Luca Flurin Brunner brings with him a large backpack of interdisciplinary and international experience. As co-initiator and long-time co-head of the Open Think Tank Network, he knows the global think tank ecosystem very well. As a former Community Manager of foraus, he is particularly interested in the proximity to the foraus base and the grassroots approach. Luca holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Zurich. During his education, he lived and studied in France and the Netherlands for a longer period of time. He wrote his Master’s thesis on the prevention of radicalisation and the emergence of terrorist networks in Europe. From 2018 to 2020, he lived in New York City. There, he first worked for the Swiss Consulate General before founding CognitiveValley with two other entrepreneurs. A unique platform that deals with the opportunities and dangers of artificial intelligence. Other activities have already led Luca to the ICRC in Geneva and the ZDF in Vienna, among others. His passion has always been journalism – as a freelance journalist/columnist he has already written for various media in the print, online and TV sectors. Luca has been living in Switzerland again since 2021. He serves on the board of trustees of the Swiss SME pension fund and is also working on a promising start-up project.