We plan to provide students a more global vision of geopolitics. Our team believes that geopolitics is not only a matter of words, but also a whole environment of entities, meddled in a complex world. Thus, we intend to offer visits to Centrale Lyon students of iconic places such as Interpol in Lyon, UN office in Geneva, and more !
When people think about the UN, they associate most of the time the city of New-York. Antonio Guterres’s office is admittedly very publicized but the UN office in Geneva keeps a major part in the UNO. In fact, more than two thirds of the organisation’s activity is achieved in the Palais des Nations building !
Another strategic place are the headquarters of Interpol in Lyon. As conveyed in its motto, the organisation of 194 member countries aims to better cooperate for « a safer world ».
The International Criminal Police Organization,more commonly known as Interpol, is an international organization that facilitates international police cooperation. It's headquarter is based in Lyon
The Palace of Nations is the home of the United Nations Office at Geneva, located in Geneva, Switzerland. It was built between 1929 and 1938 to serve as the headquarters of the League of Nations.
It is a center for air defense operations transferred to the site from the now-deactivated headquarters of the French Air Force at Taverny Air Base – BA921 near Paris, with an underground alternate strategic command center hardened against chemical and nuclear attack.
"Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the monuments thereof are kept and preserved. "