Andreas Wenger is Professor of International and Swiss Security Policy and Director of the Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). He holds a doctoral degree from the University of Zurich and was a guest scholar at Princeton University (1992-94), Yale University (1998), the Woodrow Wilson Center (2000) and at the George Washington University (2005-2006). His main research interests are in security and strategic studies and the history of international relations. In the MACIS program, he teaches seminars on political violence and security politics. Dr Wenger has published monographs and scholarly articles on security policy and conflict history. He is the delegate for the Master of Advanced Studies in Security Policy and Crisis Management of the Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences at ETH Zurich and responsible for the International Relations and Security Network.
Prior to becoming the Head of ISN Strategy and Operations in May 2011, Peter Faber was an Associate Professor of Security Studies at the US National War College and a part-time faculty member at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, DC. He also served in the United States Department of Defense for 30 years where he served in multiple positions, including as a strategic planner and a policy developer.
Peter holds six advanced degrees, including two from Yale University. In addition to strategic planning, his other areas of specialization include European security issues; US national security policy and planning; Western military history, theory and strategy; and global terrorism. He has taught at nine academic and professional schools over the years and has lectured in 24 countries.
In September 2011, Adam joined the ISN as Head of the Editorial Content Team. He holds a BA in International Relations and Strategic Studies from Lancaster University and an MA in Intelligence and Security Studies from the University of Salford.
Adam has previously worked for the UK Defence Forum, the Transnational Crisis Project and for a defense and public affairs consultancy. While in these positions, he wrote extensively on defense and security issues for a wide audience, including UK Parliamentarians and those working in the defense industry. Immediately prior to his arrival at the ISN, Adam analyzed defense-industrial issues for Defence and Security Systems International Magazine, Defense Industry Daily and in his blog National Defence Industry Extra.
As one of our Editorial Content Editors, Vivian Fritschi is currently responsible for producing Security Watch. She was previously a research associate and Director of the Young Leaders Program at the CSIS Pacific Forum, which is a Honolulu-based research institute that specializes in Asian affairs.
Vivian has a Master's Degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and received her Bachelor's Degree in International Relations and French Literature from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.
Tania is a Student Editor who joined the ISN in April 2014. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Multilingual Communication at the University of Geneva. Tania has done voluntary work at the Fourth Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, Geneva. She speaks Spanish, English, French and some German.
Mattia joined the ISN in May 2014 as a Student Editor. He is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science at the University of Zurich and was recently a visiting student at Stanford University. Prior to his arrival at the ISN, he worked for Swiss Radio and Television (SRF) and in the social security sector. He speaks German, English, French and Spanish.
Kevin joined the ISN in July 2015 as a Student Editor. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Law from the University of Zurich and is currently pursuing a Master Degree in Law at the same institution. Prior to his arrival at the ISN, Kevin worked in the legal department of a multinational corporation and served in the Swiss Armed Forces. He speaks German, English and some French.
Charles joined the ISN in February 2009 and has been the Head of Multimedia Content since April 2013. He previously worked as a staff editor and was primarily responsible for the maintenance and expansion of the ISN's Digital Library. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from St Joseph's College in Tamil Nadu, India, and a second degree in philosophy from Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth College in Pune, India. He speaks English, Hindi, Uraon, Nepali, Bengali and some German.
Michael Woods is a Multimedia Library Coordinator at the ISN. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Political Philosophy from the University of York and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Politics from Cardiff University. He speaks English and is busy building up his German.
Alexander Goddard is a Multimedia Library Coordinator at the ISN. He holds an MA in Intelligence Security Studies from the University of Salford and a BA in Ancient History & Classical Archaeology from the University of Edinburgh. Prior to working at the ISN, Alexander worked as a TEFL Teacher and as a Military Analyst.
Paulina Gruszczynski has over ten years of experience working in communications and external relations for international organizations. Before coming to the ISN, she worked for UNICEF in New York and Geneva as well as for the Inter-Parliamentary Union and Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue. Paulina holds a Master of Arts Degree in Sociology and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English (with a minor in Russian). Besides English, she speaks French, Polish and some German. Her thematic area of interest lies in international development and rights protection.
Carmen Mueller is a Student Library Coordinator at the ISN. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Zurich and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts Degree in International Relations and Governance at the University of St. Gallen. Previously, Carmen worked for four years at Swissport International AG. She has also completed two internships, one at the ISN and the other at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces'(DCAF). She speaks German, English, Italian, Spanish, French and some Portuguese.
Lukas joined the ISN in April 2015 as a Student Library Coordinator. He is currently pursuing a Master's degree in International Relations at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva and holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Zurich. Besides his internship at the ISN in early 2014, Lukas performed other ones with organizations based in Zurich, Berne and Lucerne. He speaks English, German and French.
Sara GerberAdministrative Assistant and Communities Liaison
During her two stints at the ISN, Sara Gerber has brought a wealth of experience and skills to its internal administration, marketing and public relations, and community building activities. She studied product development in the United States, served as a marketing coordinator for a major international manufacturer, and most recently worked as an information specialist. She speaks German and English.
Marcus Klinge has been Head of ICT since May 2011. He joined the ISN in January 2008 as the Project Lead for Web Development and Services. Prior to that he worked as an index quality specialist for a European search engine firm and as an IT project manager for Credit Suisse.
Marcus has a degree in psychology and computer science from the University of Hamburg and has worked on web-related projects since 1998, with a particular focus on the development of content management systems for libraries and big information portals.
Mark joined the ISN as a Web Developer in April 2011. He previously built websites and interactive touchscreen kiosks for a digital media agency in London that specialized in architectural, development, and urban planning environments. Mark holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Liverpool.
Tim Wendel joined the ISN in July 2008 as a graphic designer for the Business Development and Outreach Team. He studied at the Berlin University of the Arts, the Zurich University of the Arts, and received his degree in graphic design from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in 2007. Since then, he has supplemented his work at the ISN by working as a freelance designer on various print and online graphics projects.