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SPEA in Berlin

SPEA in Berlin provides firsthand learning experiences in public policy on contemporary European issues for current SPEA undergraduate and graduate students. IU students join German students at the Hertie School of Governance (HSoG), which ranks among the most prominent public policy schools in Europe with state-of-the art facilities in the heart of Berlin. Faculty from SPEA and HSoG collaboratively teach the English-language course, which examines the causes and consequences of globalization for Europe. Students analyze specific European policy approaches deployed to promote regional economic development and competitiveness. In particular, the course considers how policy instruments like science policy, workforce development, infrastructure, and promotion of entrepreneurship serve to generate European competitiveness in both historical and contemporary contexts.

Professor David B. Audretsch, Ph.D.  has conducted the SPEA in Berlin program since 2009.  In 2014 Gregory Witkowski will be joining the program as co-director. Dr. Witkowski is the Director of Graduate studies and Associate Professor of Philanthropic studies at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

Dr. Audretsch is a distinguished professor and director of the Ameritech Chair of Economic Development, Institute for Development Strategies  and SPEA Overseas Education program. Take time to listen to David Audretsch's lectures and testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives SmalL Business Committe.


Prof. Audretsch testifying to the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee on the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

Part II.

"The Entrepreneurial Society," Erfurt School of Public Policy (ESPP) Part one.

Parts Two, Three, and Four are available by following the links provided.


Chemain Nanney

Assistant Director of International Programs


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