Tauchnitz, Evelyne

Dr. Evelyne Tauchnitz’s expertise focuses on how digital technologies can be employed to build, support, and maintain peace through non-violent methods of conflict transformation. She is employed as a Senior Researcher at the Lucerne Graduate School in Ethics (LGSE), Switzerland, where she is writing her ‘Habilitation’ on PeaceTech – exploring the impact of the digital transformation on peace & war from an ethical and human rights point of view. Evelyne is also a Research Associate at the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs (CTGA), University of Oxford. She holds a PhD in International Relations with a specialization in Political Science from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, Switzerland, and was a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Political and Social Sciences (SPS) of the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. Previously, she was employed at the Institute of Public Law at the University of Bern, Switzerland, where she was the principal investigator of a multi-year research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) exploring the nexus between political discourses, the legitimacy of state violence and human rights. She has undertaken extensive field research in India, Mexico, and Ethiopia. Apart from academia, she has experience working for the government (Swiss Parliamentary Services), civil society, and international organizations (such as Unicef).