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Catherine Ashton

Chair of Advisory Council

Baroness Ashton previously served as the Vice President of the European Commission and High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

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Mazlan Othman

Advisory Council

Mazlan Othman is the former Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA).

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Roman K. Brunner

Treasurer

Roman Brunner is currently pursuing his PhD in computer science at NTNU Trondheim.

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Christian S. Trenk

Research Fellow

Christian studied Philosophy, Theology and Political Studies in Germany and the UK and currently works in Christian-Islamic relations.

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Mina Marković

Research Fellow

Mina is a PhD candidate in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge, focusing on modern Japan.

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Norbert G. Berger

Senior Teaching Fellow

Norbert is an experienced teacher of cross-cultural skills at the University of Graz.

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Jérôme Bellion-Jourdan

Senior Fellow

Highly experienced diplomat and negotiator, Jérôme Bellion-Jourdan has notably led complex multilateral negotiations on behalf of the European Union in the United Nations, and engaged in several multistakeholder initiatives.

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Michael Ambühl

Advisory Council

Michael Ambühl is former State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Switzerland and Professor Emeritus at ETH Zurich.

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Jack R. Williams

President

Jack R. Williams is an Adjunct Professor at the American University of Kurdistan and Consultant for UNITAR.

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Francis Cheneval

Host Institute Representative

Francis Cheneval is the Chair of Political Philosophy at the University of Zurich.

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Myriam Sauter

Project Fellow

Myriam studied Middle Eastern Studies and Spanish language and literature at the University of Bern and at the American University of Beirut. She is passionate about the role of cultural exchange in bringing people closer together.

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Gene Carolan

Research Fellow

Gene Carolan is a Lecturer in Law at Technological University Dublin

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Felix Addor

Senior Fellow

Felix Addor serves as the Deputy Director General of the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (Swiss Ministry of Justice).

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Jean-Jacques Subrenat

Distinguished Fellow

Jean-Jacques Subrenat, Ambassador (ret.). Areas of interest: global challenges, ethics, governance, public policy, public awareness, education, media.

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Adil Najam

Advisory Council

Adil Najam is the inaugural Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University.

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Maxime Schoch

Secretary

Maxime Schoch is a Consultant and works on large transformation projects with the financial industry.

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Anna Dick

Project Fellow

Anna is a trained mediator and currently studying peace and conflict studies in Marburg, Germany.

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Max Horder

Project Fellow

Max Horder is a fourth-year PhD candidate in Anthropology at Princeton University. His overall research interests focus on populism, polarisation and the broader disintegration of trust in liberal-democratic institutions across Europe.

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Patrick Wall

Research Fellow

Patrick is an Independent Consultant working on a wide range of global affairs and international law. He is currently based in Geneva, Switzerland

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Mikkel Gudsøe

Senior Fellow

Honorary Associate Professor in Negotiation at Aarhus University | Business and Social Sciences, Denmark and owner of the specialized negotiation, mediation and management company GUDSØE ApS