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Quantifying Peace: Launch Event of the 2015 Global Peace Index Report

Mon, 08/06/2015 - 17:54

Quantifying Peace: Launch Event of the 2015 Global Peace Index Report

Public Discussion: "Looking Over the Horizon: The United States Comprehensive Approach to Countering Violent Extremism"

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 14:20

President Obama hosted the White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism on February 17-19, bringing together more than 300 participants from national and local governments, civil society, the private sector, and multilateral bodies, to launch a global movement to counter violent extremism. This movement builds on existing military, law enforcement, and intelligence efforts to counter terrorism, and it emphasizes the important role that civil society and local communities must play, alongside national governments, in addressing the drivers of violent extremism. The goal is to expand CVE initiatives that can be used to address not only immediate threats, like ISIL, but also to build community resilience against the spread of violent extremism more broadly and prevent future threats. Join us for a conversation about the CVE Summit process and U.S. efforts to counter violent extremism.

Public Discussion: “Modern Militaries and Capability: The Importance of Women”

Wed, 20/05/2015 - 09:44

The inclusion of women in militaries across the world has been increasing in recent decades. Changing attitudes towards women’s role in society and the workplace, shifting workforce patterns and imperatives, and changing laws and policies regarding women’s participation in the armed forces have all contributed to the increase in the representation of women in many militaries across the world. However, progress has been sporadic, slow and, in some instances, it has stalled. Across most militaries women are underrepresented. They are particularly underrepresented in leadership roles. But why is this an important issue? Why should the armed forces care about the representation of women in their militaries?

Mechanisms for Confidence-Building and Cooperation in Cyberspace

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 14:30

On 18-19 February 2015, Switzerland in cooperation with the Kingdom of the Netherlands and with the support of the GCSP hosted the workshop “  Mechanisms for Confidence-Building and Cooperation in Cyberspace  " in Geneva.

Promoting dialogue in advance of the 2015 NPT Review Conference

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 14:27

On 11-12 March 2015, the GCSP organised in Glion (near Montreux), Switzerland, a retreat in preparation of the  2015 Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference  , jointly with the Canberra-based   Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament  (CNND, Australian National University).

Public Discussion: "The South China Sea Dispute"

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 11:03

Public Discussion: "Disputes in the South China Sea"

Public Discussion: "Strategic Trends 2015"

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 09:53

Public Discussion: "Strategic Trends 2015"

Public Discussion: "Addressing South Sudan’s Crisis"

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 09:51

Public Discussion: "Addressing South Sudan’s Crisis"

Biological Weapons Convention 40th Anniversary Event

Tue, 17/03/2015 - 17:32

Biological Weapons Convention 40th Anniversary Event

Forum for Future Leaders: "Freedom of expression: a right with responsibilities?"

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 12:00

Public Discussion: "Freedom of expression: a right with responsibilities?"

Public Discussion: "Ukraine, ISIS: which role for the use of force?"

Mon, 23/02/2015 - 14:24

Public Discussion: "Ukraine, ISIS: which role for the use of force?"

Public Discussion: “Monitoring Commitments in Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation"

Mon, 23/02/2015 - 10:40

Public Discussion: "Nuclear Weapons: The State of Play 2015"

International Affairs Today: Towards Order or Anarchy?

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 14:43

World affairs today appear to ignore ‘order.’ Enshrined in the age-old Westphalian system, the role of the nation-state is more than ever under challenge. Governments compete with multinational businesses, NGOs and ever-multiplying informal networks to attempt to control the narrative. Globally, analysts ponder whether newcomers such as ISIS constitute ‘anti-state’ actors that do not adhere to any rules which civilised parties recognise. Elsewhere, some states behave as if adherence to international rules is merely optional while others modulate cautiously their influence and responsibility. Competition for scarce natural resources worldwide is as fierce as it has ever been. The United Nations Security Council, foreseen in 1945 as a main arbiter of disputes between and among nations, seems paralysed, often impotent beyond rhetoric.

Public Discussion: "The Role of Women and Girls in Countering Violent Extremism"

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 14:12

In recent years, the international community has examined and promoted the unique role of women and girls in countering violent extremism. But what does this mean in practice? How can the international community best support women and girls facing the challenge of recruitment and radicalization to violence?

This event will focus on the work governments and civil society have done to address the threats facing Iraqi and Syrian women and girls by Da’esh/ISIL/ISIS.

Public Discussion: "After Paris: The Challenge of Returning Fighters"

Wed, 28/01/2015 - 12:09

Public Discussion: "After Paris: The Challenge of Returning Fighters", 17 February 2015

Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge

Thu, 11/12/2014 - 10:46

We frequently hear the terms “Cyber 9/11” and “Digital Pearl Harbor,” but we rarely discuss what they actually mean or how to handle the consequences and to manage this kind of crisis situation. The Cyber 9/12 Project explores how the international community should respond the day after a major cyber attack.

By closing the gap between tomorrow’s policy makers and technical operators, the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge is a policy-centered student competition requiring a multi-sector and interdisciplinary approach. Whereas most cyber competitions focus on technical capabilities, the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge forces competitors to answer critical questions concerning cooperation between military and diplomatic actors, public and private actors, and the need to calibrate responses to the international community.

Annual Alumni & Security Policy Conference: "Global Security Transformations: Past, Present and Future Challenges"

Mon, 08/12/2014 - 15:19

The Geneva Centre for Security Policy has been bridging knowledge and experience for 20 years and 2015 will mark the 20th anniversary for the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP).

GCSP Event in Bern: Providing Agile and Innovative Solutions in Executive Education in the Field of International Security Policy

Fri, 28/11/2014 - 11:20

Providing agile and innovative solutions in executive education in the field of international security policy