It is Wednesday already and it has been another eventful day providing our blended-learning students with an open platform for exchanging ideas and opinions. The International Relations Online (IRO) and East European Studies (EES) master’s students have already spent three days at our home campus at Freie Universität Berlin. Be it debating changing global landscapes or critically taking into account whether the concept of Eastern Europe is dissolving or not — the topics could be hardly more timely. During in-house classes students benefit from many different opportunities to network, collaborate and participate with their peers, while enjoying the vibrant atmosphere of Berlin on- and off-campus. At the same time, they also have the chance to meet their instructors and learn their thoughts on the subjects of their classes in person.
For the 11th run of the IRO program, today was all about „Globalization Challenges“. This module is taught by Dr. Erin K. Wilson, who helps her students understand the major developments in global economics, politics, culture and many more aspects concerning a growingly internationalized world. Dr. Erin K. Wilson is the Director of the Centre for Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen and has published on a wide range of issues, such as religion and global justice, globalization, active citizenship and the politics of asylum. The Center for Global Politics is excited to have her back in Berlin and hear her perspective on the challenges ahead.