The Tunisian Quartet - composed of the Tunisian General Labour Union, the Tunisian Union for Industry, the Tunisian Human Rights League, and the Tunisian Order of Lawyers / Bar Association - received the Nobel Peace Prize for having saved the transitional process after the fall of former dictator Ben Ali from collapsing.
As migrants and refugees from Africa and the Middle East continue to arrive in Europe in unprecedented numbers, a new World Bank/IMF report says that large-scale migration from poor countries to richer regions of the world will be a permanent feature of the global economy for decades to come as a result of major population shifts in countries.
The 9th Pan-European Conference on International Relations took place last week under the title ‘Worlds of Violence’ in Giardini Naxos, Sicily from September 23rd to the 26th. The Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21) was there in full force with representation by both current and former staff members. The event was an ideal opportunity for international scholars to convene and exchange knowledge from cutting-edge new research in the realm of international relations and beyond.
Flows of refugees currently moving Europewards are developing into a formidable challenge for the international community
The flows of refugees currently moving Europewards are developing into a formidable challenge for the international community. Individual actors are plainly bewildered and overwhelmed and it is suddenly very clear why we need global cooperation—cooperation across numerous borders. Despite this, the various parties concerned have so far failed to develop any rules for effective action and often have no grasp of the bigger picture and of the extent of the processes involved.
A five-point plan developed by Centre Co-director Dirk Messner attempts to gain an overview of the different factors driving the refugee-crisis.
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.