New Issues in Security Course (NISC) 2024

A Global South Scholarship for Peace:

Call for Applications for Female Peace & Security Practitioners

24th New Issues in Security Course

22 April – 14 June 2024, Geneva, Switzerland


Are you a female mid-career professional working in a national ministry, international organization or civil society? Are you a citizen of a Global South country? Do you have proven professional experience in the field of international security? The GCSP’s New Issues in Security Course is offering a scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, to build your knowledge, skills and network within an inspiring, multidisciplinary and multicultural environment!

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The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)’s executive education offerings provide solutions to global challenges by combining the knowledge of leaders, insights of experts and experience of practitioners.  

Our two-month New Issues in Security Course focuses on new and re-emerging security challenges arising from a rapidly changing global environment. The course examines the evolution of security (with a special focus on human security), the interlinkages among security-related issues, and the value of adopting a more forward-looking approach to security. It will enable you to better understand not only today’s global security landscape, but emerging dynamics in order to be able to proactively respond to new challenges and opportunities as they arise, and thus shape a better future.

Upon graduation, you will become part of our vibrant Alumni Community of over 10’000 security policy professionals in over 174 countries across the globe, all sharing a desire to positively contribute to the promotion of international peace and security.


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This scholarship is intended for female international peace and security practitioners from countries in the Global South.


Key benefits for you

The 24th NISC will provide you with a deeper understanding of contemporary threats that will prepare and empower you to have greater strategic impact in all domains. In particular, the NISC offers you a unique opportunity to:

  • Strengthen your understanding of the rapidly changing global security environment
  • Acquire tools to leverage your professional capacity
  • Enhance your ability to respond to new challenges and shape a better future
  • Network with a wide community of security policy professionals


Application Process

We encourage applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of age, disability, ethnicity, or religion. Candidates must be female professionals from the Global South countries. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.



Deadline for application: 16 February 2024

For further information please contact: [email protected]