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Uncanny Global: Online Defamation is on the Rise Almost Everywhere


For all of its benefits, the Internet has also created large global public cyber-spaces for the spread of defamation. Burgeoning online hate speech – verbal degradation and humiliation of other ...

The Global and its Discontents: Will the Global Compact for Migration follow the Path of the Paris Climate Convention?


The Paris Climate Conference marked a historic moment in public memory: a global agreement on shared obligations to tackle a global challenge could be accomplished. The withdrawal of the US ...

Trajectories of the Earth System Require Holistic Perspective on Threats and Cures


There are no stand-alone effects in the earth system but various factors interacting at a global level. In a recent paper for the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) authors from the Stockholm ...

Multi-Level Diplomacy in a Polycentric Constellation


A historic meeting of the heads of state of both Koreas on 27 April in Panmunjeom flags the most striking diplomatic success so far in what is considered the longest lasting interstate conflict in ...

Globalization as a Humanitarian Challenge 6: »The Human Right to Housing, Rarely Mentioned, Often Violated«


One billion people worldwide do not have acess to adequate housing. Particularly affected are slum dwellers, people on the move and the homeless. Particularly vulnerable in these situations are ...

Convergence Beyond Great Fanfare: Cursory Thoughts at the Turn of the Year


A reconfiguration of world society was going on this year, and it happened beyond the great fanfare of nationalist sentiments, several summits of questionable significance, a landmark Treaty on ...

Globalization as a Humanitarian Challenge 5: »Statelessness is a profound Violation of Human Rights«


Being stateless implicates the lack of access to most basic rights, protection, and resources which usually come with nationality. In her Interview with the Centre, Dr Petra Gümplová discusses the ...

Globalization as a Humanitarian Challenge 4: »Climate change is a future mechanism for migration and displacement«


21,5 million people are forcibly displaced by climate and environmental events every year, estimates the UNHCR [1]. The Centre’s Fellow, Dr Stephen Adaawen, answers the most pressing questions in ...

»The very fact that you're thinking differently, is already an action«


A chat with L.H.M. Ling and Jonathan Joseph about realism and imagination in International Relations and its next generation that was recorded and moderated by Martin Wolf immediately after the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Globalization as Humanitarian Challenge 2:
The Ubiquity of Climate Change


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 ...

Globalization as Humanitarian Challenge 1: The Mediterranean Interface


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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

G20 Engagement Groups Ask for Open and Inclusive Societies


In a statement that is obviously targeted towards current trends in a number of countries, where proponents of isolationist and go-it-alone strategies have gained certain prominence, the G20 ...

Federal State's Order of Merit for Centre's Co-director Claus Leggewie


Claus Leggewie was awarded the Order of Merit of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) by Prime Minister Hannelore Kraft. In a ceremony held at the Museum ‘Kunstpalast’ in Düsseldorf, the ...

Applications open for Summer University 'Constitution-Building in Africa'


Launched by the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Gloabl Cooperation Research and the Central European University (CEU), the Summer University 'Constitution-building in Africa' is now accepting ...

Painful Contrasts and a Sense of Urgency: Outlook on Transnational Cooperation at the Turn of the Year


At the end of 2016 observers of international relations are provided with an almost excruciating scene. On the one side transnational political cooperation faced a considerable backlash. Otherwise ...

International Adjudication: Expectations, Intentions and Consequences


In political apparently increasing stormy times, David Caron takes a critical look at international courts and tribunals and warns against expecting them to compensate for political failures. But ...

Centre Supports Leading Conference on Environmental Governance in Nairobi


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 ...

Joint Fellowship-Programme of IN-EAST and Centre for Global Cooperation Research


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 ...

Apparent 'Waves' as a Challenge for Serious Cooperation Research


Waves are 'en vogue'. There is seemingly less talk about 'waves of refugees' in Turkey or Jordan, but therefore more so - wherever - in Europe. However migration, this historic, social and ...

Co-director Claus Leggewie receives Volkmar and Margret Sander Prize 2016


On 21 October 2016, Prof. Claus Leggewie, Director of the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) and Co-Director of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research, ...

First Joint Resolution of German Institutes of Advanced Studies


Research Institutes or Institutes of Advanced Studies (IAS) have established themselves as significant forces in the German research landscape. Following a public conference organized by the ...

Instead of Misdirected Class Struggle: A New Social Contract


Claus Leggewie, Co-Director of the Centre for Global Cooperation Research, was interviewed in the Tagesthemen, a leading German news bulletin, concerning the current political situation and ...

Humanity on the Move: Unlocking the Transformative Power of Cities


A new report by the German Advisory Council on Global Change (Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen, WBGU) in the forefront of the upcoming UN Habitat III ...

To Shape or to be Shaped - Digitization as a Driver of Global Change


Digitization is perceived by many as a development towards more connectivity, participation and representation in a world that trends ultimately towards convergence and integration. But at a time ...

Selfie hoch zwei, ©Martin Wolf 2016, Detail

Europe's Unsettled Integration and the Ambivalence of Global Cooperation


From the point of view of cooperation research the European Union's current crisis may be initially considered a challenge for this community's ability to transnationally integrate its members. ...

Comité de Paris - Photo: Benjamin Géminel - public domain

Paris Declaration a Milestone for Global Cooperation


In Paris representatives of 196 states under the guidance of the United Nations Climate secretariat signed in a global Climate Change Agreement. The 'Paris Declaration' will be a successor to the ...

Cooperation and Dialogue had been awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize


The Tunisian Quartet - composed of the Tunisian General Labour Union, the Tunisian Union for Industry, the Tunisian Human Rights League, and the Tunisian Order of Lawyers / Bar Association - ...

Cover image: The image on the cover is a segment of a painting by Sue Hoppe, an artist based in South Africa. Titled “Conflict Resolution,” the painting explores the idea that people who seem irreversibly divided and with little in common can unite if they focus on what they have in common instead of what divides them. Hoppe’s work examines war, conflict, and the plight of children and women in Africa, but

Global Flow. Labour Migration a Remedy to Balance Demographic Decline, says World Bank


As migrants and refugees from Africa and the Middle East continue to arrive in Europe in unprecedented numbers, a new World Bank/IMF report says that large-scale migration from poor countries to ...

Flows of refugees currently moving Europewards are developing into a formidable challenge for the international community


The flows of refugees currently moving Europewards are developing into a formidable challenge for the international community. Individual actors are plainly bewildered and overwhelmed and it is ...

Global Cooperation Put to the Test


Climate change, nuclear proliferation, pandemics—with globalization well underway, successful cross-border collaboration is becoming ever more important in assuring the well-being of future ...

‘What a Beautiful World this Will Be’: Notes for G7 Watchers


Like its predecessors, the latest G7 summit, held in the almost impossibly scenic resort of Elmau in southern Germany, was not without its controversies. Amongst them, here in Germany, was the ...

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Changing Mindsets - World Development Report 2015


Last years World Development Report focused on risk as a challenge that should proactively be dealt with and in this way aleady had the actors (and peoples) mindsets in mind. Now the new report ...

`What is missing is the courage’ - Alliance of Small Island States Hands over Action Plan at United Nations Climate Summit


Island nations poised to suffer early and greater climate impacts convened renowned experts and scientists to define real-world, near-term solutions at the United Nations Climate Summit. 'What is ...

Dirk Messner, Co-Director KHK/GCR21

Planetary & Humanitarian Boundaries: Necessary Triggers for Cooperative Solutions?


The ongoing debate about a new self-image for German foreign policy has had some momentum injected into it. Since the call went out from the Munich Security Conference at the start of February, ...

Centre Included for the First Time in Global Go To Think Tank Index


The Centre for Global Cooperation Research is included for the first time in the University of Pennsylvania’s annual 'Global Go To Think Tank Index', now in its seventh year of publication. Only ...

Photo: Anand Sharma, India’s minister of commerce and industry, at the WTO Ministerial Conference in Nusa Dua, Bali, 3 December 2013. © WTO/ANTARA

Strategic Autonomy or Global Leverage? India at the Crossroads


Until the 1990s, whilst Cold War conditions prevailed, economic and political self-sufficiency were core elements in the make-up of the Indian state. Nowadays, however, these traits are hampering ...

Primatologist and Grüter Prize winner Julia Fischer to deliver Centre lecture


7th Käte Hamburger Lecture, 12 November 2013

One week after the award ceremony for the Grüter Prize for Science Communication, this year’s winner, Professor Julia ...

World Development Report Calls for New Risk Culture and Creation of Risk Boards


In his Foreword to the World Development Report 2014, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim concludes that the Group is itself ‘currently undergoing a transformation, which calls for shifting ...

Centre strongly represented at IR-conference in Warsaw


Chaired by Professor Tobias Debiel, Dr Rainer Baumann, and Dr Frank Gadinger, the conference section entitled ‘Democratizing World Society: Post-national Perspectives and Opposing Views’ lent the ...

'Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte': Centre researchers contribute to debate on international security architecture


The latest issue of 'Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte' focuses on international security—a particularly urgent theme at present. At the invitation of this flagship publication, produced by the ...

Constitution-building in Africa


Summer school with international experts

A one-week summer school entitled ‘Constitution-building in Africa’ has been organized jointly by Dr. Markus Böckenförde ...

Little Hope for Change in the World of Nuclear Weapons


Käte Hamburger Lecture by Ramesh Thakur will echo findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2013
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has just unveiled the findings ...

World Financial Crisis and Civil Society: Implications for Global Democracy


4th Käte Hamburger Lecture, 5 June 2013

On 5 June 2013 the Käte Hamburger Kolleg in Duisburg will be hosting what promises to be a stimulating public lecture. In an ...

The United States and China: Towards a Future of Cooperation?


Book Presentation, 3 June 2013, 11 - 12:30 h

Drawing on three decades of research on China’s foreign relations, on Monday, June 3, 2013 Professor Wang will present ...

Success factors and pitfalls of external democracy promotion


32nd Forum on Global Issues, 7 May 2013

The 32nd Forum on Global Issues, organised by the Federal Foreign Office in cooperation with SEF and INEF, will take place on ...

Globality as a challenge for research


Joint conference of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg

Organised and hosted by the Käte Hamburger Kolleg “Law as Culture” in Bonn, the first joint conference of the ten Käte ...

T.G. Ash receives the “Médaille Charlemagne pour les Médias Européens”


Timothy Garton Ash is this year’s winner of the “Karlsmedaille” for European Media. The jury’s choice signifies a recognition for Professor Ash’s passionate and enduring plea for European ...

»Hier bei Käte«


State Secretary Cornelia Quennet-Thielen at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research in Duisburg.One interested participant in the research colloquium last Tuesday was ...

Yale-Professor Thomas Pogge urges for property taxes from global acting companies


The fight against global poverty could make better progress if the growing income gap would be reduced instead of summoning the world growth. This was a key message of the Käte Hamburger Lecture ...

Improving the EU’s Capabilities to Prevent Mass Atrocities


In cooperation with the Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) Berlin and the Foundation for the International Prevention of ...

Global Cooperation - the Centre Celebrates Its Inauguration


In the presence of numerous guests from science, politics and civil society the inauguration of the tenth Käte Hamburger Kolleg was celebrated within the framework of a conference about “Chances ...

The Centre Launched Its Official Website


Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research is excited to announce the launch of its official website. The site would complement the work of the Centre and will help us realise ...

A New Landmark on the Innenhafen


Everything is new in the month of May: The Centre for Global Cooperation Research of the University of Duisburg Essen is moving into their new office at the Innenhafen (inner harbour) in the ...

Handover Ceremony of Official Grant Notification for BMBF Funded Käte Hamburger Kolleg


Thomas Rachel, Parliamentary State Secretary of BMBF handed over the fund granting decision for the Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research to Prof. Dr. Ulrich Radtke, the ...

The Establishment of the New Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research


The imminent founding of the international Centre for Global Cooperation Research is considered a great success for the research community of the state North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). The Centre’s ...

The Countdown Starts: Kick-Off Workshop of Centre for Global Cooperation Research


On 5th -6th December, creative ideas are to be discussed in the international workshop on the preparation of Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research. The Centre is to be ...

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