Senior Programme Advisor and Senior Fellow,
Geneva Centre for Security Policy


Areas of Expertise
Civil Wars and Intrastate Conflict, Comparative Politics, Early Warning and Disaster Risk Reduction, Ethics and Leadership, Fragile States, International Affairs, International Sanctions, Peace and Security, Peacebuilding, Peacekeeping, Post-conflict Reconstruction and Development

Dr. Caty Clément has worked extensively in Africa focusing on conflict and fragile states both as a practitioner and an academic. As a practitioner, Dr Clément has been an expert at the UN Security Council Group of Experts on DRC Arms Embargo, directed the Great Lakes Project for the International Crisis Group, and was team leader for the World Bank. As an academic, Dr Clément was a Fellow at the Harvard University Kennedy School, the World Peace Foundation and taught both at the University of Geneva and Louvain. Caty Clément holds a PhD International Relations and Comparative Politics. Dr Clément is currently Senior Programme Advisor and Senior Fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), where she (co-)directs courses such as the Master of Advanced Studies in International Security or the Senior Leaders Peacebuilding Course. She also teaches conflict management and mediation. Her research interests include fragile states, SSR-DDR, peacebuilding, sanctions, mediation, collaborative leadership and Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly the Great Lakes. She is currently a board member of the Henry Dunant Foundation.

Recent Publications
“Regional crisis: Conflict and Fragile States”, in Graeme Herd, Great Powers and Strategic Stability in the 21st Century (London: Routledge/GCSP, 2010)

“SSR in the DRC”, in Hans Born and Albrecht Schnabel, Security Sector Reform in Challenging Environments (Geneva, DCAF Yearly Book 2009 , November 2009), pp. 89-117

“EU Security Sector Reform Mission in the DRC (EUSEC RDC)”, in  (Paris, EU Institute of Security Studies, 2009), pp. 243-254.

Updated March, 2015