Faculty & Staff

Lead faculty & staff:


Davide Rodogno


Full CV accessible here

Associate professor (2011-2014) and full professor since 2014 at the Graduate Institute, he served as head of the International History Department (2014-2017). He was on research leave in 2018. His doctoral thesis was published in Italian in 2003 and in English as Fascism’s European Empire (Cambridge University Press, 2006).


Dr Rodogno was a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics (2002-2004), Foreign Associate Researcher at the Institut d’Histoire du Temps Présent in Paris (2004-2005), Academic Fellow - Research Council United Kingdom Academic Fellow - at the School of History, University of St Andrews (2005-2010), and SNSF – Research Professor (2008-2011).

Rodogno was grantee of the Rockefeller Archives Centre in 2011; he was grantee of the SNSF ‘Sinergia’ programme on a project entitled Patterns of Transnational Regulations. He researches the history of humanitarianism, international organization, philanthropic foundations, and international public health since the nineteenth century. In 2011 Rodogno published Against Massacre: Humanitarian Interventions in the Ottoman Empire (1815-1914), the Birth of a Concept and International Practice (Princeton University Press). During the summer of 2012 the Kofi Annan Foundation mandated Rodogno to write a confidential report documenting the experience of the United Nations and League of Arab States Joint Special Envoy for Syria. More recently, Rodogno co-edited and authored a volume on the history of Humanitarian Photography, a volume on Transnational Networks of Experts in the Long Nineteenth century, and another on the League of Nations’ social work. He currently works on monograph entitled: Night on Earth – Humanitarian Organizations’ Relief and Rehabilitation Programmes on Behalf of Civilian Populations (1918-1939). Since 2017 Rodogno is grantee of an FNS project on Minority Protection in Belgium, Italy and Spain; and since 2018 of another FNS grant on the Rockefeller Foundation fellows as heralds of globalization (1910s-1970s). In 2019, via the History of International Organizations Network Internet platform, Rodogno and other historians regularly inform on activities related to the Centenary of International Organizations in Geneva.



Lukasz Bochenek


Lukasz is Managing Director International Strategy and Client Service. He is based in Geneva office and leads an international team across Geneva, Brussels and London. He is proud to support international companies, organisations and NGOs in developing effective engagement strategies, processes and measurement frameworks.

He is running several global advocacy capacity building projects for various industries.


Lukasz holds PhD in management studies from the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, with highest distinction “summa cum laude”. His research focused on the role of organisational learning and Corporate Social Responsibility in corporate communication strategic management. He holds also M.A. in communication from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. His initial B.A. level studies in anthropology provide him with an audience-centric perspective.

Lukasz was also a Global Shaper from the Geneva Hub, which is a part of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. He is involved in several local initiatives supporting the community and art.



Guillemette Carlucci


Ms. Carlucci has been managing executive education programmes for clients from corporations, governments and international institutions for the past 10 years.


She holds a Master's degree in international relations (specialisation in international law) from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, as well as a Master's degree in economics and management from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan & Université Rennes 1 (France).


The programme includes sessions delivered by other Graduate Institute's professors, Leidar experts, as well as invited guests speakers (faculty or practitioners).

Regular speakers include:

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Rolf Olsen


Rolf launched Leidar in 2010 and continues to lead the company.  He is also Honorary General Consul for Norway in Geneva and Canton de Vaud. In addition to chairing Leidar’s boards, he is chairman of the board of RPS Norway and is on the board of Osmotex and Reuge.

Rolf has more than 35 years’ experience in communications, the last 25 at a top tier international level.


Before setting up Leidar, he was CEO Continental Europe of Weber Shandwick. Prior to this he held executive positions at both European and global level for two American Fortune 50 companies; firstly 13 years with Digital Equipment Corporation and then five years with Motorola. Since he became a consultant in 2001, he has had long-term relations with several leading multi-national companies in Norway. He has also completed and managed some of the world’s largest and most prestigious communications assignments both for individuals and organisations.

Before he moved to Geneva in 1989, he was the Marketing Communications Manager for Digital Equipment Corporation in Norway, night editor in the daily newspaper Nationen, Public Relations Manager at the Norwegian Association of Disabled Persons and information officer in one of the political parties working the Norwegian Parliament.



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Lutz Meyer


Lutz leads the focus on international advocacy across the influencing axes of Geneva, Brussels and London. He develops communications and advocacy strategies for international organisations and also advises on organisational in-house structures related to sustainable strategy implementation.


A German national, who has lived and worked in Germany, as well as Dubai and Nicosia, and has operated from London, Brussels and Singapore, Lutz has spent most of his 30-plus year career in agency management and client service positions for leading international public relations consultancies.

Lutz held different senior management positions at Weber Shandwick, the world’s leading public relations agency, most recently as President of International Operations for the firm, heading up all Weber Shandwick operations outside the United States.

Lutz also assumed various senior management positions with Action Global Communications, an independent public relations consultancy that focuses on the world’s most promising and emerging markets.

Lutz teaches regularly at the Graduate Institute in Geneva and rotates between his offices Bonn, Brussels and Geneva.

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Christophe Lécureuil


Christophe is the Executive Director of the European Centre for Public Affairs, a Brussels-based think-tank dedicated to promoting excellence in public affairs. He is also the founder of CLC Consultant, a consultancy which specializes in advocacy and reputation management for private sector companies, public entities, NGOs and International Organizations. He has over 20 years of international corporate, consultancy, institutional and NGO experience.


Christophe is also a senior advisor with Ellwood Atfield, a head-hunting firm specialised in public affairs recruitment. He started his career at the European Parliament as an expert, before joining leading public relations and public affairs consultancies in London and Brussels. In the mid-1990s, he joined McDonald’s Corporation as their Director Government Relations Europe, where he was in charge of the company’s government relations with EU institutions, representation in trade associations, NGO engagement and support to EU markets, in particular during the BSE crisis.

In 2000, he joined public affairs and communications agency, Fleishman-Hillard, as Director Corporate, Regulatory & Trade where he led a team of 12 consultants.  Christophe then moved to Yum! Brands (KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell) to head International Communications and Public Affairs across 100 countries.

Christophe also worked as Head of Corporate Communications at The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) in Geneva, before working for Leidar, a consultancy based in Nyon.

Christophe is a French national and holds Master’s Degrees in Political Science and International Affairs.


The case studies and guest speakers are changing each year. Next year's faculty and guest speakers include:

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Inge Wallage


Inge Wallage is a senior communications executive who is passionate to use communications as an instrument and a philosophy to contribute to a better world. She forged a career in the private sector before making the leap from the oil industry to environmental campaigning. Her 20+ years of professional experience encompass international management and leadership, change and issue management, and communication strategy.


Inge uses her experience to contribute to deliver sustainable and equitable solutions for all. Prior to her role at the EACD and running The Butterfly Effect she was Communications Director at the IWA (International Water Association), at Greenpeace International, VP International Communications for Statoil, held international roles at Philips Electronics, P&O Nedlloyd and Motorola and led Burson-Marsteller The Netherlands. Inge has created the concept of ‘The 3As’: authenticity, accountability and audacity, which she believes should be the framing of any communications & business strategy to seek meaningful change.

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Fuad Zarbiyev


Fuad Zarbiyev holds a PhD in International Law from the Graduate Institute, an LL.M. from Harvard Law School and the Diploma of the Hague Academy of International Law. Previously, he was a Global Research Fellow at New York University School of Law and worked as a lawyer with the New York office of the international law firm of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP. In his latter capacity, he acted as counsel to a number of governments and state-owned companies before international tribunals.


He is the recipient of the James Crawford prize awarded for his article entitled “Judicial Activism in International Law” published in Journal of International Dispute Settlement. His research interests include translational law and governance, international legal theory, international judicial behaviour, investment arbitration and theory and practice of treaty interpretation.


Dr Jean-Pierre Paccaud


Dr Jean-Pierre Paccaud is Business Development & Strategy Director of GARDP (DNDi). He also notably founded and led Athelas SA, a startup company active in the field of anti-bacterial drug discovery, until its merger with Merlion Pharmaceuticals. Previously, Jean-Pierre spent 15 as an academic at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Geneva.


Dr Felix Ohnmacht


Dr Felix Ohnmacht is the Manager of Frontiers in Big Data & Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, two high impact academic journals. Felix obtained his PhD from the Graduate Institute, and was a visiting researcher at Princeton University and the Max Planck Society.

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Florence Ranson


Florence Ranson has been Director of Communications for FoodDrinkEurope since April 2014. Before that, she was Head of Communications at the European Banking Federation for 12 years, after 4 years as Secretary General of the European Advertising Tripartite.


She started her career as project manager for Team Europe, a European Commission communication project, in 1990. Florence is also a founding member and now Treasurer of the EACD (European Association of Communication Directors) and Chair of the jury of the European Excellence Awards (Communications). She sits on the steering group of the Europcom conference and speaks regularly at events across Europe. A French national, Florence lives in Brussels and has been involved in EU public affairs and communications for over 25 years.