Geneva Centre for Security Policy

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Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) "is an international foundation that was established in 1995 under Swiss law to "promote the building and maintenance of peace, security and stability". The GCSP was founded by the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport, in cooperation with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, as a Swiss contribution to the Partnership for Peace (PfP)." [1]

Council Members

Accessed February 2010: [2]

Bureau of the Council

Mr François Heisbourg - Paris (Chairman of the Council)

  • Ambassador Dr Christian Catrina - Head of Security Policy, General Secretariat, Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport, Bern (Secretary of the Council)
  • Ambassador Éric Danon Permanent Representative of France to the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva
  • Dr Philippe Roch Independent Consultant, Geneva

Members of the Council

International Advisory Board

Accessed February 2010: [3]

  • Nobuyasu Abe, Director, Center for the Promotion of Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Japan Institute of International Affairs, Tokyo
  • Alexei Arbatov, Scholar-in-Residence, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Moscow
  • Alyson J. K. Bailes, Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Iceland
  • Philippe Burrin, Director, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
  • Jakkie Cilliers, Executive Director, Institute for Security Studies, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Erwin Dahinden, Chief, International Relations – Defence, Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport, Bern
  • Jean-Jacques De Dardel, Embassy of Switzerland, Belgium and Swiss Mission to NATO, Brussels
  • Stephen J. Del Rosso, Director, International Peace and Security, Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Barry Desker, Dean, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Jayantha Dhanapala, former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs, Sri Lanka
  • Rolf Ekéus (ret.), Chairman, Governing Board, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute; and former OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities
  • Bates Gill, Director, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  • François Heisbourg, Chairman of the Council of the GCSP Foundation and Special Advisor, Foundation for Strategic Studies, Paris
  • Catherine Kelleher, College Park Professor, University of Maryland and Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University
  • Ján Kubis, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva
  • Kersten Lahl, President, Federal College for Security Studies, Berlin
  • Sonja Licht, President, Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, Belgrade
  • Andrew C. Marshall, Deputy Director, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Geneva
  • Klaus Naumann, former Chairman of the NATO Military Committee in Brussels and former Chief of Staff of the German Armed Forces, Germany
  • Marc Otte, Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process, General Secretariat, Council of the European Union, Brussels
  • Adam Daniel Rotfeld, Polish Institute of International Affairs and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Poland, Warsaw
  • Abdulaziz Sager, Chairman, Gulf Research Center, Dubai
  • Theodor H. Winkler, Director, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, Geneva
  • Hansjörg Wyss, Chairman, Synthes, Switzerland



Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch


  1. About, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, accessed February 16, 2010.
  2. Directors, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, accessed February 16, 2010.
  3. International Advisory Board, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, accessed February 16, 2010.