GCSP alumni contribute significantly to global security. The Centre proudly recognises its alumni for their service and devotion to the Centre and for their achievements in their career.

Award Recipients 


Lieutenant Colonel Flavien Lanet 

ITC 2014


Ambassador Maria Ciobanu

ITC 1998

Colonel (GS) Guido Maene

ITC 2001



GCSP’s Alumni Awards were first introduced in 2012 and since 2014 the GCSP distinctly qualifies three award categories:

Alumni Achievement Award

The Alumni Achievement Award is for accomplishments in the nominee’s profession and is intended to recognise both accomplishments and leadership in the field of international security policy. The contributions must not need to be publicly renowned, but should represent important creative effort or accomplishments with societal, governmental or educational value.

Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award 

The Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award recognises both durability, resistence and consistency of accomplishment over an alumnus’ professional career. This recognition may not be awarded every year.

Alumni Services Award

The Alumni Services Award is intended to recognise service to the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) in the form of volunteer work for the Centre’s Alumni Affairs Office and in general the Centre’s alumni development. This award also encompasses the investment of alumni in their respective country for the opening of GCSP Regional Alumni Community Hubs.


Nomination process

The GCSP invites its alumni and GCSP friends to contribute to the nomination process of the Alumni Awards.

If you are in touch with a GCSP alumnus who in your opinion merits an award, please forward your nomination to

Nominations should comprise of:

  1. A comprehensive profile of the nominee in a short paragraph
  2. The alumnus’ full contact details
  3. The award for which the alumnus is qualified

The selection will then be made by GCSP Senior Management and Alumni Affairs.


Ms Isabelle Gillet

Senior External Relations & Communications Officer
Alumni Affairs

Tel. +41 22 730 96 32
Fax. +41 22 730 96 49

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