Today was the final day of the first week of in-house classes for 2016 at the Center for Global Politics (CGP). Finishing up their classes, students East European Studies (EES) each had one remaining lecture and discussion topic. The 11th run of the Eastern European Studies program focused on the topic of Eastern European law, and it how has developed over the years, particularly since the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Like similar weeks in the past, this one was a resounding success. Students not only were able to learn much about their chosen field of studies from the CGP’s 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 students were able to get to know each other and trade experiences from their diverse international backgrounds.
To help strengthen these bonds, the M.A. Eastern European Studies students along with those from other masters programs, 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 cement friendships between the students. Following the conclusion of in house classes, the students will go back to completing their blended learning programs online. The next week of Eastern European Studies in-house classes will be held later in the year in October.