The Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research is looking for a research assistant (19h/week) to support its editorial office. This post is due to start as soon as possible and no later than 1st of February 2017. The Centre is a research institute of the University of Duisburg-Essen and located at Duisburg's inner harbour. Please note, the closing date of application is already on 11 December 2016.
A year after adoption of the Paris Agreement, the landmark climate agreement entered into force and the signatories of more than 190 countries gathered at the Marrakech United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC / COP22) from 7–18 November 2016. While this was an important milestone in the global effort to address climate change, it became clear that now the hard part of the work begins. Questions on how international climate policy can succeed will be at the heart of the Earth System Governance Conference in Nairobi on 7–9 December that is chaired by Fariborz Zelli, Senior Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research. The Centre is one of the supporting institutions of this year’s conference that is the first one to take place in Africa.
On 1 November 2016, The Netherlands’ Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) and the Statistics Netherlands announced that they will stop using the two Dutch terms ‘allochtoon’ and ‘autochtoon’ to describe ‘foreigners’ and ‘native Netherlanders’. According to the WRR report 'Migration and classifcation: towards a plural migration idiom', which was released that day, these terms are no longer sufficiently precise, and ‘allochtoon’ is stigmatizing. The report rested significantly on the decade-long research of the Centre’s current Senior Fellow Dvora Yanow, published in Dutch and English in both general and academic venues.
Two research institutions of the University of Duisburg-Essen have joined forces to gain international renowned scholars to Duisburg. Under the thematic umbrella of 'Trans-border Cooperation in East Asia at the Regional/Global Interface', the Institute of East-Asian Studies (IN-EAST) and the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21) jointly offer a fellowship programme. From over 120 applications five six-month fellowships have been awarded. The joint call is the beginning of a proposed closer cooperation of both institutes to strengthen their outstanding profile with a focus on transnational cooperation research.
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.