Info about the events organised by forTANK

ForTANK Winter Workshop in Geopolitics and Geoeconomics:

Challenging Tomorrow

December 16 - 17 2016, Athens, Greece

This Winter Workshop is offered absolutely free of charge to 15 delegates carefully selected based on CV, Cover letter and a short interview. A certificate of  completion of the school will be granted upon sufficient attendance and successful completion of the respective assessment.  Send you CV (max 2 A4 pages) , your cover letter stating your interest (max 1 A4 page) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 7 Dec 2016.

Academic Dean: Professor D.D. Thomakos,
Program Chair: Professor K. I. Nikolopoulos,
Executive Director: Mr Dimitrios Stergiou

Organised by

forTANK, the Forecasting think tank (


Hellenic Institute for Strategic Studies – 11 Nikis , GR-10557 Athens, Greece;  Tel: 0030 210 66 55 116
Registration: No Fee.


Short-listing based on CV (max 2 A4 pages) and Cover Letter (max 1 A4 page) send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Admission of finally 15 delegates based on Interview (taking place in early December 2016) - Professional experience necessary


Certificate from forTANK for Completion of Summer School on the condition that  80% of attendance is achieved and successfully completing the formal Assessment: Geoeconomic Report 2000 words on applying the taught techniques in the workplace due 2 weeks after the event.

Management Committee:

Academic Dean:  Professor Dimitrios D. Thomakos, forTANK and University of Peloponnese, Greece
Program Director: Professor Kostas Nikolopoulos, forTANK and Bangor University, UK 
Executive Director: Mr Dimitrios Stergiou
Executive Assistants: Miss Maria Giannarou, Miss Jamie Lambrou

Friday 16 Dec Saturday 17 Dec

Welcome- ForTANK Presentation


Academic Dean

Program Director

Session 1




Geopolitics of democracy

Prof. H. Papasotiriou




Space, Terrain, Geography and War: Modern and Postmodern Views.

Mr. Panagiotis Gartzonikas

Session 2




Geoeconomics and the tale of Globalization

Mr. D. Stergiou 




Defence economics: Decision Making in a challenging Defence sector Context

Mr. L. Rizopoulos

Session 3




Judgmental Forecasting in a world in constant      movement.

Mr. I. Katsagounos




The Greek case:

Denationalization and Investment strategy-Energy, Tourism and Education

Mr. D. Stergiou

14:15 Closing remarks
Extra curriculum Company visit - Networking Dinner


Harry Papasotiriou is Professor of International Relations at Panteion University and Director of the Institute of International Relations, Athens, Greece.  He studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford and got an MA and a Ph.D. (1992) from Stanford's Political Science Department.  He is co-author of America Since 1945: The American Moment (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005, second edition 2010) and has published books and articles on the Balkans since the end of the Cold War, the War of Greek Independence, Byzantine grand strategy, American politics and foreign policy, the role of the diaspora in Greek foreign policy and international politics in the twenty-first century.

Major General (retired) Panagiotis Gartzonikas teaches Strategy at the Hellenic Military Academy and he is a senior lecturer at the National Defense College. He holds a Masters of Arts degree in Strategic Studies and a Masters of Science degree in Defense Analysis from the United States Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He is currently a PhD candidate in International Relations and European Studies at the National University of Athens.