Alexandra Matas is a Head of the Effective Governance cluster at the GCSP. Alexandra is directing Effective Governance courses in both English and French for State officials from different countries including Myanmar, Iraq, Cameroon and others. She also contributes to a number of GCSP courses including the European Security Course (ESC), Leadership in International Security Course (LISC), Swiss Military Professional Officers Training (SPOT) and others.
Alexandra is designing and delivering dialogue events in Geneva and internationally on the topics of the European Security, the OSCE conflict prevention mechanisms and post-war reconstruction in Syria. She represents the GCSP to the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions.
Her research interests include European Security Architecture, the OSCE and the relationships between Russia and the other post-Soviet states. She speaks Russian, English, French and basic German.
Alexandra joined the GCSP in January 2011 and coordinated activities of the Programmes on Security and Law, and WMD & Disarmament, respectively. She also worked at the GCSP as Short Course Coordinator in 2010 and as an intern from 2006 to 2007.
Prior to joining the GCSP, Alexandra coordinated the FDI promotion activities for the members of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA). She also worked as a Junior Relationship Manager at the Trade Finance department of the Credit Suisse bank.
Alexandra holds a Master in International Affairs degree from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva. During her studies she interned at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). She also holds a Public Relations degree from the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sports and Tourism.