Government Fellows

Are you a mid- or high-level official from government in between missions, preparing for a new position, or on sabbatical? Are you interested in reflecting on previous experiences, discovering new ideas and preparing for upcoming challenges? If yes, then you may be the ideal candidate for a Government Fellowship at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP).

Key benefits for you

The fellowship will enable you to:

  • Take part in a 2-6 month residency at the GCSP, with accommodation provided and covered;
  • Build strong relations with like-minded officials from different domains;
  • Join a vibrant and dynamic network, representing a rich source of theoretical expertise and practical experience;
  • Have access to GCSP experts, staff and course participants, as well as professional development opportunities;
  • Gain a better understanding of the complexity of today’s global environment and national and international responses to current challenges.

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Meet our current Government Fellows:

Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto
Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva (May 2014-January 2017)
Amb. Richard Norland
POLAD to the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen Joseph Dunford
Amb. Bénédict De Cerjat
Head of Americas Division, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Bern
Dr Alexis Nzeugang
Foreign Affairs Advisor, General Inspection, Ministry of External Relations, Cameroon
Mr El Hadji Cheikh Diop
Chancellor of Foreign Affairs, Europe–America- Oceania Direction, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Senegal
Ms Harisa Véronique Totozafy
Head of Division, Service de la Francophonie, Department of Multilateral Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Madagascar
Mrs Jutta Urpilainen
Mrs Jutta Urpilainen
Former Deputy Prime Minister, Finland
Ms Elizabeth O'Brien
International Policy Division, Australian Department of Defence
Dr Bong-Geun Jun
Professor and Director General at the Department of Security and Unification Studies at the Korean National Diplomatic Academy
Captain James E. Fanell
former Director of Intelligence and Information Operations for the U.S. Pacific Fleet, US Navy
Amb. Penny Williams
Former Australia’s First Global Ambassador for Women and Girls

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