February In-House Classes Come to a Close
The February in-house classes for 2016 have ended on a highly productive note
News from Feb 26, 2016
Today was the final day of the first week of in-house classes for 2016. Finishing up their classes, masters students from International Relations Online (IRO) and East European Studies (EES) each had one remaining lecture and discussion topic. The 11th run of the EES program focussed on the top of Eastern European law, and how it has developed over the years, particularly since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Concurrently, the 10th run of IRO learnt about the rising power of global cities with Dr. Noah Toly, and the 9th run discussed whether ‘Eastern Europe’ was a dissolving concept with Dr. Georgiy Kasianov.
Like similar weeks in the past, this one was a resounding success. Students were not only able to learn much about their chosen field of study from the Center for Global Politics’ expert instructors, but also were able to connect with their peers. Through a number of activities and social events over the course of the week of in-house classes, the IRO and EES students got to know each other and traded experiences from their diverse international backgrounds.
To help cement this, students took part in a farewell dinner on Thursday night. Hosted at a restaurant specializing in Berlin’s very own regional cuisine, the event served to deepen the fledgling bonds of friendship between the students. Following the conclusion of in house classes, the students will go back to completing their blended learning programs online, before returning for more in-house classes later in the year in October.