We are an international foundation serving a global community of individuals and organisations.  Our mission is to advance peace, security and international cooperation.  We provide the knowledge, skills and network for effective and inclusive decision-making.

People make peace and security possible.

What we do
Our Core Activities
We educate

We equip individuals and organisations across sectors to learn and lead through online, blended and customised courses, workshops and advisory services.

We facilitate

We facilitate public discussions, conferences, executive events and breakfasts and offer an inclusive and impartial platform for diplomatic dialogue and exchange.

We advise

We provide timely, relevant and usable global insights for our community. Events, interviews and publications are amplified through our digital platforms.

We inspire

We host officials and executives from diverse horizons and incubate projects in our Creative Spark. We reward innovation and research through scholarships and prizes.

We connect

We aim to build connections to deal more effectively with interconnected and complex threats and challenges.

Leadership Team

We have 93 colleagues here at the GCSP. While we cannot introduce you to them all individually here, please meet our leadership team!

President of the Foundation Council of the GCSP

Executive Director of the GCSP

Deputy Executive Director, Director of Executive Education

Director, Centre Support and Development Department, Chief of Staff

Deputy Director of Executive Education and Head of Advanced Course Development

Director of Mediation and Peace Support

Deputy Director of Mediation and Peace Support

Director of Global Fellowship Initiative and Creative Spark

Director of Research and Policy Advice & Head of Security and Law

Director of International Security Dialogue

Director of Marketing and Communications

Deputy Director of Marketing and Communications



The GCSP's governing body is its Foundation Council, which consists of representatives of 55 member states and the Canton of Geneva.

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Where We Work

Location matters. We think of Silicon Valley for entrepreneurship or London for finance. For fresh perspectives on international affairs and governance, there is no better location than Geneva – the capital of peace, humanitarian organisations, and a worldwide centre for multilateral diplomacy.

Housed within the Maison de la Paix, Geneva’s wealth of knowledge and experience is at the GCSP’s doorstep. The ‘House of Peace’ is the result of a public-private partnership between the Swiss public authorities, various donors and the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies (IHEID).  Find out about the building and our neighbours here.

Our global community is a springboard to locations around the world.  We regularly collaborate with partners to deliver courses and workshops that address regional and local security challenges, supporting individuals and organisations outside of Geneva.

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