Business and Geopolitics Program Details

The 2017 Business and Geopolitics Program will be offered in Intake 1 of the Summer School.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the summer program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the strategic landscape in which decisions are made;
  • Assess business risks and opportunities entailed by geopolitical dynamics;
  • Monitor changes in the international landscape, including the likelihood of low-probability and high-impact events (black swans);
  • Integrate geopolitical analysis in the firm’s broader international and risk-mitigation strategies;
  • Develop a long-term, consistent strategy and vision, beyond mere day-to-day tactics.

Academic Team

Academic Director

Jérémy Ghez, Affiliate professor of Economics and International Affairs at HEC Paris Center for Geopolitics

Past Speakers

Ardavan Amir-Aslani, Paris-based Lawyer and recognized expert in international relations.
Kim Chong Woo, Researcher, the Center for Public Opinion and Quantitative Research at the Asian Institute for Policy Studies.
Jean-Michel Gauthier, Affiliate Professor at HEC Paris, Deloitte’s Chief Economist Officer for Energy & Resources in Paris
Paul Hailey, Coordinator of country risk analysis for Responsibility Investments, a leading impact investing asset manager.
Olivier Klein, Affiliate Professor of Economics and Finance at HEC Paris, CEO of BRED Banque Populaire
Philippe Pelé Clamour, Affiliate Professor at HEC Paris, Academic Coordinator of the Executive MBA track in Russia
Chang-Hoon Shin, Researcher and the Director of International Law and Conflict Resolution Department at the Asian Institute for Policy Studies.
Tariq Sijilmassi, CEO of Crédit Agricole Maroc, the fourth largest bank of Morocco
Gregory Treverton, National Intelligence Council Chairman at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Justin Vaïsse, Director of Policy Planning at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Alex White, Regional Director for Europe at The EIU (The Economist Intelligence Unit).