The principal objective of this study programme is to introduce the basic concepts of geopolitics. The course adopts a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates strategic, geographic, historic, cultural and economic dimensions in order to facilitate a more profound understanding of contemporary international relations. Conferences will be held by leading international experts.
Target group of participants: Persons working for International Organisations and government agencies, diplomats, university students, people working in various economic sectors, and other interested individuals.
Dates: Program starts on Monday 13 July and ends on Friday 17 July 2015.
Schedule: Conferences take place between 9-12 AM and 2:00 -5:00 PM.
Location: Domaine de Penthes, 18, Chemin de l’Impératrice, Geneva, Switzerland.
Certificate of participation will be awarded by GIGS upon completion of the course. Modules can be arranged if someone cannot attend the whole program.
Application deadline: 2nd June 2015
Participation fee: 1’200 CHF for professionals and 700 CHF for students. (The registration fee does not cover travel, accommodation, meals and health insurance fees. GIGS does not offer financial aid to attend the summer course)
PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Develop the ability to apply the geopolitical analysis method in different case study situations;
- Integrate geopolitical factors in decision making processes;
- Participate actively in an interactive and non-conformist course;
- Develop your professional networks and exchange views with course participants coming from different national, cultural and professional backgrounds.