Steering Committee

The Steering Committee has overall responsibility for the strategic direction of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform, for planning its activities, and for supervising the operational work of the Coordinator. The Committee includes the Directors and senior leadership of the Platform's partner institutions. The 4 Committee members operate in complementary fields, and by merging together their expertise in research, training, advocacy and the operational field work, the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform represents more than just the sum of its components.

Keith Krause, Director of CCDP

Professor Krause obtained his D.Phil. in International Relations in 1987 from Balliol College, Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Between 1987 and 1994 he was an Assistant and then an Associate Professor at York University (Toronto), where he was also Deputy Director, and (in 1993-94) the Acting Director of the York Centre for International and Strategic Studies. Since 1994, Keith Krause has been a Professor of International Politics at the Graduate Institute. He served as the Director of the Programme for Strategic and International Security Studies (PSIS) since 1999, which is now the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP). His research has concentrated on international security and arms control, and on multilateralism and global governance.

Thomas Guerber, Director of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)

Ambassador Thomas Guerber was appointed Director of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) on 24 November 2015 and took up his function on 1 July 2016. He brings to the position extensive experience in multilateral diplomacy and policy development relating to human society, human rights and sustainable development. From 2010 to 2013, Ambassador Guerber was Switzerland's Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York. From 2007 to 2010, he worked as a Counsellor for financial, budgetary and institutional issues at Switzerland's Permanent Mission to the UN in New York. Prior to these assignments, he held various functions within the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs' Human Security Division, including Head of Section for Peace Policy and Human Security. He entered the Swiss diplomatic service in 1997. Thomas Guerber holds an LL.M. degree in Public International Law and International Economic Law from the University of Bern, a Master's degree in European Integration and Economics from the Institute for European Global Studies (Basel) and a Master's degree in History and Literature from the University of Basel.

Carl Ungerer, Head of the Leadership, Crisis and Conflict Management Programme, GCSP

Dr Carl Ungerer has over 20 years of experience as both a practitioner and academic in international security affairs. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Queensland, an MA in Asian Studies from Griffith University and post-graduate diplomas in both education and foreign affairs and trade. Between 2012-13, he was the Senior Adviser to the Australian Foreign Minister, with responsibility for all aspects of international policy including responses to crises in the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific. Most recently, he was an Adjunct Associate Professor in International Relations at Bond University and a consultant specialising in foreign and security policy. His previous appointments include: Director of the National Security Program at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute; senior Strategic Analyst at Australia's peak intelligence assessment agency, the Office of National Assessments; and a career diplomat with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Carl has published widely on foreign policy and national security issues, including edited books on The Politics of Nuclear Non-Proliferation (2001) and Australian Foreign Policy in the Age of Terror (2008). His academic research focuses on the intersection of foreign policy, national security and transnational threats. He has particular expertise on Asian security developments and has worked extensively across the region.

Scott M. Weber, Director-General of Interpeace

Scott Weber was appointed as Director-General of Interpeace in 2005. Prior to this, he acted as the Special Assistant to the Director General of Interpeace and Program Officer for Rwanda. He began his career in the United Nations, first with the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and then as a Political Officer in the Office of the Director-General of the UN in Geneva. Scott is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO). In 2009, he was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations, Economics and Russian from Georgetown University and has completed an Executive Education programme in Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard University's JFK School of Government.

Jonathan Woolley, Director of QUNO

Jonathan Woolley holds an MA in Natural Sciences and a PhD in Applied Biology from the University of Cambridge, UK. Jonathan Woolley joined QUNO Geneva in June 2011. He brings to QUNO more than thirty years’ professional experience of agricultural research, development and capacity building in some fifty countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and Oceania. Starting as a volunteer teacher in Kenya, he then worked directly with poor farmers in Nigeria, Costa Rica, Colombia and Mexico. From 1999 to 2009, he led two research networks directed at institutional reform, building cohesive small teams and strengthening innovative partnerships: a ground-breaking agricultural research fund in Ecuador, and the first phase of the "CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food" based in Sri Lanka and active in nine river basins around the world.