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Diplo Academy’s international faculty members are high-ranking practising and retired diplomats, as well as renowned academics and practitioners in the fields of digital policy, diplomacy, and international relations.

Many members are published authors and have been featured in the Diplo Wisdom Circle initiative that fosters the exchange of knowledge and views on diplomacy and beyond.


Aapo Cederberg

Associate Fellow, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
Aishatu Gwadabe

Aishatu Gwadabe

Peace Technologist and AI Ethicist

Alan Franklin

Lecturer, Athabasca University and Royal University of Law and Economics
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Amr Aljowaily

Strategic Advisor to the Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission
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Anastasiya Kazakova

Cyber Diplomacy Knowledge Fellow, Diplo

André Saramago

Online Learning & Research Assistant
Andrei Mikheyev

Andrei Mikheyev

Internet Projects Manager at Yandex
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Andrej Škrinjarić

Director of Education & Training, Diplo
Anita Lamprecht

Anita Lamprecht

International Lawyer and Digital Watch Observatory Knowledge Fellow
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Anne-Rachel Inné

Director of the ITU Regional Office for Africa
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Anthony Land

Capacity Development Consultant
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Asoke Mukerji

Former Indian Ambassador to the United Nations, New York
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Avri Doria

Director at ICANN
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Bhaskar Balakrishnan

Former Indian Ambassador
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Biljana Scott

Associate of the China Centre, University of Oxford
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Bipul Chatterjee

Executive Director, CUTS International

Carol Kiangura

Senior Program Officer, Sub-Saharan Africa, International Budget Partnership

Christopher Lamb

Former Australian Ambassador and Humanitarian Diplomacy Head, IFRC
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Daniel Beaudoin

Senior Lecturer and Researcher, Tel Aviv University
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Dejan Dinčić

Digital Transformation & Online Learning Specialist
Dominique Hempel Rodas

Dominique Hempel Rodas

Independent Senior Advisor in International Relations, Development Cooperation, and Capacity Development
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Eduardo Magrani

Doctor of Laws (Ph.D)
Eric Loeb

Eric H. Loeb

Executive Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Salesforce
Eugenio Vargas Garcia

Eugenio Vargas Garcia

Tech Diplomat; Deputy Consul General of Brazil, San Francisco
Hamish Low

Hamish Low

Assistant Lecturer
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Ibrahim Uvais

Ambassador of Maldives to Japan
Javier Ruiz Diaz

Javier Ruiz Diaz

Senior Advisor on Digital Rights at Consumers International
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Jean-Michel Monod

Former Head, Regional Delegation for North Africa, International Committee of the Red Cross
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Jenny Pearson

Capacity Development Consultant
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Jovan Kurbalija

Executive Director, Diplo
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Katarina Bojović

Head of Knowledge Ecology, Diplo
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Katharina Höne

Scientific Officer, DLR Projektträger (German Aerospace Center) | Researcher Diplomacy and Technology
Katherine Getao

Katherine Getao

Cyber Hygiene, Cyber Diplomacy, and ICT Strategy and Governance Consultant
Kholofelo Kugler

Kholofelo Kugler

PhD Fellow, project Trade Law 4.0, University of Lucerne
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Kishan S Rana

Professor Emeritus, former Indian Ambassador, and a joint secretary to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
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Lee Hibbard

Administrator, Bioethics Unit, Council of Europe
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Liz Galvez

Former Senior British Diplomat
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Ljupčo Jivan Gjorgjinski

Senior Fellow for Science and Technology Diplomacy, Diplo
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Lorrayne Porciuncula

Guest lecturer; Executive​ Director, Datasphere Initiative
Marga Gual Soler

Marga Gual Soler

Head of Science Diplomacy Capacity Building, Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator
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Marília Maciel

Head of Digital Commerce & Internet Policy, Diplo
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Martin Rauchbauer

Former Austrian Tech Ambassador in Silicon Valley; Founder & Co-Director, Tech Diplomacy Network
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Mary Murphy

Communications Trainer

Massimiliano Fusari

Professor, Consultant and Trainer in Digital Marketing, Strategy & Visual Storytelling
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Maxime Stauffer

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Simon Institute for Longterm Governance

Melissa Hathaway

President, Hathaway Global Strategies and Lecturer, Introduction to Digital Policy and Diplomacy, New York
Mialy Rann

Mialy Rann

Science-Policy Officer, Geneva Science-Policy Interface
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Michaela Told

Executive Director, Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute Geneva
Nicolas Seidler

Nicolas Seidler

Executive Director, Geneva Science-Policy Interface
Nikola Bozic

Nikola Božić

Science educator and communicator
Parminder Jeet Singh

Parminder Jeet Singh

Guest lecturer; Executive Director, IT for Change
Patricia Gruver

Patricia Gruver

International Tech Policy Expert
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Pavlina Ittelson

Executive Director, Diplo US
Petru Dumitriu

Petru Dumitriu

Senior Diplo Fellow | Former ambassador of the Council of Europe and Inspector of the United Nations System

Phoebe Farag Mikhail

Education Diplomacy Consultant, Association for Childhood Education International

Quan Zhao

Senior Programme Officer, Market Development Division, International Trade Centre

Rashid S. Kaukab

Executive Director, CUTS International Geneva
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Solange Mike

Associate Faculty Member, Diplo
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Sorina Teleanu

Director of Knowledge, Diplo
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Stacy Danika Alcantara-Garcia

Foreign Service Officer
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Stefanie Frey

Managing Director at Deutor Cyber Security Solutions Switzerland GmbH

Stephanie Borg Psaila

Director of Digital Policy
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Tatiana Tropina

Assistant Professor in cybersecurity governance, Institute of Security and Global Affairs, Leiden University
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Thomas Schneider

Director of International Affairs, Swiss Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM)
Tim Flink

Tim Flink

Postdoctoral Researcher and Senior Lecturer in Political Science and Sociology at the Humboldt University of Berlin
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Tore Svenning

Former Secretary of the Standing Commission of the Red Cross and Red Crescent

Virginia (Ginger) Paque

Senior Policy Editor, Diplo

Vladimir Radunović

Director of Cybersecurity & E-diplomacy, Diplo
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Yasmin Ismail

Senior Policy Advisor, Trade, Climate and SDGs at the Forum on Trade, Environment & the SDGs
Yolanda Spies

Yolanda Kemp Spies

Director of the Diplomatic Studies Programme at Oxford University