Maison de la paix

In January 2014, the GCSP opened its new offices at the Maison de la paix (House of Peace). Ideally situated in the heart of 'International Geneva', the state-of-the-art glass structure is destined to grow into a global hub for the advancement of innovative solutions in global peace and security, and sustainable development. It also provides GCSP with many more possibilities for new creative initiatives and learning solutions.

Moving to the Maison de la paix marked a pivotal milestone for the GCSP. After being housed at the World Meteorological Organisation building for almost 15 years, the GCSP is now located in the heart of Geneva’s brand new centre of international expertise.

"The GCSP’s move wasn’t only physical. It also created the occasion for a deeper change, relating to the manner in which the Centre goes about its business."

Prof. François Heisbourg, GCSP Chairman

The Maison de la paix is the result of a public-private partnership between the Swiss public authorities, various donors and the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies (IHEID).

Its overall objective is to strengthen the relevance of 'International Geneva' and to play an active role in helping the city to maintain and expand its longstanding identity and function as an international hub for diplomacy and dialogue in global peace and security. The Maison de la paix represents Geneva and Switzerland’s contribution to the worldwide promotion of peace and international cooperation.

Besides GCSP, the building is also home to the Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD), the Small Arms Survey, Interpeace and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

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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
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"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