Permanent Faculty, International Relations

Jubin Goodarzi, PhD

Jubin Goodarzi, PhD

Acting Program Director; Associate Professor, Migration/Refugees, Middle East Studies, Third World Development

Jubin M. Goodarzi is Associate Professor and Acting Director of the International Relations Department at Webster Geneva Campus. He was previously a consultant and political adviser on Middle Eastern affairs for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva. He has also worked with a number of U.S. and U.K. research institutes and foundations, including the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C., the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London, and the Ford Foundation in New York. Dr. Goodarzi is author of Syria and Iran: Diplomatic Alliance and Power Politics in the Middle East (London: I.B. Tauris, 2009), and numerous articles and book reviews on the international relations of the Middle East.


Goodarzi, J.M. (2006). Syria and Iran: Diplomatic Alliance & Power Politics in the Middle East (London: I.B. Tauris), pp. 368 (Original Hardback Edition).

Goodarzi, J.M. (2009). Syria and Iran: Diplomatic Alliance & Power Politics in the Middle East (London: I.B. Tauris), pp. 376 (Paperback Edition with a new and updated preface).


Goodarzi J.M. (2013). "Syria and Iran: Alliance Politics in an Evolving Regional Environment," Middle Eastern Studies: Journal of Politics and International Relations, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 31-54.

Goodarzi J.M. (2012). "Syria and Iran: Alliance Politics in a Changing Regional Environment," Orient: German Journal for Politics, Economics and Culture of the Middle East, Vol. 53, No. 3, 2012, pp. 38-44.

Goodarzi, J.M. (2010). “Radicalism or Realpolitik? The Foreign Policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Babylon: The Nordic Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 80-91.

Chapters in Edited Volumes

Goodarzi, J.M. (2013). “Iran and Syria: An Enduring Alliance,” in Iran and the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century, edited by Chehabi, H.E., Farhad K. and Therme, C. (Costa Mesa, CA: Mazda Publishers), pp. 266-284.

Goodarzi, J.M. (2013). “Iran: Syria as the First Line of Defence,” in The Regional Struggle for Syria, edited by Barnes-Dacey, J., and Levy, D. (London: European Council on Foreign Relations), pp. 25-31.

Goodarzi, J.M. (2010). “Iran and the Region: Iran and Syria,” in The Iran Primer: Power, Politics and US Policy, edited by Wright, R. (Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace) pp. 175-177.

Lionel Fatton, PhD

Lionel Fatton, PhD

Assistant Professor, Research Methods, Security Studies, Asian Area Studies

Lionel Fatton is assistant professor of International Relations and Outreach Coordinator to UN and NGOs at Webster Geneva Campus. He is also research collaborator at the Research Institute for the History of Global Arms Transfer, Meiji University, Tokyo. His research interests include international and security dynamics in East and Southeast Asia, China-Japan-US relations, Japan’s security policy, civil-military relations and Neoclassical realism. He holds a PhD in Political Science, specialization International Relations, from Sciences Po Paris and two MA in International Relations from Waseda University in Tokyo and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.


Fatton, L.P. (2023). Japan’s Rush to the Pacific War: The Institutional Roots of Overbalancing (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan), 313pp.

Fatton, L.P., Foppiani, O. (2019).  Japan's Awakening: Moving Toward an Autonomous Security Policy (Bern and New York: Peter Lang), 375pp. Winner of the Otto Hieronymi Prize 2019 and finalist at the Asian Studies Book Fair, 11th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS 11), Leiden, July 2019.


Fatton, L.P. (2022). Vers une nouvelle ère de militarisation (et d’instabilité ?) en Indo-Pacifique. Le Rubicon, July 2022.

Fatton, L.P. (2020). New Japanese Strike Weapons Could Spark an Asian Arms Race. The National Interest, September 2020.

Fatton, L.P. (2020). Japan’s Space Program: Shifting Away from ‘Non-Offensive’ Purposes? Asie.Visions, Institut français de relations internationales (Ifri), July 2020.

Fatton, L.P. (2020). Is Japan entering the new space race?East Asia Forum, Feb. 2020.

Fatton L.P. (2019). All eyes on Washington. Policy Forum, October 2019.

Fatton L.P. (2019). Japan’s awakening to a multipolar world. East Asia Forum, June 2019.

Fatton L.P. (2019). A new spear in Asia: why is Japan moving toward autonomous defense? International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 297-325.

Fatton L.P. (2018). ‘Japan is back’: Autonomy and balancing amidst an unstable China-U.S.-Japan triangle. Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies, Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp. 264-78.

Fatton L.P. (2018). ‘Japan is Back’: but which Japan?Policy Forum, May 2018.

Fatton L.P. (2017). A US-China Entente Cordiale to Relieve the North Korean Headache. IPI Global Observatory, September 2017.

Fatton L.P. (2017). Institutional Dynamics, Civil-Military Relations and Japan’s 1936 Withdrawal from the Washington System. The Journal of the Research Institute for the History of Global Arms Transfer, No. 4, pp. 25-39.

Fatton L.P. (2017). Could China’s Diplomatic Proposal Break the North Korean Deadlock?IPI Global Observatory, June 2017.

Fatton L.P. (2017). Stabilising East Asia by striking Syria. Policy Forum, April 2017.

Editorial/peer reviewing activities

Member of the Advisory Board, “Conflict Barometer,” Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research, University of Heidelberg.

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Adjunct Academic

Vicken Cheterian

Vicken Cheterian, PhD

Faculty, International Communications and Journalism, Political Systems, Soviet/Post-Soviet area studies

PhD (The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies - IHEID)


Cheterian, V. (2013). From Perestroika to Rainbow Revolutions: Reform and Revolution after Socialism (London: C. Hurst & Co. Publishers), pp. 288.

Cheterian, V. (2015). Open Wounds: Armenians, Turks, and a Century of Genocide (London: C. Hurst & Co. Publishers/New York: Oxford University Press USA), pp. 393.


Cheterian V. (2021), Evolution of Salafi-Jihadism, From Afghan Arabs to the Islamic State. Springer Handbook of Security Science.

Cheterian V. (2021), Framing Sectarianism in the Middle East. Journal of Historical Sociology.

Cheterian V. (2021), Armenia and Azerbaijan. Anatomy of a Rivalry. Europe-Asia Studies, Volume 73, No. 3, pp. 600-601.

Cheterian V. (2018). “The Uses and Abuses of History: Genocide and the Making of the Karabakh Conflict.” Europe-Asia Studies, 70(6), pp. 884-903.

Cheterian V. (2017). “Confessionnalisme et conflits au Moyen-Orient – Une perspective de longue durée.”

Cheterian, V. (2017). “The Last Closed Border of the Cold War: Turkey–Armenia,” Journal of Borderlands Studies, Volume 32 (forthcoming), 20 pages. Relations Internationales, Volume 4, Numéro 172. pp. 115-126.

Cheterian, V. (2015). “ISIS and the killing fields of the Middle East,” Survival, Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 105-118.

Chapters in Edited Volumes

Cheterian V. (2018). “Turkey in 2017: A Focus on the Kurdish Question and Military Formations in Middle-Eastern Battlefields.” (PDF) In: Annyssa Bellal (ed.) The War Report 2017, Armed Conflicts in 2017, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Geneva, pp. 134-144.

Curtis Doebbler

Curtis Doebbler, PhD

Faculty, International Law

PhD (The London School of Economics and Political Science - LSE)


Doebbler, C. and Fornalé, E. (2016). “UNHCR and protection and assistance for the victims of climate change,” The Geographical Journal, doi:10.1111/geoj.12193.

Doebbler, C. (2014). “Targeted Killings and International Law,” National Law University Jodhpur Law Review, Vol. 2, Issue 2, pp. 1-42.

Christophe Germann

Christophe Germann, PhD

Faculty, International Migration Law, International Disaster Law

PhD (University of Bern - Law Faculty)

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Ivana Machonova Schellongova

Ivana Machonova Schellongova, PhD

Faculty, International Law and Human Rights

PhD (Charles University, Prague)


Carlo Maria Marenghi

Carlo Maria Marenghi, PhD

Faculty, Diplomatic Negotiation, Patent Law

PhD (Pontificia Universitas Lateranensis, Rome)


Marenghi, C.M. (Ed.) (2020). A Common Journey for Social Justice, 1919–2019. The Holy See and the International Labor Organization (Rome: Lateran University Press), 56 pp.

Joseph Marques

Joseph Marques, PhD

Faculty, International Politics and Economics, Global Governance and Latin America

PhD (The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies - IHEID)


Heikki Mattila

Heikki Mattila, PhD

Faculty, Migration and Refugee Studies, International Relations

PhD (University of Geneva)


Susanne Peters

Susanne Peters, PhD

Faculty, International Relations, Energy Security

PhD (European University Institute)


Peters S. (2014), “The ‘Tight Oil Revolution’ and its Consequences for the European Union: A ‘Wake-up Call’ for its Neglected Energy Security,” Security and Peace, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 170-175.

Chapters in Edited Volumes

Peters, S. (2014). “Coercive Western Energy Security Strategies: ‘Resource Wars’ as a New Threat to Global Security,” in a reprinted volume edited by B.K. Sovacool, Energy Security (SAGE Library of International Relations).

Francis Piccand

Francis Piccand, PhD

Faculty, Political Science

PhD (The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies - IHEID)


Gervais Rufyikiri

Gervais Rufyikiri, PhD

Faculty, Food and Water Security

PhD (Universite catholique de Louvain)


Mara Tignino

Mara Tignino, PhD

Faculty, International Environmental Law and International Water Law

PhD (The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies - IHEID)


Paul Vallet

Paul Vallet, PhD

Faculty, International Relations

PhD, University of Cambridge


Michel Veuthey

Michel Veuthey, PhD

Associate Professor, International Law and International Humanitarian Law

PhD (University of Geneva)


Veuthey, M. (2020). Refonder la coopération internationale. In M. Feix, M.-J. Tiel, P.H. Dembinski (Eds.), Peuple et populisme, identité et nation. Quelle contribution à la paix? Quelles perspectives européennes? (pp. 267-289). Strasbourg: Presses Universitaires de Strasbourg.

Adjunct Professional

Dina Ionesco

Dina Ionesco, MA

Co-Director and Lecturer, Migration, Climate Change and Environment, Master Program Geneva Campus (MAMCE)

Dina IONESCO has over 25 years of work experience at international level, with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC, UN Climate Change), the International Organization on Migration (IOM, UN Migration), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in the non-governmental sector, academia and as an independent consultant. Dina joined the UN Climate Change Secretariat in November 2021, as a manager in the Adaptation Division, with a focus non-regional groups, facilitating the partnership with the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and enhancing the focus on human mobility and other cross-cutting issues.

Over the past decade, Dina spearheaded the work on migration and climate change at IOM, establishing the first ever UN Migration, Environment and Climate Change focused Division and IOM’s first Environmental Sustainability Program. Her work contributed to the groundbreaking recognition of migration in the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, in 2015, and to the important inclusion of environmental and climate issues in the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) in 2018, with a focus on guiding innovative policy options to protect migrants. Dina’s work led to the operationalization of the migration and climate change nexus, through numerous programs and projects worldwide, including some multimillion projects, implemented with a wide range of donors and partners, and impacting policy makers, researchers, communities, and migrants. Dina initiated, produced and co-authored numerous publications and articles, including the flagship publication the Atlas of Environmental Migration, and was awarded in 2016 the distinction ‘Inspirational woman working to protect the environment’ at the initiative of UN Environment, the Geneva Environment Network and the Swiss Confederation.

A Romanian and French national, Dina is trained in Business Studies with a Post-Graduate Diploma from the London School of Economics (UK), in European Studies, with a Master degree from Sussex University (UK) and graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (France). Dina is passionate about human rights, the protection of nature, migration, gender, education and art; she regularly contributes to artistic projects and draws cartoons and children’s illustrations. Dina co-directs the new Webster Geneva Campus Campus Master program on Migration, Climate Change and the Environment (MAMCE) that started in Fall 2022.


Eva Mach

Eva Mach, MA

Faculty, Environmental Sustainability

MA (Geneva Graduate Institute)


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Francisco Rubio

Francisco Rubio, JD

Faculty, INGOs

JD (University of Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne)


Rubio, F. (Ed.) (2017). Don et solidarité. La philanthropie américaine durant la Grande Guerre. Numéro monothématique de La Revue Tocqueville. Vol. XXXVIII, No. 2, 2017.


Rubio, F. (2018). "Action humanitaire : urgence et développement." Juris associations, No. 585, October 1st, 2018, pp. 19-21.

Jeanette Tantillo

Jeanette Tantillo, MA

Faculty, Professional Seminar, INGOs

MA (The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies - IHEID)


Kristina Touzenis

Kristina Touzenis, LMM

Faculty, International Relations

LMM (Københavns Universitet - University of Copenhagen)


Elodie Tranchez

Elodie Tranchez, PhD

Faculty, International Law and Human Rights

PhD (Paul Cézanne University, Aix-en-Provence)