We are delighted to announce that United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres confirmed the appointment of our GCILS Director, Professor Robin Geiß as Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR).

Professor Geiß “brings to the position close to twenty years of experience in peace and security, with focus on the impact of new technologies in these areas.  Most recently, he served as Director of the Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security at the University of Glasgow and as the Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law with the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.  He is a Visiting Professor at the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po in Paris. He has managed large-scale research projects and held multiple posts in academia”, we read in the UN’s announcement from Friday, 5 February 2021.

Amongst the first to congratulate Professor Geiß on his new appointment were Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and the EU Delegation to the UN in Geneva.

Professor Geiß is thrilled about his new role, which will commence on 1 April 2021.