Geopolitical Analysis

This Certificate course consists of three weekend seminars  in 2019.

Dates of the first seminar: Friday 18 January and Saturday  19 January 2018

Dates of the second seminar: Friday 15 March and  Saturday 16 March

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

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

OBJECTIVE

The objective of this study programme is to introduce the main components of the geopolitical analysis method. The course adopts an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates strategic, geographic, historic, cultural and economic dimensions in order to decipher the complexity of contemporary international relations. The central themes include the concepts and method of geopolitical analysis, identity factors and geopolitical representations, as well as the application of strategic analysis, foresight and geopolitical scenario building. Case illustrations are presented on various geopolitical configurations that significantly impact the current world system. Having completed this study programme, participants are expected to demonstrate the ability to apply the geopolitical analysis method in different case study situations and to integrate geopolitical factors in decision making processes.

 

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Develop the ability to apply the geopolitical analysis method in different case study situations;
  • Assess the risks and opportunities entailed by geopolitical dynamics;
  • Integrate geopolitical factors in decision making processes.
  • Develop the ability to build geopolitical scenarios;
  • Integrate strategic foresight in decision making processes;
  • 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.

TARGET GROUP OF PARTICIPANTS

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

FEES

Tuition fee: 1250 CHF   Students: 750 CHF

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

GIGS does not offer financial aid to attend its courses.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor degree obtained, minimum of two years of work experience and English language proficiency. If you cannot attend the whole program you can select different lectures. For more information please contact the Institute

Application deadline: 18 December 2018

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

 

Executive Seminar 1  

The Essentials of Geopolitical Analysis

Dates: Friday 18 January and Saturday  19 January 2018

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

 

Executive Seminar 2

Strategic Foresight and Geopolitical Scenario Building

Dates: Friday 15 March and  Saturday 16 March

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.

 

Executive Seminar 3

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

Dates: Friday 29 March and Saturday 30 March

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.

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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