Introduction to International Negotiations


For government officials, embassy and NGO staff, and students

Need to negotiate on a daily basis but lack the skills to do so successfully? If so, this short course could be the answer. Through practical exercises, case analysis and group discussion you will learn the strategies needed to solve conflicts of interest in a sustainable way.

Introduction to International Negotiations

Enhance your negotiation skills with us!

About the course
This four-day course aims to form and enhance participants’ awareness of the negotiating process. They will acquire the tools and develop the skills required to manage everyday negotiation situations successfully.

The course is taught by Prof. Dr. Felix Addor, a veteran international negotiator with the Swiss government, and lecturer on international negotiations and global governance at the University of Bern, and Katie Rüegsegger, advisor on Innovation, IP & Public Health at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property.

Course dates
March 10, March 17, March 24 and March 31, 2023

World Trade Institute (WTI), Hallerstrasse 6, 3012 Bern
*Please note that this course is only offered on site*

The course is open to government officials, embassy staff, people working for international organisations and NGOs as well as students from different universities. Please note that the course is now full. If you are interested, please send an email to, you will be put on the waiting list.

1,000 Swiss francs