Executive education in virtual, hybrid and in-person formats were discussed with Ms Christina Orisich, diplomatic dialogue was addressed by Mr Paul Dziatkowiec; research and policy advise presented by Mr Tobias Vestner; and Global Fellowship Initiative opportunities were highlighted by Ms Anne-Caroline Pissis Martel Martel.

We look forward to potential future collaboration with BIISS!

 

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Le vendredi 11 mars, notre directrice adjointe, Mme Christina Orisich, a accueilli le général Nadeem Raza (président du comité des chefs d’état-major) avec une délégation de la République islamique du Pakistan. Ils ont reçu une présentation sur le GCSP et sur l’International #Genève et ont discuté de la situation sécuritaire et géopolitique actuelle et des défis dans la région du #Pakistan.

I have presented « International Geneva » and its influence on World Politics.

 

PSOTC

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.

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Innovative approaches to dialogue amid the « new normal » – What are the challenges for the Diplomatic Dialogue (DD) amid COVID-19? How can tools and new approaches to facilitation benefit DD 2.0 and how can we look beyond the track 1-3 models?

In the context of the 25th anniversary of the GCSP, I contributed to this event.

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Roland Zumbühl

[Source: gcsp.ch] La fête nationale suisse a été fixée au premier août, une date mentionnée dans le pacte fédéral de 1291. De manière représentative des institutions suisses, cette fête n’a été déterminée qu’à la fin du XIXème siècle, lors du 600ème anniversaire du Pacte, choisi à cette occasion comme date de création de l’ancienne Confédération. Le Conseil fédéral demanda aux cantons de faire sonner les cloches des églises et d’allumer des feux de joie pour fêter la journée. En 1899, sous l’influence des Suisses de l’étranger, qui voulaient aussi célébrer l’équivalent d’un 14 juillet, le Conseil fédéral institutionnalisa la manifestation. Dans les années trente, la fête et le pacte symbolisèrent une volonté d’indépendance farouche en réaction au totalitarisme. Depuis, la fête nationale suisse demeure un événement plutôt modeste, sans défile en défilés ou grande pompe, organisé par les communes. Ce n’est d’ailleurs que depuis 1994 que la fête nationale est un jour férié, après qu’une majorité du peuple et des cantons ait accepté une initiative constitutionnelle.

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Thursday, 21 May 2020, marks the United Nations’ World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. This year raises the question: why does cultural diversity matter? Col (GS) Christian Bühlmann, GCSP’s Head of Diplomatic Dialogue, shares his experience of learning about and understanding cultural differences in order to succeed in his work.

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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.

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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.

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The GCSP welcomed, on 6 May 2019, a Delegation from the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), led by Prof. Liu Ming, to discuss recent geopolitical developments at global level. In a first part, the meeting focused on the triangular relationships between China, the US and Europe and the evolving posture of these actors in the light of increasing power competition.

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On 20 November 2018, the GSCP hosted a VIP lunch in honour of Dr Mohamed ElBaradei, former Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from 1997 to 2009, and winner of the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize. Dr ElBaradei shared with the guests his experience and lessons learned from his career, in particular in dealing with the cases of Iraq, Iran, and North Korea. He stressed the importance of international dialogue and mutual respect. He identified insecurity and inequality as the main reasons behind today’s crises, fuelled by power politics, the danger of nuclear war, persistence of poverty and hunger as well as human rights violations.

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On Thursday, November, 8th [2018], the Defence Attaché (DA) course in Amman came to a conclusion after a closing ceremony. 29 participants from 14 countries were awarded a course certificate from the hands of the Royal Jordanian National Defence College (RJNDC) commandant, Brigadier General Abdallah Al Shdaifat and General (Retd) André Blattmann, former Chief of the Swiss Armed Forces.

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