The Supervisory Board of The Hague Institute for Global Justice announces that Dr. Abi Williams will step down as President of The Hague Institute on 31 December 2016, at the end of his four-year term.
Abi joined the Institute as its President in January 2013 and has spearheaded its development into a vibrant think- and do-tank working on issues at the critical intersection of peace, security and justice. He articulated and implemented a bold vision for the Institute, enhancing its reputation in the Netherlands and beyond. Under his astute and dynamic leadership the Institute rapidly achieved many significant accomplishments including:
- Developing a high-quality, interdisciplinary program of research on conflict prevention, rule of law, and global governance;
- Convening high-level decision-makers to discuss pressing contemporary challenges through flagship initiatives such as the Distinguished Speaker Series and The Hague Roundtable Series, as well as noteworthy international conferences; and
- Forging enduring partnerships with the Dutch government, international organizations, NGOs and diplomatic missions in The Hague and abroad.
We would like to thank Abi for four years of dedicated service. The staff, Board and partners of The Hague Institute wish him every success in his future endeavors.
His succession will be the subject of a later announcement.