Executive Seminars on Geoeconomics

Weekend Executive Seminars on Geoeconomics

From Geostrategy to Geoeconomics

 Date of this seminar will be indicated in the second part of 2021


  • Introduction to Geopolitics
  • Sea Power and Land Power Rivalry
  • Geostrategy and Economic Warfare
  • Introduction to Geoeconomics
  • The Belt and Road Initiative and the Re-Emergence of Eurasia


The principal objective of this Executive Seminar is to examine the links between  geostrategy and  geoeconomics and to discuss the Belt and Road Initiative in the context of the re-emerging Eurasia.

Schedule and dates will be communicated


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


  • Identify the different parameters taken into consideration in geoeconomic analysis;
  • Develop the ability to analyse the interactions between geopolitics and geoeconomics in the context of the global power shift;
  • Identify the potential influences of the Belt and Road Initiative on Global Geopolitics and Geoeconomics;
  • 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: will be communicated

Tuition fee  does not cover travel, accommodation, meals and health insurance. GIGS does not offer  financial aid to attend its seminars.

A Certificate of participation can be obtained. 

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Mr. Gyula CSURGAI obtained his Doctorate from the University of Geneva. His doctorate research focused on the development of the geopolitical analysis method and its application in different case study situations.  Ho holds as well Degrees in Political Science from the University of Concordia (Canada) and the University of Toulouse (France).   Dr. Csurgai earned Postgraduate Degrees in European Studies from the European Institute at University of Geneva and from the department of Philosophy from the same university. Dr. Csurgai has taught geopolitics, geoeconomics, strategy, international relations and diplomacy for undergraduate, masters, and doctorate programs 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 the fields of geopolitics, geoeconomics, economic intelligence, and international relations.  His latest publications include among others: Geopolitical Analysis: A Multidimensional Approach to Analyze Power Rivalries in International Relations, Aracne Editrice, Rome, 2019;  The Increasing Importance of Geoeconomics in Power Rivalries in the 21st Century, Geopolitics, Volume 23 Issue 1, 2018.  

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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