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Globality as a challenge for research

17.04.2013 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 Hamburger Kollegs will take place on 25 and 26 April 2013. The conference is entitled “Globality in the Space of Reflection of the Käte Hamburger Kollegs” and will discuss challenges and possibilities of scientific research in a globalised world.

On the basis of the diverse scientific focuses of the ten Kollegs, among other things the question will be explored which new insights can be gained by orienting units of analysis and research designs “globally” or opening them up to “global” challenges.

Prof. Tobias Debiel and Prof. Claus Leggewie, two of the three directors of the Centre, and Alumni Fellow Prof. Jan Aart Scholte will respond to this question on Thursday 25th April at 15 h in their contribution “Globality as a space of political Cooperation”, drawing on their interdisciplinary research at Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research in Duisburg.

In this context Jan Aart Scholte, Professor for Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick, will examine global research in the area of ‚Global Democracy‘ in particular. Ever since 2008, Prof. Scholte, together with a group of ten researchers from ten different regions of the world, has been coordinating the international program „Building Global Democracy“ (BGD), which also was an essential part of his research project at the Centre in Duisburg.

In his current publication project “Building Global Democracy: Perspectives and Proposals from Around the World”, Scholte is collecting research results and case studies from the BGD program, which will be supported by a workshop in November 2013 at the Centre in Duisburg.

Information and program of the conference

Beginning: 25.04.2013, 9:15 a.m.
Venue:  Max Weber Conference Room at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg „Law as Culture“

Martin Wolf
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