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11th Annual Senior Officers Seminar (ASOS)

Geopolitical Challenges in the 21st Century

Flag Officers are well supported on military issues close to their areas of responsibility, but they often receive less reliable information and input about strategic and global context. Trustworthy updates on politico-military developments can often be wanting, as can factual, objective debate that is free from politics.

To meet this need, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), runs The Annual Senior Officers Seminar (ASOS) on contemporary politico-military developments and current trends in multinational operations. It offers Flag Officers and high-level experts a unique opportunity for professional development and networking. Active since 2007, this course is funded by the Swiss Government and conducted in cooperation with the Partnership for Peace (PfP).


The course is open to senior officers from NATO, PfP, Mediterranean Dialogue and Istanbul Cooperation Initiative countries, as well as from South Asian, East Asian and African countries.


Geneva, Switzerland


The seminar is offered free of charge. The GCSP covers programme tuition, transportation during the seminar (transfers from/to the hotel and to the restaurant), meals and coffee breaks. All other expenses, including lodging and travel, are the responsibility of the participant. In a limited number of cases, scholarships may be available.

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11th Annual Senior Officers Seminar (ASOS)

Date 03 - 05 Sept 2018

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