Futures of Global Cooperation

Duisburg, 8–10 November 2017

Drawing on top scholarship from around the world, the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research at the University of Duisburg-Essen aims to make significant interdisciplinary contributions to knowledge and practice of global cooperation. At the end of Centre’s first funding phase (2012–2018), the international conference ‘Futures of Global Cooperation’ launched the next six-year programme (2018–2024) that is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within its initiative of the Käte Hamburger International Centres in the Humanities. The three-day conference brought together leading scholars from diverse academic fields and world regions to assess the current state of knowledge on global cooperation and bridge the findings with the thematic foci of the second research phase.

The conference took the form of introductory plenary panels and breakout discussion groups. The introductory panels addressed the four broad thematic areas of the phase two programme: namely, (a) pathways and mechanisms of global cooperation; (b) global cooperation in contexts of polycentric governance; (c) critique, justification and legitimacy around global cooperation; and (d) global cooperation amidst and through diverse world-order conceptions.

The panels were followed by breakout group discussions which seek, among others, to identify frontiers of research that want particular attention in the phase two programme and to explore different disciplinary contributions to these issues.

For further information on the conference and details of the sessions, please refer to the conference programme

Venue: Museum DKM, Güntherstraße 13, Duisburg

Conference Opening

Panels & Breakout Groups

Graphic Recording (Copyright Christoph Illigens)