The Centre for Global Security and Governance brings together academic experts, policy makers, and students from across the University of Aberdeen, the United Kingdom, and the globe to define, analyse, and propose remedies to the most pressing security and governance challenges the world faces in the 21st century. CGSG's expertise includes radicalisation, conflict and security, democracy and (in)stability, development, and sustainability.



Upcoming Events 

"Current geopolitical challenges and their impact on leadership in a disruptive age"

- an event with Nik Gowing, Roland Koch, Ulrich Schlie & Thomas Weber - 

Joint public event with the Centre for Diplomacy at Andrassy University Budapest.

Monday, 2 Sept, 4.30 pm - 6.30 pm, Taylor Bldg, C11, King's Campus, University of Aberdeen. Open to all. (To register for the event, please email t.weber@abdn.ac.uk)

The event will kick off with a presentation by Nik Gowing on his book Thinking the Unthinkable: A New Imperative for leadership in a Disruptive Age, followed by a discussion of the nexus of geopolitics and political leadership in a time of tectonic changes that are transforming the world.

• Nik Gowing is the author of Thinking the Unthinkable, a former BBC news anchor, & a Visiting Professor at King's College London

• Roland Koch is a lawyer, the former Minister President of the State of Hesse, who is now Professor of Management Practice at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

• Ulrich Schlie is Professor of Practice at the Centre for Diplomacy at Andrássy University & former Political Director of the German Ministry of Defence

• Thomas Weber is the Director of the Centre for Global Security and Governance

Contact: Centre for Global Security and Governance, Professor Thomas Weber, email: t.weber@abdn.ac.uk