Discover GCSP

The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) is an international foundation focusing on executive education that facilitates collaboration in support of peace, security and international cooperation.

Established by the Swiss Confederation in 1995, the Centre equips a diverse range of experts, leaders and practitioners with the knowledge, skills and community they need to help their organisations thrive in today’s ever-changing security landscape.

The context

Security and geopolitical issues are becoming more complex, multi-faceted and unpredictable. This new world requires a smarter, collective approach between the public, non-profit and private sectors to help solve them.

Our role

The objective of the GCSP is to bring people from every industry and nation together so they can learn, exchange ideas and find sustained opportunities in these uncertain times.

What we deliver

The GCSP provides executive education, dialogue opportunities, policy analysis and forward-thinking solutions to an array of individuals and institutions.

Each year we host 1,100 course participants, including government officials (diplomats, military, etc.), international organisations, NGOs, business leaders, and politicians, of more than 165 nationalities.

We foster strategic, innovative and critical thinking in all our activities, and our principles of impartiality, independence and inclusiveness make us a sought-after venue for track 1.5 and 2.0 diplomacy.

What sets us apart

We always follow ‘The GCSP Way’. It’s a way of working that encapsulates our belief in the power of collective wisdom and creativity and our commitment to more progressive tools and methodologies.

We have an ever-growing alumni community of over 6,000 international professionals that is vibrant, global and known for its policy influence.

Furthermore, our strategic location at the Maison de la paix places us at the heart of Geneva’s globally-renowned centre of international expertise.

Discover what we do

Jyoti Guptara

“Both the strategic location, and the calibre of people passing through GCSP, make for an empowering launchpad.”

Jyoti Guptara, GCSP's first Novelist-in-Residence
Jyoti Guptara

“With its Global Fellows, the GCSP has added to its identity as think tank and executive training centre the vibe of a start-up co-working hub.”

Jyoti Guptara, GCSP's first Novelist-in-Residence
Miguel Ángel Moratinos

“Diplomats are used at 10% of their potential.”

Miguel Ángel Moratinos, GCSP Associate Fellow
Prof. Vitaly Naumkin

"It is important to come to Geneva, to be unbiased and to share views between experts on civil wars and conflicts."

Prof. Vitaly Naumkin, GCSP Associate Fellow
Souad Mekhennet testimonial

"GCSP's motto Where knowledge meets experience really resonates with me."

Souad Mekhennet, GCSP Associate Fellow
Dr Jon Alterman

"One of the interesting things about Geneva is how many different voices you can bring in."

Dr Jon Alterman, GCSP Associate Fellow
Amb. Jean-David Levitte

“Geneva is a place where peace can be built, and where the suffering of the poorest and weakest is taken into account.”

Amb. Jean-David Levitte, GCSP Associate Fellow
Admiral James STAVRIDIS

“We are good at launching rockets but we need to get better at launching ideas.”

Adm (Retd) James Stavridis, GCSP Associate Fellow