ACADEMIC CV

Dr. Jérôme Bachelard
Visiting Fellow

Center on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

CURRENT POSITION
2011 Visiting Fellow,
Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
BOOK
2014, “Governance Reform in Africa: International and Domestic Pressures and Counter-Pressures”, Routledge, Oxford, UK

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PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES
2012 "Madagascar" (With Richard R. Marcus) in J. Dizard et al (eds), Countries at the Crossroads 2011, Freedom House, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., Lanham, US
2010, “The Anglo-Leasing corruption scandal in Kenya: the politics of international and domestic pressures and counter-pressures”, Review of African Political Economy, Vol. 37(124), June, 187-200
FORMER ACADEMIC POSITIONS AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2010-11 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Columbia University, New York
Centre for the Study of Development Strategies
Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy
2009-10 Teaching assistant, Political Science Department, University of Geneva

Two weekly seminars on "International Relations Theories Applied to the Fields of Peace and Security, the Environment, Human Rights, Democratization and International Aid"

Supervision of Bachelor dissertations in Political Science and International Relations
2004-07 Teaching assistant, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva

Weekly seminars in International Relations, specialization in Political Science; review and grading of students’ papers and exams

Based on the courses
- "From International Relations to World Politics; Conflict and Security in World Politics; Multilateralism and Global Governance," Prof. Keith Krause
- "The Politics of International Economic Relations," Prof. Manfred Elsig
- "International Organizations and the Role of the UN in the Contemporary System," Prof. Victor-Yves Ghebali
- "Game Theory and Negotiations," Prof. Urs Luterbacher
2004-06 Lectures for the Diplomatic Studies Program, IUHEI on Development, Human Rights and the Environment
EDUCATION
2004-10 Ph.D. in International Relations, Specialization in Political Science, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva, Switzerland

Title: “Governance Reform in Africa: International and Domestic Pressures and Counter-Pressures”

Supervisor: Prof. Cédric Dupont, IHEID, 2nd reader: Prof. Keith Krause, IHEID, 3rd reader: Prof. Anne Pitcher, University of Michigan
2002-04 Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (MA.) in International Relations, Specialization in Political Science, Graduate Institute of International Studies (IUHEI), Geneva, Switzerland
1998-02 Licence (BA. + MA.) in Political Science, University of Geneva, Switzerland
2000-01 Exchange year program, University of Tübingen, Germany
AWARDS AND HONORS
2010 Swiss National Science Foundation’s Postdoctoral Fellowship (CHF 79,000)
2009 Paper nominated for Conference Symposium, “Governing good, governing well” Conference, VU University, Amsterdam, May 2009
2008 Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies’ Doctoral Fellowship (CHF 18,000)
2007 Graduate Institute of International Studies’ Doctoral Fellowship (CHF 15,000)
2000 Erasmus Scholarship, University of Tübingen, Germany
PAPERS
“Inverting the Boomerang Pattern? Chad and Nigeria’s Transnational Advocacy Networks for Oil Sector Transparency”
  Paper presented at:
- The Comparative Politics Workshop, Columbia University, New York, February 2011
- The 53rd Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, San Francisco, November 2010
“Democratization Short of Governance Reform in Kenya: the Spiral Model and Mr. Hyde”
  Paper presented at:
- The Initial Meeting of the Swiss Political Science Association’s Working Group “Development and Environment,” Zürich, June 2009
- The “Governing Good and Governing Well” Conference, VU University, Amsterdam, May 2009
- The 51st Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Chicago, November 2008
“Pressure Struggles Behind Elections and Coups: Madagascar’s 2001-02 and 2009 Democratization Crises in Comparative Perspective”
  Paper presented at:
- The Annual Meeting of the Swiss Political Science Association, Geneva, January 2010
- The “Democratization in Africa: Retrospective and Future Prospects” Conference, University of Leeds, December 2009
- The Political Science Workshop, University of Geneva, October 2009
“Good electoral governance in Madagascar: What it takes to make an election free and fair”
  Paper presented at:
- The 50th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, New York City, February 2009
“Governance Reform in Madagascar: International and Domestic Pressures and Counter-pressures”
  Paper presented at:
- The 48th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, Chicago, February 2007
FIELD RESEARCH
2008 Field interviews conducted in N’Djamena, Chad
2007 Field interviews conducted in Abuja, Nigeria
2007 Field interviews conducted in Nairobi, Kenya
2006 Field interviews conducted in Antananarivo, Madagascar
2003 Intern at the Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development (SDC) in Niger, writing of a report on the compatibility of the SDC’s aid program in Niger with the government’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper.
ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
2010-2014 Reviewer for the Review of African Political Economy
2010 Member of the Former Student's Survey Commission of the Political Science Department at the University of Geneva
2006-14 Member of the

- International Studies Association (ISA)
- American Political Science Association (APSA)
- Swiss Political Science Association (ASSP)
- African Studies Association (ASA)
- African Politics Conference Group (APCG)
LANGUAGES
French Mother tongue
English Fluent (publishing and teaching)
German Fluent (9 years of school studies, and 1 year at the University of Tübingen, Germany)
Spanish Good oral and written knowledge (2 years of school studies and 4 months spent travelling and working in Latin America)
Italian Basic oral and written knowledge
Finnish Beginner
REFEREES
Available upon request
CONTACT INFORMATION
Jérôme Bachelard
Rue de l’Eglise 5
1262 Eysins
Switzerland
Cell phone : +41 (0)79 324 17 45
Email: jerome.bachelard(at)graduateinstitute.ch