Expert Workshops

International sef: Expert Workshop 2017

Human Rights and the Global Economy
Interdependence in the context of unequal power relations
7-8 September 2017
Gustav Stresemann Institute, Bonn

International sef: Expert Workshop 2016

International Solidarity: Yesterday’s ideal or emerging key norm?
1-2 September 2016
House of the EKD, Berlin

International sef: Expert Workshop 2015

Achieving International Peace and Security:
Towards a New Normative Consensus
8-9 December 2015
House of the EKD Berlin

International sef: Expert Workshop 2014

New Alliances for Global Public Goods?
What emerging powers expect of Germany and the EU
09-10 September 2014 in Berlin

SEF Expert Workshop 2013

Shifting Parameters.
The Post-2015 Process and the Future of International Cooperation for Development
12-13 September 2013, Berlin

SEF Expert Workshop 2012

Beyond Multilateral Conference Diplomacy:
Alternative Solutions to Global Problems
21-22 September 2012, Berlin

SEF-Expert Workshop 2011

“Institutional Grey Zones” in Global Governance
Long-term trends – current options for action
23-24 September 2011
Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)

SEF-Expert Workshop 2010

Between Club Governance and “Grey Zones” Governance
New Challenges to Global Governance
3-4 September 2010
Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)
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sef: Bonn Symposium 2017

Local partnerships to implement the SDGs

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On 5th and 6th December 2017, sef: will, together with the Service Agency Communities in One World (SKEW) of Engagement Global gGmbH, the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and other supporters, host its annual Bonn Symposium. What are good examples of partnerships within and between municipalities worldwide? What can be done to facilitate better knowledge sharing among municipalities– and how can networks of cities make a contribution here? These questions will be discussed with international representatives from municipalities, city networks as well as from academia, business and civil society. Register now!

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sef: Policy Lunch 2017

Is a legally-binding UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights possible?

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What is the state of the United Nations negotiations on a legally-binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights? What is the European Union’s position towards the negotiations taking place in October again? Experts will discuss the current developments at the sef: Policy Lunch on 20 November 2017. The event will take place in cooperation with CIDSE – International Alliance of Catholic Development Agencies at the Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the EU in Brussels. Further information will follow soon.


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"More advocacy work needed"

INTERVIEW WITH CEPHAS LUMINA
Former UN Independent Expert on Foreign Debt and Human Rights

In 2012, the Guiding Principles on Foreign Debt and Human Rights were endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council. What has happened since? What still has to be done? Professor Cephas Lumina, former UN Independent Expert on Foreign Debt and Human Rights assesses the current situation in a video interview with sef: on the occasion of an International sef: Expert Workshop  on “Human Rights and the Global Economy”. The interview is also available in written form as sef: insight.

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"Women are losing out"

INTERVIEW WITH RANJA SENGUPTA
Third World Network, New Delhi

In countries of the Global South, trade and investment agreements often have a negative effect on the weakest parts of society, in particular women. Why is this so? And how can unequal power relations that foster an economic system at the expense of the weakest be challenged? At a recent International sef: Expert Workshop, Ranja Sengupta shared the results of her research in India in a video interview. The interview is also available in written form as sef: insight.

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