Under the umbrella of the Creativity and Innovation Initiative, the GCSP and its Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme launched a prize to recognise deserving individuals or organisations that have an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges.
The prize is designed to reach across all relevant disciplines and fields. It is intended to encourage and recognise excellence in contributing to new approaches to enhancing sustainable global security. A broad range of projects could qualify for consideration, including, but not limited to, technological and conceptual innovations, original research or grassroots initiatives.
- They aim to identify and analyse these emerging issues so that national and global actors have the necessary tools to be proactive rather than reactive, while maintaining peace, security, dignity and equality for all.
- They strive to provide an analysis of the broad range of factors that will shape tomorrow’s world under 5 themes:
- emerging strategic technologies: artificial intelligence and run-away technologies, synthetic biology, human enhancement, human destiny and their implications for geopolitics, security, civil liberties
- outer space: space security, space weaponisation, space debris, astrobiology and their role in the future of humanity
- new international relations paradigms: neo-statecraft, meta-geopolitics, symbiotic realism, multi-sum security, and sustainable national and global governance
- neuroscience and international relations: emotionality of states, identities, neurophilosophy, inequality, human nature, universal axiology, and human dignity
- the five dimensions of global security: human, national, transnational, environmental and transcultural security
- The prize for the application coming in the first position is CHF 10’000 (paid via bank transfer) and a certificate of excellence. The two other finalist applications will receive a certificate of recognition. No equivalent or alternative will be provided.
- The winners (first, second and third place) will be announced publicly during an event to be held in November 2023.
- Applications may come from any country, but the projects should go beyond national borders in their reach or thinking and seek to address global security in innovative ways or through new ideas. A broad range of projects could qualify for consideration, including, but not limited to, technological and conceptual innovations, original research, or grassroots initiatives.
- The prize is awarded for projects by any individual, group of individuals, or organisation (from private or public sectors), which contribute to global security and have been submitted for consideration.
- Employees and staff of the GCSP, as well as their family members, are not eligible participants.
- Applications submitted via any other channel will not be considered.
- Applications must be in English.
- The panel of judges will select the winners (first, second and third place), and the selection will be based on the following criteria:
- Dedication to sustainable global security;
- Preservation of human dignity, security and justice;
For more information, visit Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP).