Katia Papagianni

Katia Papagianni

Director, Policy and Mediation Support, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

Areas of expertise

Peacebuilding  /  Mediation  /  Inclusive Peace Processes

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.

Taught Courses

South Sudan Women's Peace Network holds workshop on Peace Agreement Master in transitional justice - Course

Peacebuilding

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.

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Publications

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National Dialogues in Peace Processes (Forthcoming)

2021

Katia Papagianni

International Law and Peace Settlements, Marc Weller, Marc Retter and Andrea Varga (eds.), Cambridge University Press

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Human rights Issues and Dilemmas in Contemporary Peace Mediation

2017

Katia Papagianni

Human Rights and Conflict Resolution: Bridging the Theoretical and Practical Divide, Claudia Fuentes Julio and Paula Drumond (eds.), Routledge

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Political Engagement, Mediation and the Non-Governmental Sector

2011

Katia Papagianni

Conflict Management in Divided Societies: Theories and Practice, Stefan Wolff and Christalla Yakinthou (eds.) Routledge

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Mediation, Political Engagement and Peacebuilding

2010

Katia Papagianni

Global Governance, Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp 243-263

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Masters

We are a leading education institution in international humanitarian law, human rights and transitional justice.

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Research

Our research examines issues that are under-explored, need clarification, or are unconventional, experimental or challenging.

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Executive Education

We provide training and short courses for professionals who want to deepen their expertise in a specific issue.

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Events

Our events provide a critical and scholarly forum for experts and practitioners to debate topical humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice issues.

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UNMISS Peacekeepers News

New Working Paper Examines the Role of Peacekeeping Operations in Ensuring Respect for IHL

5 October 2021

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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New Working Paper Discusses the Relevance of Smart Mix of Measure in AI Governance and Regulation

1 October 2021

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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 Taliban fighters on a truck in Kabul, August 17 2021 IHL Talks

Afghanistan

28 October 2021, 15:00-16:00

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.

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