The complex processes of globalization have substantial effects on every citizen and on educational systems. The CGP and its educational programs aim to enable its high-potential students to successfully act and interact in the fast-changing environments in different cultural, geographical, and political spaces.
Participants of CGP programs come from many different cultural and professional backgrounds and share an interest in global politics and international affairs. To carry the idea of the Center for Global Politics further, we created an alumni network to bring together the various personalities, job sectors, political spheres, and countries.
The CGP sees the establishment and maintenance of flexible, resilient student and alumni networks as one of its primary responsibilities. The purpose of our alumni network is to promote a mutually beneficial relationship within this growing community of alumni and to maintain an informal channel amongst like-minded people worldwide. The CGP alumni network does not advocate political, religious or cultural visions. Nevertheless a few central tenets are shared: institutions matter and they can work (the EU is a good example); and secularism is a basic principle of organizing post-modern societies.
In this regard the alumni network aims to enable professionals to become more competitive by working with public, social, corporate partners, as well as network members. And while concentrating on the professional, let’s not forget the personal. The possibilities presented by building international friendships across cultural and geographical realms are endless.