Mr. Alexandre Lambert holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (Graduate Institute). He graduated from the University of Zurich in History, Philosophy, and Political Science.
He is Academic Director and Professor at the School for International Training in Geneva (SIT Study Abroad / World Learning). Prior to that, Dr. Lambert was lead researcher at the Graduate Institute’s Program on the Study of International Organizations, project officer at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), and civil servant at the security policy section within the Swiss Federal Department of Defense.
He is a member of the Swiss Foreign Policy Association, the European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR), European Research Group on Armed Forces and Society (ERGOAS), and Fellow of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society (IUS) based in Chicago.
Since 2001, he provides independent research and policy-advising to the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on the Code of Conduct on Politico-Military Aspects of Security (1994) and its implementation process and shares his expertise on a regular basis with the OSCE Forum for Security Cooperation and Conflict Prevention Centre. He has also been contributing as independent expert to the drafting process and multi-stakeholder initiative of the International Code of Conduct on Private Security Providers.
Dr. Lambert has published on a wide range of issues, including international security, multilateral diplomacy, civil-military relations, political theory and democratic governance. In his most recent article “From Civil-Military Relations Towards Security Sector Governance” published in 2011 in European Political Science, he i.a. discusses the emerging nexus between security and development and its possible impact on civil-military relations.
Trends in International Peace-building
Dilemmas in Foreign Policy
The Democratic Challenge
- Democratic Civilian Control of Armed Forces in the Post-Cold War Era, Berlin, Münster, Berlin, Wien, Zürich, London: Lit-Verlag: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces Series, 2009.
- Jacques -Alexis Lambert: Professeur de Lénine, Témoignage de la Révolution Russe, Serie: « Suisses dans le Monde» (no. 4), Edition de Penthes/Infolio, Geneva 2009.
- Democratic Governance of the Security Sector Beyond the OSCE Area: Regional Approaches in Africa and the Americas (co-editor), Berlin, Münster, Berlin, Wien, Zürich, London: Lit-Verlag: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces Series, 2007.
- The OSCE Code of Conduct on Politico-Military Aspects of Security: Anatomy and Implementation (co-author), Leiden/Boston (Martinus Nijhoff), 2005.
- OSZE-Verhaltenskodex zu Politisch-Militärischen Aspekten der Sicherheit: Zur Rolle der Streitkräfte in Demokratischen Gesellschaften, Center for Security Studies (CSS), Zürcher Beiträge (No. 71), Zurich, 2005.
- Menschenrechte und Ihre Philosophische Begründung: Ein Vergleich Zwischen Otfried Höffe und Jürgen Habermas, ISBN 2-8399-0070-X, Zürich/Genf, 1997/2005; www.humanright.ch.
- “From Civil-Military Relations Towards Security Sector Governance”, European Political Science (2011) 10, 157-166.
- “Security, International”, in: Nigel Young (chief ed.), The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace: Oxford 2010.
- “Democracy by Force”, James Forest & Isaiah Wilson (eds.), Handbook of Defense Politics: International and Comparative Perspectives, Routledge 2008, 46-63.
- “Comprehensive Security in Response to New Threats”, Alexandre Vautravers (ed.): Globalization of Security Trends and Perspectives (Security Forum 2007), Geneva (Webster University), 2008, 214-239.
- “Democratic Security Governance and Multilateral Cooperation: The European Approach”, Vincent Chetail (ed.): Conflicts, Security and Cooperation (Liber Amicorum Victor-Yves Ghébali), Brussels: Bruylant, 2007, 429-446.
- “Implementation of Democratic Control of Armed Forces in the OSCE Region: Lessons from the OSCE Code of Conduct on Politico-Military Aspects of Security”, DCAF, Occasional Papers, No. 11, Geneva, Geneva, 2006.
- “Les interventions militaires de l’Union Européenne dans les Balkans”, Relations Internationales, No. 125 (2006), 59-72.
- Categorization of Democratic Civilian Control, DCAF, Working Papers, No. 164 (2005).
- “The Contribution of the OSCE to the International Fight Against Terrorism”, Graduate Institute, PSIO Occasional Papers, no. 1 (2003), 111-124.