Graduate School students have completed an intensive seminar with Prof. Spindler as the beginning to their Graduate School of Global Politics program.
News from Sep 13, 2016
Along with the In-House Classes for Master Students at the CGP last week, the intensive seminar for PhD students of the graduate school took place in Berlin. Prof. Spindler who teaches Global Governance and International Relations at the University of Luzern, Switzerland, started by taking the students through a brief introduction into the origins and requirements for a theory of interstate relations. She then discussed the key concepts such as the definition of a nation-state and the functions of sovereign states in the modern day. Afterwards, students were then educated on the key split between the internal functions of a state, and the international politics which are the concern of IR theory. Throughout this seminar however, students also were provided which a large amount of time for discussion and feedback on the topics at hand.
This year, 7 students attended the intensive seminar. The intensive seminar aims to introduce the students to the most current theoretical debates on IR and global politics. In the courses, the doctoral candidates can identify and familiarize themselves with the body of literature that is most relevant for their dissertation. Following the conclusion of last week’s intensive seminar, the Graduate School students will complete their programs using online correspondence. Additionally, the students had the chance to participate in a library tour and meet senior PhD-Students during a get-together.