GEOPOLITICS, INTERNATIONAL WINTERCOURSE 2017

November 6 - 10, Curaçao

Acknowledgments of the board

 

For better understanding of the factors impacting international relations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

 

Taught by leading experts, this year’s Wintercourse is an introductory seminar with lectures and intensive workshops in geopolitical schools of thought, methods of analysis, geoeconomics and economic intelligence, combined with a current geopolitical analysis of the subcontinent and region. 

 

Objective

To introduce the main concepts of geopolitics, geo-economics and economic intelligence from a multidisciplinary perspective, and to lay the basics for the geopolitical method of analysis. In addition we aim to bring theory and practice together in an in-depth, state of the art geopolitical update of Latin America and the Caribbean region.

  

Target group

Workers of international organizations and international operating companies, Government employees, diplomats and University students.

 

Other interested persons

Workers in the economic sectors, and other people interested in international relations and geopolitics of Latin America and the Caribbean region.

 

Teaching language: English & Spanish (translation on request)

 

Online Application

Registration should be made exclusively online starting 30 May 2017.

Application should be made at the latest by 27 october 2017. 

 

Course fees*:

 

Corporate participants: US$ 800 

Non-corporate and local participants: US$ 400 

Students**: US$ 250 

 
* It is possible to sign up for only half of the program or only particular presentations as well. The evening sessions are open for public and can be attended for NAFL. 25.- per session. Applying for the public evening sessions or particular day-sessions can be completed by sending an e-mail with your name and the session(s) you are interested in, to info@lacigs.org

 

**Contact LACIGS for the limited availability of full sponsorship (Made possible through sponsering by corporations for foreign and local students). Accommodation on the campus of the University of Curacao can be arranged by LACIGS!

 

Fee has to be paid after registration confirmation.

Registration should be completed as soon as possible due to the limited number of places available.

 

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Accommodation

Hotel arrangements available at two first class hotels in Willemstad.

Special rates available for all participants.

 

Ground transportation

Shuttle bus transportation between the hotel and the Universities (University of Curacao and Inter-Continental University of the Caribbean). 

 

Programme

 

MONDAY, 6 November, 2017

 

Opening session: 09.00 - 09.15

Ambassador (Ret.) Lic. Roberto Palacios

 

MORNING SESSION: 09.15 - 12.15

Professor Dr. David Criekemans

Introduction to Geopolitics and Geopolitical  Schools of Thought 
Abstract
 
12.15 - 14.00 - BREAK
 

AFTERNOON SESSION: 14.00 - 17.00

Professor Dr. Gyula Csurgai

Enduring and Variable Factors of Geopolitical Analysis

Abstract


EVENING SESSION PUBLIC: 19.00 - 21.30

Official opening of the 2017 International Winter Course         

19.00 - 20.15 Official Opening by the Prime Minister of Curacao - Eugene Rhuggenaath, the Director a.i. of the Department of Foreign Affairs - Dr. Stella van Rijn, and the President of LACIGS - Ambassador (Ret.) Roberto Palacios

 

Professor Dr. Jessica Byron-Reid 

20.15 - 21.00 Keynote 1:What a difference a year makes: A Geopolitical Analysis of the Caribbean Region in 2017

Abstract

21.00 - 21.30 Q&A, General discussion

  

TUESDAY 7 November, 2017


MORNING SESSION: 09.00 - 12.00

Professor Dr. Gyula Csurgai 

Workshop: Interactive Geopolitical Exercise: Analysis, Foresight and Strategic Choices

Abstract 

 

BREAK

 

AFTERNOON SESSION: 14.00 - 17.00

Professor Dr. Goran Jovanovic

Strategic Foresight and Methodology of Forecasting

Abstract

 

EVENING SESSION (PUBLIC): 19.00 - 21.30

Professor Dr. Jaime Preciado Coronado

19.00 - 20:15 Keynote 2: 21st Century Geopolitics Impacting Latin America and the Caribbean (Update Latin America)

Abstract

 

Roundtable on the World State of Affairs

Speakers Comment on Geopolitical Situation on a Global Scale, with all speakers of the Winter Course.

More information about this roundtable.

 

WEDNESDAY, 8 November, 2017


MORNING SESSION: 09.00 - 12.00

Professor Dr. Goran Jovanovic

Workshop: Geopolitical Scenario Building

Abstract

 

BREAK

 

AFTERNOON SESSION: 14.00 - 17.00

Professor Dr. David Criekemans

Planet Earth and the Geopolitics of Energy

Abstract

  

EVENING SESSION (PUBLIC): 19.00 - 21.30

 

19.00 - 19.40 Professor Dr. Alejandro Caceres:

Geopolitics of Energy, Latin America and the Caribbean and the role of Curacao.

Abstract

 

19.45 - 21.30 Roundtable Disuccsion on EnergyWith Professor Dr. Caceres, Professor Dr. Criekemans and Ir. Jaime de Sola.

More information about this roundtable. 

  

THURSDAY, 9 November, 2017


MORNING SESSION: 09.00 - 12.00

Professor Dr. Gyula Csurgai

Geopolitics, Geoeconomics and Economic Intelligence

Abstract

 

BREAK

AFTERNOON SESSION: Free program

15.00 - .... Island Tour

 

EVENING SESSION: 19.00 - 21.00

Roundtable discussion on the Venezuela Crisis: with Dr. Boron and Dr. Campos. (This roundtable will be in Spanish)

More information about this roundtable.

 

FRIDAY, 10 November, 2017


MORNING SESSION: 09.00 - 12.00

Jose Miguel Trabanco 

Strategic Intelligence as Tool to Address the National Security Implications of the Intersection between Geo-Politics and Finance

Abstract

 

Certificate Ceremony

(In order to receive a certificate, at least half of the program should be attended)

 

CLOSING SESSION 

 

 

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LACIGS 

Latin American and Caribbean Institute of Geopolitical Studies

info@lacigs.org

 

Location: University of Curaçao 

111 Jan Noorduynweg, Willemstad, Curaçao

 

Program director: h.senior@lacigs.org

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