GCF Participating Organizations


img_65242The Global Challenges Forum Foudation (GCFF) is a public-private partnership of think tanks, research centers, and academic institutions with the goal of contributing to the much-needed resolution of existing and future global security challenges.  Consisting of a dynamic community sharing solutions through collaborative networks, a series of issues specific sub-forums that occur throughout the globe, and an annual summit organized as a “forum of forums,” the GCFF builds on a diverse membership and worldwide network of partners to propose solutions to global challenges.

Recognizing the complexity, imminent risks, and potential impacts of the 21st century problems and the need to develop more integrated, holistic, and bottom-up approaches, representatives from strategy centers, academia, civil society, intergovernmental organizations, and business are brought together through Global Challenges Initiative events.  The below list outlines the organization that have participated to date.



The American University in Cairo

Geneva Institute for Leadership and Public Policy

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Institute of Security and Resilience Studies, University College London

Korea University

National Defence College Sweden

National University of Singapore

Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies

State University of New York (SUNY)

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

University College of Bahrain

University of Fribourg

University of Geneva

University of Michigan

U.S. National Defense University

U.S. Naval War College

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

University of Southern Denmark – SDU




Research Institutes

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Geneva Centre for Security Policy

Gulf Research Center

International Risk Governance Council

Judge Institute, Cambridge University

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute



Non-Governmental Organizations

ACTS Group of Institutions

Asia Society

Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO)

Foundation for Integrated Development Action

Geneva Security Forum; ICT for Peace Foundation

Wolfsberg Platform for Executive and Business Development




International Organizations

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

World Trade Organization (WTO)