Katia Papagianni is the Director for Policy and Mediation Support at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) Centre) in Geneva.
She specializes in the design of peace processes and, more specifically, in national dialogues and constitution-making processes. She has supported processes in Liberia, Nigeria, Somalia, Libya, Syria, Myanmar, Ukraine, Thailand and the Philippines. She was also seconded to the United Nations (UN) to support national dialogue efforts in Yemen in 2012 –2013.
Before joining the HD centre, she worked for the National Democratic Institute, the OSCE, the Office of the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, and for UNDP.
She holds a Master’s degree from Princeton University and a Doctorate in Political Science from Columbia University. She has taught at Geneva’s Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies and at Columbia University.
UNMISSMaster in transitional justice - Course
This course focuses on the intersection between peacebuilding and transitional justice. The intersection between the two is crucial to the longevity and quality of peace in conflict-affected countries.
International Law and Peace Settlements, Marc Weller, Marc Retter and Andrea Varga (eds.), Cambridge University Press
Human Rights and Conflict Resolution: Bridging the Theoretical and Practical Divide, Claudia Fuentes Julio and Paula Drumond (eds.), Routledge
Conflict Management in Divided Societies: Theories and Practice, Stefan Wolff and Christalla Yakinthou (eds.) Routledge
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The UN Security Council and Common Article 1: Understanding the Role of Peacekeeping Operations in Ensuring Respect for IHL examines the applicability of article 1 common to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 – on the obligation to respect and ensure respect for IHL – to the UN, with a specific focus on peacekeeping operations.
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Our new Working Paper discusses how current initiatives on the regulation of artificial intelligence technologies should incorporate the protection and respect for human rights.
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This online IHL talk aims at shining light on some of the many legal, political and protection-related challenges stemming from the situation in Afghanistan.