Steering Committee

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.

Wilbur Perlot


The Clingendael European Studies Programme, The Hague

Wilbur Perlot is a training and research fellow of the Clingendael European Studies Programme since February 2010. His main task is the development and implementation of EU negotiation training. Wilbur studied Development Sociology at the Wageningen University. Immediately after his studies Wilbur worked as a researcher and teacher for the Law and Governance group of Wageningen University, teaching the third year course Institutional Transformation and Instability. In September 2001 he started as the first employee of the then brand new energy program of the Clingendael Institute (CIEP). Next to major contributions to CIEP?s organizational set-up and financial management, he was a researcher in oil and climate change in relation to geopolitical developments. For CIEP he gave dozens of lectures and led seminars in a.o. Stockholm, Brussels and Beijing. He contributed to several publications. From September 2006 to February 2010 Wilbur Perlot was the head of the political department of De Balie in Amsterdam, a renowned centre for theatre, politics and culture. He developed and chaired more than a hundred programmes on international political issues, ranging from the rise of China, climate change, A Rough Guide to Belgrade, A Rough Guide to Amsterdam (in Belgrade) and EU elections. Since he rejoined Clingendael he has given dozens training sessions in international and EU negotiations for many nationalities, at Clingendael, but also at the College of Europe in Brugge, in Paris, Montenegro, Austria, Turkey and Poland. Next to new training programmes, he is developing a research project into the differences in negotiation styles between EU Member States.