Geopolitical Assessment and Foresight


Introduction to Geopolitical Assessment and Foresight


Resource Wars, Identity Conflicts, Disinformation, Geostrategic Rivalries, Global Power Shift and increasing number of non-state actors, among others make it difficult to decipher the complexity of contemporary international relations. To make informed decisions it is necessary to anticipate the possible evolution of major trends, conflicts and the power rivalries that impact increasingly states and businesses. Geopolitical Assessment and Foresight are important tools to analyze current situations and anticipate their possible developments by taking into account the strategic, historical, geographical, demographic, economic and cultural spheres.


The principal objective of this Executive Seminar is to introduce the main elements of geopolitical assessment and strategic foresight and to integrate a case study analysis on geopolitical scenario building.


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


Develop the ability to apply the tools of geopolitical assessment;

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.


Introduction to Geopolitics

Essential Elements of Geopolitical Assessment

Introduction to Strategic Foresight

The Main Constituents of Strategic Foresight

How to build Geopolitical Scenarios

Case Study Analysis


Language: English

Certificate: Certificate of participation will be awarded by GIGS.

Application deadline:

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Tuition fee: 800 CHF for professionals & 500 CHF for graduate students.

This fee does not cover travel, accommodation, meals and health insurance. GIGS does not offer any financial aid to attend the seminar.

Admission Requirements: A bachelor degree obtained, minimum of two years of work experience and English language proficiency.


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. Hi 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. 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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