Advisory Board

The Advisory Board provides guidance to the organisation and execution of the GNC. The Board comprises of individuals from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds with extensive experience in the teaching and practice of negotiation.

Felix Addor


Felix Addor serves as the Deputy Director General, General Counsel and Director of the Legal & International Affairs Division at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (Swiss Ministry of Justice). Since 2008, he has been a Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Bern, too where he lectures on intellectual property law, international negotiations and global governance. 

John S. Odell


John S. Odell is Professor Emeritus of International Relations at the University of Southern California. He is also Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. He has published extensively about negotiations among states on trade, exchange rates and debt, including in the WTO and the IMF. He received a PhD in Political Science and MA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Rudolf Schüssler


Rudolf Schüssler is Professor of Philosophy in the Philosophy & Economics course of studies at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. His research areas include environmental ethics, issues of justice, and ethics in negotiations. He is group leader in a current German federal ministry project on the social effects of German energy policy. He is also a member of the group Processes of International Negotiation and an associated researcher at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations.