Organisational Board 

The Organisational Board is responsible for the running of the Global Negotiation Conference. 

Jack Williams, President

Jack Williams is Acting Dean of the College of International Studies at the American University of Kurdistan, Iraq where he was previously Assistant Professor of International Relations. 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. Jack is the Founder and President of the GNC and is responsible for the overall organisation of the conference.

Maxime Schoch, Secretary

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. 

Roman Brunner, Treasurer

Roman Brunner is currently finishing his Master's degree at ETH Zurich in Computer Science. Aside from his primary studies he has broad interests in the areas of negotiations and mediations, law, economics, energy politics with a focus on renewables, sociology and governance, with a focus on the Internet and digital media. During his studies, Roman wrote articles about the governance of the Internet, analyzed the interdependence of the energy market and the world population growth and taking part in extracurricular activities such as ETH Model United Nations. Roman was a participant of 2019's edition of the Global Negotiation Conference.

Gene​ Carolan

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.

Jean-Jacques Subrenat

Jean-Jacques Subrenat served as a French diplomat (1971-2005) and Ambassador (1995-2005). Since retiring he has done volunteer work as Chair of the Advisory Board, Institut Pierre Werner, Luxembourg; Member of the Board of Directors, ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers) (2007-10); Member of ICANN's At-Large Committee (2010-14); Co-founder & first Chair, EURALO Individual Users' Association (2016-18); WikiTribune contributor (2016-18); moderator at Collegium60Plus Switzerland since 2016. His areas of interest include ethics, governance and global challenges.

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