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Center for Global Politics at Freie Universität Berlin

Our programs offer a gateway to a global perspective, where you will join in searching for answers to the questions facing decision makers, societies and citizens worldwide.

As well as receiving world-class teaching from our distinguished faculty members, you can expect to benefit from our network of alumni both during and long after your studies. Learning with the Center of Global Politics (CGP) doesn’t end when you graduate: You can choose to stay connected with us to continue your professional development and serve as a valuable contact for future students. Did you know the Center of Politics also offers graduate degrees and professional training, partially taught online using blended learning?  Find out more!

With a team of dedicated scholars, innovative teaching methods and membership in a strong international network, the Center for Global Politics will enable you to contribute to your field with a global perspective.

Seasonal Schools

The Global Politics Seasonal Schools (GPSS) are intensive certificate programs for advanced students with a strong background in the political and social sciences. Jointly organized by Freie Universitaet Berlin and a renowned partner university abroad, each school brings together highly qualified students to exchange and debate current developments in the study of global political and economic phenomena.

By embracing an interactive teaching style, the schools’ curriculum goes above and beyond traditional methods and perspectives. They integrate state-of-the-art teaching, ranging from theory-based seminars taught by renowned international scholars to interactive working groups and simulation games to online discussions. In the supporting program, participants get to socialize while exploring cultural and historical sights of the city. On top of that, practice-oriented modules and visits to local organizations and multinational companies present an opportunity to learn about career perspectives and form lasting connections with young scholars and professionals in the field.

Founded in 2010, the CGP has been offering up to five seasonal schools annually in interesting locations around the globe: Our Spring, Summer and Fall Schools take place in Amman (Jordan), Tehran (Iran), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), and Hanoi (Vietnam). Past locations include Istanbul (Turkey), Athens (Greece), Shanghai (China) and Berlin (Germany). PhD students have

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