New Avenues of Global Cooperation Research

Midterm Conference

15 & 16 November 2021


From November 15 - 16th, 2021, the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research at the University of Duisburg-Essen hosted the hybrid conference on "New Avenues of Global Cooperation Research".

At the mid-point of the second funding phase of our programme, funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research, the conference had three main goals: To recapitulate our findings from the past three years, to reflect on our modes of collaborating, and to identify new avenues for interdisciplinary research on global cooperation. It took place at a moment of great challenges for global cooperation, and as we adapt our modes of collaboration to the shifting developments of a global pandemic. We also took this conference as an opportunity to meet, both in person and virtually, with our fellows, alumni, and (future) cooperation partners.

The conference took the form of roundtables and panel discussions. Some panels were edicated to our thematic research foci, including polycentrism, (anti-)globalism, as well as the role of imagination, reflexivity and interdisciplinarity in global cooperation (research). Four panels reflected our empirical foci on the policy fields of migration, climate, peace building and internet governance.

Photos: Georg Lukas for KHK/GCR21

Conference Programme