Executive Seminars on Geopolitics

Weekend Executive Seminars on Geopolitics

  1.  The Essentials of Geopolitical Analysis    18-19 January
  2. Strategic Foresight and Geopolitical Scenario Building   15-16 March
  3. Strategies of Disinformation and Deception in International Politics from a Geopolitical Perspective 29-30 March

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

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THE TARGET GROUP OF PARTICIPANTS

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

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

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 1

The Essentials of Geopolitical Analysis

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

Friday 18 January and Saturday 19 January 2018

Application deadline: 18 December 2018

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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.

Friday 15 March and Saturday 16 March

Application deadline: 14 February 2018

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Executive Seminar 3

Strategies of Disinformation and Deception in International Politics from a Geopolitical Perspective

The principal objective of this Executive Seminar is to provide an overview on psychological and information warfare. The main characteristics of disinformation and deception and their applications in different political situations will be discussed from a geopolitical perspective.

Friday 29 March and Saturday 30 March

Application deadline: 28 February 2018

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor degree obtained, minimum of two years of work experience 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

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.

LECTURERS

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. Dr. Csurgai is founding Member and Director of the Geneva Institute of Geopolitical Studies (GIGS). Dr. Csurgai has been teaching Geopolitics, Geoeconomics and Economic Intelligence for over 20 years at different universities in Switzerland and at GIGS. He organized eight international geopolitical symposiums and directed the publications of their proceedings. He has participated in several international research projects and has provided expertise to a number of international organizations, governments and private corporations. Mr. Csurgai has been guest lecturer at numerous conferences and symposiums in Italy, Portugal, Germany, Hungary, France, Canada, United States, Brazil and Curacao. He collaborates as well with several think tanks in the fields of strategy, security, geopolitics and geoeconomics. He published several books and articles in geopolitics, geoeconomics and economic intelligence.

Mr. Goran JOVANOVIC, holds a Doctorate and Master Degrees in International Relations from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, a Postgraduate Diploma in American Studies from Smith College, Mass, USA, and Bachelor in Sociology from the University of Belgrade, Serbia. Dr. Jovanovic was Head of the International Relations Department at International University in Geneva and Director of the Center for Audiovisual Media and Contemporary History at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. Currently, Dr. Jovanovic is Professor of International Relations at the International University in Geneva. He teaches courses on globalization, geopolitics, foreign policy and statecraft, political communication and strategic foresight. Dr. Jovanovic has taught as well on these subjects at various universities in Central Asia and the Middle-East. His main research areas are geopolitics, strategic foresight, political communication and information strategies. He is author of series of publications in the above-mentioned fields.

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