November 10 - 12, Curaçao

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. 


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.

Application should be made at the latest by 30 october 2016. 

Course fee

US$ 500 (corporate participants)

US$ 300 (non-corporate and local participants)


Students: US$ 250 (contact LACIGS for the limited availability of full sponsorship)*. 


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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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 University. 




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.



Detailed program information and sessions soon available.


Thursday, 10 November, 2016

Opening session and reception: 7 pm 

Keynote by Prof. Dr. Gyula Csurgai (GIGS)

The Relevance of Geopolitical Analysis to the Deciphering of the Complexity of 21st Century International System.


Keynote by Dr. Mark Kirton (UWI) St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

The Geopolitical Update of Latin America and the Caribbean from a Caribbean Perspective.                


Friday 11 November, 2016

Morning session:  9 am

Dr. Virginie Mamadouh (UVA), Amsterdam

Workshop: Introduction to Geopolitics and Geopolitical schools of thought


Afternoon session: 2 pm

Prof. Dr. Gyula Csurgai (CIGS), Geneva

Workshop: Enduring and Variable Factors of the Geopolitical Analysis Method.


Evening (public lecture) session: 7 pm

Dr. Atilio Boron (PLED), Buenos Aires

Geopolitical Update of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Critical perspective.



Saturday, 12 November, 2016

Morning session: 9 am

Ambassador Lic. Roberto Palacios, Caracas

The Geopolitics of Curaçao, a historical perspective. 

Prof. Dr. Gyula Csurgai (CIGS), Geneva

Geopolitics, Geoeconomics and Economic Intelligence.



Closing ceremony: 12.30


Afternoon/evening session: City Tour  

Dinner/Handing Participants Certificate



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Latin American and Caribbean Institute of Geopolitical Studies


Location: University of Curaçao 

111 Jan Noorduynweg, Willemstad, Curaçao





* Made possible through sponsering by corporations for foreign and local students.


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