Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research


After G20: Debating the Format


The summit of the 20 leading industrial states and emerging powers has ended with the joint adoption of the 'G20 Leaders' Declaration'. Important procedures relating to the topics of health, education, and industrial over-capacities have been agreed on. Now, the format ‘G20’ finally is subject to debate.

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G20: What is at Stake


On 7 and 8 July, the heads of state and government of 20 industrial nations and emerging powers are going to meet for the dozenth time to discuss the most important questions related to world economy, trade, and financial markets. This year's summit that takes place under the presidency of Germany in Hamburg, is located in a time of high political uncertainties.

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New Horizons for Development Co-operation and a Momentous Institution at the Crossroads


Development aid can be seen as one of the core indicators for global cooperation. Two workshops and a Käte Hamburger Lecture scrutinized past upgrowth and future prospects of development cooperation in general and the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD in particular. It turned out to be a decisive and almost historic moment shared with a rare composition of influential individuals in the recent history of the field.

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Mapping the Future: Big Data Governmentality Demands New Critical Vocabulary in Social Theory


Under the catchy heading 'Mapping, Mercator and Modernity' a workshop and a public Käte Hamburger Dialogue panel scrutinized current trends in the cartographic business. The impact of the digital became a specific focus. Conceptualized by Senior fellow David Chandler a group of scientists took a closer look on mapping practises in geopolitical and security contexts, but also in public perceptions of borders and mobility.

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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.