Leadership, Crisis and Conflict Management Programme

The Leadership, Crisis and Conflict Management Programme is focused on four core issues:

In order to address these issues, the programme engages in three main activities:

  • Delivering high-quality courses for government officials, diplomats, military officers, international civil servants, NGOs and private sector actors;
  • Promoting dialogue and exchange, including 1.5 and 2nd track events and public meetings;
  • Generating new ideas, policy-relevant research and strategic analysis.

Head of Programme

Dr Carl Ungerer
Head of the Leadership, Crisis and Conflict Management Programme

Related topics


Leadership and strategy are essential elements in addressing increasingly complex international peace and security challenges. 


Peacebuilding reduces the risk of lapsing or relapsing into conflict by strengthening national capacities at all levels for conflict management, to lay the foundation for sustainable peace and development.

Crisis Management

Crisis management involves mitigating the effects of natural disasters, ending conflicts, understanding transnational terrorism, or dealing with a complex combination of both natural and man-made disasters.

Gender and Inclusive Security

Unequal access to education and health, political and economic participation, and vulnerability to violence are some key security challenges that gender inequalities permit.

Related Related experts

Ms Catriona Gourlay
Executive Director, PeaceNexus
Ms Annika Hilding Norberg
Peacebuilding Cluster Leader
Dr Bastian Giegerich
Director of Defence and Military Analysis, IISS
Dr Jean-Marc Vaucher
Expert in Materials Hazards for the Swiss Safety Investigation Board (STSB)
Ms Hedda Krausz Sjögren
Counsellor for Cultural Affairs, Embassy of Sweden, Pretoria
Mr David Horobin
Cluster Leader for Crisis Management
Prof Eric Guthey
Associate Professor with the Department of Intercultural Communication and Management at the Copenhagen Business School
Ms Fleur Heyworth
Cluster Leader for Gender and Inclusive Security
H.E. Mr Valentin Rybakov
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus
Michael McKay
Independent Advisor and Founder of McKay’s
Mr Mathias Zeller
swisspeace Mediation Program Officer
Mrs Charlotte Warakaulle
CERN Director for International Relations
Dr Paul Barnes
Head, Risk & Resilience, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Dr Barry Johnson
Founding Partner, Chairman and Creator, The Polarity Map
Dr Geoffrey Cox
Design Director, RSVP Design Ltd.
Dr Maeve Ryan
Co-ordinator of Development for the Forum on Geopolitics
Dr Patrick Sweet
GCSP-CCL Leadership Alliance Co-Director
Dr Carl Ungerer
Head of the Leadership, Crisis and Conflict Management Programme
Mr Peter Cunningham
GCSP-CCL Leadership Alliance Co-Director; Leadership and Strategy Cluster Responsible
Dr Siobhán Martin
Senior Programme Officer, Leadership, Crisis and Conflict Management Programme; Course Director, Leadership In International Security Course (LISC)