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Our History

Founded in the 1980s, the SPF is not only one of the oldest student associations at the University of St. Gallen but also a shining example of commitment and excellence in the promotion of security policy education in eastern Switzerland.

In a world characterised by growing challenges in the security policy realm, the SPF has taken on a central role in imparting specialist knowledge and initiating dialogues. Our events have developed into a forum for dialogue between students, experts and the general public. We have welcomed personalities such as Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin, the Dalai Lama and US Ambassador Scott C. Miller, which emphasises the relevance of our work.


With a carefully curated programme of lectures, panel discussions and interactive formats such as "Politics for Breakfast", we offer insights into a wide range of current security policy topics in both German and English. Our platform enables participants to engage directly with leading figures and thus expand their professional network. One of the highlights of our endeavours are the annual Security Days, our annual conference, which lasts several days.

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