Margot Mayoraz


Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs

Period of the Fellowship

October 2022 - September 2023

Project title

Forced Migration and Peacebuilding: what connection?

Short biography

During her Mercator year, Margot Mayoraz is exploring the relationship between refugee support and peacebuilding activities. As a strong believer in the positive potential of migration, she aims at learning from nexus between forced migration and peacebuilding, a rarely considered link. Her academic engagement with these issues and personal encounters with refugees convinced her of the importance of including them in peace-related activities. Margot volunteered in Costa Rica, worked for the Swiss Embassy in Thailand, and completed her M.A. in Development Studies in both Switzerland and Egypt.