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Centre for Applied Studies in International Negotiations (CASIN) 2005f
7 bis, Avenue de la Paix Geneva 1 1211, Switzerland
tel:41-22 730 86 60 fax:41-22 730 86 90

Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1979.

General Description: CASIN aims at (1) training government, business, and civil leaders in governance, diplomacy, etc.; (2) problem solving and facilitation through dialogue in such areas as national and international governance, sustainable development, and international trade and globalization; and (3) research and coaching to assist policymakers, negotiators, and senior managers in their search for policy options to improve both the government and governance of national societies and international systems. CASIN strives to develop new approaches to governance, such as identifying long-term implications and grasping increasingly complex issues, perceiving and understanding the points of view of other parties, and developing innovative policies and strategies. CASIN seeks to sharpen negotiators interactive and problem-solving skills as well as broaden their comprehension of the global environment and the increasingly complex and interrelated issues within the international agenda. CASIN organizes professional programs, issue and policy dialogues, informal negotiation sessions, and conflict management-related activities and undertakes studies and applied research under four thematic programs: governance (negotiation, conflict management, and diplomacy), management of interdependence, management of global commons, and NGOs and civil society.

Annual Budget: USD 1.5 million (2002)

Staff: 12 (9 research, 3 administrative/support), 4 intern

Executive Officers:
Dr. FREYMOND, Jean F. (Director)
Prof. SANCHEZ, Guadalupe F. (Director of Programmes)
Dr. MOREILLON, Jacques (President)

(As of November, 2004)

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