Board Members

Our executive committee is made of the following people who regularly keep in touch with administration officials, class reps, and the students overall. It consists of permanent members as mandated by the GISA constitution, and ad-hoc members composed of the presidents of the GISA Specialized Committees that have been formally recognized by the General Assembly.

Kristin Klein

Kristin Klein President

since May, 2018

Kristin obtained her bachelor degrees in Economics (B.S)  and Political Science (B.A) from the University of Florida. She has several years experience working as an economic consultant in the private sector and in government. Her research interests include migration, refugee integration, and urbanization especially in the Middle East.

E-mail: gisa.president@graduateinstitute.ch
Office Hours: Upon request

Cedric Amon

Cedric Amon Vice-President for Master Programmes

since May, 2018
Cedric graduated from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and International Law. He is a first year Master’s of International Affairs Candidate with a major in Global Security and is interested in issues related to internet governance and cybersecurity.
E-Mail: gisa.vp.master@graduateinstitute.ch
Office Hours: Upon request

Salomé Tulane

Salomé Tulane Vice-President for PhD Programmes

since October, 2017

Salomé holds a BA in European studies from Sorbonne and a MSc in History of International Relations from the London School of Economics. She is a first year PhD Candidate in the International History Department.

E-mail: gisa.vp.phd@graduateinstitute.ch
Office Hours: upon request

Vivin Qiang

Vivin Qiang Communications Director

since October, 2017

Vivin Qiang holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Communication from Eureka College. She has had experience working in program management and advocacy at a refugee resettlement agency in Nashville, Tennessee. She is currently in her first year of Master’s of Development Studies with a major in Mobilities, Spaces, and Cities.

E-mail: gisa@graduateinstitute.ch
Office Hours: Upon Request

Lotfi El Jaï

Lotfi El Jaï Treasurer

since October, 2017

Lotfi El Jai is a 1st year Master of International Affairs Candidate from Morocco. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance  from Jackson State University, and an Associate’s Degree in Business from Prairie State College. Lotfi plans to major in Trade and International Finance. Lotfi speaks French, English, Spanish and Arabic.

E-mail: gisa.treasurer@graduateinstitute.ch
Office Hours: Upon Request

Anna Zampa

Anna Zampa Events Coordinator

since May, 2018

Anna holds an LL.B in European Law from the University of Maastricht. She is currently enrolled in the International Affairs masters and her main interest is the responsibility of the private sector towards society and the environment.

E-mail: gisa.events@graduateinstitute.ch
Office Hours: Upon request

Maylis Avaro

Maylis Avaro Administrative Coordinator

since October, 2017

Graduated from a master in Economics and social science in Paris (Ecole Normale Supérieure) and from a LSE MSc in Economic History, Maylis is now a PhD candidate (2nd year) at IHEID. Studying economic history of European central banks for her thesis, she is doing a PhD major in the Int’ History department and a minor in the Int’ Economic department.

E-mail: gisa.admin@graduateinstitute.ch
Office Hours: upon request

Specialised Committees

Gianluca Gygax

Gianluca Gygax President of Environmental Committee

since February 2018

Gianluca holds a Bachelor of Science in Geography from University of Zurich. He is now pursuing the Master in International Affairs with a focus on environmental governance and international cooperation. Besides his studies he works as a magician and loves to be in the mountains.

E-mail: gisa.ec@graduateinstitute.ch
Office Hours: upon request

Rebecca Brokbals

Rebecca Brokbals President of Welfare Committee

since April, 2018

Rebecca holds a Bachelor degree in International Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London. She is now pursuing a Master in International Affairs with a major in Global Security.

E-mail: gisa.welfare@graduateinstitute.ch
Office Hours: upon request

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