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Welcome to the Global Politics Seasonal Schools!

On the 31th September 2019 the Center of Global Politics has closed his doors. Even if we still have hope to resume our activities, we will not be able to organize and provide Seasonal Schools for 2020.

As new actors rise and the geography of global politics evolves, academic exchange around the globe on the subject of International Relations is becoming ever more important. With its Global Politics Seasonal Schools Program, the Center for Global Politics (CGP) enables advanced social science students to study and debate recent developments in international political and economic processes at one of our short term intensive programs taking place in the dynamic world cities. This year our Seasonal School will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam. Moreover, we offer a workshop for PhD students and postgraduates in Lviv, Ukraine.

With the core objective of presenting and discussing new approaches in global politics, the Seasonal Schools go above and beyond the traditional methods and perspectives usually encompassed in an International Relations curriculum. State-of-the-art teaching and learning methods, ranging from interactive working groups to simulation games, are combined with an exciting supporting program.

The Seasonal Schools are funded through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as well as through support from our partner universities.

A strong focus on alumni activities at the CGP contributes to the establishment of a close and sustained Seasonal Schools Alumni Community, a vibrant network between between students, doctoral candidates, and young professionals in our target countries.

The calls for application open approximately three months before a Seasonal School or workshop begins. You can apply here online.

Your benefits 

  • Take part in an enriching learning experience and extracurricular activities. (10-15 days)
  • Make new contacts and join a vibrant international alumni network. 
  • Earn a certificate worth 3-4 ECTS credits from a renowned institution.
  • Find out how to enroll in further study or PhD programs in Germany. 

Global Politics Summer Schools

Summer School Cambodia: Our students before the Royal Palace

Summer School Cambodia: Our students before the Royal Palace

Learn to discuss, negotiate and solve problems of global significance with the Center for Global Politics Seasonal Schools.

We offer you the opportunity to add a specialisation in global politics to your studies, by attending one of our intensive short-term schools held in dynamic cultural and political cities: Amman, Hanoi, Istanbul, Phnom Penh, Tehran, and Shanghai.

You will learn about new approaches to studying international relations using the latest teaching methods, including interactive working groups and simulation games. You will also benefit from your fellow students’ diverse points of view – in the past, for example, we have simulated negotiations on contentious territorial disputes, with students coming away from the exercise able to see issues close to them with more flexibility and renewed perspective.

By attending a Seasonal School, you will become a member of our vibrant, active alumni community who regularly meet all over the world to keep the discussions alive.

Armed with a new set of skills and a well-connected international network, you will be ready to contribute fresh insight to your studies and your field back at home.



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