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Topical Richness: Global Dialogues 4 & 5 released

17.12.2014

With two new publications the topical richness of the Centres Global Dialogues series starts to become visible. A broad spectrum of international security issues shape the focus of contributions to volume 4, edited by the Centres Scientific Director, Dr Markus Boeckenfoerde. 'A Multi-disciplinary Mosaic: Reflections on International Security and Global Cooperation' encompasses 25 elaborated 'snap-shots' on current issues by a very broad spectrum of fellows at the Centre, being experts in such diverse fields such as behavioral economics, international law, security policy, anthropology, social psychology and development cooperation.

Volume 5 deals with an aspect of cooperation that is easily overlooked: automation and forms of cooperation where actors are absent or cannot be identified.

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Thyssen Foundation sponsors the research project „Global Moments“

27.11.2014

Alexandra Przyrembel, Senior Researcher at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research, received a travel grant by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation for her research project ‘Global Moments and the Crisis of Humanitarian Aid: World public, the Armenian massacres and the “West” (1895-1930)’. In the years 1915 and 1916 – so now a hundred years ago – the systematic murder of Armenians by the government of the Ottoman Empire was carried out. About this humanitarian disaster, resulting in the murder of a million people, Western governments and beyond this side of the Atlantic were well informed. But who was part of this knowledge? And: For what reasons this knowledge about the new forms of violence did not lead to any intervention by the ‘civilized’ nations?

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Call for Application: Autumn 2015 Fellowships

04.11.2014

Application Form now Online
The Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research invites applications for fellowships roughly beginning in October 2015. Fellows will join the Centre for a period of six to twelve months. The Centre’s research in 2015 will focus on 'Micro-Politics and Patterns of Legitimation in International Negotiation Arenas'. We invite theoretical and conceptual contributions, discourse and narrative analysis, and also welcome empirical case studies on the role of state and non-state actors in global and regional negotiation processes. The Centre is able to provide funding for respective field research of up to three weeks in selected cases. We are especially interested in projects that bring together insights from interaction between individual and group levels of cooperation in the context of collective action problems (micro-macro nexus). Furthermore, the interface between global and regional negotiation processes is of ...

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'Homophobia - no idea, what that is' – Lecture with Klaus Theweleit

28.10.2014

The cultural theorist Klaus Theweleit opens the lecture series on "Homophobia in the Global Context", organised by the Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for global Cooperation Research and the Institute of Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI). With his now classic analysis of fascism "Männerphantasien" (1977/1978), Theweleit took new paths in the fascism and gender studies. A lot media attention received also 2004 his book „Tor zur Welt: Fußball als Realitätsmodell“. At the opening event of the lecture series on the 10th of November Theweleit will face the issue of homophobia in football. Under the title "Homophobia - no idea what that is," he will explain, inter alia with the example of the male bastion football, which thought patterns and mechanisms homophobic behavior are based on.

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About Us: The Käte Hamburger Kolleg

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research is an interdisciplinary research institute of the University of Duisburg-Essen. The Centre is the tenth and the last Käte Hamburger Kolleg supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany.  

The Centre recognises global cooperation as the key to solutions for urgent transnational problems. We propose an interdisciplinary framework that reflects how cultural premises and dynamics of emerging global governance could translate into global cooperation. We encourage an exchange of knowledge both among our international research fellows, practitioners and with the interested general public.