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Dr Siobhán Martin


Deputy Head, Leadership, Crisis and Conflict Management Programme; Course Director, Leadership In International Security Course (LISC)



Dr Siobhán Martin joined the GCSP in 2006. She is currently Acting Head of the Leadership, Crisis and Conflict Management Programme.

Her principal focus is on curriculum design, course development and delivery, in addition to outreach and research activities. In this regard, she is currently the Director of the 8-month Leadership in International Security Course (previously the International Training Course in Security Policy), and Module Director for the Master of Advanced Studies in International and European Security (MAS), jointly run by the GCSP and the Global Studies Institute of the University of Geneva. She is also involved in running short courses including the annual “New Frontiers in Intelligence” module, and the “Multilateralism in International Geneva” module for the new cohort of Swiss Diplomats each year.

Siobhán has a PhD in International Relations/Political Science from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. Her research interests focus on strategic intelligence, international cooperation, leadership issues, and transnational threats.

She also holds a Master's Degree in International Relations, and a Joint Bachelor's Degree in English and History from University College Cork (UCC), Ireland. Prior to joining the GCSP, she held a number of positions in the private sector. Her native language is English, and she also speaks French.


Select Publications:

“Spying in a Transparent World”, reprinted as Chapter 20 in Cyber Ethics 4.0: Serving Humanity With Values, edited by Christoph Stükelberger/Pavan Duggal, Globethics.net Global Series No. 17, 2018

“Secret Friends: Intelligence Cooperation and Counterterrorism” (with Carl Ungerer), in Intelligence and the Function of Government, edited by D. Baldino & R. Crawley, Melbourne University Publishers, 2018

“Spying in a Transparent World: Ethics and Intelligence in the 21st Century”, GCSP Geneva Paper – Research Series No. 19, November 2016