I work as Secretary General @ The Glion Colloquium (University of Geneva), an informal five- day meeting of university presidents worldwide. Its aim is to take time for reflecting on the future of learning and research at universities, as well as their role to enhance a sustainable future in the world.

I obtained my PhD at the Saarland University (Germany) in Cultural Studies and Intercultural Communication. My doctoral thesis focused on qualitative research to identify different training methods in intercultural settings. I worked as Lecturer and Research Associate in international projects and intercultural communication for many years. Now I give intercultural trainings, and I do research in intercultural communication, behavioral science and quality of life. I am also a trained and practicing yoga teacher which allows me to combine yoga research and practice.

Gerlinde Kristahn, PhD