The Centre

The management


Professor Henry Peter


T: + 41 22 379 76 18

E: Henry.Peter(at)

Henry Peter, a law PhD, was director of the commercial law department in the Faculty of Law at the University of Geneva from 2006 to September 2017. Professor Peter’s teaching and publications have for many years focused on corporate governance and social responsibility, leading him to launch the Philanthropy Series at the University of Geneva in 2014. He is a member of several organisations that look at governance and ethical issues.

Detailed bio



Mrs Laetitia Gill

Executive Director

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E: Laetitia.Gill(at)

With a Master's degree in Management, Laetitia Gill is recognized as an expert in the field of social innovation, CSR and philanthropy. She has fifteen years of experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of business strategies as well as in the creation and facilitation of training modules on the theme of partnerships.




The research and teaching team



Prof. Giuseppe Ugazio

Assistant Professor of the Foundations Edmond de Rothschild Chair in Behavioral Philanthropy

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E: Giuseppe.Ugazio(at)

Holder of two Doctorates in Philosophy and in Neuroeconomics, professor Giuseppe Ugazio is a behavioral scientist studying the neuro-psychological mechanisms that drive complex human social behaviors. Using interdisciplinary experimental methods he probes the affective, cognitive, and behavioral control mechanisms that support social decision-making. In particular, his research focuses on understanding how these decision mechanisms compete and interact to drive choices related to sacred moral values, honesty, and norm-compliance.



Prof. Florian Cova

Faculty of Humanities and CISA

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Florian Cova is a PhD in philosophy and Assistant Professor at the Swiss Centre for affective sciences (CISA). With a dual background in philosophy and cognitive sciences (Cogmaster, EHESS), he works mainly on the link between emotions and values, whether moral, political or aesthetic values. He is one of the main French-speaking figures of the movement known as «Philosophie expérimentale» and currently coordinates, with Prof. David Sander,  the project «Beyond charities: the varieties of value-driven emotions in philanthropic behavior».




Dr Giedre Lideikyte Huber

Senior research associate (tax)

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Dr. iur. Giedre Lideikyte Huber defended her PhD dissertation at the University of Geneva and studied as a Visiting doctoral student at Harvard Law School in 2014 and as a Visiting scholar at UC Berkeley School of Law in 2015. Her domains of specialization are tax and philanthropy, corporate taxation and tax litigation. Her professional experience includes both the private (banking) and public sectors (Geneva cantonal tax authority). She currently acts as a Member of the Board of the Cantonal surveillance authority of foundations and pension funds.




Dr Giulia Neri-Castracane


E: Giulia.Neri-Castracane(at)

Dr. iur. Giulia Neri-Castracane, lawyer, teaches philanthropy at the University of Geneva and corporate social responsibility at the University of Italian-speaking Switzerland (USI). As an Academic Fellow of the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy and a lecturer, she designed and teaches the first philanthropy course at the University of Geneva's Faculty of Law: «Philanthropy and its main legal implications». Her research also focuses on corporate governance, sustainable development, socially responsible investment and social and/or hybrid enterprises.