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Global Negotiation
Conference

Global Negotiation Conference 2024
Topic: to be announced

Hosted by the University of Zurich
July 2024

The annual Global Negotiation Conference (GNC) is the flagship event organised by the IGN. The conference brings together teams of graduate students from around the world to participate in four-days of workshops and presentations by leading academics and practitioners in the field of negotiation and conflict resolution. Each year the conference culminates in a multiparty simulation, designed by members of the IGN, based on a pressing global issue.

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The GNC was originally founded out of the International Negotiations seminar at the University of Bern where it was held from 2014-2017. The conference was then hosted by the Chair of Negotiation and Conflict Management at ETH Zurich 2018-2019 and since 2020 has been hosted by the Chair of Political Philosophy at the University of Zurich. 

The program consists of three days of interactive workshops and presentations which deal with issues related to negotiation and conflict resolution. The content of the sessions varies each year, examples include leadership and negotiation, peace mediation skills, negotiation engineering, cultural aspects of negotiation, digital diplomacy, negotiation strategy and planning.   

Negotiation Simulation

 

On the final day of the conference the student teams take part in a multiparty simulation which is prepared throughout the year by members of the Institute. The theme of the simulation always centres on a pressing global challenge. Previous topics include climate change, large movement of refugees, the response to global pandemics, lethal autonomous weapons systems, business and human rights, the utilisation of space resources and the Syrian conflict.

 

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Past Conferences

Global Negotiation Conference 2023

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Global Negotiation Conference 2021

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Global Negotiation Conference 2019

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Global Negotiation Conference 2017

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Global Negotiation Conference 2015

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Global Negotiation Conference 2022

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Global Negotiation Conference 2020

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Global Negotiation Conference 2018

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Global Negotiation Conference 2016

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Global Negotiation Conference 2014

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