Dr Steffen Angenendt
Born in 1958, studied economics and political science at the Universities of Cologne and Berlin; Senior Associate of the »Global Issues« Division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin

Dr Carolin Baedeker
Born in 1969, studied geography at the University of Cologne; Co-Director of the Research Group 4 »Sustainable Production and Consumption«, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

Dr Felix S. Bethke
Born in 1980, studied political science at the University of Frankfurt; Post-Doc Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen

Dr Magdalena Bexell
Born in 1974, studied political science at Lund University and UC Berkeley; Senior Lecturer and Researcher in political science, international relations and development studies, Lund University

Lisa Marie Borrelli
Born in 1988, studied social sciences, European studies and communication for development at the Universities of Cologne and Malmö; PhD-Student at the Institute of Sociology, University of Berne

Wenke Brückner
Born in 1989, studied law at the University of Cologne; PhD Candidate and Research Assistant at the Institute for International Peace and Security Law, University of Cologne

Dr Michael Dauderstädt
Born in 1947, studied mathematics, economics and development policy at the RWTH Aachen, ENSAE Paris and GDI/DIE Berlin; CEO of the publisher J.H.W. Dietz, Bonn

Dr Susanne Dröge
Born in 1967, studied economics at the Free University Berlin and the University of Warwick; Head of the »Global Issues« Division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin

Professor Lorenzo Fioramonti
Born in 1977, studied philosophy, economics and political science at the Universities of Rome and Siena; Professor of Political Economy and Director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation, University of Pretoria

Professor Noemi Gal-Or
Born in 1951, studied political science, French literature and linguistics at the University of Tel Aviv, international relations and international law at the IUHEI in Geneva and law at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver; Professor of Politics and International Law, Kwantlen Polytechnic University; lawyer practicing Canadian and international law

Dr Peter Gill
Born in 1947, studied government and politics at the Universities of London and Essex; Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool

Dr Maja Göpel
Born in 1976, studied media, development and consulting, international relations and global political economics at the Universities of Siegen, Sevilla and Fribourg; Director of the »Berlin Office« of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

Professor Volker M. Heins
Born in 1957, studied political science, philosophy and romance studies at the Universities of Bonn, Frankfurt and Florence; Head of the research unit »Interculturality« of the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI), Essen; Research Group Leader at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen; Associate Professor of Political Science, Ruhr-University Bochum

PD Dr Jochen Hippler
Born in 1955, studied social sciences at the Universities of Duisburg and Hamburg; Senior Researcher at the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), University of Duisburg-Essen

Dr Kerstin Krellenberg
Born in 1977, studied environmental science at the University of Vechta; Senior Researcher at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig

Professor Christa Liedtke
Born in 1964, studied biology and protestant theology at the Universities of Essen and Bonn; Visiting Professor at the Folkwang University of Arts, Essen; Director of the Research Group »Sustainable Production and Consumption«, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

Professor Roger Mac Ginty
Born in 1970, studied political science and philosophy at the universities of Belfast and Lancaster; Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Manchester

Monika Onken
Born in 1987, studied international development studies and peace and conflict studies at the Universities of Wageningen and Uppsala; Research Assistant at the National Centre of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago

Malgorzata Polanska
Born in 1983, studied political science, international relations and Latin American studies in Poland, Denmark and Mexico; PhD student at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute,University of Manchester

Silvia Popp
Born in 1983; studied political science and economics at the Universities of Potsdam and Bergen; Research Associate of the »Global Issues« Division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin

Patricia Rinck
Born in 1987, studied European studies at the University of Magdeburg and Brunel University West London and international relations and development policy at the University of Duisburg-Essen; Researcher at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen

Marc Saxer
Born in 1973, studied law and political science at the Universities of Mannheim, Massachusetts, Hamburg and Berlin; Head of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation in New-Delhi Christian Scheper
Born in 1980, studied political science and international relations at the Universities of Münster, Twente, and Exeter; Researcher at the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), University of Duisburg-Essen

Dr Niklas Schörnig
Born in 1972, studied political science and economics at the Goethe-University Frankfurt; Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)

Dr Isak Svensson
Born in 1974, studied peace and conflict research at Uppsala University; Associate Professor at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University

Professor Christian Tomuschat
Born in 1936, studied law at the Universities of Heidelberg and Montpellier; Professor emeritus of Public Law at Humboldt University Berlin; President of the OSCE Court of Conciliation and Arbitration

Christine Unrau
Born in 1983, studied Latin American studies at the University of Cologne; Research Assistant in the Research Unit 2 »Global Cultural Conflicts and Transcultural Cooperation« at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen

Angar Verma
Born in 1987, studied law at the Universities of Bonn and Cologne; PhD Candidate and Research Assistant at the Institute for International Peace and Security Law, University of Cologne

Dr Kirsten Westphal
Born in 1969, studied political science; Senior Associate of the »Global Issues« Division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin

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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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“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