GSD was founded in 2003 by President Dr. Colum de Sales Murphy. Dr. Murphy specializes in the study of the roots of war and conflict and has served the cause of peace for more than 32 years with the United Nations. His wartime experience and his contribution to peace negotiations in several wars inspired him to create a platform to prepare future world leaders for their roles on the world stage to advance peace and human rights. And so he founded the Geneva School of Diplomacy.
Based on its core values (Academic & Vocational Excellence, Integrity and Professionalism), GSD provides high quality and praxis-oriented education combined with a commitment to student support and promotes a philosophy rooted in the School’s motto: ‘serviendo guberno – to govern is to serve’. GSD believes it is very important to not only teach through books, but through support and actual hands-on experience in the real-world.
Because of our beliefs, we have created the GSD Humanitarian Initiative Program (HIP); real work for real people.