Julia Hofstetter is Co-Head of the Peace & Security Program at foraus – Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy. She currently also works for the Center for Security Studies (CSS) ETH Zurich and previously gained experience at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). She holds an MA in International Relations and Political Science from the Graduate Institute Geneva and a post-graduate certificate in International Conflict Management from the International Peace and Security Institute (IPSI) and the Johns Hopkins University SAIS Bologna. Besides Swiss security policy, Julia’s areas of interest include innovation in peacebuilding and mediation, the WPS agenda, and the implications of emerging technologies for peace and security.
Carla Güntert has a passion for International Relations, specially the convergence of communications
and security policy. Growing up in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, she obtained an MA Double
Degree in International Security from the University of Warwick (GBR) and the American University in
Washington D.C. (USA) as well as a BA Degree in Media and Communication from the University of
Fribourg (CHE). She began her career in politics as the General Secretary for Young Liberals
Switzerland, then conducted a fellowship with the Swiss Foreign Ministry after her graduate studies.
Currently she is an Impact Analysis Lead within the Communications Team at the Center for Security
Studies (CSS) at ETH Zurich. After work, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and cross country skiing.