Executive Certificate  GEOECONOMICS

This Certificate course consists of three weekend seminars on the following themes:

Introduction to Geoeconomics;                                                                                                                                                     

Geoeconomics and Economic Intelligence;                                                                                                                      

Geoeconomics and Finance;                                                                                                                                                             

China’s Belt and Road Initiative in an Evolving Geoeconomic Context.


Dates of the first seminar:  Friday 20 September and Saturday 21 September

Dates of the second seminar: Friday 25 October and Saturday 26 October

Dates of the third seminar:  Friday 29 November and Saturday 30 November



The principal objective of this study programme 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 globalisation and economic competition is analysed. Economic intelligence strategies and different approaches to develop geoeconomic dispositions are discussed. Having completed this study program, participants are expected to demonstrate the ability to identify the different parameters taken into consideration in geoeconomic analysis, to analyse different strategic frameworks of states and private corporations to enhance their power positions in international economic relations and to integrate geoeconomic factors in the decision making processes.


Develop the ability to apply geoeconomic analysis in different case study situations;

Integrate geoeconomic factors in decision making processes;

Develop the ability to apply economic intelligence strategies;

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.


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



Bachelor degree obtained and English language proficiency.

If you cannot attend the whole program you can select different seminars. For more information please contact the Institute

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

Application deadline: 23 July 2019

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Tuition fee : 1250 CHF  Students 750 CHF

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

GIGS does not offer  financial aid to attend its seminars.

Executive Seminar 1                                                                                                                                                                  

Introduction to Geoeconomics                                                                                                                                                        

Dates: Friday 20 September and Saturday 21 September


Executive Seminar 2

Geoeconomics and Economic Intelligence                                                                                                                               

Dates: Friday 25 October and Saturday 26 October


Executive Seminar 3                                                                                                                                                                     

Geoeconomics and Finance;                                                                                                                                                             

China’s Belt and Road Initiative in an Evolving Geoeconomic Context                                                                    

Dates: Friday 29 November and Saturday 30 November



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. He is founding Member and Director of the Geneva Institute of Geopolitical Studies. Dr. Csurgai has been teaching Geopolitics, Geoeconomics and Economic Intelligence for over 20 years 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 geopolitics, geoeconomics and economic intelligence. His recent publications are: Geoeoconomic Strategies and Economic Intelligence in Advances in Geoeconomics, Ed. J.M. Munoz, Routledge, 2017 and Geopolitical Analysis Multidimensional Approach to Analyze Power Rivalries in International Relations, in press.

Mr. Laris GAISER, graduated in Public Comparative Law at University of Verona, and obtained his Master at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies of Milano. He holds a Doctorate on Economic Intelligence from the University Guglielmo Marconi of Rome. Dr. Laris Gaiser is a Senior Fellow at The Center for the Study of Global Issues at University of Georgia (USA), visiting lecturer at Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and member of the Italian Team for Security, Terrorist Issues and Managing Emergencies at Catholic University of Milano. He teaches Economic Intelligence, International Relations and various other courses related to security and economic strategies. Dr. Laris Gaiser was former Vice President of the Euro Mediterranean University – EMUNI and worked as strategic advisor of the Slovenian Minister of Foreign Affairs. He is author of several publications including the book Economic Intelligence and World Governance – Reinventing States for a New World Order (Il Cerchio, San Marino, 2016).

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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