Knowledge and solutions for global disruptions

From cutting-edge analysis, to intelligence briefings and debates, decision-makers come to ISF to discuss the most pressing security topics of our time.

The biennial International Security Forum brings together some 350 dignitaries who make and shape international security affairs. For 22 years world diplomats, ministers, government officials, military and private sector personnel have come to ISF. The GCSP hosted the 11th ISF from 13 to 15 June 2016 at the Maison de la paix in Geneva, Switzerland.

The ISF Conferences have provided discourse on traditional challenges such as nuclear disarmament and regional conflicts, and emerging issues such as asymmetrical warfare and climate change. The 2016 edition of the International Security Forum was held under the theme of Global Disorder - Security in a World Disrupted.


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The 11th ISF hosted by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), sponsored and co-organised by the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs as an official Swiss government contribution to the Partnership for Peace. The main conference partners include the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and the Centre for Security Studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.