The VIPRE Initiative is hosted by the Center on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP) at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.
The Initiative is led by its Lead Researcher, Jonathan Luke Austin, whose theoretical and empirical work on the conditions of possibility for violent human rights abuses forms the core conceptual framework of the Initiative. Joining Austin are the Initiatives three co-Principal Investigator’s, Professors Anna Leander, Keith Krause, and Riccardo Bocco who each possess a particular area of expertise critical to the success of the Initiative. Two doctoral students join Austin in carrying out the everyday research activities of the project. For details on the VIPRE team click here.