04 – 08 February 2018

WISCH 2018

The second WISCH, organized by the Think Tank Hub in collaboration with On Think Tanks and foraus – Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy, took place from 4th to 10th of February 2018 in the heart of International Geneva.


From Sunday 4 to Saturday 10 February 2018, the Think Tank Hub, in collaboration with On Think Tanks and foraus – Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy, organized the Winter School for Think Tankers, the second edition of a training for tomorrow’s Think Tank leaders. The event took place in the heart of International Geneva and was delighted to host 21 proactive individuals 17

different nationalities. It was a unique opportunity for them to develop their knowledge and understanding of Think Tanks and to prepare themselves for a future as policy changemakers. More particularly, it offered a practical approach, rather than just theory, with input and advice coming from a range of professionals.



Simon Maxwell

Former Executive Director, Overseas Development Institute - on Governance and Management for Think Tanks

Stephen Yeo

Former Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Economic Policy Research

Thomas Biersteker

Director of Policy Research, Graduate Institute Geneva

Sonja Stojanovic Gajic

Director, Belgrade Centre for Security Policy

Marc-André Pradervand

Head of Direct Marketing, MSF

Jeff Knezovich

Former Digital Communications Manager, Nuffield Trust & Communication Officer, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Andrea Ordoñez

Coordinator of the Southern Voice Initiative on the SDGs and former Director of Research at Grupo FARO in Ecuador - on Developing a Policy Relevant Research Agenda and the Role of Think Tanks in Agenda 2030

Leandro Echt

Research Associate, On Think Tanks

Enrique Mendizabal

Director, On Think Tanks

Francesco Pisano

Director, UN Library

Jérôme Favre

Coordinator, foraus Geneva

Emilia Pasquier

Director, foraus - Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy

Catherine Fiankan-Bokonga

Correspondant Journalist, UN / Vice President, Geneva Press Club

Luca Brunner

Co-Head, foraus Global

Kali Taylor


Yan Luong

Head, Think Tank Hub Geneva, Deputy Director, foraus