The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) is an international foundation focusing on executive education that facilitates collaboration in support of peace, security and international cooperation.
Established by the Swiss Confederation in 1995, the Centre equips a diverse range of experts, leaders and practitioners with the knowledge, skills and community they need to help their organisations thrive in today’s ever-changing security landscape.
Security and geopolitical issues are becoming more complex, multi-faceted and unpredictable. This new world requires a smarter, collective approach between the public, non-profit and private sectors to help solve them.
The objective of the GCSP is to bring people from every industry and nation together so they can learn, exchange ideas and find sustained opportunities in these uncertain times.
The GCSP provides executive education, dialogue opportunities, policy analysis and forward-thinking solutions to an array of individuals and institutions.
Each year we host 1,100 course participants, including government officials (diplomats, military, etc.), international organisations, NGOs, business leaders, and politicians, from 140 nations.
We foster strategic, innovative and critical thinking in all our activities, and our principles of impartiality, independence and inclusiveness make us a sought-after venue for track 1.5 and 2.0 diplomacy.
We always follow ‘The GCSP Way’. It’s a way of working that encapsulates our belief in the power of collective wisdom and creativity and our commitment to more progressive tools and methodologies.
We have an ever-growing alumni community of over 5,500 international professionals that is vibrant, global and known for its policy influence.
Furthermore, our strategic location at the Maison de la paix places us at the heart of Geneva’s globally-renowned centre of international expertise.
“Both the strategic location, and the calibre of people passing through GCSP, make for an empowering launchpad.”
“With its Global Fellows, the GCSP has added to its identity as think tank and executive training centre the vibe of a start-up co-working hub.”
"It is important to come to Geneva, to be unbiased and to share views between experts on civil wars and conflicts."
“Geneva is a place where peace can be built, and where the suffering of the poorest and weakest is taken into account.”