Executive Seminars on Geopolitics

Weekend Executive Seminars on Geopolitics



Executive Seminar 1  

The Essentials of Geopolitical Analysis

This seminar introduces the main components and methodology of geopolitical analysis and integrates a case study assessment and exercise.

Date: Friday 12 November – Saturday 13 November 2021


Executive Seminar 2

Strategic Foresight and Geopolitical Scenario Building

The principal objective of this Executive Seminar is to introduce the main elements of strategic foresight and to integrate a case study analysis on geopolitical scenario building.

Date: Friday 19 November – Saturday 20 November 2021



Executive Seminar 3

Geostrategy: Means and Practices

The Belt and Road Initiative in an Evolving Geopolitical Context

The principal objective of the first session of this Executive Seminar is to provide an overview on the different means that can be used to achieve geopolitical objectives.  In the second session the main aspects of the Belt and Road Initiative are examined from a geopolitical perspective.

Date: Friday 26 November– Saturday 27 November 2021


Schedule of the seminars: Friday evening 6:30 PM – 9 PM   /  Saturday morning: 9:30 AM – 1 PM  




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


Develop the ability to apply the tools of geopolitical assessment;

Develop the ability to build geopolitical scenarios;

Integrate strategic foresight in decision making processes;

Enhance critical thinking to assess media coverage on international events;

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.

Executive Seminar Application Form


Application deadline: 5 weeks before the starting date of the selected seminar



Bachelor degree obtained and English language proficiency.


Tuition fee per seminar: 750 CHF   Students: 400 CHF

Tuition fee for two seminars:  1400 CHF   Students: 700 CHF

Tuition fee for three seminars: 2000 CHF   Students 1300 CHF


For each seminar a Certificate of participation can be obtained

By taking all three seminars  a certificate in Geopolitical Analysis can be obtained

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



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 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 various international organizations, governments and private corporations.  Dr. Csurgai is co-founder of the Geneva Institute of Geopolitical Studies. He published several books and articles in the fields of geopolitics, geoeconomics, economic intelligence, and international relations.

Mr. 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 in Geneva, project officer at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), and a civil servant at the Swiss Federal Department of Defence. 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 several books and articles in the fields of international relations, geopolitics and international security.  Currently his research mainly focuses on the geopolitics of Eurasia and the Belt and Road Initiative.  Dr. Lambert has been teaching International Security, Foreign Policy and Geopolitics at different Universities in Switzerland and in other countries for several years.   Dr. Lambert is Academic Director of the Geneva Institute of Geopolitical Studies.

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