The Organisational Board is responsible for the running of the Global Negotiation Conference.
Jack Williams, President
Jack Williams is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the American University of Kurdistan, Iraq. He received his Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Zurich, during which time he was a Visiting Student Research Collaborator at Princeton University. Jack was previously a Junior Research Fellow at the Institute of European and International Economic Law at the University of Bern as well as a Summer Academy and MILE Fellow at the World Trade Institute. He holds a Bachelors in Politics with International Relations from the University of York and a Masters in Political, Legal and Economic Philosophy from the University of Bern respectively. Jack is the Founder and President of the GNC and is responsible for the overall organisation of the conference.
Gene Carolan is a lecturer in Law at the Technological University of Dublin. His research examines peace agreement design and transitional justice mechanisms, with a particular focus on Sudan and the Philippines. In 2016, Gene received the Edward J Phelan Fellowship from the National University of Ireland in respect of his doctoral research on peace agreements and the law. Gene has previously presented aspects of this research to civilian and military personnel engaged with the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy, and he holds a Certificate in Mediation from the European Security and Defence College.
Maxime Schoch is currently finishing her Master’s degree at the London School of Economics in International Political Economy. She holds a Bachelor in Political Sciences and Economics from the University of Zurich, where she focused on European Integration. Maxime held a position as a Research Assistant at the Chair of Negotiation and Conflict Management at the ETH Zurich and has worked for SwissCore in Brussels in the domain of Swiss-EU research collaboration. Maxime was a participant in last year’s Global Negotiation Conference.