Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research


Global Cooperation in Transitional Justice: Challenges, Possibilities, and Limits


The recent issue of the ‘Global Dialogue’ series aims at advancing the discussions in the field of transitional justice where the growing attention to the global dimensions of the matter is still insufficient. Therefore, the editors of this volume, Noemi Gal-Or and Birgit Schwelling, brought together scholars from a variety of disciplines and institutions to continue the debates on the challenges, ambiguities and paradoxes of global cooperation in transitional justice that took place within the framework of a workshop hosted by the Centre in April 2014. The volume focuses on the conceptualization of ‘transitional justice’ as an assemblage of concepts, instruments and measures concerning the different responses to past injustices and atrocities by societies that emerge from war or repressive rule.

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Topical Richness: Global Dialogues 4 & 5 released


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“


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


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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Mission Statement

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research seeks to contribute towards a better understanding of the possibilities and limits of transboundary cooperation. By building a learning community, researchers from different disciplines and world regions develop an innovative framework for contemporary cooperation research that enables the exploration of new options for global public policy. We aim to become a crucial hub for this emerging branch of research. We aim to understand the role of transboundary cooperation as an essential part of public policy addressing global challenges.

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.