Associate Fellows

Associate Fellows are distinguished members invited by the GCSP who have the opportunity to share their experience and expertise with the GCSP community through a range of activities.

The GCSP provides them a forum to advance projects leveraging the GCSP’s resources, and to interact with GCSP experts, staff and course participants. They are formally affiliated with the GCSP, but based outside the Centre.

Key benefits for you

Associate Fellows are given the opportunity to:

  • Share their expertise and experience with GCSP experts, staff and course participants;
  • Build strong relations with likeminded experts with different backgrounds and from different countries;
  • Join a vibrant and dynamic network, representing a rich source of theoretical expertise and practical experience;
  • Liaise with the GCSP for a mutually agreed-upon period of time.

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Meet our current Associate Fellows:

Souad Mekhennet
Ms Souad Mekhennet
Correspondent, Washington Post
Mr Theodore Murphy
Director for Special Assignments, The Berghof Foundation in Berlin, Germany
Ambassador Chitra Narayanan
Amb. Chitra Narayanan
Former Ambassador of India to Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the Holy See
Professor Vitaly Naumkin
Prof. Vitaly Naumkin
Director, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences; Professor and Chair, Department of Regional Studies, Faculty of World Politics, Moscow State University
James Nixey
Mr James Nixey
Head, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Dr 'Funmi Olonisakin
Founding Director, African Leadership Centre, King's College London
Prof. Paul R. Pillar
Prof. Paul R. Pillar
Former CIA Senior Analyst and Manager; Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University
Mr Dave Piscitello
Vice President Security and ICT Coordination, ICANN
Dr Gilles Poumerol
former Acting Chief, International Health Regulations Secretariat & global Functions (IHR), World Health Organization
Prof. Robert I. Rotberg
Former Director, Program on Intrastate Conflict and Conflict Resolution, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Prof. Adam Daniel Rotfeld
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland
Prof. René Schwok
Prof. René Schwok
Director of the Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva

Meet our Fellows


Any questions? Want to apply? Please contact:
+41 (0)22 730 96 94

Prof. Vitaly Naumkin

"It is important to come to Geneva, to be unbiased and to share views between experts on civil wars and conflicts."

Prof. Vitaly Naumkin, GCSP Associate Fellow