The 19th edition of the New Issues in Security Course began last week.
The 19th New Issues in Security Course (NISC) on “Mapping Today’s Security Environment to Meet Tomorrow’s Challenges” opened last week at the GCSP. The course puts an emphasis throughout on human and state security, the interlinkages between issues, and the value of adopting a more forward-looking approach in international security. It covers such topics as global health security; terrorism and organised crime; conflict prevention, managing conflict and sustaining peace; and global and regional governance. Skill-building sessions are held on strategic communication, crisis management, and negotiation – for example.
The course brings together a diverse group of twenty-three participants in terms of both geographical representation and institutional perspectives, leading to a rich opportunity for exchange amongst the participants. Specifically,