Since 2005: Adjunct Professor of Political Science with special focus on International Relations, School of Economics and Political Science (SEPS), University of St.Gallen
2000-2020: Deputy Director and Head of Policy & Research Department (2017-2020), Assistant Director (2000-2016) and Head of Think Tank / Research Division (2002-2016), DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance, Geneva
1999-2005: External lecturer in Political Science, University of St.Gallen
1996-2000: Senior Research Fellow and Interim Director (1999-2000), Modern Asia Research Centre, Graduate Institute of International Studies / Graduate Institute of Development Studies, Geneva
1993-1996: Head of the domestic department, Der Bund, Berne
1984-1993: Editor in the foreign department, Basler Zeitung, Basel
Visiting Fellowships at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore (1989-1990 and 1997); the Graduate School of Policy Science, National Saitama University, Urawa, Japan (1997); the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC (2002).