GSGP students have met together at the first 2016 Intensive Seminar, held at Freie Universität Berlin.
News from Feb 29, 2016
Last week the Center for Global Politics (CGP) played host to the latest Intensive Seminar for the Graduate School of Global Politics (GSGP). All up, 6 PhD candidate students met together at the GSGP’s home base at Freie Universität Berlin for several days of activities and discussions.
Hailing from Mainland China, Taiwan, Mongolia and Europe, the students started the Intensive Seminar with 2 days of discussions on methodology with Dr. Dimitri Mitin, an expert from the School of International and Public Affairs at North Carolina State University. On the next day (Wednesday) the students joined their peers from the International Relations Online and East European Studies blended learning masters programs to take part in Career Day. This event featured a number of workshops where students would learn valuable practical and technical skills for their future work lives.
On Thursday the GSGP students then as a group visited the Stiftung für Wissenschaft und Politik, Forschungsgruppe Asien (German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Asia Division). Following this, the students held a colloquium discussion amongst themselves back at the CGP. Finishing up the Intensive Seminar, on Friday the students took part in a unique historical tour of Berlin’s underground. The so-called ‘Berlin Unterwelt’ tour took place at the site of a former WWII Flak Tower, exploring the tunnels underneath its decaying remains.
All up the Intensive Seminar was very successful and proved the high-levels of support and unique opportunities provided by the GSGP for its PhD candidate students. Not only did the students learn much from Dr. Mitin, the setting also allowed them to share their own personal experiences and advice with each other, strengthening their individual chances of success in their forthcoming thesis projects.