Global Fellowship Initiative
Through our Global Fellowship Initiative, we bring together a vibrant, multi-disciplinary, multicultural and multi generational network of experts and practitioners from different horizon that want to develop sustainable solutions for a more peaceful future.
Discover the Global Fellowship Initiative
Are you in a transitional phase in your life? Is it time for a career change? Perhaps you are waiting for your next assignment? Or are you simply looking for an opportunity to do something exceptional? Whichever next step you are contemplating, we offer you a platform at the GCSP’s Global Fellowship Initiative (GFI). To name some of the opportunities you will have access to: cultivating leaders and leadership skills, mentorship, networking, and complete access to our executive courses. All in a diversified, versatile, collaborative environment, the GCSP innovation space!
We inspire, prepare and support a multidisciplinary, multicultural and multigenerational group of talented individuals in the field of peace and security by offering spaces and resources that support research, foster creativity and collaboration, and expand networks.
As an Executive-in-Residence, you will be able to:
Take part in a 2-6 month residency at the GCSP;
Progress with a professional project while benefiting from the feedback of a vibrant and dynamic network, representing a rich source of theoretical expertise and practical experience;
Build strong relations with GCSP Global Community;
Have access to GCSP experts, staff and course participants, as well as professional development opportunities;
Explore opportunities in the heart of international Geneva, host of 43 international organisations, more than 380 NGOs and 257 diplomatic missions, representations and delegations
Are you working on a specific project or are you in transition and could benefit from the resources of an inspiring multidisciplinary and multicultural environment?
If yes, the Executives-in-Residence programme of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) is for you. You will have the opportunity to leverage the GCSP’s facilities and resources and contribute to the Centre’s activities through the execution of specific projects. This programme is designed for executives from a wide range of disciplines and sectors, including from business, academia, the media, non-profit, international organisations, arts, sciences or consultancies.
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Former Chief of Staff, Senator John McCain
Former Ambassador of Costa Rica to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva
Scientist, Defitech Foundation Chair in Brain-machine Interface, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Former Managing Director, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
Former Assistant Director, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)
Former Deputy Military Adviser, UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations
Global Leadership Fellow at World Economic Forum
Reporter, 10 vor 10, SFR
Senior Fellow, Physics Department, CERN
Independent consultant on International Security and Human Rights
Former General Director of Médecins Sans Frontières Switzerland
Fellow of the Canadian Order of Chartered Professional Accountants (Quebec), Associate-Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Science (WAAS), and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Former Assistant High Commissioner (Operations), UNHCR
Independent consultant and former Team Leader of the Protection of Civilians Team in the United Nations Department Peacekeeping Operations and Department of Field Support
President of Drawdown Switzerland
Former member of the leadership of BCGE
Former Special Assistant to the Deputy Representative of the Secretary General (DSRSG), United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan
Former Mission Planning Officer, Strategic Planning Unit, United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)
CEO, World Obesity Federation
Former Vice-President of Burundi
Peace and Conflict resolution expert and Rotary Peace Fellow
Journalist, Keysone ATS
Founder, CatImpact Sàrl
Former Chancellor of State - Republic and Canton of Geneva
Associate Fellows are given the opportunity to:
Share their expertise and experience with GCSP experts, staff and course participants
Build strong relations with experts and practitioners with different backgrounds and from different countries
Join a vibrant and dynamic network, representing a rich source of theoretical expertise and practical experience
Be associated with the GCSP for a mutually agreed-upon period of time.
Associate Fellows are distinguished members invited by the GCSP who have the opportunity to share their experience and expertise with the GCSP community through a wide range of activities.
The GCSP provides them a forum to advance projects leveraging the GCSP’s resources, and to interact with GCSP experts, staff and course participants. They are formally affiliated with the GCSP, but based outside the Centre. Associated Fellows contribute to the GCSP's work of promoting peace around the world.
Deputy Foreign Minister and Director of the Egyptian Diplomatic Academy
Former Senior Military Advisor to the Swiss Minister of Defence
Founder & Executive Chairman of Board of Trustees of University College of Bahrain
Creative Consultant, Producer, Coach and Award-Winning National Radio Host from Syria
Senior Vice-President, Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
Senior International Advisor, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
Geneva Representative, Digital Trade Network
Visiting Research Scholar, Middle-East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceVisiting Research Scholar, Middle-East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Head, Risk & Resilience, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Senior Director for Global Engagement, EMEA, Planetary Resources
Former Chief of the Swiss Armed Forces
Senior Research Fellow, Institute for International and Strategic Relations (IRIS) and Associate Professor of International Relations, University Saint Joseph in Beyrouth
Director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Former Air Commodore (1 star); Deputy Director, Legal Services, Royal Air Force, UK
Former Deputy Secretary of State of Switzerland
Cybersecurity Strategy and Technology Policy Expert
Honorary Professor at the University of Pretoria
Former Minister of International Development Cooperation of Sweden and member of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, Stockholm
Senior Advisor for Health Emergency Response and Acting Head of the WHO Surge and Crisis Response Unit, World Health Organisation
CEO and Co-founder of Cyberwatch Finland
Non-Resident Senior Associate, Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Former Minister of Defence of Bosnia and Herzegovina; Country Manager, Centre for the Development of Relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIGMEV)
Academic, consultant, practitioner
Head of Office for the United Nations University, New York
Former Editorial Producer & Presenter, Geopolitis Magazine, RTS & TV5Monde
Professor Emerita, University of Geneva; Former Professor of Economics and Director, European Institute of the University of Geneva
Former Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation; Former EU
Head of Society and Innovation and a member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum
Special advisor to NATO; Vice-President, Mars Analogies
Former Chairman, European Union Military Committee (CEUMC)
GCSP Associate Fellow; Founder and Honorary President of the NGO
Program Director, International Peace and Security, Carnegie Corporation of New York
Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs
Executive Director, Kofi Annan Foundation
Advisor, Emirates Policy Center
Professor of Innovation Management at IMB
Professor Emeritus Defence Studies at the Canadian Forces College and the Royal Military College, Canada; Former GCSP Academic Dean
Director, Swiss Cybersecurity Advisory and Research Group, University of Lausanne
Head of Department and Senior Lecturer, Department of Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London
Head and Senior Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House; Chairman, Public Health
Chairman, Munich Security Conference
CEO of Jalasvirta Group
President, German Federal Academy for Security Policy (BAKS)
Former High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs; Senior Fellow, Vienna Centre for Non-Proliferation and Disarmament
Professor of Global Health and Humanitarian Affairs, University of Manchester
Former Assistant Secretary, Intergovernmental Affairs, Department of Homeland Security; Founder, Kayyem Solutions, LLC; Lecturer, Belfer Lecturer in International Security,Harvard's Kennedy School
Former Head of the Swiss Armed Forces
College Park Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland
Senior Associate Member at St Antony's College, Oxford
Director of Arcana Partners and non-resident Fellow, Lowy Institute for International Policy
Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour, IMD
Founding Executive Director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF)
Former French Senior Diplomatic Advisor and Sherpa of President Sarkozy; Former Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations; Member, Institut de France; Professor, Sciences Po Paris; Distinguished Fellow, Brookings Institution
German Marshall Fund of the United States Director of Congressional Affairs and Senior Fellow
Professor, Georgetown University, Doha, Qatar; Visiting Professor, War Studies Department, King's College London; Senior Fellow, New America Foundation
Vice President for Scholars, Director of International Security Studies, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Global Cybersecurity Public Policy Executive, Bank of America
Founder, Voice of Witness and Awakening; Senior Research Associate, Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford
Correspondent, Washington Post
Director for Special Assignments, The Berghof Foundation in Berlin, Germany
Former Ambassador of India to Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the Holy See
Director, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences; Professor and Chair, Department of Regional Studies, Faculty of World Politics, Moscow State University
Former Senior Strategist and Chief Communications Officer, Ridge Global
Head, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Founding Director, African Leadership Centre, King's College London
Former CIA Senior Analyst and Manager; Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University
Vice President Security and ICT Coordination, ICANN
Director of the Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva
former Acting Chief, International Health Regulations Secretariat & global Functions (IHR), World Health Organization
Former Director, Program on Intrastate Conflict and Conflict Resolution, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland
Host, Conflict Zone, DW
Professor of Strategy and Security of the Strategy and Security Institute, University of Exeter, United Kingdom and member of the Group of Strategic Advisors of the NATO Special Operations Forces Command, NATO SHAPE
Former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (DSACEUR)
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings India
Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver
Expert to the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1540 (2004)
Professor of Middle East Politics and the Al-Qasimi Chair of Arab Gulf Studies, University of Exeter
Dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO
Founder and Vice-Chairman, Interpeace; Managing Director, Stiefel, Irvin & Associates SA and Andorinha Lda
Former Deputy Commander, Military Intelligence and Security Service, Belgian
Executive Director UN Women, and Former Under-Secretary General, International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent
Senior Advisor to the OSCE Secretary; Former Director, GCSP
Executive Vice President, Head of Technology Risk and Corporate Continuity Management, Pictet & Cie Group
Director, Carnegie Moscow Center, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Lecturer and Researcher in European, American and Russian History
Security Expert, Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva; Editor-in-chief, Revue militaire Suisse (RMS)
Founder, Institute for Planetary Security
Former State Secretary and Political Director in the Swiss Foreign Ministry
Founder of Peace through Art and former Chief Conductor and Director of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra
Professor, International and Swiss Security Policy, ETH Zurich; Director, Center for Security Studies
As a Doctoral Fellow, you will be able to:
Take part in a 6 month residency at the GCSP; a stipend is provided;
Contribute to GCSP’s research activities;
Share your research at seminars;
Build strong relations with scholars and practitioners;
Have access to GCSP experts, staff and course participants, and professional development opportunities;
Explore diverse opportunities in the heart of international Geneva, host of 43 international organisations, more than 380 NGOs and 257 diplomatic missions, representations and delegations.
Have you recently earned your doctorate or are about to do so soon?
If yes, then you can apply for GCSP’s Doctoral Fellowship programme to further build on your academic accomplishments.
As a Doctoral Fellow with interests aligned to the GCSP’s areas of expertise, you will have the opportunity to publish and teach in an inspiring multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.
Former Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Global Governance Director at LKI, former diplomat and adviser to Shadow Foreign Minister.
As a Young Leader, you will be able to:
Take part in a 3 month residency at the GCSP; a stipend is provided;
Gain practical experience by taking on different projects for the GCSP;
Build strong relations with a wide range of professionals;
Have access to GCSP experts, staff, and course participants;
Explore diverse opportunities in the heart of international Geneva, host to 43 international organisations, more than 380 NGOs and 257 diplomatic missions, representations and delegations.
Are you a young professional with at least 2 years of professional experience after graduation and outstanding merit in your field of expertise?
If yes, then you may be the ideal candidate for the Young Leaders in Foreign and Security Policy Fellowship at the GCSP.
You will benefit from professional development opportunities and contribute to various GCSP activities aligned to your skill set, while learning in an inspiring multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.
Middle East freelance journalist and human rights advocate
The fellowship will enable you to:
Take part in a 2-6 month residency at the GCSP, with accommodation provided and covered;
Build strong relations with officials and executives from different origins and domains;
Join a vibrant and dynamic network, representing a rich source of theoretical expertise and practical experience;
Have access to GCSP experts, staff and course participants, as well as professional development opportunities;
Gain a better understanding of the complexity of today’s global environment and national and international responses to current challenges.
Are you a mid- or high-level official from government in between missions, preparing for a new position, or on sabbatical?
Are you interested in reflecting on previous experiences, discovering new ideas and preparing for upcoming challenges?
If yes, then you may be the ideal candidate for a Government Fellowship at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP).
Former Director of Intelligence and Information Operationsfor the US Pacific Fleet, U.S. Navy
Senior Expert for Intra-Syrian Talks in the Office of the SpecialEnvoy for Syria, Staffan De Mistura, United Nations, Geneva