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Team

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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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Jack R. Williams

President

Jack R. Williams is an Adjunct Professor and Consultant for UNITAR.

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Francis Cheneval

Board Member

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

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Vera E. Hauser

Head of Communications

Vera studies Political Science and Communications at the University of Zurich (UZH).

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Alexandra Pintilie

Project Fellow

Alexandra studies Creative Technology at the University of Twente, Netherlands.

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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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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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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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Maxime Schoch

Secretary

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

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Christian S. Trenk

Head of Operations

Christian studied Philosophy, Theology and Political Studies in Germany and the UK and currently works at the University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.

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Maria Gioia Zamburlin

Welfare and Compliance Officer

Maria Gioia is a Senior Counsel specialized in transactions in the chemical and tech industry

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Ramona Traber

Strategy Fellow

Ramona is an experienced technology expert and advisor with a proven track record of launching state-of-the-art initiatives, and of successfully enabling organizations globally to become better at doing business.

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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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Nele Erdmann

Senior Fellow

Nele Erdmann has been developing and managing international climate protection projects for 13 years.

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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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Patrick Wall

Head of Strategic Partnerships

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

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Erika Zanellato

Project Fellow

Erika is a Mediation Coach at the University of Ferrara and has previously studied Law in Italy, Malta and Austria.

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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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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

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Randall Waechter

Senior Fellow

Dr. Randall Waechter is a cognitive neuroscientist and social entrepreneur who applies his formal training in brain, behavior, and higher cognitive processing to applied problems of global urgency and significance.

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