Faculty & Staff

Jean-Marc Biquet



Jean-Marc coordinates the CAS Communication: Advocacy and Negotiation in Humanitarian Settings and leads the Thematic Seminar Advocacy for Humanitarian Projects in Health at CERAH.

He has worked in humanitarian aid since 1993, mainly with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and has had a wide range of experiences, from his initial work in the field (Iraq, DRC, Sierra Leone, Former Yugoslavia), as Programme Manager (1996-1999 and 2003-2006) to recent contributions to the Reflection Unit on Humanitarian Stakes and Practices for MSF-Switzerland.

In addition to holding degrees in Journalism and Political Science (Catholic University of Louvain), Jean-Marc has a master's degree in Political Sciences (University of Lyon III. Dissertation on Accountability Towards Beneficiaries). He is currently PhD student at the Global Health Institute of the Faculty of Medicine at Geneva University and the Ecole Doctorale Interdisciplinaire Science-Santé Lyon 1 (Subject: “Patient Safety in Medical Humanitarian Aid”).


Fields of Interest

  • Accountability towards intended beneficiaries of aid
  • Humanitarian advocacy
  • Medical work in detention centres
  • Humanitarian-military relationships
  • Positioning and relationship of humanitarian actors with political powers
  • Patient safety and management of "medical errors" in medical humanitarian action