Geopolitics and Global Futures Symposium 2019
The course reflects the programme’s aims of examining the multiple dimensions of global security, identifying and analysing transformative technologies, and using insights from neuroscience to further our understanding of international affairs. The course’s fundamental premise is that we need new paradigms to understand, prepare for and respond to current and future global challenges.
The course is structured around three major topics in the international security field.
The Future of Outer Space Security - Day 1 - will cover outer space security, multilateral space governance, and both the traditional and emerging actors in this field.
Transformative Technologies and the Future of Global Security - Day 2 - will explore transformative technologies, their security ramifications, and the ethical challenges that they pose.
Neurophilosophy of Global Security - Day 3 - will be dedicated to the neurophilosophy of global security, examining how recent developments in neuroscience shed light on human nature, and can help us to better comprehend individual and state behaviour.
The three modules of the course can be followed separately or together.
The Symposium is designed for officials from governments and international organisations, as well as members of the security and defence policy planning and the intelligence communities. This course is also relevant to representatives from the private sector and nongovernmental organisations, journalists, and anyone with a professional interest in understanding future international security challenges.
for the full three-day Symposium.
CHF 900 for two days.
CHF 500 for individual days.
Apply by 31 May to qualify for a 15% discount. A limited number of partial tuition waivers may be granted on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of the GCSP.