The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) is an international foundation established in 1995 with over 40 member states for the primary purpose of promoting the building and maintenance of peace, security and stability through training, research and dialogue. Committed to the highest professional standards, the GCSP trains government officials, diplomats, military officers, international civil servants and NGO staff in pertinent fields of international peace and security. Through research and publications, workshops and conferences, the GCSP also provides an internationally recognised forum for dialogue on key security and peace policy issues in the interest of effective security policy decision-making. Some of the latter activities aim to facilitate discreet dialogue in post-conflict situations.
Dr David Atwood - Associate Fellow
David Atwood was the Director of the Quaker UN Office in Geneva where, since 1995, he has also headed its Disarmament and Peace Programme. He obtained his PhD in Political Science from the University of North Carolina in 1982. From 1978 to 1988 he was a lecturer in peace studies at Woodbrooke College in Birmingham, UK; he then served as General Secretary of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation from 1988 to 1994, based in the Netherlands. Atwood has worked on a wide range of international peace and security issues since coming to Geneva. He is a co-founder of the Geneva Forum, the joint Geneva-based peace and security initiative undertaken by QUNO with the UN Institute for Disarmament Research and the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. He has also been closely involved with the creation and development of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform, a joint project of GCSP, CCDP and Interpeace. He also coordinates QUNO’s project on armed violence and development issues as a contribution to the work of the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development. While his work concentrates mainly on enabling processes on international peace and security policy with UN missions, international agencies, and non-governmental organizations, he is also a frequent lecturer, contributor to policy-related journals and publications, and active collaborator with civil society organizations in many parts of the world. His most recent publications include: Demanding Attention: Addressing the Dynamics of Small Arms Demand (co-authored with Anne-Kathrin Glatz and Robert Muggah) (Small Arms Survey and QUNO, 2006), "NGOs and Multilateral Disarmament Diplomacy: Limits and Possibilities," in Thinking Outside the Box in Multilateral Disarmament and Arms Control Negotiations , J. Borrie and V. Martin Randin, eds. (UNIDIR, 2006), and "The UN Peacebuilding Commission and International Geneva," (co-authored with Fred Tanner), Disarmament Forum (2, 2007).
Dr Pál Dunay - Director, International Training Course in Security Policy (ITC)
Dr Pál Dunay is Director of the International Training Course in Security Policy (ITC). During 2007 he was also Director of the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs. Between July 2004 and the beginning of 2007 he was Senior Researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Between July 1996 and 2004 he was Course Director of the International Training Course in Security Policy and was responsible for the 11th-18th ITCs. Before joining the GCSP, Pál Dunay was Assistant and later Associate Professor at the International Law Department of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest between 1982 and 1996. During that period he took time off and was Legal Adviser to the Hungarian Delegation to the Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) talks in 1989-90 and to the Open Skies negotiations in 1992, respectively. In 1991 (for six months) Pál Dunay was Head of the Security Policy Department of the Hungarian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. His first thesis (Dr. Univ. International law, 1992) addressed the verification of the CFE treaty. His second one (Ph.D. International relations, 2001) addressed Hungary's neighbourhood policy after the system change.
Mr Marc Finaud - Special Advisor to the Director
Marc Finaud, born in 1953 in France, holds an MA in International Law of the University of Aix-en-Provence (1975) and he is a Graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies (1977). He joined the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1977. His main positions included: Vice-Consul in Leningrad (USSR) (1977-1978); Desk Officer for the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) (1979-1982); Adviser to the Secretary-General of the Foreign Ministry (1982-1983); First Secretary at the French Embassy in Warsaw (1984-1987); Secretary-General of the French Delegation to the CSCE Meeting in Vienna (1987-1988); Counsellor at the Delegation to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva (1989-1993); Head of the Information Department at the Foreign Ministry (1993-1996); Deputy Head of Mission at the French Embassy in Tel Aviv and Member of the Team of Negotiators of the EU Special Envoy for the Middle East Peace Process (1996-2000); Consul-General for France in Sydney, Australia (2001-2004). He has been seconded to the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) since 2004, first as Director of Short Courses and then as Special Advisor to the Director. He has published articles and books in English and French about arms control and disarmament, the Middle-East peace process, and international humanitarian law.
Ambassador (retd.) Peter Jenkins CMG - Associate Fellow
Ambassador Peter Jenkins, CMG, is a former member of the British diplomatic service. His last post was that of Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and United Nations in Vienna. In that capacity he contributed to IAEA policy on a number of nuclear non-proliferation issues, and attended the 2005 NPT Review Conference, as well as its preparatory conferences in 2002 and 2003. He was also President of the 2007 IAEA conference on Illicit Trafficking of Nuclear Materials, and a vice-chairman of the UN Ad Hoc Committee for the negotiation of a UN Convention on Corruption.Earlier diplomatic assignments included stints in Britain's embassies in Washington, Paris and Brasilia, and five years in Geneva as Minister and Deputy Permanent Representative, where he focussed on the World Trade Organization. Since leaving the diplomatic service he has been senior adviser to the Director of the International Institute for Applies Systems Analysis, and Special Representative for the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership. He is currently a non-executive director of a company that promotes clean energy solutions and a member of the ADR Group's panel of Ambassadorial mediators. He has an MA in Classical Studies from the University of Cambridge, and studied at the Harvard Graduate School for Arts and Sciences, where he was a Harkness Fellow.
Professor Catherine Kelleher - Senior Associate Faculty
Catherine McArdle Kelleher is College Park Professor, University of Maryland and Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University. She also acts as the editor of the Naval War College Press. She has had extensive experience in government. Under President Carter, she served on the staff of the National Security Council; under President Reagan, she was professor of Military Strategy at the national War College in Washington DC. In the Clinton Administration. Dr. Kelleher held posts as the Personal Representative of the US Secretary of Defense in Europe and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia.Professor Kelleher has had a wide range of academic involvement in the field of national security studies. She is the author of more than sixty books, monographs and articles, and serves on a number of boards and commissions in the field. Professor Kelleher has also been active in the design and implementation of programmes to broaden education in security studies, both nationally and internationally, in universities and within the military. She is the founder of Women in International Security Program, dedicated to developing career opportunities for women in this field. Professor Kelleher holds degrees from Mt. Holyoke College (A.B. and D.Litt) and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D.). She is the recipient of the Medal for Distinguished Public Service of the Department of Defense and the Ehrenkreuz in Gold from the Bundeswehr.
Professor Keith Krause - Associate Fellow
Keith Krause is Programme Director of the Small Arms Survey, an internationally-recognised research centre NGO he founded in 2001; Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland; and Director of its Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP). The Small Arms Survey has produced eight annual volumes on issues of small arms proliferation, stockpiles, transfers, misuse and effects, as well as numerous field-based and issue-based studies. It serves as the main source of information and analysis for international public policy on small arms issues. Keith's research interests also include concepts of security, the changing character of contemporary armed violence, and multilateral security cooperation. He has published Arms and the State (Cambridge) and edited or co-edited Critical Security Studies (Minnesota), and Culture and Security, and authored many journal articles and book chapters. Keith is Canadian, and received his MPhil and DPhil from Balliol College, Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has been a consultant for various international agencies and governments, comments frequently on international issues for the local and international media, and speaks regularly at scholarly and policy meetings and conferences.
Dr Gustav Lindström - Head of the Euro-Atlantic Security Programme, Director of the European Training Course in Security Policy (ETC)
Dr Gustav Lindstrom is Head of the Euro-Atlantic Security Programme and Course Director of the European Training Course in Security Policy (ETC) at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). He received his doctorate in Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School and M.A. in International Policy Studies from Stanford University. Prior to his tenure at the GCSP, Dr Lindstrom served as a Senior Research Fellow at the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS). His areas of expertise include transatlantic relations, European Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), terrorism, non-proliferation, and cyber security.
Dr Pal W. Sidhu - Visiting Fellow on Disarmament and Head of the WMD and Disarmament Programme
Dr Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu is the Visiting Fellow for Disarmament, Head of the WMD and Disarmament Programme, and a former Director of the New Issues in Security Course (NISC) at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). He is a Senior Fellow at the Center on International Cooperation at New York University, working primarily on the Managing Global Order and Peacebuilding as Statebuilding programs. Prior to joining CIC, he served as Vice President of Programs at the EastWest Institute in New York, and as Director of the New Issues in Security Course at the GCSP. Dr Sidhu has researched, written, and taught extensively on the United Nations and regionalism, peace operations, Southern Asia, confidence-building-measures, disarmament, arms control, and non-proliferation issues. His recent publications include: The Iraq Crisis and World Order: Structural, Institutional and Normative Challenges; Arms Control after Iraq: Normative and Operational Challenges; Kashmir: New Voices, New Approaches; and China and India: Cooperation or Conflict? He has also published in leading international journals, including Arms Control Today, Asian Survey, Disarmament Diplomacy, Disarmament Forum, International Peacekeeping, Jane's Intelligence Review, Politique Etrangère, and the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. Dr Sidhu was the consultant to the first, second, and third United Nations Panel of Governmental Experts on Missiles in 2001-2002, 2004 and 2007-2008 respectively. He was also appointed as a member of the Resource Group set up to assist the United Nations High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change in 2004. Dr Sidhu earned his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. He holds a Masters in International Relations from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and a Bachelor's degree in History from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University, India.
Ambassador (retd.) Dr Jürg Streuli - Associate Fellow
Ambassador Streuli has a Doctorate Degree in Political Science of the University of Bern. He joined the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1973. In 1987 he was appointed Ambassador to Cameroon, Chad, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Sao Tomé and Principe and then in the same position to Singapore and Brunei, then to Lebanon and Cyprus, and afterwards to Denmark. From 2004 until his retirement from the Diplomatic Service in 2010, he was Ambassador for Disarmament and Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. In 2007 he presided this Conference. He was Head of the Swiss Delegation to the conferences of the NPT, the CCW, the Biological Weapons Convention, the UN Programme on Small Arms and Light Weapons, and the Landmine Ban Treaty which he presided in 2007, as well as the First Committee of the UN General Assembly. Dr. Streuli is since 2011 President of the Swiss Foundation on Mine Action.
Ambassador Fred Tanner - Director
Ambassador Fred Tanner, a Swiss national, is the Director of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). Prior to this appointment, Fred Tanner was Deputy Director of the GCSP, in charge of academic affairs and training. At the same time, he was a Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies (GIIDS/IHEID) and was responsible for its Diplomatic Studies Programme. From 1994 to 1997, on secondment from the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), he was Director of the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies (MEDAC) in Malta. Over the course of his distinguished academic career, Fred Tanner held teaching and research positions at universities such as Harvard (CFIA), Johns Hopkins (SAIS) and Princeton (CIS). Among other responsibilities, Fred Tanner serves on the Foundation Council of the Gulf Research Center (GRC) in Dubai. He was also a member of the High-level Expert Panel on Early Warning and Rapid Reaction of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) and held a mandate by the OSCE Chairmanship from 1999 to 2001 as the Honorary Chairman of the Committee for Security Studies in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Fred Tanner holds a PhD and a Master's degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a Bachelor’s degree from the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies at the University of Geneva.
Dr Barbara Zanchetta - Visiting Fellow
Dr Barbara Zanchetta is a Visiting Fellow at the GCSP working on disarmament and a Researcher at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) in Helsinki, where she focuses on US foreign policy, transatlantic relations and “out of area” issues, and nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. A historian of the Cold War and of American foreign policy, Dr Zanchetta has studied arms control negotiations between the United States and the Soviet Union, American policies in the Middle East and neighbouring regions (such as the Horn of Africa), US-Iranian relations and, more recently, the Iranian nuclear programme. She has published various articles and book chapters on these and related issues and has frequently offered comments for the media. She is currently completing a book titled From Dominance to Leadership: The Transformation of American Power in the 1970s and is the co-author of Transatlantic Relations since 1945: An Introduction (London: Routledge: 2012). Dr Zanchetta earned her PhD in History of International Relations at the University of Florence in 2007, and her Italian university degree in Political Science at the University of Urbino in 2003. She has lectured at the universities of Urbino, Florence, Tampere and Helsinki. Before joining FIIA and the GCSP, she held an Academy of Finland post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Tampere and was a scholar at the Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies in Italy.