2023 – Intercultural Intelligence and Strategic Discourse, 2 training days out of the 5 days of Cross Cultural Competences for CSDP Missions and Operations Course at the Multinational Peace Support Operations Training Center in Greece for the Hellenic Defence Forces and the European Security and Defence College.
2022 – Dialogue Techniques and Dynamics. Cultural Influence and Perception. Intercultural Intelligence and Dialogue Skills. Trainings given during the training course Mediation, Negotiations and Dialogue Skills for CSDP for the École Universitaire Internationale, the European Security and Defence College and the italian Centre of Higher Defence Studies (CASD), in Rome.
2022 – Intercultural Intelligence for Diplomats – conference given during the training course Diplomatic skills for CSDP Missions, for the European Security and Defence College, the countries of the Eastern Partnership and the West University in Timisoara.
2022 & 2021 – Conference on Cross Cultural Competences during the training of the Security Sector Reform of the EEAS – European External Action Service, in Bucharest.
2022 – Member of the Implementation Group for the European Initiative for the Exchange of Military Young Officers (Military Erasmus) from the European Union, with a special focus on Gender Mainstreaming (Line of Development 10).
2022 – Course followed at the Hybrid Center of Excellence (Helsinki): The Contribution of Cyber to Hybrid conflict. Hybrid conflicts are composed of conventional warfare, asymmetrical ones, disinformation, cyberwarfare and cognitive warfare (or cognitive security), when the battlefield is the Human Mind.
2021 – Started teaching Intercultural Intelligence that entered the cursus of the Superior School of Managment – MBA-ESG of Paris. In 2023, Intercultural Intelligence entered the cursus of ELIJE – Law School of Paris. Autumn and Spring semesters in both schools.
2020 – Member of the network of institutions affiliated with the European Security and Defence College who aims “to deliver strategic-level education on Common Security and Defence Policy, and provide knowledgeable personnel, within both EU Institutions, EU Member States” and beyond the European borders.
2018 – Creation of IFDII – the Institute for intercultural intelligence training.
2016 – Finalization of the post-doctoral researches of the University of Geneva and the Foundation for Interreligious and Intercultural Research and Dialogue, Geneva and beginning of the Foundation’s liquidation where I acted first as postdoctoral researcher then as Executive Director from 2009-2020.
2013 – “The Same and the Other: for a Little Bit More Intercultural Intelligence”, published in “Opening onto the World, a Necessity for Contemporary Officers, RDN). One of 7 articles shortlisted among all RDN (National Defense Review) articles or tribunes for a special issue of SIGEM, Séminaire Interarmées Des Grandes Écoles Militaries (Inter-army Seminar of the French Military Grandes Ecoles).
2013 – “Fragments Imagining the Nation; Minorities in Colonial and Postcolonial near East”, delegate for The Levant Foundation in a conference held at the Graduate Institute, Geneva.
2012 & 2013 – “Cultural Awareness expertise”; lecture at the Royal Higher Institute for Defense, High Studies of Security and Defense, Brussels.
2012 – “Remaking the Levantine Culture 20 years later”, delegate for The Levant Foundation, in a conference held at Georgetown University (Washington DC), Center for Contemporary Arab Studies.2012 – Introduction, preparation and editing of the dossier: EU-topias 3, Europe and Culture. “Religion, politics, culture – which dialogue?”
2011 – Creation of Korall Consulting Ltd., Corporate consulting and intercultural intelligence trainings.
2011 – “How to Better Work with the Other “, lecture at the Security Sector Reform – European External Action Service (EEAS), Brussels. A work session with a group of experts preparing to travel to Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt.
2011 – “The Same and the Other: for a Little Bit More Intercultural Intelligence”. Publication in the RDN (National Defence Review), Tribune 144, Paris.
2010-2020 – Executive Director and Director of Programs at the Foundation for Interreligious and Intercultural Research and Dialogue (FIIRD), Geneva.
2010 – Post doctorate in interreligious and intercultural dialogue – For A Semiological Analysis of Intercultural Dialogue; Message and Messenger. University of Geneva and the Foundation for Interreligious and Intercultural Research and Dialogue, Geneva.
2010 – “The Credibility of Leaders” – lecture at the United Nations, International Seminar on Religions and the Building of Peace, Palais des Nations, Geneva.
2010 – “Workshop on European values”. Lecture-workshop at the Common Security & Defence Policy module, Military School, Zaragoza, Spain.
2009 – Ph.D. thesis in Semiology, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris. “Strategies of covert discourse and speech of unsubmissiveness” (with Highest Honors from an international multidisciplinary jury in semiology, history, and civilization). My study focused on the means by which a person expresses his ideas or knowledge, without exposing himself to criticism or to the displeasure from authority figures, while still being able to speak out.
2009 – Intercultural analyst for Europe Day at the École navale de Brest.
2007 – “France – Germany: How to Understand Each Other? An Intercultural Analysis of Decision-Making Processes”, lecture for the German military detachment in France, École militaire, Paris.
2005 – Beginning of activity as consultant and analyst in i5 Bridging -Intercultural Intelligence for Institutions, Industrialists and Individuals.
2004 – “Laughter as a tool of negotiation”, lecture at the International seminar on Language, Culture and Mind, Portsmouth University, Portsmouth.
2003 – Interpreter and intercultural analyst working for presidential and ministerial delegations.
2000 – “Various meanings of the word sené (sensible) and their relation to power control in speech”, lecture at the 5th workshop on cognitive linguistics – Paris 7 & Linguistics Department, University of California, Berkeley.
1995 – M.A. dissertation on the image of powerful women in literature in different regions.
1995 – Selected as one of the best teaching faculty members at the university, according to anonymous student evaluation feedbacks on teaching quality.
1992 – Assistant, department of French Language and Literature.
1987 – Linguist in a multidisciplinary artificial intelligence research team developing a machine translation system.
1986 – Japanese Studies & the Civilisation of the Far-East.