7-11 April 2025

GIGS_Geoeconomics_Course Brochure


The principal objective of this study program is to introduce the main components of geoeconomic analysis and economic intelligence. The course adopts an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates economic, financial, geographic, demographic, historic, cultural and political factors, in order to examine the geoeconomic aspects of contemporary International Relations. The evolving strategic position of the nation state in the context of globalization and economic competition is analyzed. Economic intelligence strategies and different approaches to develop geoeconomic dispositions are discussed. A simulated geoeconomic warfare exercise based on a real case scenario and a strategic foresight exercise are integrated in the module.  Having completed this study program, participants are expected to demonstrate the ability to integrate the different parameters taken into consideration in geoeconomic analysis, to identify different strategic frameworks of states and private corporations to enhance their power positions in international economic relations and to integrate geoeconomic factors and foresight in decision-making processes.


Introduction to Geoeconomics

Strategic State and Geoeconomic Disposition

Economic Power Rivalries and  Economic Warfare: Historical Perspectives

Natural Resources and Geoeconomics

Economic Intelligence

Cognitive Warfare and Goeconomic Rivalries

Belt and Road Initiative in an Evolving Geoeconomic Context

Strategic Foresight and Geoeconomic Scenario Building 

Geofinance-Financial Warfare  /   The International Monetary System in Transition



Strategic Foresight and Geoeconomic Scenario Building Exercice

Geoeconomic Warfare Exercise: Analysis, and Strategic Choices



  • Develop the ability to apply geoeconomic analysis in different case study situations;
  • Develop the ability to apply economic intelligence strategies;
  • Integrate geoeconomic factors and strategic foresight in decision-making processes;
  • Construct geoeconomic scenarios;
  • 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.



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


Dates: Program starts on Monday 7 April and ends on Friday 11 April 2025

Schedule: Conferences take place between 9AM-12 PM & 2-5:00 PM in Geneva.


Tuition fee:  2000 CHF   / Students 1300 CHF

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

GIGS does not offer  financial aid to attend its seminars.


Bachelor degree obtained and English language proficiency.

A Certificate in Geoeconomics can be obtained upon completion of the course.

Application deadline: 24 January 2025

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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 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. He graduated from the University of Zurich in History and Philosophy, 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). 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, history, geopolitics, geoeconomics, and international security. Currently his research mainly focuses on the geopolitics and geoeconomics 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.



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