For 15 years, the Civic Education Project® (CEP), an international non-profit organization, has promoted pluralism and international standards in social science education in countries striving to develop their civil society capacity. CEP pursues these goals through the creation of knowledge networks and student-centered teaching. These networks are designed to foster and exchange cutting edge social scientific resources, knowledge and methods. Through its work, CEP encourages the dual role of universities in developing their own community and civil society, and engaging their countries in the wider global community.
Centered on the belief that an open, globally competitive society requires critically minded and informed individuals, CEP sends highly-qualified academics to teach and collaborate with colleagues at local universities. Over the past years, CEP Fellows have touched tens of thousands of students, faculty, and broader communities in the areas in which they have taught. CEP takes a long-term view of educational development, recognizing that today’s university students and young academics will be tomorrow’s leaders. CEP places academics for a minimum of one year in order to provide a continual presence and continuity at universities. CEP Fellows nurture the critical intellectual skills necessary for students to make their countries successful in the global information age.
CEP’s operating style is flexible, allowing it to respond quickly to the needs and trends of higher education. CEP works to incorporate international standards in a variety of social science fields at the host universities with which it collaborates. Recognizing that every country has unique circumstances and history, CEP provides programs tailored to meet the specific educational needs of each country and interact compatibly with existing activities.