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Dr. Alan Bryden
Assistant Director and Head of Division

Alan Bryden is Assistant Director and Head of the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF). He is responsible for the planning, implementation and management of the divis...Read more

Assistant Director and Head of Division

 

Alan Bryden is Assistant Director and Head of the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF). He is responsible for the planning, implementation and management of the division’s programmes. Issue areas addressed include the regulation of private military and security companies, business and security sector reform / security sector governance, and cyber security.
 

Prior to joining DCAF, Alan was a civil servant with the UK Ministry of Defence. He has held various policy and project management posts including the Ministry’s focal point for international humanitarian law issues. Alan was also seconded to the UK Department for International Development, working as a project manager in the field of humanitarian demining.
 

Alan holds degrees in medieval history and international relations and a PhD from the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford. He is a graduate of the International Training Course at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. Alan is widely published in the field of security sector governance.   


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Jean-Michel Rousseau
Deputy Head of Division

Jean-Michel Rousseau is Deputy Head of the Business and Security Division at DCAF – the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance. Jointly with the Head of Division, he is responsible for general management processes as well as a ...Read more

Deputy Head of Division

 

Jean-Michel Rousseau is Deputy Head of the Business and Security Division at DCAF – the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance. Jointly with the Head of Division, he is responsible for general management processes as well as a variety of programme management processes. He also leads the divisional engagement to strengthen private security regulation in Latin America and the Caribbean, and acts as the strategic lead on DCAF´s work as Secretariat of the Montreux Document Forum. Furthermore, he leads the divisional work on cyber and Internet governance, notably with regards to the Zurich-
London Recommendations.

 

Prior to joining the Business and Security Division, Jean-Michel Rousseau was Head of the North Africa Desk at DCAF’s Middle East and North Africa Division, a position in which he coordinated DCAF’s operations in Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia. He previously worked as a strategy, governance, and organisational development consultant world-wide, as well as  for German development agency GIZ in Colombia.

 

Jean-Michel Rousseau studied at Sciences Po Paris, Georgetown University, and the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. He has taught at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and at the Universidad Externado de Colombia.


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Séverine Arroyo-Dunand
Administrative Officer

Séverine Arroyo-Dunand is an Administrative Officer within the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She is in charge of the administrative support for the Division’s H...Read more

Administrative Officer

 

Séverine Arroyo-Dunand is an Administrative Officer within the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She is in charge of the administrative support for the Division’s Head and programme team.

 

Prior to joining DCAF, Séverine has held various positions in the private fiduciary sector as well as in NGOs. She has worked for one year for a local organisation in Ecuador, Latin America and has travelled extensively. She is fluent in English, in Spanish and in French, and has a good knowledge of German.

 

Séverine holds a MA in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International Studies of Geneva, as well as a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Project Management from the Department of Economics of the University of Geneva. In addition, she has completed trainings in fields as diverse as finance management, human resources and gender studies.


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Anna Marie Burdzy
Project Officer

Anna Marie Burdzy is a Project Officer within theBusiness and Security Division at the Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF).She provides conceptual, practical and content support to the Montreux Document on pertinent int...Read more

Project Officer
 

Anna Marie Burdzy is a Project Officer within the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She provides conceptual, practical and content support to the Montreux Document on pertinent international obligations and good practices related to operations of PMSCs in armed conflict, initiated by Switzerland and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

 

Prior to joining DCAF, Anna Marie completed internships at Amnesty International in Vancouver, Canada focusing on raising awareness and support for the Arms Trade Treaty.

 

Anna Marie holds a Master in International History with a specific focus on Russian and Eastern European security from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. She holds a BA in International Relations from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.


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Emmylou Boddi
Projet Officer

Emmylou Boddi is Project Officer within the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She provides conceptual, practical and content supportto projects in the field of private securit...Read more

Projet Officer

 

Emmylou Boddi is Project Officer within the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She provides conceptual, practical and content support to projects in the field of private security governance, in particular on the regulation of private military and security companies.

 

Prior to joining DCAF, Emmylou interned for the International Commission of Jurists within the Europe & CIS Programme and the Global Security & Rule of Law Program. Before that, she worked at the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs as an assistant to the Task Force in charge of the 2014 OSCE Chairmanship.

 

Emmylou holds a Master in Public Law from the University of Zürich and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Geneva.


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Ivana Pattee
Finance Officer

Ivana Pattee is the Finance Officer within the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She is responsible for the financial reporting and oversight of the Security and Human Rights...Read more

Finance Officer

 

Ivana Pattee is the Finance Officer within the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She is responsible for the financial reporting and oversight of the Security and Human Rights Implementation Mechanism (SHRIM) Fund. In addition, she provides finance and budget management support to the Division.

 

Prior to joining DCAF, Ivana worked as a Senior Project Accountant for a non-profit organization in the Washington, DC area, focused on research aimed at improving children’s lives.

 

Ivana holds a Master of Accountancy degree from the George Washington University and a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Geneva.

 


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Marlène Wäfler
Marlène Wäfler is a Project Coordinator in the Business and Security Division of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and isresponsible for the implementation of projects in relation to business and the security sector reform. She leads a joint project with the In...Read more

Marlène Wäfler is a Project Coordinator in the Business and Security Division of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and is responsible for the implementation of projects in relation to business and the security sector reform. She leads a joint project with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which develops guidance and support to the implementation of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPs). She is also the Manager of the DCAF Security and Human Rights Implementation Mechanism (SHRIM), a Trust Fund created to support the implementation of security and human rights good practices on the ground.

 

Prior to joining DCAF, Marlène worked for an international NGO called Pact, as a Technical Advisor to help in the field implementation of a  Responsible Supply Chain for minerals sourced from the African Great Lakes region. She also worked for the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as a human rights officer. Before that, she worked with the Defense Team for the International Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia.

 

Marlène holds an LL.M. from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and a Licence from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.


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Julia Jäckle
Julia Jäckle is a Project Assistant within the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She provides conceptual, practical and content support to DCAF’s work related to the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, specific...Read more

Julia Jäckle is a Project Assistant within the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She provides conceptual, practical and content support to DCAF’s work related to the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, specifically to the joint DCAF and ICRC project that aims at developing guidance for extractives companies operating in complex environments.

 

Prior to joining DCAF, Julia gained experience as an intern at the Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development, where she worked on the intersection of business and sustainable development. Before that, Julia worked as a student assistant at the Institute for Systemic Management and Public Governance at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

 

Julia holds a Bachelor of Arts HSG in International Affairs from the University of St. Gallen.


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Gabrielle Priklopilova
Gabrielle Priklopilova is a Project Officer within the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She is the DCAF-based resource and liaison for the International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA) which is the governing and oversight b...Read more

Gabrielle Priklopilova is a Project Officer within the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She is the DCAF-based resource and liaison for the International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA) which is the governing and oversight body for the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers. She identifies possible entry points, synergies and cooperation opportunities in the work of DCAF and ICoCA, in particular in the area of civil society engagement, state and client outreach. She also develops and implements joint projects with the Association.

 

Immediately upon returning to Switzerland, Gabrielle worked for a public-private partnership focusing on skills and education. Previously she supported peace processes and high-level dialogue in sub-Saharan Africa for the Crisis Management Initiative (CMI). Gabrielle begun her career working on EU staff policy issues and supporting EU regulatory frameworks in Helsinki.

 

She has a Master’s degree in International Human Rights Law from Åbo Akademi, Finland and received her Master’s degree in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.


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Samuel Küng
Samuel Küng is a Project Assistant in the Business and Security Division, where heworks with the Montreux Document. His role includes supporting day-to-day operations in the given area, selecting, reviewing and analysing relevant literature and providing enabling research, while helping to ensur...Read more

Samuel Küng is a Project Assistant in the Business and Security Division, where he works with the Montreux Document. His role includes supporting day-to-day operations in the given area, selecting, reviewing and analysing relevant literature and providing enabling research, while helping to ensure the preservation of institutional memory.

 

Prior to taking up this role in July 2018, Samuel worked at the Swiss Business Hub in San Francisco, whereafter he supported the Project Management Team of Fontes Foundation in Kampala, Uganda.

 

Samuel is currently conducting a Master's degree in International Affairs at the Geneva Graduate Institute. He received his Bachelor's degree in International Affairs and Governance from University of St. Gallen.


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Fulvia Torricelli
Fulvia Torricelli is a Project Assistant within the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She provides conceptual, practical and content support to DCAF’s work related to the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, spec...Read more

Fulvia Torricelli is a Project Assistant within the Business and Security Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She provides conceptual, practical and content support to DCAF’s work related to the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, specifically to the joint DCAF and ICRC project that aims at developing guidance for extractives companies operating in complex environments.

     

Fulvia gained her first experiences working in rural development projects in Bolivia (LATINCROP, on genetic biodiversity and crop value chain) and Mozambique (for HELVETAS – Swiss Intercooperation - HSI) and supporting a sustainable land management project in Afghanistan for HSI from the head office. After that, she worked in intercultural and interreligious dialogue among young people and is active in community radios in Switzerland and Morocco to foster political and social participation of vulnerable groups in the society.

     

Fulvia holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences and a B.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Lausanne. She is currently studying Ethnomusicology, a joint Master degree between the Universities of Geneva, Neuchâtel and the Geneva School of Music, in order to develop alternative strategies to foster ownership of development programs and engage dialogue at local and international level.


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