Who we are

The GSPI is guided by a Governing Board made up of members from various leading research institutions:


Executive Director

Nicolas Seidler


Nicolas Seidler has been the Executive Director of the GSPI since October 2018. In his previous position as Senior Policy Advisor at the Internet Society, he developed an extensive network of collaboration and engagement with international organizations and NGOs in Geneva and abroad. He led the organization’s policy implementation in the fields of Digital Rights and the Internet of Things and made numerous publications and public interventions in international fora. Nicolas obtained a Masters in International Relations from the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in 2007, and a Masters in Communication and Media Sciences from the University of Geneva in 2009.

Frédérique Guérin, Executive Officer, Geneva Science Policy Interface

Executive Officer

Frédérique Guérin


Dr Frédérique Guérin is the Executive Officer of the GSPI. Prior to joining the GSPI, she held senior positions in programme and organizational development in various organizations in Geneva and abroad (Central Asia and West Africa). She has worked mostly in the field of peacebuilding, mediation and education. Her experience spans 10 years in various organizational settings, ranging from diplomacy, NGOs, to academic institutions and thematic networks. She holds a Masters Degree in Political Science from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Lyon, and a Masters Degree and a PhD from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.

Maxime Stauffer, Program AssociateGeneva Science Policy Interface

Science-Policy Officer

Maxime Stauffer


Maxime Stauffer contributes to the strategy, methodology, and activities of the GSPI. He is also the founding CEO of the Simon Institute for Longterm Governance and a research fellow at the Global Studies Institute at the University of Geneva. Previously, he co-founded the Social Complexity Lab Geneva and Effective Altruism Geneva, advised the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre on evidence-based policy-making and was a researcher at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. His academic background is in international relations and complex systems science. In parallel to his work, Maxime is pursuing an M.Sc. in Computational Mathematics at Johns Hopkins University.