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Assistant Director, Head Eastern Europe, South Caucasus, Central Asia Division

Dr. Philipp Fluri is Assistant Director of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and is also Head of its Eastern Europe, South Caucasus, Central Asia Division .

Dr. Fluri joined the Swiss Department of Defence in 1991 as an international security expert and held positions within the General Staff and the Secretariat General for Defence Policy. He served as a Democratisation and Human Rights expert on the OSCE AG to Chechnya in 1995/6 and as the Acting Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office on the Karabakh issue in 1996. In 1998 he was promoted Coordinator for Civil-Military Relations at the Secretariat General for Defence and Security Policy.

Dr. Fluri studied philosophy and social sciences and holds doctoral degrees from the Universities of Bern (1987) and Fribourg (1990). He is a graduate of the East European Studies Institute at Fribourg University and the International Training Course at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. He has performed extensive post-doctoral research in South East Asia and the US (1987-1991). He has taught as a Visiting Professor at the University of Pecs/Hungary, and is an Honorary Professor of Taras Shevchenko Pedagogical University/Ukraine.