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Catherine Ashton

Catherine Ashton

Chair of Advisory Council

Baroness Ashton is the Former Vice President of the European Commission and former High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

Jack R. Williams

Jack R. Williams

President

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

Francis Cheneval

Francis Cheneval

Host Institute Representative

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

Myriam Sauter

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.

Patrick Wall

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

Mikkel Gudsøe

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

Michael Ambühl

Michael Ambühl

Advisory Council

Michael Ambühl is Chair of Negotiation and Conflict Management at ETH Zurich.

Maxime Schoch

Maxime Schoch

Secretary

Maxime Schoch is currently finishing her Master’s degree at the London School of Economics in International Political Economy.

Anna Dick

Anna Dick

Project Fellow

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

Max Horder

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.

Norbert G. Berger

Norbert G. Berger

Senior Teaching Fellow

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

Jean-Jacques Subrenat

Jean-Jacques Subrenat

Distinguished Fellow

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

Adil Najam

Adil Najam

Advisory Council

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

Roman K. Brunner

Roman K. Brunner

Treasurer

Roman Brunner is currently finishing his Master's degree at ETH Zurich in Computer Science.

Christian S. Trenk

Christian S. Trenk

Project Fellow

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

Gene Carolan

Gene Carolan

Research Fellow

Gene Carolan is a Lecturer in Law at Technological University Dublin

Felix Addor

Felix Addor

Senior Fellow

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