Education and academic and other qualifications:
1978- Master of Arts degree in history, geography,
art history at the University of Zurich
2005 Diploma of Advanced Studies in Law, University
(a) Present positions:
Director of the Swiss Federal Commission against
Docent at the Universities of Applied Sciences Berne
Owner of Insight Intercultural Management
(b) Work at national level:
Mediator in institutional conflicts; works with
the media and NGOs on questions of Human Rights,
Racism, Xenophobia, Antisemitism and Islamophobia.
Co-founder of an NGO specializing in these issues.
(c) International work:
Deputy Member of ECRI since 1998. Expert to the
Swiss Foreign Ministry. Member of Swiss national
delegations to the UN, OSCE, Council of Europe.
Publications and other works:
Recent publications on: racism on the Internet;
how to monitor racism; racism in social work; review
of the new dynamics in the fight against racism and
for the protection of minorities in Europe within
the last 15 years.
German (native speaker), English, French
(fluent), Italian (medium), Spanish, Hebrew (basic).
Other relevant information:
Member of the International Commission of Jurist,