Evelyne Tauchnitz

Evelyne Tauchnitz’s expertise focuses on how new technologies can be employed to build, support, and maintain peace. She is a coordinator of the Global PeaceTech project under the Centre’s umbrella, which aims to incubate innovative ideas, create substantial know-how, and promote impactful solutions on how new technologies can be used to create more peaceful and sustainable societies and act as a motor for human progress and well-being. Evelyne holds a PhD in International Relations with a specialization in Political Science from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, Switzerland. She was a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Political and Social Sciences (SPS) of the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy, where she conducted research on international norms and negotiation. Previously, she worked at the Institute of Public Law at the University of Bern, Switzerland, where she was the principal investigator of a multi-year research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) exploring the intersection of political science and international human rights law. She has undertaken extensive field research in India, Mexico, and Ethiopia. Apart from academia, she has experience working for the government (Swiss Parliamentary Services), civil society, and international organizations (such as Unicef).