International School of Geopolitics
The Second Edition of the Spykman Center's Summer School will be held in June, 2024. Scroll below for (tentative) schedule and details.
Spykman Summer School 2024
How To Write a Geopolitical Analysis in Times of International Turmoil
The Spykman Center is pleased to introduce its second edition of the Annual Summer School. Please find below tentative schedule and details. For more queries, please contact us: admin@spykmancenter.org
Programme Details
Please note that these details are tentative and subject to change.For more queries, please contact us: admin@spykmancenter.org
Tentative Schedule
Monday June 24th - Thursday June 27th
All timings are in CET
Monday,
June 24th
10am-12:00pm
Lecture: Brief Introduction to Geopolitics as a Tool for Analysis
Prof. Manlio Graziano
Professor of Geopolitics and Geopolitics of Religions at SciencesPo Paris and la Sorbonne.
A 2 hour lecture on the essentials of using geopolitics as a methodology to analyse world events. One hour will be dedicated to the lecture, one hour reserved for discussion and Q/A session.
Monday,
June 24th
2:00-2:30pm
Welcome Speech
Dimitri Neos,
Executive Director of the Center for International Relations (Washington DC) and the Editor in Chief of International Affairs Forum.
A welcome speech to the second edition of the Annual Summer School of the Spykman Center.
Monday,
June 24th
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Lecture: How to write Geopolitical Analysis
Benjamin Sutherland,
Writer at The Economist and Lecturer in Geopolitics at various universities including HEC, Paris.
A 2 hour lecture on the essentials of how to write a geopolitical analysis. One hour will be dedicated to the lecture, one hour reserved for discussion and Q/A session.
End of Day 1
Tuesday,
June 25th
10am-12:00pm
Lecture: Religions and Global Disorder
Prof. Petr Kratochvíl
Senior Researcher at the Centre for European Politics, part of the Institute of International Relations in Prague.
One hour will be dedicated to the lecture, one hour reserved for discussion and Q/A session.
Tuesday,
June 25th
2:00 - 3:00pm
Seminar: The European Green Deal: EU’s Great Power Strategy?
Sanne de Jong
MA Student in Environment Policy, SciencesPo Paris
Analyst, Spykman Center
One hour student-led workshop where the analyst will give a 30 minute presentation of her paper and the methodology used, followed by 30 minutes of discussion.
Tuesday,
June 25th
3:30-4:30 pm
Seminar: Iran and its Proxies in the Middle Eastern Crisis.
Giordani Dimitrov
MA Student in International Governance and Diplomacy, SciencesPo Paris
Analyst, Spykman Center
One hour student-led workshop where the analyst will give a 30 minute presentation of her paper and the methodology used, followed by 30 minutes of discussion.
End of Day 2
Wednesday,
June 26th
10am-12:00pm
Lecture: How the Media Presents Crises and Wars
Prof. Stefano Feltri
Journalist, Economist, and Lecturer in Business and Journalism Models, University of Bologna and Communication Advisor of the Institute for European Policymaking at Bocconi University.
A 2 hour lecture on the role of media in presenting international crises and wars. One hour will be dedicated to the lecture, one hour reserved for discussion and Q/A session.
Wednesday,
June 26th
2:00-4:00pm
Seminar: A Working Group Experience: India between Ambitions and Possibilities
Romios Stavros, Alexander Vogt, Riya Shah, Mariam Qureshi
Analysts, Spykman Center
Two hour student-led workshop where the analysts will dedicate one hour to discussing their paper and the methodology used, followed by an hour of discussion.
End of Day 3
Thursday,
June 27th
10am-12:00pm
Lecture: A Geopolitical Approach to the War in Ukraine
Prof. Manlio Graziano
Professor of Geopolitics and Geopolitics of Religions at SciencesPo Paris and la Sorbonne.
A 2 hour lecture on using the methodological tools studied earlier to analyse the on-going war in Ukraine. One hour will be dedicated to the lecture, one hour reserved for discussion and Q/A session.
Thursday,
June 27th
2:00-3:00pm
Seminar: Central Asia, the Next Bone of Contention between Russia and China
Francesco Stuffer
MA in International Governance and Diplomacy, SciencesPo Paris.
Analyst, Spykman Center
One hour student-led workshop where the analyst will give a 30 minute presentation of her paper and the methodology used, followed by 30 minutes of discussion.
Thursday,
June 27th
3:30-4:30pm
Seminar: The Editor’s Toolbox: Strategies for Enhancing Geopolitical Analysis
Rocco Salvadori
MA Student in International Governance and Diplomacy, SciencesPo Paris
Editorials Manager (Articles), Spykman Center
One hour student-led workshop where the Editorials Manager for the Spykman Articles will explain what to keep in mind when editing articles. He will also provide a series of tips and strategies to employ to make the analysis more robust.
Thursday,
June 27th
4:00pm
Closing Speech
Filippo Pallaroni
MA Student in International Governance and Diplomacy,
SciencesPo Paris - Peking University
Operations Manager, Spykman Center
Our Operations Manager will give a short closing speech at the closing ceremony of the second edition of the Spykman Center's Annual Summer School.
End of Day 4
Registration
Please submit the form below to register for the Summer School 2024. Please allow up to 10 days to hear back from us. For queries on your application please email: admin@spykmancenter.org.
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Endorsements
We are pleased to announce endorsements for our Annual Summer School by a range of academics and practitioners in the field of Geopolitics and International Relations from some of the leading universities of Europe and beyond.
Archived
How to Build a Geopolitical Analysis in Times of International Upheaval
The Spykman Center's first annual summer school held online from 19th-23rd of June 2023 was attended by 14 Students. It comprised of a mix of lectures and discussions by leading experts: Manlio Graziano, Benjamin Sutherland, Mircea Flore and Igor Lys. The workshops were conducted by Spykman Analysts who presented their work as an example of how rigorous geopolitical analysis is conducted, which was followed by a written assessment produced by the participants.


33% of the participants rated the experience as "excellent", 67% as "greatly satisfying" and overall 82% of the students appreciated the interactivity throughout the Summer School. 60% of the Students expressed desire to join the Center as permanent members.