Professor Nicolas Michel is Professor of International Law at the Geneva University Law Faculty and Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. He was formerly Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, Legal Counsel of the United Nations (2004-2008), Director of International Law at the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (1998-2003) and Chairman of the Committee of the Legal Advisors on Public International Law of the Council of Europe (2003 and 2004).
He led a number of Swiss delegations to international conferences. He also taught International and European law at the University of Fribourg Law Faculty (1987-2004), an institution where he obtained a PhD in law. His Master of Arts in international relations was earned at Georgetown University, Washington DC, and his attorney-at-law certificate was awarded by the State of Fribourg. Professor Michel has authored numerous books and articles on international and European law.
Chairman, Zermatt Summit Foundation
Executive Director, Terolab Surface Group
Chairman, Ecophilos Foundation