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.
This course is composed of three modules
The three modules of the course can be followed separately or together.
This three-day course will address a number of key themes in global security.
As a participant, you will:
- develop your knowledge around a broad range of security issues
- gain a comprehensive understanding of some of the most significant technological developments over the coming decades
- be equipped with the critical and analytical skills to address the implications of these trends
Modules and speakers
Module 1: The Future of Outer Space Security – 19 October 2022
GCSP Director’s Opening Remarks
Introduction and Overview: Outer Space Security
- Dr Xavier Pasco, Director, Foundation for Strategic Research, FRS, Paris, France
Keynote address: The Future of Space Security
- Ms Almudena Azcárate Ortega, Associate Researcher, Weapons of Mass Destruction and Other Strategic Weapons, UNIDIR, Geneva, Switzerland
The Future of Space Security Regulation
- Mr Thomas G. Roberts, Adjunct Fellow (Non-resident), Aerospace Security Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC, USA
Threats Against Space Systems
- Dr Michael K. Simpson, Director Emeritus of Secure World Foundation, Professor of Space Policy and Law at International Space University, Senior Fellow of IISC, USA
Space Power and Policy
- Ms Kaitlyn Johnson, Deputy Director and Fellow, Aerospace Security Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies, USA
The Role of Space Forces in Space Security
The UN Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) & Space Threats
Module 2: Transformative Technologies & the Future of Global Security – 20 October 2022
Introduction and Overview: Transformative Technologies and the Future of Global Security
- Dr Vanessa Camilleri, Senior Lecturer, Department of Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of ICT, University of Malta
Societal Implications of Augmented Reality
- Dr Neil Renic, Senior Researcher, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH), Hamburg, Germany
Cybersecurity and Subversion
- Ms Alexandra Seymour, Associate Fellow, Technology and National Security Program, Center for a New American Security, Washington DC, USA
Emerging Technologies and National Security
Module 3: Neurophilosophy of Global Security – 21 October 2022
Introduction and Overview: Neurophilosophy, Governance and Global Security
The Social Neuroscience of Conflict
Neuroscience of Morality
Neuroscience of Torture
- Dr Marcus Holmes, Associate Professor of Government, The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, USA
Neuroscience of Conflict and Diplomacy
- Dr Georg Northoff, Canada Research Chair in Mind, Brain Imaging and Neuroethics, ELJB-CIHR Michael Smith Chair in Neurosciences and Mental Health, Research Unit Director, University of Ottawa, Canada
Neuroscience of Identity and Culture
- Professor Joseph LeDoux, Professor of Neural Science, Psychology, Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York University; Director of the Emotional Brain Institute at New York University, New York, USA
Neuroscience of Emotions
You will receive a GCSP certificate accredited by EduQua once you have completed all the course modules to the satisfaction of the course director.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
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.
1 module: CHF 250 2 modules: CHF 400 3 modules: CHF 600
Apply one month before the course start date to qualify for a 15% discount. Special discount for GCSP Alumni. Connect to MyGCSP for details.
The official deadline to apply has now ended. If you would still like to apply, please send an email de [email protected]