13 September 2013

Top 99 under 33 Foreign Policy Leaders

Alumni Nicola Forster and Guillaume Amigues named among the influential group.

Alumni Nicola Forster and Guillaume Amigues named among the influential group.

The Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy announced the release of the 2013 Top 99 Foreign Policy Leaders Under 33 or “99 Under 33,” an international list recognising the most influential foreign policy leaders under the age of 33. Among them, Nicola Forster and Guillaume Amigues have been nominated to become part of the community of some of the brightest and most innovative minds of the time.

Nicola has been nominated in the Innovator category. He is president of foraus (Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy), a think tank he founded crowdsourcing the knowledge of hundreds of young academics and experts in foreign affairs and providing them in exchange a unique platform to make their voices heard in foreign policy. In only three years, Nicola has made the think tank a 600 member-strong organisation operating on a national level, and offering fresh ideas and analysis for decision makers and the public.

Nicola is a law graduate who studied in Zurich, Montpellier, Lausanne and Geneva, at the Graduate Institute (2011). Besides his work as president of foraus, Nicola is curator of the WEF Global Shapers Zurich Hub, Vice President of the Law and Economics Club as well as a board member at Science et Cité Foundation, an institution fostering public understanding of science.

Guillaume has been nominated in the Convener category. He is Project Manager, International Organisations and Government Affairs at the World Economic Forum where he advises one of the Managing Directors on the development of bespoke regional strategies to engage governments. He is responsible for the organisation of informal private discussions convening small groups of heads of states, senior ministers and other leaders.

Having lived in Paris, Brussels, and Berlin, Guillaume is passionate about European politics. He has worked at the French Ministry of Higher Education and at the German parliament as an advisor on European foreign policy. He is general secretary of the think-tank ProEuropa and member of the Sandbox Network, a global community of young change makers.

Guillaume has earned MAs in European Politics from the Paris Institute of Political Science and the Freie Universität Berlin. He was a participant of the Summer Programme on WTO, International Trade and Development of the Graduate Institute in 2011.

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