Core team

Grégoire Carasso

Doctoral candidate

Grégoire Carasso is a research assistant at the Global Studies Institute. He holds a Master degree in International History and Politics (Graduate Institute of International and Development studies) and a Master in Business and Administration from the University of Geneva. After working as an academic assistant and administrative manager, he began an interdisciplinary doctoral thesis (History and Law) in 2016. His research focuses on multinational companies and fiscal issues in the EU.

Mia Clausin

Research Assistant

Mia Clausin is a research assistant at the GTGLab focusing on the study of complex systems to better understand the impact of and responses to the current COVID-19 crisis. With a MSc in Global Health from the University of Geneva (2020) and a BSc in Economics and International Development from the University of Bath (2016), her research interests focus on bridging disciplinary silos to address global health issues.

Yuliya Kaspiarovich

Doctoral candidate

Yuliya Kaspiarovich is a teaching and research assistant at the Global Studies Institute. Yuliya holds a Master degree in European studies from the GSI as well as a Master degree in European and International Law from the Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV. In 2017, she was awarded the Diploma of the Academy of European Law of the EUI in Florence. She also has a Bachelor degree in translation and interpretation from Minsk State Linguistic University. Before joining the GSI, Yuliya worked as legal and parliamentary assistant for a Swiss MP and did an Internship at the UN Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva. Yuliya is currently preparing a doctoral thesis at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva. Her research focuses on the rationale behind investment protection in EU legal order. She is also publishing on European Institutional Law, EU external relations Law and Brexit.

Prof. Nicolas Levrat

Full Professor

Professor Nicolas Levrat (LL.D., public international law) is a professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva since 2001. He is the director of Global Studies Institute (GSI) and co-founder of the Geneva Transformative Governance Lab. Professor Levrat teaches European law, territorial communities and European integration, as well as federalism and democracy in Europe, and the law of international organizations. His research focuses on European institutional law, European legal order(s), the status of public bodies in Europe, the law of minority groups, cross-border cooperation, governance in Europe, complex institutional systems and Switzerland-Europe relations. Professor Levrat is also an associate member of the ULB’s Center for International Law and Public Law Center, co-founder of the Transfrontier and Cross-Territorial Standards Research Network (RENTI), member of the Academic Council of the School Erasmus Globalization Europe and Multilateralism (GEM), co-director of the Swiss Doctoral School on the Foundations of European and International Law, member of the Editorial Board of the Belgian Journal of International Law, member of the Board of Directors of the Journal EU-Topias, member of the Steering Committee of the European Center of Culture and Vice-President of the International Meeting of Geneva.

Dr Chantal Morel

Senior Research Associate

Health economist specializing in policies and incentives related to the prevention and treatment of infectious disease. She has spent the last 17 looking at infectious disease policy – the last 12 years of which have been focused on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) policy specifically. Much of her work has been on markets related to AMR, including for drugs, diagnostics, and a little on vaccines. But it also spans many other parts of AMR, including veterinary/farming policy, resistance surveillance, microbiology (MIC cut-offs), antibiotic and diagnostic stewardship, lego-regulatory policy/incentives.

Léa Moreau

Doctoral candidate

Léa Moreau Shmatenko joined the Global Studies Institute at the University of Geneva as a teaching and research assistant in October 2016. She is a graduate of the GSI’s Master in Russian and Eurasian Studies Master’s Degree for which she received the GSI Excellence Award in 2017. She also holds a Master’s degree in Management from the University of Fribourg (2013) and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Lausanne (2010). Before joining the GSI, she worked at the Swiss Parliament with international delegations and then as a project officer for the Edmond de Rothschild Group. Léa Moreau Shmatenko is currently preparing a doctoral thesis on the emergence and structuring of the Russian-speaking community in Switzerland. Her main research interests are post-Soviet migration, migrant associations and sociology of communities.

Flore Vanackère

Doctoral candidate

Ms Flore Vanackère holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public and Constitutional Law and a Master’s degree in European Public Law at the Free University of Brussels. She holds a Certificate of Research formation in theory of Law at the Centre of Public Law of the Free University of Brussels. She taught constitutional Law, as well as administrative Law and methodology of research in Public national and European Law. From 2016 to 2019, she has participated in various projects on History of Law at the faculty of Law of the University of Roma Tre. After having been working as a legal expert in public, economic and financial Law at the Belgian public administration, Ms Vanackère began a PhD in European institutional Law at the Global Studies Institute of the University of Geneva. From September 2019, she has been teaching EU Law and jurisprudence at the University of Geneva and has been participating in the organisation of international academic events.

Dr Didier Wernli

Senior Researcher

Didier Wernli is a Senior Researcher/Lecturer at the Global Studies Institute of the University of Geneva. He has an appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Public Health of the University of Hong Kong. Didier holds a medical doctorate (MD) from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva, a master’s degree (MA) in international affairs from the Graduate Institute of International and Development studies, and an interdisciplinary doctorate (PhD) from the Global Studies Institute of the University of Geneva. Over the past ten years, Didier has developed several interdisciplinary programmes and teaching activities in global health/governance as well as collaborative research at the interface between international relations and health. Drawing on systems and complexity science, his research interests are on the global governance of infectious diseases with a focus on antimicrobial resistance as a problem of global collective action within the wider transformation to sustainability. Didier is the co-founder and Director of the Geneva Transformative Governance Lab and a principal investigator within an international collaboration funded by JPIAMR on the resilience of One Health systems to antimicrobial resistance.

Research fellow

Sandra Orcí

Research fellow

Sandra Orcí is co-founder and researcher of an App to evaluate maternal health and maternity care.  She collaborates with the GTGLab in a project about “fostering interdisciplinary education and systems thinking in the area of global studies”. Sandra has professional experience in public policy, mainly in the areas of social security and public health in the Mexican Federal Government. Her thesis to get her Bachelor in Actuarial Science at ITAM (Mexico) received  the 3rd place at the Inter-American Award for Research on Social Security. She got the highest honors for her Master´s degree in Government and Public Policy at the Panamerican University and is preparing her thesis to get a Master degree in Global Health by the University of Geneva. Sandra has special interest in health systems’ governance, quality care, women’s health and development, and in the use of information technologies for health management.

Dr Roxana Radu

Postodoctoral research fellow

Roxana Radu is a postdoctoral research fellow at the GTGLab and a Research Associate at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, working on Internet regulation, algorithms and knowledge production in the public sphere. Until May 2018, she was Programme Manager at the Geneva Internet Platform, a dialogue and capacity building centre for Internet governance and digital policy and was chairing the non-for-profit Internet Society-Switzerland. Roxana holds a PhD in International Relations/Political Science from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Switzerland) and received the Swiss Network of International Studies Award for the Best PhD Thesis in 2017. Her interdisciplinary research and publications focus on international governance and global Internet policy-making.

Maxime Stauffer

Research fellow

Maxime Stauffer is a researcher in complexity science applied to social sciences. He currently is a science-policy officer at the Geneva Science-Policy Interface. He co-founded the Social Complexity Lab and Effective Altruism Geneva. Previously, he was a researcher at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and advised the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre. Maxime obtained a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Geneva. His research interests revolve around decision-making in the face of complexity, including bounded-rationality and collective decision-making in policy contexts. He is co-writing a book on placing future generations at the core of policy-making.


Angus Wallace, Global Studies Institute

Dr Stephan Davidshofer, Global Studies Institute and Geneva Center for Security Policy

Former members of the team

Dr Anaïs Léger


Anaïs Léger was  post-doc researcher at the Global Studies Institute at the University of Geneva. Anaïs obtained her DVM degree in 2012 at the École Nationale Vétérinaire d’Alfort (France). In 2012, she also completed a degree in Animal Health and Epidemiology in Southern Countries at the French Centre for Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD) in Montpellier, France. From November 2015 to December 2018, Anaïs worked at SAFOSO (Bern, Switzerland) a consultancy company in veterinary public health, as a resident at the European College of Veterinary Public Health (ECVPH). She worked on several projects mainly targeting animal health, surveillance, One Health, animal health economics and antimicrobials. She completed her residency and is now a Diplomat from the ECVPH. In Mai 2018, she joined the Global Studies Institute of the University of Geneva as a post-doc researcher. She mainly worked  on the AMResilience project with a focus on the resilience of One Health systems to antimicrobial resistance.