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Project Coordinator

Elodie Convergne is a Project Coordinator in the Policy and Research Division of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). Her work investigates the way in which peace processes address post-conflict security arrangements, so as to inform future international mediation efforts. Prior to joining DCAF, she was a research fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). Elodie served as an adviser on policy and mediation support at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) and the UN’s Policy and Mediation Division. In this framework, she contributed to the Oslo Forum, a leading international network of conflict mediation practitioners, and she participated in the design of UN policy on conflict prevention and on the recruitment and training of senior field leaders. She has been a consultant for the International Peace Institute, the Center on International Cooperation’s Crisis Diplomacy and Global Peace Operations Program, and the European Union’s External Action Service, and she has conducted field research in Africa and Latin America. Elodie is the author of several publications, notably in International Peacekeeping, International Negotiation and the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding. Her doctoral studies focused on the politics of knowledge production and management in peace processes, at Sciences Po Paris – Centre de Recherches Internationales (CERI), where she also served as a lecturer. In this framework, she was a visiting scholar at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Organizations from Sciences Po Grenoble and a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of Edinburgh.