On 27 August, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) hosted 30 staff members from the Finnish National Defence University Postgraduate Programme (FNDU). They were welcomed by Colonel (GS) Christian Bühlmann, Head of Diplomatic Dialogue, as well as Mr Alexander Jahns and Ms Natalie McNally, both Junior Programme Officers at the GCSP.
The GCSP hosted a new round of security dialogue with the Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS), affiliated to the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Korea, on 9 July 2019 in Geneva. Both institutions have been holding a security dialogue for several years, alternatively in Geneva and Seoul, in line with the GCSP policy of promoting dialogue with all Korean actors, from the South and the North of the Peninsula.
Today, 25th June 2021, the Peace Support Operations Training Centre in cooperation with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy successfully completed 9th Defence Attaché Orientation Course in Defence and Diplomacy. Structure of participants and speakers presents the highest standards of education delivered during one week of the course. In total, 24 participants, defence attaches and defence diplomacy trainees, from 10 countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Bulgaria, Pakistan, Romania, Russia, North Macedonia, Slovakia, Slovenia and United States). Besides PSOTC and GCSP staff, participants had a privilege of having such a group of high level of speakers, the US, British and Swiss ambassadors, NATO HQ SA and EUFOR commanders as well current resident and non-resident defence attaches.
Lieutenant General Esa Pulkkinen, Director General of the EU Military Staff (EUMS), payed a visit to the GCSP. In an engaging speech held in front of more than forty course participants, fellows and staff members, General Pulkkinen stressed the importance of values as the fundamental core of EU security and further underlined the importance of the GCSP in launching his international career.