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Geopolitical Risk and Strategy Course for Executives

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Geopolitical Risk and Strategy for Executives course is organized, in partnership, by the National Defence Institute and Porto Business School.

Closing an existing gap, the course presents a current framework to better understand geopolitical issues that can be the cause of success or failure of companies and organizations in different markets, and explores strategies to face global and local complexity, namely negotiation and cooperation, based on game theory.

The essential objective of the programme is to provide participants with a more complete understanding of geopolitical phenomena, impacts as diverse as defence, the environment, energy, or cyberspace and security, and tools that enable them to support and make better decisions.

Course page at Porto Business School


In partnership with Porto Business School (PBS), the National Defense Institute (IDN) will organize, between May 26 and July 14, 2022, the course on "Geopolitical Risk and Strategy for Executives" (RGEE).

The program, which will take place in Porto, is an update of the "Strategic Games and Geopolitics for Executives", now including the theme of Risks - geopolitical and others, their identification and mitigation tools -, and maintaining the approach to Game Theory, Strategy, Geopolitics and Foresight.

Admission requirements and admission criteria can be consulted on the course page, and the period for submitting applications to attend the RGEE runs until May 23, 2022.

The attendance of the RGEE may take place, synchronously, in person or through an online platform.​

  • Know the global and regional framework of geopolitical trends and risks;

  • Develop new skills in the areas of Business Risk, sustainability (ESG) and Corporate Governance, given the increasing demands of regulators;

  • Identify geopolitical opportunities and risks in regional and global markets;

  • Incorporate risk analysis into strategic planning;

  • Understand and anticipate the impacts of trends and risks in different sectors of activity;

  • Acquire game theory fundamentals for use in the strategic management of companies and organizations;

  • Obtain skills for the practical application of game theory to negotiation situations in competitive or cooperative environments;

  • Improve the ability to make decisions in matters of international trade and investment;

  • Raise awareness of risk management as a transversal process involving people inside and outside the organization and to be consolidated before the crisis occurs;

  • Access to a network of personal and professional relationships through contact with participants from prominent companies and organizations in the sectors where they operate.​

The RGEE lasts for eight weeks, between May 26 and July 14, 2022, and takes place synchronously in person or through an online platform. The course takes place on Thursdays, between 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm, at the PBS premises, and on Fridays, between 8:30 am and 1:30 pm, at the IDN Port Delegation.

Sessions include conferences, seminars, debates, action learning groups, contact with experts, case studies, simulation and role-playing.

Curriculum Structure​​​​

The RGEE is intended for a diverse audience, including:

  • Staff from the Ministry of National Defence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Internal Affairs.;
  • Elements of the diplomatic career;
  • Officers of the Armed Forces and Security Forces and Services;
  • Executives and Superiors of companies and organizations;
  • Entrepreneurs;
  • University professors;
  • Journalists;
  • Students in postgraduate and doctoral programs wish to acquire skills in geopolitical analysis and game theory.

Anyone looking for knowledge and tools on Risk, Geopolitics, Foresight, ESG and Corporate Governance.​


​​​​Applicants to attend the Geopolitical Risk and Strategy for Executives course must present a curriculum appropriate to the frequency of the program.​​​

a) The application period runs until May 23, 2022.

b) The application can be made on the PBS page of the course through the link:

c) The auditors must pay a single fee of 1300.00 Euros to attend the course, and there are conditions that apply (early bird fee discount, up to 1 month before, and for former IDN students and PBS).​


​National Defense Institute / Planning Core
Calçada das Necessidades, nº 5 - 1399-017 Lisbon
Tel. 211544700 / 46 / 48

Course coordinator:
Domingos Jorge Fernandes Rodrigues
Phone: 919 542 036​


​Strategic Games and Geopolitics for Executives (March to May 2021)​​​


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