Dr Ali Rastbeen, President of the Paris Academy of Geopolitics. Specialist on Iran and strategic and energetic questions concerning the Middle East. Director of publications for the Paris Academy of Geopolitics (PAG). Director of the magazine Géostratégiques (Geostrategics) for the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

The Paris Academy of Geopolitics (PAG) is registered at the Paris Education Office, as a Private Establishment of Superior Education, governed by law (Articles L.731-2, L.731-3 and L.731-4 of the Education Code), and in conformity with Article L.613-1 is authorised to confer the following educational diplomas:

Dear Friends,

As you no doubt know, Geopolitics is not a science, but a discipline that has as goal to study the interaction between the political and the territory, the rivalries and tensions that find their origin or their development on the territory. This discipline had been somewhat neglected in Western democracies till the aftermath of the Second World War, because of the use made of it by States desiring to legitimise their frenetic expansionism. But as from the 1960s, American and European – and even Soviet – intellectuals and politicians have restored Geopolitics to its natural place at the heart of Human Sciences. In France, a Geographer, Professor Yves Lacoste, that rendered to geopolitical analysis its letters patent of nobility. It is with the goal of restoring to its entire University and professional dimensions, this specific manner in which to contemplate the larger balances and imbalances of the contemporary world, that we have created the Paris Academy of Geopolitics – PAG. Indeed we can confidently ascertain that in France, as in most Latin countries, geopolitical study and reflection had till now been too neglected by University proceedings. The establishing of the Paris Academy of Geopolitics (PAG) is directly produced by the trajectory of successes we have had over the last ten years, thanks to the seminars and conferences organised by our International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) and instrumented by our magazine Geostrategics. Thus we are going to be able to counter the insufficiencies noted to this day in the training and projects of our elites. This is an ardent obligation. It is further a more than reasonable challenge. We shall take it up together.

Ali Rastbeen President of the PAG

Instruction and research

in fields concerning the larger geopolitical

balances and imbalances of the contemporary world

Superior College of Geopolitics of Paris – SCGP

This is the educational and training centre of the Paris Academy of Geopolitics. Besides the choice of specific educative services, the two diplomas prepared at the PAG are:

A – The 3rd Cycle Diploma in Geostrategic and Geopolitical Studies involving the following specialisations:

1 – Geopolitics, Geostrategics, International relations

2 – Geoeconomics and economic intelligence

3 – Geodemography, Population Dynamics, Urban and Sociological Mutation

4 – Geoenergy, World Energy Stakes and international energy institutions

5 – Geosecurity, international and defence security

6 – Geodiplomacy and humanitarian action

B – Diploma of Superior Academic Qualification in Geostrategy and Geopolitics (Ph.D)

International Institute of Strategic Studies – IISS

Since ten years ago, this establishment has the following set objectives:

– To organise seminars and conferences with a view to the Paris Academy of Geopolitics

– To assure management of the Editorial Committee of the Geostrategics magazine

– To weave contacts with established associations or structures pursuing similar or complementary objectives in the fields of geopolitics and/or geostrategics, whether in France or abroad

– To favour exchanges between the sectors of these disciplines, notably via internet sites More globally:

– To assure the edition and diffusion of scientific publications concerning geopolitics

– To enrich debate, between universities and professionals specialising in international relations

– To promote action useful to peace and to development within the framework of globalisation

The Paris Academy of Geopolitics – PAG- was created in 2009 directly in the spirit and itinerary of the successes over the last ten years by the International Institute of Strategic Studies – IISS – through organising seminars and conferences bearing on its publications. To say the least, its magazine Géostratégiques (Geostrategics), that published in the Spring of 2009 its 23rd number, has become a reference in the field of the analysis of the larger geopolitical balances and imbalances of the contemporary world.

As well as the perpetuation of the activities of the IISS, the Paris Academy of Geopolitics – PAG – has set as primary task for itself, the teaching of geopolitics at the highest level. And in order to do so, the PAG intends to associate its studies, missions and events, with concerned university establishments, specialists in international relations of all horizons, as well as French and foreign diplomatic personnel in function at Paris.

In order to bring well to bear its objectives, the Paris Academy of Geopolitics – PAG – disposes, structurally, along with its Administrative Council and its Council for Elaboration and Improvement, the following two entities:

  1. Superior College of Geopolitics of Paris – SCGP
  2. International Institute of Strategic Studies – IISS

The members of the Administrative Council of the Paris Academy of Geopolitics – PAG

Superior College of Geopolitics of Paris – SCGP

The two diplomas prepared at the heart of the Paris Academy of Geopolitics, are:
A – The 3rd Cycle Diploma in Geostrategic and Geopolitical Studies with the following specialisations:
1 – Geopolitics, geostrategics, international relations
2 – Geoeconomics and economic intelligence
3 – Geodemography, population dynamics, urban and sociological mutation
4 – Geoenergy, world energy stakes and international energy institutions
5 – Geosecurity, international security and defense
6 – Geodiplomacy and humanitarian action

B – The Superior Academic Diploma in Geopolitics and Geostrategics (Ph.D)
A The 3rd Cycle Diploma in Geostrategic and Geopolitical Studies

A-1 : courses and seminars
The objectives of the diploma in geopolitical and geostrategic studies are the following:

  • To permit mastery of fundamental elements in geopolitics and geostrategics, so as to be capable of: – assimilating the complexity of contemporary international relations – analysing and understanding the roles of the principal actors and the geopolitical and stratgeic stakes of international politics, in French as in English – transforming these intellectual acquisitions into professional competence susceptible of being used in sectors as varied as those of scientific research, study centres, international organisations, NGOs and transnational enterprises (banking, insurance, multimedia, …)
  • To promote the possibility of specialising in each of the world’s larger geographic contexts

Access to the diploma

  • This diploma is open to students having a Bachelor’s or Master’s in Social and Human Science – Level Bac + 3 / Bac +4.
  • This diploma is equally open to professionals: administrative, consular and diplomatic agents, consultants, journalists, experts… who wish to acquire a diploma in international and strategic relations, by validating the acquisitions of their experience.

Duration and content of the training
Normally the diploma is obtained in 1 year, requiring validation of 120 credits over 2 semesters. However, students who so desire may prepare the diploma in 2 years.
The first semester is composed of a common segment of 60 credits of courses that are required for all candidates. The second semester (35 credits) offers six specialisation options.
A research paper or practical course report corresponding to 25 credits is equally required from all candidates.
Courses proposed by the Paris Academy of Geopolitics – PAG –
First Semester  
The first semester courses compose a common segment (60 Credits)
They are also destined to furnish to the students, a global approach to the larger problems of the contemporary world. All these courses are obligatory, so as to be able to accumulate 60 credits.

  • Introduction to concepts and epistemology: geography, geopolitics, geoeconomics, geostrategics,… (5 credits)
  • Geopolitics of the larger contexts and cultural and religious eras (5 credits)
  • Theory of international relations (5 credits)
  • History of contemporary international relations (5 credits)
  • International economic relations (5 credits)
  • World demographic dynamics (5 credits)
  • Political geography and State institutions (5 credits)
  • International Relations Law (5 credits)
  • Evolution of strategic doctrines and strategic systems (5 credits)
  • Geopolitics of world energy (5 credits)
  • Cartography and general methodology (data research, oral expression, document study) (5 credits)
  • International relations English (5 credits) Second semester

Second semester
courses open the way to several specialisation options (35 credits)
Students must choose a specialisation option amongst those that are proposed to them. This choice is noted on the diploma. Options treat some aspect of the following disciplines: geopolitics, geostrategics, economics, political and social sciences. Each option corresponds to 35 credits. Here is the list:
1 – Geopolitics, geostrategics, international relations
2 – Geoeconomics and economic intelligence
3 – Geodemography, population dynamics, urban and sociological mutation
4 – Geoenergy, world energy stakes and international energy institutions
5 – Geosecurity, international security and defense
6 – Geodiplomacy and humanitarian action

Conclusion of studies
A research paper or practical course report (25 credits).
1.Course titles for the 2nd Semester of the 3rd Cycle Diploma in Geopolitical and Geostrategic Studies
Specialisation Options geopolitics,
geostrategics, international relations
35 credits (5 credits for each course)
Objective: Specialisation in geopolitics and geostrategics corresponds to an increasing demand by high officials, consultants, administrators and journalists who wish to deepen their acquaintance with geostrategics. The program insists on strategy, geopolitics, decision-taking and the foreign policy of great powers. Specialisation geared to improving exercise of management in the international framework.
1 – Situating international relations in the global context
2 – The Geopolitics of Europe
3 – The International Socio-Strategic Systems
4 – French Foreign Policy (in English)
5 – American Foreign Policy (in English)
6 – Political Violence and Religion (in English)
7 – Transversal Seminar: geostrategic analysis of regional parameters (in English and French)

Course titles may change in function of current events

  1. Course titles for the 2nd Semester of the 3rd Cycle Diploma in Geopolitical and Geostrategic Studies Specialisation Options

Geo-economics and economic intelligence 35 credits

(5 credits for each course)

Objectives: Acquire on-location knowledge and experience in the field of commerce and international business, and all kinds of competition and rivalry. Apprehend theory and practice of commercial and energy relations with emerging countries. Incite and dynamise partnerships in function with international geo-economic stakes, by stressing resource mobilisation and procedure application. This diploma is more particularly oriented towards the international economic and financial dynamics of emerging countries.
1 – Economic and financial realities of emerging powers
2 – Strategic watch and intelligence of risks
3 – Market Intelligence and international development
4 – Strategies of European Lobbying (in English)
5 – Strategy and Management of the internationalization process and negotiation (in English)
6 – Globalisation and economic/financial universalisation (in English)
7 – Transversal Seminar: geostrategic analysis of regional parameters (in English and French)
Course titles may change in function of current events

  1. Course titles for the 2nd Semester of the 3rd Cycle Diploma in Geopolitical and Geostrategic Studies Specialisation Options

Geodemography, population dynamics,
urban and sociological mutation
35 credits(5 credits for each course)
Objective: The instruction that leads to this diploma is based on principles and techniques of demographic analysis, notably population projection and data collection. A large place is equally accorded to demographic data processing and evaluation: using statistics software, database management, mapping, investigatory methods and statistical analysis. This training concerns also the sociology of urban mutation, migration, societal phenomena over time, the evolution of the family, of lodging, of employment, etc.
1 – Demography: statistical and dynamic approach to populations
2 – Urban geography and territorial management
3 – Gender Type and Demography
4 – Residential mobility and Migration (in English)
5 – Population development and Social change (in English)
6 – Gender and Demography: mapping transitions (institutions, policies,…) (in English)
7 – Transversal Seminar: geostrategic analysis of regional parameters (in English and French) Course titles may change in function of current events

  1. Course titles for the 2nd Semester of the 3rd Cycle Diploma in Geopolitical and Geostrategic Studies Specialisation Options Geo-energy,

world energy stakes and international energy institutions
35 credits (5 credits for each course)
Objective: This specialty furnishes the elements and procedures for analyzing the future of energy resources throughout the world: study of concerned institutions, analysis of markets and actor strategies in the domain of energy, financial analysis applied to the energy sector, state of the art of energy systems technologies, management of energy projects.
1 – The International Environment of New Energies
2 – Energy governance
3 – Civil nuclear application: contemporary strategic stakes
4 – International Energy: institutions and management (in English)
5 – Corporate Strategy and Marketing on Energy (in English)
6 – Business Administration within the Energy Industry (in English)
7 – Transversal Seminar: geostrategic analysis of regional parameters (in English and French) Course titles may change in function of current events

  1. Course titles for the 2nd Semester of the 3rd Cycle Diploma in Geopolitical and Geostrategic Studies Specialisation Options Geosecurity,

international security and defence institutions
35 credits (5 credits for each course)
Objective: Professional insertion in the world of defence and security, with emphasis on the juridical and practical approach into international security professions. An extensive involvement of international experts, associated with a pluridisciplinary approach emphasising risk study, analysis of stakes and threats in contemporary international security matters. Further specialisation in public security policy (illegal migrations, terrorism, destabilisation, struggle against danger proliferation (biological, material,…), cybercriminality, privatisation of security, narco-traffic, etc.).
1 – Weapons systems and world civil security
2 – Privatisation of security: modern mercenaries
3 – Criminality and international terrorism (in English)
4 – Polemical analysis (Study of conflict resolution and crisis management)
5 – Energy and Security (in English)
6 – International security and defence (in English)
7 – Transversal Seminar: geostrategic analysis of regional parameters (in English and French)

Course titles may change in function of current events

  1. Course titles for the 2nd Semester of the 3rd Cycle Diploma in Geopolitical and Geostrategic Studies Specialisation Options

Geodiplomacy and humanitarian action
35 credits (5 credits for each course)
Objective: This speciality, axed on diplomacy and humanitarian practice, aims to understanding better the contexts in which humanitarian interventions take place, thanks to pluridisciplinary enlightening permitting to develop one’s perspective and discernment, and eventually one’s analysis capacity in catastrophic situations. This diploma, especially prepares for careers in international institutions or NGOs and permits a deepening of negotiation, crisis management and conflict resolution techniques.
1 – Management of humanitarian capability (the law and humanitarian interference)
2 – International humanitarian law
3 – Demography and geostrategics of humanitarian conditions
4 – Humanitarian actions and international development (in English)
5 – Theory of International institutions and organizations (in English)
6 – Diplomacy: Studies of contemporary Diplomatic relations (in English)
7 – Transversal Seminar: geostrategic analysis of regional parameters (in English and French)
Course titles may change in function of current events

A 3rd Cycle Diploma in Geopolitical and Geostrategic Studies
A-2 : research paper or practical course report
Research paper or practical course report 25 credits
In order to obtain the 3rd Cycle Diploma in Geopolitical and Geostrategic Studies, students must present either a research paper or a practical course report. The grade obtained by the paper or report shall be evaluated on a 25-credit scale.
The research paper Presentation in 2 languages (French and English) of a minimum 100-page report is to be done at the end of the school year, upon acceptation by the PAG Research Director, of the subject. This paper must be conform to university standards and correspond, if at all possible, to the student’s professional preoccupations. The student, in turn, must bring to bear the most attentive and precise documentation of in-the-field realities, supported by in-depth interviews with experts and specialists particularly active in the matter in question. The paper’s bibliography and webography must be complete, up to date and organised. In this paper, the student shall fully expose the field activity and his/her position within it. Problems and difficulties must be itemized, detailed and classified, with the student’s involvement, research and resolution attempts and inspirations. In his/her conclusion, the student must elaborate the measure in which geostrategic and geopolitical theories and instruction correspond with the research, its actual and potential value, and its future. The grade obtained for the research paper shall be included in the average determining the issuing of the diploma.
The practical course report Students not required to produce a 100-page research paper, may present a practical course report, in English and French, of about 50 pages, and compiled at the conclusion of a 3 to 6 month course at the heart of an international organization, a business company, an association, an NGO or IGO, or an in-the-field research mission approved by his supervising professor. In this report, after a brief presentation of the institution, authority or company permitting the practical course, the student shall expose the activity and his/ her position and responsibilities within it. Problems and difficulties must be itemized, detailed and classified, with the student’s involvement, research and resolution attempts and inspirations. The student shall distinguish the subjects of particular interest. In his/her conclusion must be elaborated the measure in which geostrategic and geopolitical theories and instruction correspond with the practical course. He/she shall finally specify the present and future value of the practical course, notably with regard to his/her professional projects. The grade for this student report shall be included in the diploma’s general average.
B Superior Academic Diploma in Geopolitical and Geostrategic Studies (Ph.D)
The objectives of the Superior Academic Diploma in Geopolitical and Geostrategic Studies (Ph.D)
The Diploma of Superior Academic Studies in Geopolitics (Ph.D) is at the same time scientific and professional, and destined to qualified students who desire to pursue a career in applied research or as executives whether in the public or private sector, and who therefore need to combine the acquisition of research skills with those of practical management. The diploma develops the methodological and theoretical bases necessary for planning and undertaking an advanced research application. It further provides the conceptual bases and the practical framework in matters of international relations. The research and intervention projects must be seen as complementary activities geared to permitting an interaction between experimental rigour, empirical approach and the capacity for action.
Access to the diploma This academic diploma is open to students having the 3rd Cycle (Master 2) in Social and Human Sciences. It is equally destined to professionals who desire either academic elaboration of their acquired competence, or to progress in their career, thanks to this distinction at the highest level. This diploma is prepared at the heart of the Geopolitical and Geostrategic Research Department. It consists of a research paper of at least 400 pages, under the direction of a GES Research Director.
Specificities and undertaking of this research training The diploma is prepared in three years. Registration for this diploma is obligatory every year after acceptance by the Research Director in charge of the student.
The student-researcher registered at the Geopolitical and Geostrategic Research Department must conform himself/herself to the regulations, follow a trimester research seminar and implicate himself/herself in the PAG’s research and scientific events: teachings, conferences and seminars, having the goal of enhancing scientific awareness. He/she may also follow complementary courses, participate in completion seminars or opt for a few weeks’ practical course in a formal enterprise. The research paper may be prepared in English, but must be deposited in French and in English. The GES privileges these two languages for scientific and bibliographical research.
The choice of research field is concluded by an agreement signed between the candidate and his/her research professor. This is then considered for validation by the Paris Academy of Geopolitics – PAG. With regards scientific evaluation and professional perspectives, an annual interview is organized at the start of the University year by the President of the Paris Academy of Geopolitics – PAG, with a view to appraising the research orientation and setting the researcher’s future objectives. This interview takes place in the presence of the student, of his/her Research Director, and the PAG General Director. Once the research paper is finished, the Research Director advises the President of the Paris Academy of Geopolitics – PAG, to compose a paper defense jury and to set a defense date. The jury is composed of at least five personalities of which three professors competent for directing research, amongst whom two from outside the GES and who shall also be pre-reporters. The evaluations issued are: Honorable, Very Honorable, Very Honorable with jury congratulations or praises, Very Honorable with unanimous jury congratulations or praises. If the research is interrupted, and upon petition by the student-researcher, the Research Director and the President of the Paris Academy of Geopolitics – PAG, shall issue to him/her a “Research Attestation”. In agreement with the student-researcher, this shall specify the nature, context and duration of the completed efforts. Scolarity fees are not refunded.
Publication and appraisal of student-researcher research results
The quality and publicity of research under the auspices of the Academy of Geopolitics – PAG and in the context of the GES and of the IISS, are essentially measured across the latters’ publications, whether be involved papers, reports or articles drawn up by the student-researchers. In this situation, it is heartily recommended, after the validation of a research paper or report and within the regulations and spirit of the Academy, that studentresearcher works be published. The IISS Editions take integrally in charge, the publication of the entirety of scientific researcher works.

The Department of Geopolitical and Geostrategic Research

It is the structure itself that has as vocation the coordination of research at the GES, and in particular the pedagogic orientation of students preparing either a paper or report (3rd Cycle Diploma in Geopolitical and Geostrategic Studies), or a Ph.D Thesis. Research Directors of the “Geopolitical and Geostrategic Research” Department are all professors qualified to direct research by the French authorities.

Research Directors

Professor Jacques BARRAT

Geographer. University Professor (Panthéon-Assas Paris-II) and diplomat. Member of the Overseas Scientific Academy. Director of the collection Géopolitiques du XXIe siècle (Geopolitics of the XXIst Century, SEM Editions).

Professor Jean-Paul BLED

Historian. University Professor (Paris-IV Sorbonne). Former Director of the Strasbourg Germanic Studies Centre. Executive director of the Revue d’Aliques du XXIe siècle (Geopolitics of the XXIst Century, SEM Editions).

Professor Jean-Paul CHARNAY

Islamologue Research Director at the CNRS (French National Centre of Scientific Research). Founder and president at Sorbonne University Strategy Philosophy Centre. Director of the collection “Classiques de la stratégie”, L’Herne Editions.

Professor Charles ZORGBIBE

Professor at Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne University, of 3rd Cycle Studies in International relations and diplomacy. Former Dean of the Paris-Sud Law Faculty. Rector of the Aix-Marseille Academy. Ex-director of the Defence Studies Foundation

Professor Gérard-François DUMONT

Rector of the Academy, Chancellor of the Universities. Professor at Paris-IV Sorbonne University. President of the periodical Population et Avenir (Population & Future).

Professor Artan FUGA

Professor at Tirana University. Member of the Sciences Academy of the Albanian Republic. Guest Professor at Panthéon-Assas Paris-II University. Specialist on the Balkans.

Professor Hall GARDNER

Professor of International Relations, and Director of international studies at the American University of Paris.

Professor Steven EKOVICH

Political Science Professor at the American University of Paris.

Additional staff

Henri PARIS
Graduate of Saint-Cyr Military Academy. Distinguished at the highest level of Superior Military Competence. Recognized alternately in Operational Command Missions and as Staff Officer. Former ministerial adviser. Specialist in prospective research, notably at the General Studies Delegation.

Thierry COVILLE

Economist.Professor at Négocia. Associate Researcher at the C.N.R.S.’ Iranian & Indian Worlds Mixed Research Unit, then at the Economic observation Centre of the Parisian Chamber of Commerce and of Industry.

Marwa DAOUDY

Teacher and researcher at the Geneva Institute for Higher International Studies and of Development (I.H.E.I.D.). F.N.S.R.S. Researcher at the International Studies and Research Centre (C.E.R.I. – Political Science, Paris, C.N.R.S.).

Professor Bichara KHADER

Faculty of Political, Economic and Social Sciences (U.C.L.A.). Director at the Centre for Studies and for Research into the Contemporary Arab World (C.E.R.M.A.C.), DVLP- Belgium.

Jean-Paul GOUREVITCH

International Expert in human resources. Specialist in migrations and of Africa where for over twenty years he has been Development Aid Consultant.

Admiral Jean DUFOURCQ

Research Director at the Military Academy’s Centre for Studies and Research, and at the Research Centre of the N.A.T.O. Academy at Rome.

Master Derek EL ZEIN

Attorney at the Paris Bar. Lecturer and Professor at Paris-II and Paris V Universities. Specialist on the Arab World.

Professor Nader ENTESSAR

Professor and President of the Political Science and Penal Justice Department of South Alabama University (U.S.A.).

Pierre HILLARD

Professor of International Relations at the Paris Superior College of Exterior Commerce (E.S.C.E.).

Aymeric CHAUPRADE

Professor of geopolitics at Neuchâtel University, Switzerland. Director of the French Review of Geopolitics.

André PERTUZIO

International petroleum consultant. Forme legal adviser on energy at the World Bank.

Nicolas LAMBRET

Expert in Information and Communication Sciences. Specialist in French-speaking Sahelian Africa.

Christophe REVEILLARD

Research Professor in History and International Law at Paris-IV Sorbonne University. Seminar Director at the Military Academy’s Collège Interarmées de Défense (CID).

François RUBIO

Master of Conferences at Maine University. Educational Instructor at Paris-I Panthéon-Sorbonne University. Juridical Director of Médecins du Monde (Doctors of the World)

Professor Houshang HASSAN-YARI

Professor and director of the Political Science and Economics Department of the Canadian Royal Military Academy.

Fereydoun KHAVAND

Master of conferences on Economic and Juridical Sciences at Paris-V Descartes University. Professor at the Higher International Studies College. (EHEI).

Philippe TORRES

Professor of International Relations at the E.N.S.O.A. (French National School of Active Lieutenants – École Nationale des Sous-Officiers d’Active).

Yacine Hichem TEKFA

Researcher in political science (Contemporary European Matters), Paris-III New Sorbonne University

Gilles TROUDE

Specialist on Balkan Matters. Researcher in History of International Relations, Paris-III New Sorbonne University.

Oliver SCHULZ

Researcher in contemporary History at Düsseldorf’s Heinrich Heine University.

Pierre VERLUISE

Director of seminars on geopolitics, Military Academy’s Inter-Army Defence College (CID).

Charlotte XiaoTao WANG

Expert on Information and Communication Sciences. Specialist on the Far East.

Mohammed Fadhel TROUDI

Researcher in International Relations, Paris-XII University.

Professor Roger TEBIB

Sociologist. University Professor at Reims and Paris.

Practical orientation and registration at the Paris Academy of Geopolitics

A – 3rd Cycle Diploma in Geopolitical and Geostrategic Studies

Admission to the 3rd Cycle Diploma

File evaluation by, and interview with the admission jury for candidates, students or professionals fulfilling diploma access conditions. A French Language Test is taken after approval of the candidate’s file. Jury interview is reserved for candidates preselected after file evaluation. Candidates are informed by post of acceptance.

Preparation of non French-speaking students for this diploma

The French Language Test is obligatory during the selection process for candidates not having a French diploma. Intensive French Language Course: a three-month course is organised before the start of the school year for those who desire to refresh their French before starting the year. This course shall be assured by French Language teachers for foreigners. Fee: 1 500 € / 3 months (300 hours).

Validity of the diploma

On 19 June 1999, a year after the Sorbonne Declaration, the Ministers responsible for superior instruction of the 29 member-states signed the “Bologne Process”. This Process provides objectives and criteria common to all education and training of the same level in Europe, in order to obtain veritable coherence between all these diplomas. A European Credits Transfer System (E.C.T.S.) was elaborated. 3rd Cycle training respecting this process must include 60 ECTS (in fact: credits) obtained during one school year, and one ECTS corresponds to 25 hours of student work-load, courses and practical training included. The I.I.S.S. has decided to follow all this process’s recommendations, therefore each student shall have had to validate the 120 ECTS in order to receive the diploma.

Openings and channels

In France and throughout Europe, in enterprises and public services in direct relation with emerging countries. Abroad, in subsidiaries of international companies or directly within regular activities of emerging countries. The Diploma in Geostrategic and Geopolitical Studies shall be sufficiently profiled to integrate larger European and international companies. This diploma shall also permit the preparation for the Superior Academic Studies Diploma in Geostrategics and Geopolitics (PhD), with combined scientific 35 and professional research in Geostrategics and Geopolitics. It leads to the possibility of becoming a researcher and of engaging in scientific research and international action at the heart of scientific or university organisms around the world.

Scolarity fees

Scolarity fees (payable only by cheque or bank transfer) amounting to 9 500 € as well as 100 € non refundable administrative registration fees must accompany the application file. No candidate can be registered or claim a Registration Certificate at the P.A.G., if the totality of these fees is not already paid. In case of cancelling or rejection of the application file, only the scolarity fees are refunded. These fees include:

– subscription to Geostrategics magazine

– one edition of I.I.S.S. publications

– subscription to the French National Library.

Social Security

Every student aged between 20 and 28 years is submitted to the National Social Security compulsory payment policy, except certain special cases. There are 2 Social Security Student Policy Management centres, these are: M.G.E.L. and L.M.D.E.. Any student claiming policy coverage must freely choose between one of these two centres; the centre chosen manages all Social Security benefits and refunds.

 

APPLICATION FILE FOR THE 3RD CYCLE DIPLOMA IN GEOPOLITICAL AND GEOSTRATEGIC STUDIES

I wish to register for:

A – 3rd Cycle in Geostrategic and Geopolitical Studies

Indicate the specialisation option:

1 – Geopolitics, geostrategics, international relations

2 – Geo-economics and economic intelligence

3 – Geodemography, population dynamics, urban and sociological mutation

4 – Geo-energy, world energy stakes and institutions

5 – Geosecurity, international security and defence

6 – Geodiplomacy and humanitarian action

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Education and training

– Higher studies: post-High School Diploma or equivalent. You are required to append

all academic documents concerning the past four years, regardless of the obtained

results. You must specify all establishments in which you registered, the year and the

diploma(s) involved.

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– Official and private research projects (exam results, course papers, personal writings, scientific and journalistic articles: indicate your exact contribution, the dates, the locations.

Other Documents to be furnished

(These are destined to be examined by the Admissions Commission)

You must provide:

1 – detailed biodata sheet (Curriculum vitae) including education, training and professional experience

2 – photocopy of all French diplomas. For other diplomas, the copy certified after legalised translation into French by a French diplomatic or consular agent in the country of origin

3 – succinct program in French of each year of study since the baccalauréat or equivalent diploma

4 – Transcript of grades obtained at all exams (translation into French by a French diplomatic or consular agent in the country of origin, if need be). If you do not dispose of these documents before the application file deadline, you may draw up an Attestation Upon Honour exposing the grades obtained. Official attestations MUST be submitted for administrative registration, if your application is accepted.

5 – Training course attestations in French

6 – 2 identity photos of which one must be glued to the file front

7 – For non-French-speaking foreign students: An evaluation attestation by an accepted organism, attesting to your knowledge level in French. The websites of French Embassies indicate locations and dates of language test centres.

Those exempted from producing such an attestation :

– foreign candidates having a DELF B2 or DALF

– foreign candidates coming from countries in which French is exclusively the official language: Benin, Burkina Faso, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea Conakry, Mali, Niger, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal and Togo.

– foreign candidates having undergone their secondary education in a French lycée or in the Bilingual French Section of a foreign establishment

8 – Motivations : describe on a sheet of paper your motivations for registering for this diploma, notably involving a professional insertion or research project following this instruction.

9 – Registration and scolarity fees:

Scolarity fees and the non refundable 100 € administrative registration fee for each diploma, must accompany the application file, by cheque or bank transfer. No candidate can be registered at the P.A.G. or claim a registration certificate, if the totality of these fees is not prepaid. In case of cancelling or rejection of the application file, only the scolarity fees are refunded.

Application File to be returned to:

Paris Academy of Geopolitics – PAG

88, rue des Entrepreneurs – 75015 Paris