Cora Alder is a program officer in the Mediation Support Team at ETH Zurich. She is working on various projects within the Culture and Religion in Mediation (CARIM) Program – a joint initiative of the Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). The program aims to support mediation and conflict transformation processes that deal with the religious dimensions of conflicts. It promotes a non-judgmental, culture- and gender-sensitive approach to the role of religion in conflict. Cora’s work involves researching mediation methodology as well as developing practice and policy guidance, particularly on the nexus of religion and gender in conflict. She advises on gender in mediation support processes on conflicts around religious issues. Further, she is a co-organizer of and trainer on gender at the annual week-long Religion and Mediation Course (RMC). Prior to joining the CSS, she gained experience at the Swiss Embassy in Belgium, where she reported inter alia on counter-terrorism measures and deradicalization efforts.
Program Officer, Mediation Support Team, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich
Sector: Government and International Institutions
Main Pillar: Women
Areas of Expertise: Intercultural Dialogue
Country of Origin: Switzerland
City of Residency: Zurich, Switzerland