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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.


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"Negotiating the Future: Global AI Governance between Innovation and Regulation"


We can't wait for our keynote panel with experts Ayisha Piotti and Christophe Larouer in discussion, moderated by Tea Mustać, on Artificial Intelligence at the Global Negotiation Conference 2024 in Zürich, Switzerland.

Join us on Thursday, July 11th, at 18.15 – 19.45 CEST either in-person or online!

Sign up here to receive the details for your physical or virtual attendance via email shortly before the event.

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Global Negotiation Conference 2024: Negotiating the Governance of Emerging Technologies

Early Registration for the GNC 2024, July 10-13 in Zurich, is now open. 

Apply as a team of 2-3 to secure your spot at the conference!


This conference is aimed at graduate students from various disciplines. Over four days, participants will learn to combine theory and practice when negotiating the governance of AI and emerging technologies, culminating in a full-day multilateral simulation.

The GNC 2024 is hosted by the Chair of Political Philosophy and the Chair of International Relations and Political Economy at the University of Zurich, and takes place on-site. Registration ends 31 May 2024.

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The IGN e-Conference 2024:

Building Peace Together: Exploring the Roles of Feminism, Religion, and the Arts in Peacebuilding

Our annual online conference is back! Taking place on the 1st and 2nd of March, this year's e-Conference on peacebuilding is an opportunity for both practitioners and academics at all stages of their careers to engage in depth with the topic and meet like-minded individuals across the world. Read more about the program and how to sign up here.


Registrations will be open from January 29th to February 29th 2024.

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Journal for Global Negotiation: Call for Papers

The IGN's Journal for Global Negotiation serves as a platform where junior academics and practitioners can share their negotiation experience, analysis of negotiation processes, and engage in the public discourse around negotiation issues of global concern.

Read more about the project, how to submit your work, and how to become a partner here.

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Negotiating for Climate Action: Practitioner Workshops

As part of our project "Negotiating for Climate Action" we offer a course for practitioners engaged in climate action. The two workshops on 1. + 8. February 2024 provide an introduction to negotiation theory as well as tools to deploy when faced with negotiation challenges.


Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and close on Friday 26th January at 12:00 (CET).


Global Negotiation Conference 2024

The eleventh annual GNC will take place from the ​10-13 July 2024 at the University of Zurich. The conference will include workshops and presentations on theoretical and practical aspects of negotiation before culminating in a full-day simulation.

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