Meet GIIR's Executive Team
Mr. Guillaume Fournier
CoFounder & Executive Director
Researcher & IHL, International Relations and Defense and Security Expert
Guillaume Fournier has been passionate about International Humanitarian Law and its connection to emerging weapons technology for many years. He manages a Blog on the legal and ethical questions related to the development of Autonomous Weapons.
He has also been working at the International Institute of Humanitarian Law since 2015 as the Assistant to the Geneva Office Representative and former Vice President. Mr. Fournier has devoted his many years of effort in the field of International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights, and humanitarian action. Currently working in Geneva, he has lived in the United States and studied in France.
He holds a Master in Law and a Bachelor in History from the University of Orleans as well as a Master in Defense, Security, and Crisis Management from the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs. Mr. Fournier also holds additional diplomas in International Humanitarian Law from the University of Nice and the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Mr. Marco Pangallo
CoFounder & Executive Director
Researcher & International Relations Expert
Marco Pangallo currently serves as a Diplomat, as Attaché on Multilateral Affairs at the Permanent Mission of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the United Nations in Geneva. In July 2021 he also started working at the Inter-Parliamentary Union as an Executive Assistant.
He has also been Consultant at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research.
His research focuses on International armed conflict, terrorism, religious and political radicalism in the EU, Eastern Europe, post-Soviet countries and the Middle East. He has written several articles that have been published on his areas of expertise.
Mr. Pangallo hold a master’s in international Relations from the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs in Paris, one of the main French think tanks specialized in geopolitics. He also graduated at Sciences Po Grenoble in Political Science. Finally, he also speak English, French and Italian fluently.
Ms. Chloe Scaramuzzino
Researcher & IHL, International Relations and Human Rights Experts
Chloé Scaramuzzino holds a master’s degree in International Security, Defense and Economic intelligence of the Law University of Nice as well as an additional Diploma in International Humanitarian Law awarded jointly by the University of Nice and the International Institute of Humanitarian Law of San Remo (Italy). Attracted by the problems of justice since many years, she decided to specialize in the defense of Human Rights and participated in various key training courses in this field (The Hague Academy and others…).
Ms. Scaramuzzino is also interested in animal and environmental protection. She is, as such, Vice-president of the HERLINDA Association, an animal and environmental protection based on the French Riviera.