How does the ‘emotional amoral egoism’ of man shape the global system?
Is morality innate or alterable? Are emotions and rational decisions intertwined? How critical is the balance between human nature and human dignity? Human nature is at the centre of political theory and public policy, but our notions of what that precisely means are often oversimplified and subjective, lacking scientific rigour. Significant advances in neuroscience, brain-imaging and neurochemistry are helping to clarify what shapes our actions and emotions, at an individual level and collectively.
Who should attend
This course is designed for officials from governments and international organisations, as well as members of the security and defence policy planning and the intelligence communities. This course is also relevant to representatives from the private sector and nongovernmental organisations, journalists, and anyone with a professional interest in understanding future international security challenges.
COSTS: 500 CHF
Apply by 31 July to qualify for a 15% discount. Special conditions apply for alumni. A limited number of partial tuition waivers may be granted on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of the GCSP. Discounts are not cumulative. The GCSP reserves the right to modify the programme dates, location and fee at any time.
How to register
Please register via this link, your application will be reviewed and the course coordination team will be in touch with you regarding your application as soon as possible.