Executive Seminars on Geoeconomics

Weekend Executive Seminars on Geoeconomics

1. Introduction to Geoeconomics                                                                                                                                          Friday 20 September and Saturday 21 September

2. Geoeconomics and Economic Intelligence                                                                                                                      Friday 25 October and Saturday 26 October

3. Geoeconomics and Finance;                                                                                                                                               China’s Belt and Road Initiative in an Evolving Geoeconomic Context                                                                     Friday 29 November and Saturday 30 November

Schedule: Friday evening 6:30 PM – 9 PM / Saturday morning:  9:30 AM – 12:30PM / Saturday afternoon:  2:30 PM- 5 PM


The principal objective of these Executive Seminars is to introduce the main components of geoeconomics and economic intelligence and to discuss the strategies of states and businesses to adapt to the challenges of contemporary geoeconomic rivalries.


Persons working in various economic sectors, public servants, diplomats, employees of International Organisations, graduate students, and other interested individuals.


Develop the ability to apply geoeconomic analysis in different case study situations;

Integrate geoeconomic factors in decision making processes;

Develop the ability to apply economic intelligence strategies;

Participate actively in an interactive and non-conformist course;

Develop your professional networks and exchange views with course participants having different national, cultural and professional backgrounds.



Bachelor degree obtained and English language proficiency.


Tuition fee per seminar: 450 CHF  Students: 280 CHF

Tuition fee for two seminars:  850 CHF  Students: 500 CHF

Tuition fee for three seminars: 1250 CHF  Students 750 CHF

For each seminar a Certificate of participation can be obtained

Tuition fee  does not cover travel, accommodation, meals and health insurance.                             

GIGS does not offer  financial aid to attend its seminars.


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Mr. Gyula CSURGAI, holds a Doctorate from the University of Geneva. He obtained Degrees in Political Science from the University of Concordia (Canada) and the University of Toulouse (France) and Postgraduate Diplomas in European Studies and Philosophy from the University of Geneva. He is founding Member and Director of the Geneva Institute of Geopolitical Studies. Dr. Csurgai has been teaching Geopolitics, Geoeconomics and Economic Intelligence for over 20 years at different universities in Switzerland and in other countries. He has participated in several international research projects and has provided expertise to a number of international organizations, governments and private corporations. Dr. Csurgai published several books and articles in geopolitics, geoeconomics and economic intelligence. His recent publications are: Geoeoconomic Strategies and Economic Intelligence in Advances in Geoeconomics, Ed. J.M. Munoz, Routledge, 2017 and Geopolitical Analysis Multidimensional Approach to Analyze Power Rivalries in International Relations, in press.

Mr. Laris GAISER, graduated in Public Comparative Law at University of Verona, and obtained his Master at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies of Milano. He holds a Doctorate on Economic Intelligence from the University Guglielmo Marconi of Rome. Dr. Laris Gaiser is a Senior Fellow at The Center for the Study of Global Issues at University of Georgia (USA), visiting lecturer at Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and member of the Italian Team for Security, Terrorist Issues and Managing Emergencies at Catholic University of Milano. He teaches Economic Intelligence, International Relations and various other courses related to security and economic strategies. Dr. Laris Gaiser was former Vice President of the Euro Mediterranean University – EMUNI and worked as strategic advisor of the Slovenian Minister of Foreign Affairs. He is author of several publications including the book Economic Intelligence and World Governance – Reinventing States for a New World Order (Il Cerchio, San Marino, 2016).

Alexandre LAMBERT, holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. Dr. Lambert has been lead researcher on the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) at the Graduate Institute, project officer at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), and a civil servant at the Swiss Federal Department of Defense. He also provides independent policy advice to the OSCE Forum for Security Cooperation (FSC), in­cluding in the context of its regional operations in the Western Balkans, South Caucasus, and Central Asia. Dr. Lambert has published books and articles in the field of international politics and history and international security.

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