well as a member of Diplomatic Service of Egypt. Mr. Mamdouh also lectures in law post-graduate programmes in the University of Zurich, Switzerland, as well as the Law School at the University of Amsterdam. View the CV
 
Erwan Marteil
Erwan Marteil, born 1970, French citizen. Graduated from the Institute d'études politiques de Paris, University Paris-I Pantheon Sorbonne (DESS Cooperation and Development) and University Paris-II Pantheon Assas (DEA Droit public économique). Permanent official (administrator) of the European Commission since 1996, served in Brussels (DG Environment, DG Competition), in 2007 in EU Delegation to Afghanistan (justice, home affairs, governance), in 2009 in EU Delegation to Turkey (justice, home affairs, migration, civils society). Since 2014, works at the EU mission to UN in Geneva as asylum/migration counsellor.
Maurizio Serra
Marc Vanheukelen
Valentin Zellweger
Ambassador Valentin Zellweger is head of the Directorate of Public International Law and Legal Advisor of the Swiss Foreign Ministry. He started his professional career as a research assistant in international law at the University of Basel where he also submitted his doctoral thesis. He joined the Swiss Foreign Ministry in 1991. Mr. Zellweger has served as a diplomat in Kenya and as a legal adviser to the Swiss Mission to the United Nations in New York. He was representative of Switzerland in different treaty negotiations and a member of the Swiss delegation to the Rome Conference on the establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Between 2003 and 2007, he served as Chef de Cabinet of the first President of the ICC in The Hague during the setting up phase of the newly established Court.