Leadership, Crisis and Conflict Management Programme

The Leadership, Crisis and Conflict Management Programme is focused on four core issues:

In order to address these issues, the programme engages in three main activities:

  • Delivering high-quality courses for government officials, diplomats, military officers, international civil servants, NGOs and private sector actors;
  • Promoting dialogue and exchange, including 1.5 and 2nd track events and public meetings;
  • Generating new ideas, policy-relevant research and strategic analysis.

Head of Programme

Related topics


Leadership and strategy are essential elements in addressing increasingly complex international peace and security challenges. 

Peace Operations and Peacebuilding

Peacebuilding reduces the risk of lapsing or relapsing into conflict by strengthening national capacities at all levels for conflict management, to lay the foundation for sustainable peace and development.

Crisis Management

Crisis management involves mitigating the effects of natural disasters, ending conflicts, understanding transnational terrorism, or dealing with a complex combination of both natural and man-made disasters.

Gender and Inclusive Security

Unequal access to education and health, political and economic participation, and vulnerability to violence are some key security challenges that gender inequalities permit.

Related Related experts

Mr Ralph Mamiya
Non-Resident Advisor to the International Peace Institute and former Team Leader of the Protection of Civilians Team in the United Nations Department Peacekeeping Operations
Ms Joana Ama Osei-Tutu
Head of the Women Peace and Security Institute at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC)
Mr Riccardo Alcaro
Research Coordinator and Head of the Global Actors Programme of the Istituto Affari Internazionali
Ms Irene Jucker
Head of Learning Centre for Leadership and Culture at Greenpeace International
Dr Alexandra Novosseloff
Non Resident Senior Fellow at International Peace Institute (IPI)
Dr Jair Van der Lijn
Senior Researcher and Director of the SIPRI Peace Operations
Dr Linda Darkwa
Senior Research Fellow at the Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy
Dr Cedric De Coning
Senior researcher with the Peace and Conflict Research Group
Mr Kwa Guan
Co-chair of CSCAP Singapore and Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at the Nanyang Technological University
Mr Martin Richards
(RETD) Chief Superintendent, Metropolitcan Police London
Dr Alistair D. B. Cook
Research Fellow and Coordinator of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Programme
Ms Lidiya Grigoreva
Head of the NGO Liaison Unit at the Office of the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)
Ms. Veronica Birga
Women’s Human Rights and Gender Section, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Ms Sophia Pierre-Antoine
Board Co-Chair, FRIDA Young Feminist Fund; Young Women's Global Advisory Council, World YWCA.
Dr Mina Mojtahedi
Disability Inclusion Coordinator, International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement/Finnish Red Cross
Ms Anne Murphy
Professional Fellow of the Centre for Professional Learning (CPL)
Ms Catriona Gourlay
Executive Director, PeaceNexus
Ms Annika Hilding Norberg
Peace Operations and Peacebuilding Cluster Leader
Dr Bastian Giegerich
Director of Defence and Military Analysis, IISS
Dr Jean-Marc Vaucher
Expert in Materials Hazards for the Swiss Safety Investigation Board (STSB)
Ms Hedda Krausz Sjögren
Counsellor for Cultural Affairs, Embassy of Sweden, Pretoria
Mr David Horobin
Cluster Leader for Crisis Management
Prof Eric Guthey
Associate Professor with the Department of Intercultural Communication and Management at the Copenhagen Business School
Ms Fleur Heyworth
Cluster Leader for Gender and Inclusive Security
H.E. Mr Valentin Rybakov
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus
Michael McKay
Independent Advisor and Founder of McKay’s
Mr Mathias Zeller
swisspeace Mediation Program Officer
Mrs Charlotte Warakaulle
CERN Director for International Relations
Dr Paul Barnes
Head, Risk & Resilience, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Dr Barry Johnson
Founding Partner, Chairman and Creator, The Polarity Map
Dr Geoffrey Cox
Design Director, RSVP Design Ltd.
Dr Maeve Ryan
Co-ordinator of Development for the Forum on Geopolitics
Dr Patrick Sweet
GCSP-CCL Leadership Alliance Co-Director
Mr Peter Cunningham
Geneva Leadership Alliance Co-Director; Leadership Cluster Responsible
Dr Siobhán Martin
Deputy Head, Leadership, Crisis and Conflict Management Programme; Course Director, Leadership In International Security Course (LISC)