Philipp H. Fluri, DDr.habil.
Associate, Security & Defense Reform
Currently Executive-in-Residence at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and formerly Deputy Director of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (DCAF), Philipp Fluri lectures, writes and advises on democratic oversight of the defense and security sector, human rights in defense and security, peacebuilding, and integrity. He has an extensive track record operating as a valued adviser in demanding and complex environments, fostering trust, fresh thinking and new policies and laws in order to establish agreed political governance and collaboration for the future. As co-founder and Deputy Director of The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces he has worked in some 40 countries across the world, often in cooperation with international organizations...
From 2014 Philipp directed the Public Monitoring of Security Sector Reform in Ukraine (funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs) see: . Cross-culturally sensitive and fluent in most of the official languages of the UN, he has notably played a leading role in tackling security sector management and governance challenges in the former Soviet Union, in Southeast Asia and Latin America.
An anthropologist and philosopher by training, with doctoral degrees from the universities of Bern and Fribourg, formerly he was the Sergio de Mello Chair at the Seton Hall University School of Diplomacy and International Relations. He is especially interested in state- and nation-building and in the reform and oversight of the defense and the state security/intelligence sector.
He has edited and published some 50 books and articles, including Defence Institution Building: A Sourcebook in Support of the Partnership Action Plan (with Wim van Eekelen, 2006), The European Union and Security Sector Reform (with David Spence, 2008), Building Integrity and Reducing Corruption in Defence: A Compendium of Best Practices (with Todor Tagarev et al. 2010).