DOHA: Prime Minister and Minister of Interior H E Sheikh Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al Thani attended the launch of the three-day 4th Global Security Forum (GSF) with the theme `Cooperation or Competition? Changing Dynamics of Global Security'”
The forum is organised by Soufan Center in cooperation with Qatar International Academy for Security Studies (QIASS), Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Nordic Safe Cities, New America, Defense One, Soufan Group and the UN Security Council’s Counter-terrorism Committee.
The forum includes a host of ministers and head of security bodies, members of the diplomatic and judicial corps, as well as policymakers from all over the world.
The forum is focusing on the imperative of balancing cooperation and competition in ensuring security and addressing critical challenges in governance and development.
A dynamic lineup of high-level speakers that includes prominent experts, ministers and heads of security agencies will be examining rapidly evolving geopolitical dynamics amid the increasing competition among states.
In his opening speech, HBKU President Ahmed bin Mojahed Omar Hasnah said that HBKU is a leader in the field of research related to facing security challenges that impact behavioral, economic and social aspects. He noted that bringing up people capable of dealing with the global challenges needs mainly educating the leaders of the future.
He said: “The relationship between universities, governments, the private sector, as well as the community is key in being able to deal with future global security challenges. I think universities need to leave their comfort zones and become more involved with their communities and governments, working together, and feeding their research outcomes into those entities, as well as learning from the practices and challenges being faced on the ground.”
He pointed out that most of the challenges the world faces are cross-border and therefore cannot be contained within a single country or political borders and this in turn throws its weight on the international community. Legal and ethical framework This cooperation will not be more than words and discussions.