Lea Ellmanns is a Researcher at ISDC. Lea’s varied research interests include conflict and peacebuilding, post-conflict stabilisation, global health security, as well as the law of armed conflict. Geographically, her interests lie in Asia and the Middle East. At ISDC, she is working on the “Financing Peace Processes” project, implemented jointly with Swisspeace.
Previously, she worked as a Research Assistant in the Asia-Pacific Unit of the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF). Before this, she undertook several internships in Switzerland and Australia. Lea completed a Bachelor of Arts (Degree with Honours) in Politics and International Studies and Mandarin at the University of Melbourne. She also holds a Master in International Affairs with a specialisation in Conflict and Peacebuilding from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, Switzerland.