Global Negotiation Conference
The GNC is a non-profit association based in Zurich Switzerland that aims to improve the understanding of the nature and processes of global negotiation among students at the tertiary level, academics and practitioners. In particular, the GNC promotes the use of negotiation and conflict resolution skills to address global challenges and foster cooperation.
The GNC is committed to seeking out exchange and collaboration between individuals and institutions engaged in the theoretical and practical fields of global negotiation, conflict resolution and alternative dispute resolution. To this end, members of the association organise courses and events as well as develop teaching resources and negotiation simulations.
Previous speakers at events have included: Catherine Asthon (Former High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy); Bertie Ahern (Former Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland); Dennis Ross (Former Special Assistant to President Barack Obama) and Mircea Geoană (Deputy Security General, NATO).
To find out more about the annual Global Negotiation Conference you can read this blog entry for jet d'encre written by founder and current President Jack Williams.
The GNC owes a debt of gratitude to Tobias W. Langenegger who attended the first GNC as a participant and later became Co-President of the association from 2017-2019 when he tragically passed away following complications from elective surgery. Tobi was a pivotal in success and development of the GNC and is sorely missed.