Global Policy Academy

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Bernhard Knoll-Tudor
Director of the Global Policy Academy
Phone: +36 1 327 3000 x2245

Tanja Manners
Senior Program Manager
Phone: +36 1 327 3000 x2750

Ilona Puskas
Program Assistant and Events Manager
Phone: +36 1 327 3000*2590

Livia Marschall
Program Coordinator
Phone: +36 1 327 3000 x 2310

SPP's Global Policy Academy


Reversing the Resource Curse: Theory and Practice

SPP’s Global Policy Academy organizes academically rigorous and policy-relevant certificate courses that are designed not so much as traditional training seminars but rather as hubs for sectoral dialogue and experience exchange, moderated by top professionals in the field and open to policy-makers.

The Academy leverages the broad and deep expertise of SPP resident and visiting faculty to address the needs of policy professionals who wish to broaden their knowledge as they serve the public good. Participants from the public, private, and non-profit sectors enroll in Global Policy Academy courses to gain relevant practice-oriented skills grounded in research-based knowledge.

The Global Policy Academy attracts top policy-makers, NGO leaders, and scholars to discuss the current challenges of global governance in fields as diverse as economic policy and development, conflict and democracy, global drug and public health policy, and migration.

Our courses and high-level policy dialogues are designed to bridge the gaps that too often exist between the public and private sectors, between theory and practice, and between academia and the policy worlds. Participants also benefit from the opportunity to take advantage of the School’s global reach to grow and enrich their professional networks in an exceptional learning environment.

Participants during the Migration Leaders Policy Seminar organised by the Academy from December 4-6, 2013.

Courses usually take place in Budapest but the Global Policy Academy has also organized events and trainings in Athens, Chiang Mai, Kuala Lumpur, Sando and Vienna. The international and intersectoral composition makes our courses unique for professional networking, robust critical thinking and vibrant peer dialogue.

The Academy works closely with other entities at SPP and CEU, and with institutions and organizations locally and regionally. These partnerships enrich Academy courses, and strengthen its role as a global player committed to sharing knowledge and developing expertise for the betterment of communities worldwide.

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