Associate Fellows

Associate Fellows are distinguished members invited by the GCSP who have the opportunity to share their experience and expertise with the GCSP community through a range of activities.

The GCSP provides them a forum to advance projects leveraging the GCSP’s resources, and to interact with GCSP experts, staff and course participants. They are formally affiliated with the GCSP, but based outside the Centre.

Key benefits for you

Associate Fellows are given the opportunity to:

  • Share their expertise and experience with GCSP experts, staff and course participants;
  • Build strong relations with likeminded experts with different backgrounds and from different countries;
  • Join a vibrant and dynamic network, representing a rich source of theoretical expertise and practical experience;
  • Liaise with the GCSP for a mutually agreed-upon period of time.

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Meet our current Associate Fellows:

Gareth Stansfield
Professor Gareth Stansfield
Professor of Middle East Politics and the Al-Qasimi Chair of Arab Gulf Studies, University of Exeter
Admiral James Stavridis
Admiral - USN (Ret) James Stavridis
Dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO
Matthias Stiefel
Mr Matthias Stiefel
Founder and Vice-Chairman, Interpeace; Managing Director, Stiefel, Irvin & Associates SA and Andorinha Lda
Col. (GS, Retd) Johan Swennen
Col. (GS, Retd) Johan Swennen
Former Deputy Commander, Military Intelligence and Security Service, Belgian Armed Forces
Ms Joëlle Tanguy
Executive Director UN Women, and Former Under-Secretary General, International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent
Ambassador Fred Tanner
Amb. Fred Tanner
Senior Advisor to the OSCE Secretary; Former Director, GCSP
Mr Jean-Pierre Therre
Executive Vice President, Head of Technology Risk and Corporate Continuity Management, Pictet & Cie Group
Dr Dmitri V. TRENIN
Dr Dmitri V. Trenin
Director, Carnegie Moscow Center, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Dr Paul Vallet
Lecturer and Researcher in European, American and Russian History
Professor Alexandre VAUTRAVERS
Dr Alexandre Vautravers
Security Expert, Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva; Editor-in-chief, Revue militaire Suisse (RMS)
Mr Alexander Verbeek
Founder, Institute for Planetary Security
Franz von Daeniken
Amb. Franz von Daeniken
Former State Secretary and Political Director in the Swiss Foreign Ministry

Meet our Fellows


Any questions? Want to apply? Please contact:
+41 (0)22 730 96 94

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