Charlotte Lindberg Warakaulle (DNK)

Head of International Relations at CERN


As the CERN's first Director for International Relations, Charlotte has overseen the consolidation and strengthening of CERN’s engagement with Member, Associate and non-Member States, partnership-building with international organisations and platforms, and the widening of education, communications and outreach activities, including the launch of the CERN Alumni Programme and the CERN Science Gateway Project.



Charlotte brings with her a wealth of operational and policy experience in multilateral diplomacy. She served for over 15 years at the United Nations Office at Geneva in a variety of posts focused on political affairs, strategic communications, partnerships and management.
Prior to her work with the United Nations, she held a Carlsberg Foundation Visiting Research Fellowship at Lucy Cavendish College at the University of Cambridge from 1998 to 2001. During her time at the University of Cambridge, she also served as editor-in-chief of the Cambridge Review of International Affairs, a peer-reviewed international affairs journal then published by the Centre of International Studies at the University of Cambridge. She gained her MPhil in international relations at the University of Cambridge and also holds an MA in history from the University of Copenhagen, as well as an MA in history from the University of Sydney.