02 May 2011 - 20 May 2011

The Shifting Geopolitics of the Multilateral System: Actors, Strategies, Policies - Executive Course on Multilateralism

  • The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies jointly organise their annual three-week Executive Course on Multilateralism. This year’s course will take place in Geneva from 2 to 20 May 2011 and is entitled “The Shifting Geopolitics of the Multilateral System: Actors, Strategies, Policies”.

    This course represents an essential event for diplomats and other government officials already posted or to be posted in a multilateral setting, as well as for those particularly interested in multilateralism. It is organised with the support of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and welcomes each year the new cohort of Swiss diplomats. It is divided in three modules:


    Module 1 - Peace and Security Dimension: Taking stock of current multilateral practices


    Module 2 - Human Security Dimension: Challenges to inter-State diplomacy


    Module 3 - Economic and Development Dimension: Towards renewed governance schemes?


    Aside from providing up-to-date knowledge and expertise on contemporary multilateralism, the course contributes to interaction and networking among officials from various backgrounds, specialised academics and experienced practitioners. It will include both analytical and practical sessions, interactive roundtable discussions, as well as specialised simulation exercises and study visits to Geneva-based organisations.

    Upon completion of the course, the participants will be awarded a course certificate.

    Applications are now open and are accepted on a rolling basis. The deadline is 15 April 2011. Applicants should be nominated by their ministries or organisations. Candidates can apply for one or more modules. Participants are encouraged to apply to all three modules in order to gain comprehensive knowledge and skills to operate in a multilateral setting.

    For any questions, please contact Ms Valérie d'Hoedt Meyer, Head of Customised Programmes, Executive Education, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.


    Additional information can be found on the Graduate Institute's website.


    Location: Geneva, Switzerland

    Venue: GCSP

    Cost: The tuition fee for the entire course is 2,500 Swiss francs; the fee for one module is 1,000 Swiss francs.

    This course is available to the public.

    Course Leader: Representatives of States, international organisations, members of the business sector and NGOs

    For any questions, please contact Ms Valérie d'Hoedt Meyer