Georgiana Ward-Booth is Associate Fellow in the Knowledge Centre for Leadership and Management at UNSSC. Together with Dr. Ariane Sabet, she works on the design, development, and delivery of leadership programmes including the Leadership, Women and the UN Programme for experienced female staff, the UN Leaders Programme for staff members at the director-level and tailor-made leadership development initiatives.
Georgiana is also experienced in working on international research and knowledge sharing initiatives in various areas related to social and criminal justice. Prior joining the UNSSC, Georgiana has worked as a research fellow for international universities and research centres, including for the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) where she contributed to the design and facilitation of various capacity-building and training initiatives.
Since joining the UNSSC, Georgiana has developed a keen interest on the declinations of the normed-based and principled characteristics of UN leadership. She is currently researching the implications for UN leadership of the present and future technological and societal changes.
Georgiana holds an MA degree in International Peace and Security from King’s College, London. She has been engaged in various discourse analysis projects at the academic level, and she is passionate about socially engaged contemporary artistic narratives and identity formation. Since 2018, she is part of the Executive Council of African Art Dialogues, a not-for-profit organisation that provides a forum at the Venice Biennale to share knowledge on contemporary African art and to expand and strengthen the relationships between art professionals, academics, social and cultural actors.