Geopolitics and Global Futures Symposium

20 June 2018 - 22 June 2018
GCSP, Maison de la paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2D, Geneva
Organised by:
Geneva Centre for Security Policy

The course reflects the programme’s aims of examining the multiple dimensions of global security, identifying and analysing transformative technologies, and using insights from neuroscience to further our understanding of international affairs. The course’s fundamental premise is that we need new paradigms to understand, prepare for and respond to current and future global challenges. 

This course is composed of three modules:

  • The Future of Outer Space Security: Day 1 will cover outer space security, multilateral space governance, and both the traditional and emerging actors in this field.
  • Transformative Technologies and Security: Day 2 will explore transformative technologies (including but not limited to Artificial Intelligence, autonomous weapons, Big Data, and Virtual Reality), their security ramifications, and the ethical challenges that they pose.
  • Neurophilosophy of Global Security: Day 3 will be dedicated to the neurophilosophy of global security, examining how recent developments in neuroscience shed light on human nature, and can help us to better comprehend individual and state behaviour.

Each module can be studied on its own.


Who should attend?

The Symposium is designed for of cials from governments and international organisations, as well as members of the security and defence policy planning and the intelligence communities. This course is also relevant to representatives from the private sector and non- governmental organisations, journalists, and anyone with a professional interest in understanding future international security challenges.


Registration deadline

19 June 2018