1986 – Japanese Studies & the Civilisation of the Far-East
1987 – Linguist in a multidisciplinary artificial intelligence research team developing a machine translation system.
1992 – Assistant, department of French Language and Literature.
1995 – Selected as one of the best teaching faculty members at the university, according to anonymous student evaluation feedbacks on teaching quality.
1995 – M.A. dissertation on the image of powerful women in literature in different regions.
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.
2003 – Interpreter and intercultural analyst working for presidential and ministerial delegations.
2004 – “Laughter as a tool of negotiation”, lecture at the International seminar on Language, Culture and Mind, Portsmouth University, Portsmouth.
2005 – Beginning of activity as consultant and analyst in i5 Bridging -Intercultural Intelligence for Institutions, Industrialists and Individuals.
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.
2009 – Intercultural analyst for Europe Day at the École navale de Brest.
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.
2010 – “Workshop on European values”. Lecture-workshop at the Common Security & Defence Policy module, Military School, Zaragoza, Spain.
2010 – “The Credibility of Leaders” – lecture at the United Nations, International Seminar on Religions and the Building of Peace, Palais des Nations, 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.
2010-2018 – Executive director and director of programs at the Foundation for Interreligious and Intercultural Research and Dialogue (FIIRD), Geneva.
2011 – “The Same and the Other: for a Little Bit More Intercultural Intelligence”. Publication in the RDN (National Defence Review), Tribune 144, Paris.
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 – Creation of Korall Consulting Ltd., Corporate consulting and intercultural intelligence trainings.
2012 – Introduction, preparation and editing of the dossier: EU-topias 3, Europe and Culture. “Religion, politics, culture – which dialogue?”
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 & 2013 – “Cultural Awareness expertise”; lecture at the Royal Higher Institute for Defense, High Studies of Security and Defense, Brussels.
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.
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.
2018 – Creation of IFDII – the Institute for intercultural intelligence training.