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Opening of the Leadership in International Security Course 2015-2016!

This week the GCSP welcomed 24 new participants to the 8-month Leadership in International Security Course (LISC). For the first time in its 30 year history, the revamped LISC includes participants from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, the Republic of Philippines, the People’s Democratic Republic of Lao and Tajikistan.

These senior diplomats, civil servants, military officers, and members of the wider security community have come together to enhance their leadership capacity and to engage in critical decision-making to address the world’s most pressing security challenges.

The course emphasises the ‘GCSP Way’ of learning in which practitioners, academics and participants come together to share knowledge, to promote sustainable security solutions, and to work collaboratively across cultures, organisations and professional domains.

Through the LISC, participants also have the opportunity to undertake the Master of Advanced Studies in International and European Security (MAS), jointly run by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and the Global Studies Institute (GSI) of the University of Geneva.

For the eighth consecutive year, the GCSP and the University offered the jointly sponsored the “European Scholarship for Central Asia”, which was granted this year to Mr Rashid Gabdulhakov, a recent graduate of the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, and Editor in Chief for the Central Asian Analytical Network (CAAN).

“For me, this is a dream come true and is a once in a life time opportunity. This course will enable me to not only progress personally but to obtain the tools that will enable me to be a better decision maker and a better leader throughout my career.”

Rashid Gabdulhakov