Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Global Security Forum?

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 invite-only event provides a unique platform for international stakeholders to convene and offer solutions that address the international community’s leading security challenges.


Who organizes the event?

The Global Security Forum is organized by The Soufan Center (TSC) and the Qatar International Academy for Security Studies (QIASS). Each year, the Global Security Forum also works with a diverse range of local and international partners. More information on organizers and partners is available here.


What is the topic this year?

The 2020 Global Security Forum topic will be announced in Spring, 2020.


When is the Global Security Forum held?

The 2020 Global Security Forum dates will be announced in Spring, 2020.


Where will the Global Security Forum be held? 

The 2020 Global Security Forum will take place in Doha, Qatar.


Who would benefit from attending the Global Security Forum?

The Global Security Forum convenes a multi-disciplinary, global network of experts working at the intersection of security, good governance, and human rights. The international, multidisciplinary approach – bringing together participants from diverse countries and backgrounds – provides a unique opportunity for researchers, public officials, policymakers, diplomats, academics, intelligence, military, and law enforcement professionals, and journalists to come together with governments to discuss the world’s leading security challenges.


Is the Global Security Forum available to watch online?

The Global Security Forum is live-streamed and available to watch online. The annual conference is recorded and available to watch online after the event. For videos, please visit here.


How do I register?

Attendance at the 2020 Global Security Forum is by-invitation only. If you would be interested to attend, please contact for more information.


Is the event open to press and media?

The 2020 Global Security Forum will be open to media coverage by invited members of the press. A dedicated media room will be made available to all credentialed media, to include private space for conducting interviews with speakers and participants, and complete with WI-FI-access and workspace. For media inquiries and information on accreditation please contact the media coordinator, Stephanie Foggett, via email at

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