Katia Papagianni

Katia Papagianni

Director, Policy and Mediation Support, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

Areas of expertise

Peacebuilding  /  Mediation  /  Inclusive Peace Processes

Katia Papagianni is the Director for Policy and Mediation Support at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) Centre) in Geneva.

She specializes in the design of peace processes and, more specifically, in national dialogues and constitution-making processes. She has supported processes in Liberia, Nigeria, Somalia, Libya, Syria, Myanmar, Ukraine, Thailand and the Philippines. She was also seconded to the United Nations (UN) to support national dialogue efforts in Yemen in 2012 –2013.

Before joining the HD centre, she worked for the National Democratic Institute, the OSCE, the Office of the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, and for UNDP.

She holds a Master’s degree from Princeton University and a Doctorate in Political Science from Columbia University. She has taught at Geneva’s Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies and at Columbia University.

Taught Courses

South Lebanon, Tyre. “We will never forget you, my dear brother Mohammad Jamil Abbas.” This is one of the many messages written by the families of the missing and tied to olive trees planted by the families of disappeared. Master in transitional justice - Course

Peacebuilding, Transitional Justice and Gender

This course focuses on the intersection between peacebuilding, transitional justice and gender. It will rely on the literature discussing recent trends in peacebuilding and inclusive peace processes, with attention to the intersection with justice.

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Publications

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National Dialogues in Peace Processes (Forthcoming)

2021

Katia Papagianni

International Law and Peace Settlements, Marc Weller, Marc Retter and Andrea Varga (eds.), Cambridge University Press

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Human rights Issues and Dilemmas in Contemporary Peace Mediation

2017

Katia Papagianni

Human Rights and Conflict Resolution: Bridging the Theoretical and Practical Divide, Claudia Fuentes Julio and Paula Drumond (eds.), Routledge

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Political Engagement, Mediation and the Non-Governmental Sector

2011

Katia Papagianni

Conflict Management in Divided Societies: Theories and Practice, Stefan Wolff and Christalla Yakinthou (eds.) Routledge

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Mediation, Political Engagement and Peacebuilding

2010

Katia Papagianni

Global Governance, Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp 243-263

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