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New Issues in Security Course (NISC)

Mapping Today’s Security Environment to Meet Tomorrow’s Challenges

The New Issues in Security Course (NISC) is now in its 18th year. Since 2000, the NISC responds to the need for a focus in new and emerging security challenges arising from a rapidly globalising security environment.

The seven-week course, in two modules, examines the evolution of security with a special focus on human security, transnational global threats and regional security challenges. The course deepens participants’ understanding of contemporary security threats in order to prepare and empower them to have greater strategic impact in building a better security environment for the future. The course offers a unique opportunity to interact with senior professionals from various countries, government ministries, armed forces and civilian organisations.


Open to mid-career professionals working in national ministries, international organisations and non-governmental organisations. Candidates must have a relevant university degree and exposure to peace and security issues. Serving officers must have completed an advanced military staff course.

18th Edition


Geneva, Switzerland


The course is offered free of tuition charges for all participants as part of Switzerland's contribution to the Partnership for Peace Programme.

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New Issues in Security Course (NISC)

Date 24 Apr - 9 Jun 2017

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