CERN

Charlotte Warakaulle

2021 Circle Speaker 2021

Charlotte Warakaulle has served as Director for International Relations at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, since 2016, starting at a second five-year mandate in 2021. Prior to joining CERN, she gained extensive operational and policy experience in multilateral diplomacy through 15 years at the United Nations Geneva in a variety of posts focused on political affairs, strategic communications, partnerships and management, including as Chief of the United Nations Library and Chief of Political Affairs and Partnership-building, facilitating multi-stakeholder initiatives. Charlotte serves on a several international advisory committees and boards. Charlotte gained her MPhil in international relations at the University of Cambridge (Pembroke College), and has obtained Master’s degrees in history from the University of Copenhagen and the University of Sydney.

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