Diplomat, humanitarian delegate, researcher, university teacher, consultant, writer, public speaker and coachâ€¦ Orianne Aymard (Ph.D.) has lived many lives.
Her expansive career has taken her to many regions of the world. As part of her assignments with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), she spent time mostly in Africa, as well as in Haiti in the midst of the post-earthquake emergency. Orianne also worked for several years at the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs, on religious issues, violent extremism and human rights.
Orianne holds a Ph.D. (Religious Studies) from the UniversitĂ© of QuĂ©bec in MontrĂ©al, as well as a MSc (Social Policy) from the London School of Economics (LSE). She was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University and is the author of "When a Goddess Dies" (Oxford University Press, New York).
She now lives in Chamonix, in the French Alps, and has just published a second book "Sous lâ€™Ĺ“il de la DĂ©esse" (Under the Eye of the Goddess) with Editions du Mont-Blanc (Catherine Destivelle), which is a story of sheer resilience as she recounts her ascent of Lhotse (8516m), the fourth highest mountain in the world.
Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP)
Center for Studies and Research on India and South Asia (CERIAS)
Advisor - religious issues / human rights
Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE)
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI)
Columbia University (SIPA)
2011-2008Burundi & HaĂŻti
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Teacher / Research Associate
UniversitĂ© du QuĂ©bec Ă MontrĂ©al (UQAM)
2003-2001Indonesia & Romania
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)