Authors

Elena Hesselmann
Born 1981, studied political science at the University of Münster; Researcher at the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), University of Duisburg-Essen.

Professor Johannes Jäger
Born 1971, undergraduate and doctoral studies in economics at Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration; Head of the Economics Department at the University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna.

Karin Küblböck
Born 1969, studied economics and political science at the Universities of Vienna and Buenos Aires; Researcher in world economics at the Austrian Research Foundation for International Development (ÖFSE); Lecturer on development economics at the University of Vienna.

Professor Claus Leggewie
Born 1950, studied social sciences and history in Cologne and Paris; Professor of Political Science; since 2007, Director of the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, Essen; member of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU).

Professor Andreas Novy
Born 1962, studied economics at Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration; Associate Professor at the Institute for Regional and Environmental Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration; Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Austrian Research Foundation for International Development (ÖFSE).

Professor Stefan Rahmstorf
Born 1960, studied physics at the Universities of Ulm and Konstanz and physical oceanography at the University of Wales (Bangor); climate researcher at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research; Professor in Physics of the Oceans at Potsdam University.

Professor Herbert Wulf
Born 1939, studied social sciences at the Universities of Cologne, Mannheim and Hamburg; Research Associate at Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC); Adjunct Senior Researcher at the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), University of Duisburg-Essen.

NEWS

Peace must grow from within – but how?

REGISTER NOW!

On 8th February 2018, we invite you to a public evening event at the famous Frauenkirche Dresden. The keynote on "Peace must grow from within – but how?" will be given by the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura. Furthermore, Vera Baboun, former Mayor of Bethlehem, Tanja Gönner from GIZ and Hajer Sharief, Extremely Together Young Leader from Libya, will speak about their experience on the long and winding road to peaceful coexistence.

:further info here

sef: Bonn Symposium 2017

Local partnerships to implement Agenda 2030 worldwide

PRESENTATIONS NOW ONLINE

On 5th and 6th December 2017, sef: hosted, together with the Service Agency Communities in One World (SKEW) of Engagement Global gGmbH, the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and other supporters, its annual Bonn Symposium. More than 120 experts discussed good examples of partnerships within and between municipalities worldwide. You will find all speakers’ presentations here. A conference report will be published soon. 

:further info here

sef: Policy Lunch 2017

Possible UN-Treaty on Business and Human Rights

REPORT PUBLISHED

At the end of October, the third negotiations on a UN-Treaty on Business and Human Rights took place in Geneva. Goal of the negotiations is a legally binding instrument for States and Businesses. With a sef: Policy Lunch, sef: and CIDSE informed the Brussels community on the outcome of the negotiations on 20 November, and discussed the European positions. Our short conference report provides an overview.

:further info here

First Parliamentary Breakfast

sef: in dialogue with Members of Parliament in North Rhine-Westphalia

On 20 December 2017, sef: welcomed nearly 20 Members of the Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia to a Parliamentary Breakfast. The Chairperson of the Executive Committee, Renate Hendricks, provided  an overview of the history of sef: and its current projects. The subsequent discussion focussed on possible links to the one world and sustainability policy of the federal state.

:further info here

“Sustaining Peace” – Current challenges for democracy

ANNOUNCEMENT

2018 will be the start of a new high-level sef: series called Dresden Forum for International Politics. On 8/9 February 2018, international experts will convene to discuss current challenges for democracies. What are possible pathways towards lasting peace and nonviolent societies? Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria, and Steve Killelea, Publisher of the Global Peace Index, have already confirmed their participation.

:further info here