Government Fellows

Are you a mid- or high-level official from government in between missions, preparing for a new position, or on sabbatical? Are you interested in reflecting on previous experiences, discovering new ideas and preparing for upcoming challenges? If yes, then you may be the ideal candidate for a Government Fellowship at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP).

Key benefits for you

The fellowship will enable you to:

  • Take part in a 2-6 month residency at the GCSP, with accommodation provided and covered;
  • Build strong relations with like-minded officials from different domains;
  • Join a vibrant and dynamic network, representing a rich source of theoretical expertise and practical experience;
  • Have access to GCSP experts, staff and course participants, as well as professional development opportunities;
  • Gain a better understanding of the complexity of today’s global environment and national and international responses to current challenges.

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Meet our current Government Fellows:

Former Foreign Service Officer and Department of Defense civilian who is currently an entrepreneur and author
Dr Carsten Wieland
Senior Expert for Intra-Syrian Talks in the Office of the Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan De Mistura, United Nations, Geneva
Captain James E. Fanell
former Director of Intelligence and Information Operations for the U.S. Pacific Fleet, US Navy

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