PhD researcher and lecturer at Sciences Po Paris - Centre de Recherches Internationales (CERI-CNRS)
Elodie Convergne is a Doctoral Fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and a PhD researcher and lecturer at Sciences Po Paris - Centre de Recherches Internationales (CERI-CNRS). Her research focuses on the mediation by UN Special Envoys of civil and "new" wars. In the framework of their progressive institutionalization, she analyzes the way these mediations produce and use knowledge on conflicts and peacebuilding, with Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Guatemala and El Salvador as her case studies. She has published articles and book chapters in this area.
Elodie was the first student from a French university to receive the Dissertation Award of the Academic Council on the UN System (ACUNS) and is a laureate of the Prix de Recherche Fonds Croix-Rouge Française.
Elodie worked at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD), where she focused on policy and mediation support, at the UN Secretariat, where she contributed to the Report of the Secretary-General on Preventive Diplomacy, to the reform of UN political missions, and to the section tasked with recruiting senior field leaders, as well as at the Council of the European Union.
She has done consultancies for the International Peace Institute and the Center on International Cooperation, and has been a visiting scholar at Columbia University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
She holds a Master’s Degree in International Organizations from Sciences Po Grenoble and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the Universities of Edinburgh and Grenoble.