The Institute for Global Negotiation (IGN) is an independent non-profit association aimed at improving the understanding of the nature and processes of global negotiation among students, academics and practitioners. Members of the IGN participate in research projects, develop teaching resources as well as organise events and courses. The IGN is hosted by the Chair of Political Philosophy at the University of Zurich and the Chair of Negotiation and Conflict Management at ETH Zurich.
After eight years, the Global Negotiation Conference (GNC) will relaunch this Autumn as the Institute for Global Negotiation (IGN). The IGN will remain a Swiss non-profit association and continue to pursue its aim of improving the understanding of the nature and processes of global negotiation among students at the tertiary level, academics and practitioners.
This September marks the launch of the IGN Member Series with talks on 'Massively Parallel Peacebuilding', 'Constructive & Bridge-Building Journalism' and 'Negotiating in a Highly Complex Environment'.
The GNC 2021 took place online from the 6-9 July hosted by the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. Dr. Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Former President of Latvia (1999-2007) delivered the keynote address.