Established in 2018, the Global Security Forum is an annual international gathering bringing together a multi-disciplinary network of experts, practitioners, and policy-makers from government, security, academia, media, entertainment, international organizations, the humanitarian sector, the private sector and beyond to come together to discuss the world’s most pressing topics. This global event provides a unique platform for international stakeholders to convene and offer solutions that address the international community’s leading security challenges.
The Soufan Center will host its third annual ‘Virtual’ Global Security Forum from November 16-19, 2020.
This year’s Forum will explore, through a series of fireside chats and panel discussions, the evolution of global security challenges posed by complex geopolitical realities that have been exacerbated by the global COVID-19 pandemic, including disinformation, extremism, and governance and legitimacy. In 2019, the Global Security Forum on ‘Security Challenges in the Era of Modern Disinformation’ explored the proliferation of modern disinformation and the serious implications on an increasingly interconnected world. The inaugural 2018 Global Security Forum on ‘Returning Foreign Fighters: Policies and Actions to Address the Threat and Protect Vulnerable Communities’ addressed the global challenge of returning foreign fighters.