Dr. Cecilia Cannon directs the Graduate Institute’s Executive Master in International Negotiation and Policy-making and the Summer Programme on the United Nations and global challenges. She served as Academic Adviser to the United Nations for its 75th anniversary in 2020. Her research focuses on the design, reform and effectiveness of International Organisations; the science-international policy interface; the role and influence of non-state actors in international policy processes; and migration policy. She served as Head of Research for the Global Governance Centre until December 2017. She additionally advises governments, non-governmental organisations, businesses and international organisations on their policy research, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation projects. She obtained a PhD in International Relations/Political Science at the Graduate Institute.