Before joining the US office in early 2001, he worked extensively for the organization, first as an administrator and head of mission in Tanzania and Rwanda, and later as an emergency coordinator in Somalia, Liberia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Macedonia, and Afghanistan. He has also advised on the agency’s work in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea. A Swiss national, Mr. de Torrente holds degrees from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Switzerland, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Boston, and received a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics. He has published numerous articles on humanitarian and development issues, and has prepared reports for the European Commission and the Danish government on Africa’s Great Lakes region. Mr. De Torrente has just returned from a month-long field mission in Afghanistan.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Nicolas De torrente and other top speakers and celebrities.