Mapping and Responding to Today’s Security Environment to Shape a Better Future
The 23rd edition of the New Issues in Security Course (NISC) focuses on new and re-emerging security challenges arising from a rapidly changing global environment. The course examines the evolution of security, with a special focus on human security, the interlinkages among security-related issues, and the value of adopting a more forward-looking approach to security. It also shows why it has become increasingly important to understand today’s and tomorrow’s global security landscape in order to be able to proactively respond to new challenges and opportunities and shape a better future.
The 23rd NISC will help deepen your understanding of contemporary threats to prepare and empower you to have greater strategic impact in all domains. This eight week course also offers you a unique opportunity to interact with a diverse group of participants and experts from a wide range of sectors (government, international organisations, civil society, the private sector and academia).
This course offers you a unique opportunity to:
- Strengthen your understanding of the rapidly changing global security environment
- Acquire tools to leverage your professional capacity
- Enhance your ability to respond to new challenges in order to shape a better future
- Network with a wide community of security policy professionals
Module I: The Changing Face of Security: the International Peace & Security Environment
- The Changing Face of Security
- Human Security and Sources of Insecurity
- Cyber Security and Security Implications of New Technologies
- Violent Non-State Actors: Focus on Extremists/Terrorists
- Conflict Prevention, Management, Resolution and Sustainable Peace
Module II: Managing Current and Future Security Issues
- Regional Issues and Responses: Africa and the Middle East
- Regional Issues and Responses: Americas, Europe, and Asia
- Global Issues and Global Responses: The Way Forward
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Open to mid-career professionals working in:
- national ministries,
- international organisations,
- non-governmental organisations and,
- civil society organisations.
Candidates must have had exposure to peace and security issues. Serving officers must have completed an advanced military staff course.
The course is offered free of tuition charges for all participants as part of Switzerland’s contribution to the Partnership for Peace Programme.