Executive Seminars on Geopolitics







The objective of this seminar is to introduce the main components and tools of the geopolitical analysis method. A comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach is used that incorporates geographic, historical, cultural, economic, demographic and strategic dimensions to decipher the complexity of contemporary international relations, and to enable an in-depth diagnostic of the state of affairs in a given country or a region. An interactive geopolitical case study exercise is integrated in this seminar to illustrate the practical use of geopolitical analysis in day-to-day work.


Themes and Structure:

  • Introduction to Geopolitics
  • Constant, Enduring and Variable Factors of Geopolitical Analysis
  • Interactive Geopolitical Exercise: Analysis and Strategic Choices


Target group of participants: Individuals working for International Organizations and government agencies, diplomats, people working in various economic sectors, graduate students and other interested individuals.


Program Highlights and Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop the ability to identify different parameters taken into consideration in geopolitical analysis.
  • Integrate geopolitical factors in decision-making processes.
  • Develop the ability to analyze different strategic frameworks of geopolitical actors.
  • 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.



Date:  will be indicated 


Schedule: Saturday morning 9:00- 12.00  /  Saturday afternoon: 2:00-5:00                                    


Language: English


Tuition fee: 700 CHF   Students: 400 CHF

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 will by provided

Application deadline:

Executive Seminar Application Form



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.


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