Globalization as Humanitarian Challenge 3:
'Everyone has the right to a nationality' (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 15)
How many stateless persons are there worldwide? About 10 Mio, says UNHCR. But this number does not include stateless refugees, whom the agencies document as refugees (only) to avoid double counting. For a number of reasons the real figure might be much higher.
Futures of Global Cooperation - Conference of the Centre for Global Cooperation Research: Upgrading Cooperation Research in Duisburg
PRESS RELEASE - By holding the conference ‘Futures of Global Cooperation’ (November 8-10, Museum DKM, Duisburg), the Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21), a central research institute of the University of Duisburg-Essen, summarizes its first funding period that started in 2012 with the foundation of the Centre at the inner harbour in Duisburg. Likewise, the ‘bridging conference’ leads over to another six year funding period, which will start in February 2018 following the successful evaluation of the Centre and will be funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
Are narratives able to change human behaviour? And if you doubt it: did climate change advocates tell the wrong stories? Instead of rising sea levels, should there better be talk about food and health? Writing about humanitarian challenges of globalisation confronts us with a recurring pattern: to prevent humanitarian crisis, the effects of human behaviour must be predicted on a large scale taking a variety of interdependencies into account. Climate change, by all means, seems to be the supreme discipline to practice exactly this.
It is not only recently that the Mediterranean area combines the interdependencies of globalization effects like in a burning glas. Climate, migration and regional identity: for political observers the polycentricity of the Mediterranean becomes a laboratory and an oracle alike, a test environment for political theories and scenarios, unveiling often more about the respective cognitive traditions than about
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.