The Henry Dunant University College Foundation (CUHD) is based in Geneva (Switzerland). The Henry Dunant University College Foundation (CUHD) is based in Geneva (Switzerland). Professor Michel Veuthey, Ambassador of the Order of Malta to monitor and to fight against human trafficking, is the President of the CUHD and the initiator of the networking project of international experts against human trafficking “adlaudatosi” to promote understanding and common research in order to reduce this scourge.

It presents the research of these experts.

It encourages the survivors and the actors of the fight in the field.

It promotes and presents anthropological research around the theme of the encyclical Laudato Si` to rebuild the “Common House” and give hope.

Its action aims to:

  • Raise awareness and promote education for the respect of human rights
  • Train and develop research to prevent human trafficking
  • Share best practices against human trafficking
  • Bring together internationally renowned experts
  • Participate in international events on trafficking and human rights
  • Encourage survivors of human trafficking and those working in the field

The Henry Dunant University College Foundation is recognized as a public utility and is controlled by the Swiss Federal Supervisory Authority for Foundations; its donors benefit from tax deductions.

You can download our annual report HERE.

Board Members

Michel Veuthey


Doctor of law, University of Geneva. Former adviser to the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross. He was also head of the Division of international organizations and head of the delegation for South Africa and the Indian Ocean of the same organization. He is Associate Professor at Webster University Geneva, as well as Ambassador of the Order of Malta to combat trafficking in persons and Deputy Permanent Observer of the Order of Malta to international organizations in Geneva. He was also from 2007 to 2019 Vice President of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in San Remo, where he is the Director of the Summer Course on Humanitarian Law.

Kelly Ryan


President of Jesuit Refugee Service USA, Kelly is an experienced diplomat, lawyer and policy-maker, with 30 years’ experience in refugee and asylum law, migration management, and human rights law and policy. She served as the inaugural Chair of the White House Interagency Naturalization Working Group, and a Senior Advisor in the USCIS Director’s Office from February 2020 to October 2021. She returned to USCIS having concluded a 6-year international organization secondment as Coordinator of the Intergovernmental Consultations on Migration, Asylum and Refugees (IGC) in Geneva, Switzerland from 2013-2019. Prior to the IGC, she served as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Immigration in the DHS Office of Policy from 2010-2013 From 2002-2009, she was appointed by President Bush to serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration and developed U.S. government policies on refugee assistance, admissions, migration, and population issues. She is a member of the advisory board of THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA. Ms. Ryan received a B.A. in History and English cum laude from Tulane University, a J.D. from Georgetown University and an LL.M with Honours from Cambridge University.



Oreste Foppiani


Oreste Foppiani is the GCSP Global Fellowship Executive Associate Professor in Residence and Visiting Fellow and Associate Professor of International History and Politics at the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute. From 2009 to 2022, he taught international history and politics at Webster University Geneva, where he chaired the International Relations Department from 2013 to 2022. He received a doctorate in international history and politics from the University Institute of Advanced Studies (IUHEID). During his doctoral program, he received the Albert Gallatin Fellowship in International Affairs to spend a year at SAIS in Washington, DC. From 2013 to 2016, Foppiani was a visiting scholar or associate professor at JMSDF Command and Staff College, SIPEC at Aoyama Gakuin University and CEMS at New York University. He has conducted research on the Spanish-American War, Anglo-American relations during the Second World War, the beginning of the Cold War, the American and Italian navies, European integration, EU security policies, EU-US relations and the migration crisis in the Mediterranean Sea.

Stefania Gandolfi

Secretary of the Board

Holder of the UNESCO Chair “human rights and ethics of international cooperation” of the University of Bergamo (Italy), she is also Professor of comparative education and human rights pedagogy. Her research follows three directions: intercultural education and citizenship, education in conflict societies, and the right to education and human rights education. She has a strong experience in international cooperation, particularly with Africa and Latin America.

Charles L. Glenn

Member of the Board

Charles L. Glenn, EdD, PhD, is a Professor emeritus of leadership in education and development and former Dean of the Faculty of education at Boston University, where he teaches the history of education and comparative politics. From 1970 to 1991, he was Director of urban education and equity at the Massachusetts Ministry of education, with the administration of over 200 million million in public funds for magnets schools and desegregation, and the initial responsibility for the country’s first bilingual education programme. He is a member of the Massachusetts State Advisory Committee to the American Civil Rights Commission.

Paul Dembinski

Member of the Board

Paul Dembinski studied political science in Geneva and obtained a doctorate in political economics (1982). Since 1979, he is Assistant and Master Assistant at the University of Geneva and then becomes Associate Professor (in 1991) at the University of Fribourg and now occupies part-time the Chair of international strategy and competition. Director of the Observatory of finance, “think-tank” which makes the connection between the world of financial techniques and practices and the requirements of the common good.

Carlo M. Marenghi

Member of the Board

Dr. Carlo M. Marenghi, Ph.d. is the legal adviser to the Permanent Mission of the Holy see to the United Nations and specialized agencies in Geneva. Mr. Marenghi is Dr. suma con laude in international and comparative law at the Pontifical Lateran University in the Vatican. His doctoral thesis analysed the provisions of the TRIPS agreement in the LDCs and their impact on national legal systems. Mr. Marenghi has written and published extensively on health, commerce, intellectual property, labour and human rights, particularly in the context of the social doctrine of the Catholic Church. Mr. Marenghi was born in Avellino, Italy. He has lived in Geneva since 2009, when he began working for the Permanent Mission of the Holy See. Since 2015, Mr. Marenghi has also been an international lecturer at Webster University in Geneva and speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian and Romanian.

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