For the second time after 2017, the Center for Graduate International Studies of the University of Tehran and the Center for Global Politics of Freie Universität Berlin joined efforts to organize the Global Politics Summer School (GPSS) Iran. CGP is not only glad to continue its cooperation with the University of Tehran, but is also thankful that Heinrich Böll Stiftung agreed to partner-up once again.
News from Jul 02, 2018
Within the upcoming days (June 30-July 8), 25 students from Iran, Germany and Denmark will talk about "Global Politics in a Troubled World", thereby listening to perspectives from renowned Iranian and German scholars. The school took off with the traditional welcome dinner at a restaurant in Tehran's city center serving traditional Iranian Kebap. There, students had a first chance to get to know each other and exchange opinions and views with the directors of the two centers of University of Tehran and Freie Universität Berlin respectively.
On sunday, July 1st, Prof. Behzad Shahandeh, Dr. David Jalilvand and Prof. Klaus Segbers (moderation) joined this year's panel discussion on "Europe and Iran: Expectations and Realities". The experts commented on what each actor is expecting from their counterpart. Afterwards they put these expectations to test when talking about current realities, e.g. the withdrawal of the U.S. from the JCPoA, the Singapur summit between the U.S.-American and North Korean leaders as well as internal problems the EU, and Germany in particular, are currently dealing with. In the upcoming days, participants will not only engage into various topics, e.g. "Migration (from the MENA Region) to Europe", "Populism in the MENA Region and Europe and its impact on the regions" and "Iran's/Germany's roles in their respective regional contexts", but they will also take part in a supporting program that includes a talk at the German Embassy, a City Tour and a talk by a representative of DAAD Office Tehran.
We look forward to an exciting time filled with new input, open discussions and interesting insights!