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). 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.


Will there be a 2020 Global Security Forum?

The Soufan Center will host a ‘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. The Forum will also explore solutions to address these challenges. The Forum will convene U.S. and foreign government leaders, law enforcement and security professionals, international institutions, civil society leaders, industry leaders and other stakeholders.


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?

Please contact for more information.


Is the event open to press and media?

For media inquiries, please contact the media coordinator, Stephanie Foggett, via email at

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