GEOSTRATEGY & INTERNATIONAL    RELATIONS Niki PapadopoulouSession 1:Introduction
Agenda               AgendaINTRODUCTION TO GEOSTRATEGY &INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS•  Course overview•  Geopolitical issues of...
Contact Info           AgendaEMAIL:npapadopoulou@groupeinseec.comOffice: Tolozan
INTRODUCTION TO GEOSTRATEGY    & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS               Course overviewGeopolitical issues and challenges o...
Rules                  Agenda-    No talking or side conversations.-    No open computers-    Turn off your cell phones-  ...
Course Objectives               AgendaLearning objectives:•  Become familiar with current geopolitical thinking   and deve...
Course Structure              Agenda(1) Each class will begin with a brief pressreview of the MOST current topics ingeopol...
Course Overview    Agenda
Course Overview Cont’d        Agenda
GradesAgenda
GradesAgenda
Grades: Debate                    AgendaEach student will participate in a 15 minute debate about one ofthe class topics. ...
Grades: Debate                  Agenda            Research Techniques“Your own research”: your objective is to learn not t...
Grades: Position Paper                  AgendaThe simulation will be on the tensions with Iran and thepossible escalation ...
Grades: Position Paper                 AgendaOne page position paper outlining your point of view for thesimulation.The si...
Dates of Agenda by Group                      DebatesDebate        A         B         C         D         E         FPrac...
INTRODUCTION TO GEOSTRATEGY &     INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS               Course overviewGeopolitical issues and challenges ...
GEOSTRATEGY & INTERNATIONAL    RELATIONS Niki PapadopoulouSession 1:Introduction
A Key Geopolitical Issues of  new map of Europe?          our Time
Wars: For Worthy          A war for worthy causes?                   Causes?La Guerra del Fútbol, Qualifying round for the...
Wars: For WorthyA war for worthy causes?         Causes?
TheWars: of Violence is    Threat For Worthy  Not Always Necessary         Causes?Ping Pong Diplomacy, April 6-17, 1971
Wars: of the Cold WarThe legacy For Worthy         Causes? The Cuban Revolution, 1959
Wars: of the Cold WarThe legacy For Worthy         Causes?    Vietnam War 1955-1975
Wars: of the Cold WarThe legacy For Worthy         Causes?Augusto Pinochet, Ruler of Chile, 1973-89
Wars: of the Cold WarThe legacy For Worthy         Causes?Russian invasion of Afghanistan 1979-1986
Wars: of the Cold WarThe legacy For Worthy         Causes?       The Korean War and the 38th Parallel
Terrorism isFor Worthy                  Wars: not a (Middle)                 Eastern Practice                       Causes...
Wars: For WorthyCurrent Geopolitical Challenges          Causes?
Wars: For WorthyCurrent Geopolitical Challenges          Causes?
Wars: For WorthyCurrent Geopolitical Challenges          Causes?
Wars: For WorthyCurrent Geopolitical Challenges          Causes?
Wars: For WorthyCurrent Geopolitical Challenges          Causes?
Wars: For WorthyCurrent Geopolitical Challenges          Causes?
Wars: For WorthyCurrent Geopolitical Challenges          Causes?
Wars: For WorthyCurrent Geopolitical Challenges          Causes?
Wars: For WorthyCurrent Geopolitical Challenges          Causes?
Wars: For WorthyCurrent Geopolitical Challenges          Causes?
Wars: For WorthyCurrent Geopolitical Challenges          Causes?
Wars: For WorthyCurrent Geopolitical Challenges          Causes?
Wars: For WorthyCurrent Geopolitical Challenges          Causes?
Wars: For WorthyCurrent Geopolitical Challenges          Causes?
Wars: For WorthyCurrent Geopolitical Challenges          Causes?
Wars: For WorthyCurrent Geopolitical Challenges          Causes?
Wars: For WorthyCurrent Geopolitical Challenges          Causes?
Wars: For WorthyCurrent Geopolitical Challenges          Causes?
Wars: For WorthyCurrent Geopolitical Challenges         Causes?
Wars: For WorthyCurrent Geopolitical Challenges          Causes?
Wars: For WorthyCurrent Geopolitical Challenges          Causes?
Wars: For WorthyCurrent Geopolitical Challenges          Causes?
Wars: For WorthyCurrent Geopolitical Challenges          Causes?                     Xi Jinping
The Davos Forum’s List of       Agenda     Risks for 2012
The Davos Forum’s List of       Agenda     Risks for 2012
The Davos Forum’s List of       Agenda     Risks for 2012
The Davos Forum’s List of       Agenda     Risks for 2012
So whatAgenda                 is geopolitics?GEOPOLITICS has come to mean the struggle amongnations for limited resources ...
So whatAgenda                  is geopolitics?                                  SpaceGEO POLITICS                         ...
So whatAgenda                 is geopolitics?GEOPOLITICS has come to mean the struggle amongnations for limited resources ...
So whatAgenda                           is geopolitics?GÉOPOLITIQUE: La démarche géopolitique viseessentiellement à élucid...
So whatAgenda                           is geopolitics?2) Pensées de la contention et le refoulement: une autre formede ré...
So whatAgenda                           is geopolitics?4) Discours à la méthode et aide à la décision: La tache civiquedes...
Wars: illustration…The best For Worthy      Causes?        Tiken Jah Fakoly
Wars: For Worthy  Just like….    Causes?
Wars: For Worthy  But now…   Causes?
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  1. 1. GEOSTRATEGY & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Niki PapadopoulouSession 1:Introduction
  2. 2. Agenda AgendaINTRODUCTION TO GEOSTRATEGY &INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS•  Course overview•  Geopolitical issues of our times
  3. 3. Contact Info AgendaEMAIL:npapadopoulou@groupeinseec.comOffice: Tolozan
  4. 4. INTRODUCTION TO GEOSTRATEGY & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Course overviewGeopolitical issues and challenges of our times
  5. 5. Rules Agenda-  No talking or side conversations.-  No open computers-  Turn off your cell phones-  Listen, learn & participate
  6. 6. Course Objectives AgendaLearning objectives:•  Become familiar with current geopolitical thinking and develop a lexicon of key terminology of geopolitics and international affairs.•  Gain a basic understanding of the key geopolitical issues of our time and the challenges to international cooperation among key players (states, corporations, legal and illegal international organizations).•  Develop tools to analyze current events, trace their origins and understand their implications on current affairs.
  7. 7. Course Structure Agenda(1) Each class will begin with a brief pressreview of the MOST current topics ingeopolitics.(2) The professor will introduce a distinctgeopolitical topic during the first half of theclass,(3) followed by an in-class debate.
  8. 8. Course Overview Agenda
  9. 9. Course Overview Cont’d Agenda
  10. 10. GradesAgenda
  11. 11. GradesAgenda
  12. 12. Grades: Debate AgendaEach student will participate in a 15 minute debate about one ofthe class topics. In groups you will be expected to do your ownresearch and prepare a PPT presentation. Your presentationmust include two different medias (images, music, video). Youwill be evaluated on your ability to convince your audience(who will vote on your abilities) as well as your preparation andanalytical abilities.Each group would preapre the PRO (for) and CON(against)arguments.The topics will be chosen by a draw.
  13. 13. Grades: Debate Agenda Research Techniques“Your own research”: your objective is to learn not to usesomething someone else said.Do:-  Search in legitimate sources (International Herald Tribune,Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Le Monde, ElPais, CNN, MSNBC, France 24, NPR, RFI, etc)-  Cite your sourcesDon’t:-  Copy and paste from your sources-  Use Wikipedia as a source, it’s only a reference. The realinformation and analysis should come from legitimate sources.
  14. 14. Grades: Position Paper AgendaThe simulation will be on the tensions with Iran and thepossible escalation of the conflict.There will be 7 groups that will take on the following roles:1) IRAN 2) ISRAEL 3) UNITED STATES 4) UNITED NATIONS5) TURKEY 6) FRANCE 7) CHINAIn the groups established on the first day of class, you willprepare a position paper and be ready to act and reactaccording to your positions.Due Date:Nov. 21 for Univers B,C, D, ENov. 26 for Univers ANov. 28 for Univers F
  15. 15. Grades: Position Paper AgendaOne page position paper outlining your point of view for thesimulation.The simulation will put us in a “real life” geopolitical situationin which you will have to react to the news and challenges of theday according to your assigned position.In order to establish your position you will have to do your ownresearch based on current pres coverage of the subject matter.Some articles will be provided by the professor on the intranetsite.
  16. 16. Dates of Agenda by Group DebatesDebate A B C D E FPractice Oct. 31 Oct. 31 Nov. 12 Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Oct. 31Debate-USTerrorism Nov. 13 Nov. 13 Nov. 19 Nov. 12 Nov. 12 Nov. 12Drug threat Nov. 19 Nov. 20 Nov. 20 Nov. 19 Nov. 19 Nov. 28Simulation Nov. 26 Nov. 21 Nov. 21 Nov. 21 Nov. 21 Nov. 28Water Nov. 28 Nov. 27 Nov. 26 Nov. 26 Nov. 26 Dec. 3Europe vs. Dec. 3 Dec. 3 Dec. 3 Nov. 28 Nov. 27 Dec. 10AsiaGeopolitics Dec. 4 Dec. 10 Dec. 10 Dec. 10 Dec. 4 Dec. 11
  17. 17. INTRODUCTION TO GEOSTRATEGY & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Course overviewGeopolitical issues and challenges of our times
  18. 18. GEOSTRATEGY & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Niki PapadopoulouSession 1:Introduction
  19. 19. A Key Geopolitical Issues of new map of Europe? our Time
  20. 20. Wars: For Worthy A war for worthy causes? Causes?La Guerra del Fútbol, Qualifying round for the World Cup, 1970
  21. 21. Wars: For WorthyA war for worthy causes? Causes?
  22. 22. TheWars: of Violence is Threat For Worthy Not Always Necessary Causes?Ping Pong Diplomacy, April 6-17, 1971
  23. 23. Wars: of the Cold WarThe legacy For Worthy Causes? The Cuban Revolution, 1959
  24. 24. Wars: of the Cold WarThe legacy For Worthy Causes? Vietnam War 1955-1975
  25. 25. Wars: of the Cold WarThe legacy For Worthy Causes?Augusto Pinochet, Ruler of Chile, 1973-89
  26. 26. Wars: of the Cold WarThe legacy For Worthy Causes?Russian invasion of Afghanistan 1979-1986
  27. 27. Wars: of the Cold WarThe legacy For Worthy Causes? The Korean War and the 38th Parallel
  28. 28. Terrorism isFor Worthy Wars: not a (Middle) Eastern Practice Causes?Aldo Moro, Italian statesmanKidnapped and killed by the RedBrigades in 1978.
  29. 29. Wars: For WorthyCurrent Geopolitical Challenges Causes?
  30. 30. Wars: For WorthyCurrent Geopolitical Challenges Causes?
  31. 31. Wars: For WorthyCurrent Geopolitical Challenges Causes?
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  51. 51. Wars: For WorthyCurrent Geopolitical Challenges Causes? Xi Jinping
  52. 52. The Davos Forum’s List of Agenda Risks for 2012
  53. 53. The Davos Forum’s List of Agenda Risks for 2012
  54. 54. The Davos Forum’s List of Agenda Risks for 2012
  55. 55. The Davos Forum’s List of Agenda Risks for 2012
  56. 56. So whatAgenda is geopolitics?GEOPOLITICS has come to mean the struggle amongnations for limited resources and how they cooperate orcompete to maximize their power and resources.
  57. 57. So whatAgenda is geopolitics? SpaceGEO POLITICS Power - An approach to politics originating in late nineteenth century Germany that stressed the constraints imposed on foreign policy for location and environment, geopolitics contributed to the emphasis on continuity in modern political realism. Source: Oxford Concise Dictionary of Politics, 2009.
  58. 58. So whatAgenda is geopolitics?GEOPOLITICS has come to mean the struggle amongnations for limited resources and how they cooperate orcompete to maximize their power and resources.
  59. 59. So whatAgenda is geopolitics?GÉOPOLITIQUE: La démarche géopolitique viseessentiellement à élucider les interactions entre lesconfigurations spatiales et ce qui relève du politique. (1) Analyser la complexité de l’état du monde (suite à la guerrede Vietnam, les chocs pétroliers de 1973 et 1979, les guerresisraélo-arabes, les guerres afghanes, l’islamisme radical…).Source: Le dictionnaire historique et géopolitique du 20eme siècle, sous la direction de Serge Cordellier,Edition la Découverte, 2007).
  60. 60. So whatAgenda is geopolitics?2) Pensées de la contention et le refoulement: une autre formede récurrence de représentation géopolitiques à travers lesiècle a trait à une lecture d’un monde structuré en puissancessoit « maritimes » soit « continentales » à la suite de HalfordMackinder, Nicholas Spykman, George Kennan et de ZbignewBzrezinski. Dans ce schéma on trouve aussi la contention/endiguement (containment) qui justifie la guerre de Vietnam.3) Le simplisme des thèses civilisationnistes (l’Occident, lemonde musulman, hindouiste, confucéen)-vision de SamuelHuntington.Source: Le dictionnaire historique et géopolitique du 20eme siècle, sous la direction de Serge Cordellier,Edition la Découverte, 2007).
  61. 61. So whatAgenda is geopolitics?4) Discours à la méthode et aide à la décision: La tache civiquedes spécialistes de l’analyse géopolitique est alors d’enéclairer les termes aux yeux des opinions et de diffuser lesdonnées objectives des débats, préalables aux décisioncollectives (eg. L’Union Européenne, son élargissement, lagestion de la crise, sa place dans le monde).Source: Lz dictionnaire historique et géopolitique du 20eme siècle, sous la direction de Serge Cordellier,Edition la Découverte, 2007).
  62. 62. Wars: illustration…The best For Worthy Causes? Tiken Jah Fakoly
  63. 63. Wars: For Worthy Just like…. Causes?
  64. 64. Wars: For Worthy But now… Causes?
  65. 65. Next Time Agenda+ Remember the press review!!

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