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It was a global gathering on 3 May 2018 when Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) Alumni gathered in 19 different destinations for the Second Global Alumni Night (GANN).

The events, co-organized in each destination with local alumni volunteers, were designed to help Alumni build capacity and collaboration around international peace and security.

For the main event held at the Maison de la Paix in Geneva, the GCSP hosted a panel discussion on the topic “Preventing the malicious use of AI: Artificial Intelligence and Governance”, moderated by Dr Jean-Marc Rickli, Global Risk and Resilience Cluster Leader, with the participation of Ms Anja Kaspersen, Director, UNODA, and Mr Nicholas Davis, Head of Society and Innovation, Member of the Executive Committee, WEF and GCSP Associate Fellow.

Participants attended gatherings in a number of locations including Addis Ababa, Berlin, Geneva, Kinshasa, Moscow, New Delhi, and Brussels. New destinations such as Islamabad, Mexico City, New York, Washington DC, London, Hanoi, Tbilisi and Yaoundé marked the GANN map, showing Alumni's commitment to the GCSP and to its purpose and mission.

“With 49 percent of our alumni living beyond European borders, an event like this one acts as a springboard for establishing local Alumni Community Hubs and fosters a greater sense of union Alumni worldwide,” says GCSP’s Isabelle Gillet, who is responsible for Alumni Affairs.

At the end of June, GCSP Alumni will launch an Alumni Community Hub in Tbilisi, joining sister sites in Belgium, Sweden, France, Egypt, Ethiopia and Geneva.

The GCSP hopes that GANN will continue to grow in outreach and participation in the coming years.  The GCSP Alumni Affairs sincerely thanks those who have participated and contributed to the success of this event.


Take a look at the photos from this year's events around the world on Flickr and at the GANN video on Youtube