Geneva Security Debates
The vision of a more connected, united, and compassionate world is in peril. The world is increasingly divided, confronted with a burgeoning geopolitical crisis, a climate emergency and an ever-widening divide between those living in dire need and conflict, and those living in prosperity and peace. Increasing political voices are promoting a return to a world where insular nations battle for their own self-interests.
It is therefore critical to provide space for the many global stakeholders who still believe that the world’s greatest challenges are shared jointly and will need to be tackled collectively, not only at the national level but also at the regional and global level – taking both a cooperative, multilateral and sustainable approach.
In June 2022, the GCSP launched its new platform “The Geneva Security Debates.” The debates consist of monthly public discussions on current security challenges, bringing together the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners in interactive discussions.
These Geneva Security Debates inform policy makers here in ‘International Geneva’ as well as globally, providing new insights and allowing for joint reflection. The debates will contribute to the building of global policy networks both in academia and in the political realm, in the interest not only of a better understanding of today's security challenges, but also of a more harmonious collaboration to build a better, more equitable, sustainable and peaceful future.
Past Geneva Security Debates:
- June 2022: “The Art of Diplomacy” in cooperation with the Munich Security Conference.
- July 2022: Book launch of “The Art of Cooperative Security”.
- September 2022: “Impact of Ukraine-Russia War on Multilateralism and World Order” in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.
- October 2022: “Reinvigorating the Protection of Civilians” focusing on new book on International Law and Policy on the Protection of Civilians.
- October 2022: “Sixty Years after the Cuban Missile Crisis: Lessons for the 21st Century” in collaboration with the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) and PIR Center.
- November 2022: “A crisis in peacekeeping? What room for peace operations in the New Agenda for Peace? “.
- November 2022: “The Future of the Caliphate?” in cooperation with the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF).
- December 2022: “Multilateralism and countering terrorism in heavily impacted states”.
- February 2023: “The Humanitarian Response – Marking the One-Year Anniversary of the War in Ukraine”