Day 4 of CGP In-house Classes

Planpolitik hosted a multi-level simulation game based around an election in a fictional country. Image: Private.

Planpolitik hosted a multi-level simulation game based around an election in a fictional country. Image: Private.

Students have taken part in a geopolitical simulation game on the fourth day of in-house classes.

News from Feb 25, 2016

The Center for Global Politics is now well into our most recent week of in-house classes. Students from both the International Relations Online (IRO) and East European Studies (EES) master programs offered by the center are completing a week of face-to-face classes. While most of their tuition is conducted online, with the benefits of flexibility and remote learning, these blended learning programs use in-classes as a way to provide students with the best of both worlds. For several days now, the students, many of which have never met in person before, have been working together on campus at the Freie Universität Berlin to learn and discuss key issues in their field of study. As well, they build up strong friendships and useful connections for their future careers.

Today students continued this process with the 11th run of EES working through a lecture and discussion on the topic of Eastern European history and how it shapes the region’s present day dynamics. At the same time students from the 9th run of IRO learnt about the global flows of capital and finance which have a significant effect on the modern political scene. Both groups were also asked to evaluate the CGP and its in-house classes, enabling further improvement into the future.

One final group, the 10th run of IRO, took part in an innovative simulation game hosted by Planpolitik. Within this, students tackled the problem of a disputed election in the fictional country of Fontania through a multi-level simulation. Through this, students get to practice the skills of cooperation and high-stakes negotiation that they have learnt during their time at the CGP.