Cristian joined HD in 2017 and has since assisted the organisation’s work in Eurasia and Latin America. Prior to joining HD, Cristian worked at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States in Washington D.C.; the Programme for the Study of International Governance at the Graduate Institute Geneva; and was a visiting researcher at the Russian International Affairs Council in Moscow, Russian Federation. His scholarly research on diplomatic and economic sanctions has been featured in various academic publications and conferences. Cristian studied Political Science at University College Utrecht in the Netherlands, the American University in Kosovo, the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University in Washington D.C., United States of America.
The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is a Swiss-based private diplomacy organisation founded on the principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence. Our mission is to help prevent, mitigate, and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation.
As a Swiss nonprofit Foundation, HD is supervised by a Board, which serves on a voluntary basis. It sets the mission and the general policy of the Foundation and provides overall supervision of the development and implementation of the organisation’s programme and administration, as managed by the Senior Management Team.
HD’s team has grown from a small group of 6 people in 1999 to more than 300 from over 40 different nationalities today, supervised by a 11 member Senior Management Team. The organisation is made up of individuals driven by meaningful objectives who are dedicated to making a difference through peace and mediation efforts.