The GCSP’s Alumni Affairs offers social and intellectual engagement opportunities to its graduates and current course participants.
It is inspiring to see GCSP alumni united, learn from their rich experiences and hear about their achievements following their studies in Geneva. In the off years between the biennial international security policy conference hosted in Geneva, the GCSP’s Alumni Affairs reaches out to its alumni in different geographic regions with informal alumni receptions and partnered conferences and events. Over the past three months, we have met with our alumni in Yangon, Colombo, New Delhi, and the members of the GCSP’s Alumni Community Hub in Brussels. The gathering of the Training Course on International Relations, Democratisation and Human Security alumni was held in Yangon, Myanmar on 26 February.
A team of three members from the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) visited the VIF on 14 March 2016 for an interaction on a wide range of issues. The team comprised of Colonel Christain Buhlmann (Head of Regional Development Program, GCSP), Colonel (GS) Christof Gertsch (DA for India and Singapore) and Colonel Urs Amiet (Senior program Adviser, GCSP). The VIF panel was led by Lt General R.K Sawhney with the other members being Brig Vinod Anand, Commodore Gopal Suri, Group Captain Lalit Joshi and Colonel Ashish Sirsikar.
DELEGATION OF THE GENEVA CENTRE FOR SECURITY POLICY (GCSP) CALLS ON CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF A Swiss delegation headed by Mr. Christian Buhlmann, Director of Regional Programme of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) Switzerland, called on the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke at the Office of Chief of Defence Staff on 10th March 2016.
On Sunday, 9th of November 2015, GCSP signed a memorandum of understanding with the Jordan Institute of Diplomacy (JID) in Amman. H.E. Ambassador Lina Arafat, Director of the JID, and Colonel (GS) Christian Bühlmann, GCSP, Head of the Regional Development Programme, indorsed the document.
Following the success of the eight previous years’ training course, the GCSP organised for the ninth time, in collaboration with the Royal Jordanian National Defense College in Amman, a five days training course for military officers and civil servants involved in International Relations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).