Since 1988, the PIN Program has been conducted by an international Steering Committee of scholars who meet several times a year to develop and propagate new knowledge about the processes of international negotiation.
GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
Markus A. Kirchschlager is a research fellow at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies in Hamburg, Germany since April 2014. He is member of the GIGA Institute of Middles East Studies and part of the research programmes “Peace and Security” and “Power and Ideas”. He studied political science at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena and Freie Universität Berlin and is currently enrolled as a PhD candidate at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. Markus is studying regional patterns of international mediation and has a regional focus on the Middle East. As GIGA is the host of PIN since December 2016 onwards, he took over the position of the coordinator of the PIN steering committee.