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Faces of Peace

International Geneva: Faces of Peace 

This initiative was a collaboration between the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform and the University of Geneva’s Masters Programme in Journalism and Communication to produce personality portraits from a selection of Geneva-based individual actors, working directly within – or relevant to – the peacebuilding field.

The initiative looks to present Geneva as a key hub for peacebuilding with its rich variety of organizations, many of which are in some way involved in the field of building peace.

Discover their diverse portraits below!


Jonathan Austin, Lead Researcher at the Graduate Institute

Building peace through violence prevention

Construire la paix en prévenant la violence


Einar Bjorgo, Director of UNOSAT

A scientist in peacebuilding

Un scientifique dans la construction de la paix


Maurizio Bona, Senior Advisor for Relations with Parliaments and science for policy, and Senior Advisor for knowledge transfer, CERN

Science as a universal language

La science en tant que langue universelle


Alan Doss, President of the Kofi Annan Foundation

The Man with a Thousand Stories

L'homme aux mille histoires


Anna Alvazzi del Frate, Director of Programmes at Small Arms Survey

When research serves peace

La recherche au service de la paix


Gunilla Hall, Foreign Correspondent

Putting a face to conflict

Donner un visage au conflit


Barbara Hintermann, Secretary-General, CAUX-Initiatives of Change

Dialogue at the heart of conflict resolution

Le dialogue au centre de la résolution des conflits


Hichem Khadhraoui, Director of Operations at Geneva Call

Humanity at the heart of dialogue

L'humanité au coeur du dialogue


Jeremy Lack, Independent Lawyer and Mediator, Co-Founder of

A career between science and law

Une carrière entre science et droit


Reverend Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches

The Church must have a role in peacebuilding

L'Eglise doit avoir un rôle dans la construction de la paix


Tuesday Reitano, Deputy Director, Global Initiative Against Transnational Crime

Criminal organizations and peacebuilding

Organisations criminelles et construction de la paix