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La mission et la vision de la CEAS

The Academic Sessions hold high-quality panel discussions to address major issues in the region, bringing together prominent East Asian scholars, experts, and practitioners from around the world.

Five Thematic Sessions


Challenges and opportunities for Southeast Asian countries in environmental cooperation


Security sector governance in the Asia-Pacific region 






The Belt and Road Initiative & the role of Africa in the partnership 


Female empowerment movement and the role of digital platforms




Role of East Asian countries in the ongoing dialogue on Trade and Environment

Assistant Professor of Global China Studies at NYU
Shanghai and Co-leader of the Research Initiative
'Mapping Global China.'


Academic Session 2

Security Sector Governance in the Asia-Pacific: Reflections from the Pandemic

Wednesday, November 9th 2022

18:30 -20:00 CET


IHEID Auditorium A2




The Covid-19 pandemic has reshaped the functioning of societies and states around the world in ways few imagined to be possible. Security institutions and personnels have played a key role in mitigating the devastating human, economic, and security impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. The  pandemic has revealed and exacerbated the inadequacies in security and justice systems. Most of them have existed since before, but in some cases the need for reforms became much more urgent than was realised.


  • Provide an overview of the application of security sector governance. 

  • Relationship between health and security sector.

  • Discuss the role played by security institutions during the health crisis. 

  • Discuss the circumstances under which the State allows other actors to get involved in the governance processes. 

  • Roles played by non-state actors in mitigation of the pandemic. 

  • The modes of interactions between different security providers. 

  • How do we prepare for future health crises?

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Head of Asia-Pacific Unit, Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF)

 Dr. Albrecht Schnabel  


Project Officer, Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF)

 Ms. Sabeena Bali  

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Editor-in-Chief, Swiss Military Review (RMS+), Scientific Director, Centre for Military History and Prospective

 Colonel EMG Alexandre Vautravers  

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Emergency program manager, Ville de Genève, former emergency program manager at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
Expert in health emergencies, crisis and security management

 Mr. Hugues Robert  

Principal Investigator and Senior Researcher, Global Health Centre

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 Ms. Sara Leila Margaret Davis 

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