Civic Education Project
Civic Education Project (CEP) is an organization that sends out social science academics to universities around the world. It funds selected foreign academics to attend a US university for a short period. CEP has been described as an "academic Peace Corps". While CEP's main focus was Eastern Europe and Eurasia, in 2007 it added the Middle East (Jordan).
CEP's history is described on its website as follows:
- CEP has been involved in international education since 1991, when it began sending lecturers to Central-Eastern Europe and Eurasia in an effort to reform higher education systems. CEP began its first year with fifteen Fellows in the former Czechoslovakia. During the 2003-04 academic year CEP Fellows were teaching in twenty-two countries, the region of Kosovo, and the republic of Montenegro. Approximately 20,000 students have participated in CEP courses each of the past several years, in fields such as economics, European studies, history, human rights, international relations, law, political science, public administration, and sociology. The courses are selected by the university in cooperation with CEP and the lecturer to cover a broad range of topics.
Board of Directors
- Anne L. Clunan Chair Naval Postgraduate School
- William J. Antholis The Brookings Institution
- Shlomo Avineri Hebrew University of Jerusalem
- Donna Culpepper Former CEP President 1996-2002
- Stephan R. Grand The Brookings Institution
- Frederic C. Hof AALC, Ltd. And Pentagon Advisor
- T. Mills Kelly George Mason University
- Stanley N. Katz Princeton University
- Wendy W. Luers Foundation for a Civil Society
- Vladimir Tismaneanu University of Maryland
CEP solicits funding from a wide variety of private and public sources.
Previous funding sources include: American Bar Association, Central and East | European Law Initiative (CEELI) | American Councils for International Education | ACTR/ACCELS | American University-Central Asia | Amoco, Inc. | Arthur Andersen, Inc. | Austrian Ministry of Science and Transport | Bochum University | Robert Bosch Foundation | British Council | British Embassy, Budapest | Carnegie Corporation of New York | Central European University | Chevron Corporation | Citibank | Citigroup Foundation | Coca-Cola Corporation | Constitutional and Legal Policy Institute | DHL | Eurasia Foundation | European Commission | European Cultural Foundation | Ford Foundation | German Marshall Fund of the United States | German Rectors Conference | Higher Education Support Program of the Open Society Institute | International Debate Education Association | Jewish Communal Fund | Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta | Juris Angliae Scientia | Alfred Jurzykowski Foundation, Inc. | Klein Travel | Koeber Foundation | Kosciuszko Foundation | Leadership Trust Foundation | Lithuanian Air | John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation | Mahart, Inc. | Malev Airlines, Inc. | Andrew W. Mellon Foundation | Ministry of Education - Hungary | Mobil Oil | Moldovan Air, Inc. | Network Library Program | Nordic Council of Ministers | North Atlantic Treaty Organization | Open Society Institute | PaineWebber Group, Inc. | Pepsico | Reuters Foundation | Stanley Roth Sr., Charitable Trust | Royal Netherlanders Embassy, Kyiv | Salzburg Seminar | Shaney & Fischer | Smith-Richardson Foundation | Stability Pact (Government of Austria) | Starr Foundation | Stifterverband fur die Deutsche Wissenschaft | Swedish Council for Planning | Coordination of Research | Ukrainian Rail, Inc. | United Nations | United Nations Development Programme | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural | Organization United Nations High Commission for Refugees | United States Department of State, | Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (formerly USIA) | United States Embassy - Bulgaria | United States Embassy - Poland | United States Embassy - Romania | Unocal, Inc. | White & Case, Inc.
Source: Funding Partners
References, Resources and Contact
- "[About]", CEP website, accessed March 17 2009
- "News & Highlights", Washington Network Group website, accessed March 17 2009
- "Middle East – Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan", Civic Education Project website, accessed March 17 2009
- History Civic Education Project website, accessed March 17 2009
- Funding Partners (Accessed: 5 October 2007)