Dr Pascale Hardy (PhD, MBA, MSocSci, MA) is an associate professor and Deputy Director of Research at the Glion Institute of Higher Education, Switzerland. She is the Academic Coordinator of the Swiss Public Administrator Network since September 2008.She is also an Associate Professor at the Walden University, School of Management, Minneapolis, USA.
Before moving to Switzerland, she was Senior Research Manager at the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University UK.
She has extensive experience in leading and managing international RTD projects in the Framework Programmes. Previously, among other positions as project manager and senior research fellow in France and Italy, she spent 6 years as a project co-ordinator at the European Commission Joint Research Centre in Seville, Spain.
She gained her PhD in Social Sciences from the Gregoriana University, Rome, Italy and her Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Open University Business School UK.
Her research interests are in strategic analysis of ICT strategies and learning development, knowledge management, competences and organizational learning.
Dr Hardy has recently acted as an advisor to the UN on using e-learning and knowledge management strategies to build developing countries' capacity in climate change negotiations.