Gyula Csurgai, PhD

Gyula Csurgai obtained his doctorate from the University of Geneva and political science degrees from University of Concordia (Canada) and University of Toulouse (France). He earned a postgraduate degree in European studies from the European Institute at the University of Geneva. He worked as scientific collaborator at the Geneva International Peace Research Institute and has taught international relations, geopolitics, and geo-economics for undergraduate, master’s, and doctorate programs.

Dr. Csurgai has organized international symposiums, participated in international research projects, and provided expertise to international organizations. He has been part of SIT in Geneva since 1997 and became academic director in 2002. He was born in Hungary and holds Swiss citizenship.

Courses Taught

Graduate Courses
Foundations of Diplomacy and International Relations
Strategic Foresight and Scenario-Building
International Organizations and Multilateral Diplomacy
The Future of Europe
Practitioner Inquiry
Professional Development Seminar

Undergraduate Courses
International Relations and Multilateral Diplomacy
International Security, Peace, and Stability
Research Methods and Ethics
Independent Study Project

Select Publications

Csurgai, G. (2018). The increasing importance of geoeconomics in power rivalries in the twenty-first century. Geopolitics, 23(1), 38-46.

Csurgai, G. (1998). Geopolitics, Geoeconomics and Economic Intelligence. Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies= Institut canadien d’études stratégiques.

Csurgai, G. (2017). 26 Geoeconomic strategies and economic intelligence. Advances in Geoeconomics, 285.

Csurgai, G. (2009). Sovereign Wealth Funds: Strategies of Geo-Economic Power Projections. In Globalization and the Reform of the International Banking and Monetary System (pp. 209-227). Palgrave Macmillan, London.

Csurgai, G. (2005). La nation et ses territoires en Europe centrale: une approche géopolitique (Vol. 965). Peter Lang.


  • PhD, University of Geneva
Gyula Csurgai, PhD

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