Associate Fellows

Associate Fellows are distinguished members invited by the GCSP who have the opportunity to share their experience and expertise with the GCSP community through a range of activities.

The GCSP provides them a forum to advance projects leveraging the GCSP’s resources, and to interact with GCSP experts, staff and course participants. They are formally affiliated with the GCSP, but based outside the Centre.

Key benefits for you

Associate Fellows are given the opportunity to:

  • Share their expertise and experience with GCSP experts, staff and course participants;
  • Build strong relations with likeminded experts with different backgrounds and from different countries;
  • Join a vibrant and dynamic network, representing a rich source of theoretical expertise and practical experience;
  • Liaise with the GCSP for a mutually agreed-upon period of time.

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Meet our current Associate Fellows:

Amb. Dr Sameh Aboul-Enein
Amb. Dr Sameh Aboul-Enein
Ambassador & Permanent Representative of LAS to the UN & other international organizations in Geneva; Assistant Foreign Minister of Egypt for Disarmament, International Security and Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy; Adjunct Professor, American University in Cairo; Visiting Professor, University of East Anglia, University of Stirling; Professor of International Relations & Organisations, Geneva School of Diplomacy & International Relations
Dr Jon Alterman
Dr Jon Alterman
Senior Vice-President, Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
Nick Ashton-Hart
Mr Nick Ashton-Hart
Associate Fellow; Executive Director, Internet & Digital Ecosystem Alliance (IDEA); Senior Fellow, Diplo Foundation
Prof. Joseph Bahout
Professor of Middle-Eastern Studies, Sciences Po, Paris; Adviser, Académie Diplomatique Internationale
Dr Paul Barnes
Head, Risk & Resilience, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Mr Ben Baseley-Walker
former Programme Lead of the Emerging Security Threats Programme (EST), United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
Karim Emile Bitar
Prof. Karim Emile Bitar
Senior Research Fellow, Institute for International and Strategic Relations (IRIS)
Amb. Barbara K. Bodine
Associate Fellow; Former U.S. Ambassador; Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy and the Director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.
Dr William Boothby
Former Air Commodore (1 star); Deputy Director, Legal Services, Royal Air Force, UK
Mr Aapo Cederberg
Former Senior Programme Advisor, Emerging Security Challenges Programme
Professor Shahram Chubin
Prof. Shahram Chubin
Non-Resident Senior Associate, Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Selmo Cikotic
Dr Selmo Cikotic
Former Minister of Defence of Bosnia and Herzegovina; Country Manager, Centre for the Development of Relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIGMEV); Former Dean and Professor, School of Government, American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Meet our Fellows


Any questions? Want to apply? Please contact:
+41 (0)22 730 96 94

Prof. Vitaly Naumkin

"It is important to come to Geneva, to be unbiased and to share views between experts on civil wars and conflicts."

Prof. Vitaly Naumkin, GCSP Associate Fellow