The Centre

GCP's academics

Several professors and researchers from UNIGE’s different faculties work in association with the Centre. In 2020, sixteen professors, doctoral researchers and PhD students from five faculties (Law, Psychology and Education Science, Humanities, GSEM and Medicine) and the CISA worked with the Centre on projects relating to philanthropy.



Prof. Giuseppe Ugazio

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

T: + 41 22 379 76 18

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

E: Florian.Cova(at)

Florian Cova is Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Geneva and member of the Swiss Centre for affective sciences (CISA). His research on happiness and the meaning of life is financed by an Eccellenza scholarship from the Swiss National Science Foundation (2019-2024). In addition, together with Prof. David Sander, he is coordinating research on the role of positive emotions in philanthropic behaviour. His research is at the crossroads of philosophy and cognitive sciences and covers fields as varied as philosophy of action, ethics, aesthetics, philosophy of mind, psychology of emotions and moral psychology.





Baumann-PaulyD.jpgProf. Dorothee Baumann-Pauly

Geneva School for Economics and Management 

E: dorobaumann(at)

Dorothée Baumann-Pauly is the Director of the new Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights, launched in 2019 by the (UniGE). Since 2013, she is also the Research Director at the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights.

As a business ethics scholar with extensive practical experience working on the implementation of human rights in multi-stakeholder settings, Dorothée Baumann-Pauly has published widely on topics at the intersection of business ethics, corporate responsibility, private governance mechanisms and human rights. For the last ten years, she has been teaching business and human rights related classes at academic institutions in the US and Europe including the new semester course in Business and Human Rights, part of the Bachelor in Economics and Management programme in GSEM, UNIGE.



Al_Bandlelight.jpgDr Anne Laure Bandle


Email: AnneLaure.Bandle(at)

Dr. iur. Anne Laure Bandle, lawyer, teaches art and philanthropy at the University of Geneva, copyright, art and entertainment law at the University of Fribourg, and cultural heritage and art law at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). As a lecturer, she designed and teaches the philanthropy course at the University of Geneva's Faculty of Law:"La Philanthropie culturelle et le droit". Moreover, Anne Laure is the director of the Art Law Foundation, a foundation that aims to promote and coordinate the work and research in the field of art law.






Dr Giedre Lideikyte Huber

Senior lecturer (tax)

E: Giedre.Lideikyte-Huber(at)

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.

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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 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, Sustainable Development Goals, socially responsible investment and social and/or hybrid enterprises.




2019_11_20_9999_20.jpgDr Emma Tieffenbach


E: emma.tieffenbach(at)

Emma Tieffenbach holds a doctorate in philosophy and is a lecturer at the University of Geneva and the University of Lausanne. She designed and teachers the course "The Ethics of Philanthropy" in the Department of Philosophy. Her areas of publication are moral and political philosophy.