MAS International Security
PeriodOctober 2023 - May 2024
Registration deadline31 May 2023
Build your knowledge on focused issue areas including state human security (e.g. conflict management, terrorism, environment, health) – across national, regional (from Asia to Latin America) and global contexts
Enhance your ability to better identify the evolution of key challenges, critically analyse their interlinked nature, and assess the effectiveness of current policy responses
Strengthen your leadership skill-set within a multi-cultural and cross-sectoral environment, integrating into a wide community of experts and policymakers in international security
- The Evolving Dimensions of Security Policy
- 21st Century Security Challenges
- A World of Regions?
- Issues and Concepts in International Security
- MAS Research Paper
Prof. René SCHWOK, Global Studies Institute (GSI), University of Geneva and Dr Siobhán MARTIN, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)
Provides an overview of the current international security environment and its leadership through an analysis of the different concepts (power, interests, values…) and dimensions (history, strategy, economics, law, governance…) necessary to understand the dynamics of foreign and security policy.
Focuses on the evolving role of traditional and emerging international security leaders, in addition to conflict management and transnational security challenges.
Allows participants to explore security challenges and actors in multiple regions including sub-Saharan Africa; the Middle East and North Africa; Latin America; the Euro-Atlantic area as well as developments in the Asia-Pacific.
Provides a series of conceptual lectures to complement and reinforce, through a theoretical approach, the more policy-orientated approach of the first three Modules on subjects including critical theories, geo-economics, international law, political philosophy, theories of European integration, religion and international security.
Allows participants to develop their research and analytical capacity through a 10'000-12'000 word thesis. Participants attend a number of research methods seminars throughout the process to support their progress.
This intensive 8 month course engages you through academic workshops, classroom analysis, peer to peer networking, and individual skills enhancement.
- A university degree or equivalent
- At least several years of professional experience, ideally in a security policy-related field
- Proficiency in English, the working language of the course
Dr Alessia Biava, Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva
Dr Siobhán Martin, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
Ms Christina Orisich, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
Prof. Didier Péclard, Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva
Prof. René Schwok, Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva