KATIA PAPAGIANNI, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue.
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Free. In English. Registration is not required.
Katia Papagianni heads the Mediation Support Programme at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD Centre), a Geneva-based conflict mediation organization. Her work focuses on the facilitation of political dialogue in pre- and post-peace agreement contexts as well as in countries undergoing political transitions. Before joining the HD Centre, she worked for Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Development Programme. Her experience also includes work for the National Democratic Institute in Russia, the OSCE in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the UN in Iraq. She holds a doctorate in political science from Columbia University, New York and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Princeton University. Her research has focused on political transitions following peace agreements, power-sharing in mediation efforts and the linkages between mediation and peacebuilding. She has taught on peace- and state-building at Columbia University and the Geneva Graduate Institute for International Studies. She has also published on peacebuilding and mediation in various journals and edited volumes.