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
If you are interested in and wish to apply for the programme, please send us your CV (maximum 2 pages) and a motivation letter.
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.
Of Counsel, Defense & Maritime Security Public Policy Practice Group, Squire Patton Boggs and General Counsel and Legislative Director to the US National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence
Polymath Fellow; Head, CLAIRE-Confederation of Laboratories for AI Research in Europe Office Switzerland
Former Mission Planning Officer, Strategic Planning Unit, United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)
Former Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the WTO, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Sierra Leone to the United Nations Office at Geneva
Head of Delegation and Permanent Representative to the African Union, International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Economic Development Officer, Department of Economic Development (DDE) - State and Canton of Geneva
Federally Licensed Guide of Austria and translator for the Austrian Criminal Police Department and for the asylum process at the Austrian Interior Ministry
MD, FRCPI, FFPHMI , FFPH , LLB , MBA , MFFLM, MSc (Int Rel) Global Specialist Infectious Disease and Public Health Physician (Health Security)
Polymath Fellow; Leader, Sculpting Evolution Group; Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab
Polymath Fellow; Senior Lecturer, School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queen’s University Belfast
Deputy Secretary General, Republic and State of Geneva, Department of Economic Development
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Madagascar and International Law Professor and Researcher
Former Professor of the Department of International Relations and Social Sciences at the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine
Former Director General of Logistics and Support of the Afghan Security Forces in the Ministry of Interior of the Government of Afghanistan
Adjunct Professor, Fordham School of Law and Metropolitan College; Expert Witness and Consultant, The Bates Group
Founder and CEO, Thurman Niiwo Health Care Initiative; Team Leader Africa, Young Africa Professionals in Global Health Issues Platform (YAPROGHIP) and Director, Uganda National Entrepreneurship Development Institute (UNEDI)
Head of International Projects and Programs; Professor of Public Administration and International Relations at the National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, Kyiv, Ukraine
Former Capacity Support Manager/Acting Head of Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (EORE) Department, Directorate of Mine Action Coordination (DMAC) and the United Nations led - Mine Action Coordination Center for Afghanistan
Deputy Director, Strategy and Development Bureau of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Handicrafts of Guinea
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.
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
Director, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut
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 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
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)
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
Program Director, International Peace and Security, Carnegie Corporation of New York
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
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
Director of Arcana Partners and non-resident Fellow, Lowy Institute for International Policy
Founding Executive Director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF)
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
Convenor, Enacting Global Transformation, Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford; Founder, Theatre of Transformation Academy; Co-Founder, Home for Humanity; Founding Councilor, World Future Council
Director, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences; Professor and Chair, Department of Regional Studies, Faculty of World Politics, Moscow State University
Former CIA Senior Analyst and Manager; Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University
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
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
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
Visiting Professor at The Graduate Institute, Geneva (IHEID) and Former GCSP Director
Executive Vice President, Head of Technology Risk and Corporate Continuity Management, Pictet & Cie Group
Security Expert, Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva; Editor-in-chief, Revue militaire Suisse (RMS)
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
Associate Fellow, Chatham House; Senior Advisor, TrustWorks Global; Trustee, Conflict and Environment Observatory
Associate Director and Head of Europe in the World Programme, European Policy Centre
Senior Lecturer in International Relations of East Asia, University of Antwerp and Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium; Visiting Professor, University of Kent at Brussels
Co-Director, LSE Global South Unit, The London School of Economics and Political Science
Senior Political Officer, Office of the Joint Special Representative for the UN and League of Arab States for Syria
Senior Advisor to the Vice President of Middle East & North Africa, United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
Head of the International Affairs Department of the Federation Council of the Russian Federal Assembly Professor, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, School of International Regional Studies, HSE University
Political Advisor and Former Senior Expert for Intra-Syrian Talks in the Office of the Special Envoy for Syria, United Nations, Geneva
Distinguished Professor at the Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS) of the Brussels School of Governance (BSoG)
Multilateral Diplomat on International Security and Disarmament & Nuclear Scientist
Lecturer, Université de Genève, Global Studies Institute/Faculté des Lettres and Faculty, Webster University Geneva
Associate Professor in Security Policy and Strategy at the Swedish Defence University and Former Force Commander for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)
As a Doctoral Fellow, you will be able to:
Take part in a 6 month residency at the GCSP;
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.
If you are interested in and wish to apply for the programme, please send us your CV (maximum 2 pages), three letters of references, as well as a personal statement (no longer than 2,000 words) outlining your research and proposal for the fellowship.
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.
As a Young Leader, you will be able to:
Take part in a 3 month residency at the GCSP;
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.
If you are interested in and wish to apply for the programme, please send us your CV (maximum 2 pages) as well as a personal statement (no longer than 2,000 words) outlining your proposal for the fellowship .
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.
Public-Private Partnerships Strategist, Programme Oversight Lead, and Communications Manager
MA Candidate, Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies (IMSISS), University of Glasgow
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.
If you are interested in and wish to apply for the programme please,
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
Former Minister Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations in Geneva
Member of the UN Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund Advisory Group and Former Head of the Human Security Division (Peace and Human Rights Division), Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs