About Us

The Center for Global Politics is part of Freie Universität Berlin. The program director and founder of the Center for Global Politics is Dr. Klaus Segbers.

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Center for Global Politics

The Center for Global Politics (CGP) unites four programs organized by Prof. Dr. Klaus Segbers at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of Freie Universität Berlin. These programs enable students worldwide to pursue studies or continuing education at the FU and its partners. Oriented towards the search for answers to global questions of the 21st century, the Center for Global Politics is designed for professionals and young leaders who wish to deepen their understanding of these global challenges and their political, economic and social causes and impacts. The unique programs explore international relations in Europe, including politics, economics, intercultural communication, migration, conflict management and international security. Learn more about the CGP in its mission statement.

Klaus Segbers

Prof. Dr. Klaus Segbers

Program director Klaus Segbers holds the Chair of Political Science at the Institute for East European Studies and is professor for International Relations at the Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science (OSI) at FU Berlin. His academic expertise extends to the areas of Foreign Policy Analysis and International Relations, in particular International Political Economy and issues of Globalization. Furthermore, he focuses on designing innovative concepts of knowledge-building and transfer, including the development of e-education and blended learning programs in international contexts.

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Freie Universität

Freie Universität (FU) Berlin was successful in the second round of funding from the federal and state Initiative for Excellence. The applications for the future strategy and three clusters of excellence as well as three graduate schools of Freie Universität Berlin have been approved. Freie Universität is now one of the nine “universities of excellence” in the Federal Republic of Germany. FU Berlin is one of the leading universities in Germany and distinguishes itself through its modern and international character. In university rankings Freie Universität places among the best universities.