Conference Programme

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International Disaster Relief.
The challenges posed by fragile states and climate change

13-14 September 2012
Berlin Town Hall

Thursday, 13 September 2012

10.00 hrs Registration
11.00 hrs Welcome
11.20 hrs Part I
11.00 hrs Plenary Discussion
12.00 hrs Plenary discussion
12.45 hrs Lunch
14.00 hrs Part II
Necessary – But Too Much?
Disaster sc enarios: the international
community’s responsibility
14.15 hrs Plenary Discussion
15.00 hrs Coffee Break
16.30 hrs Part III
Do no harm!
Internati onal disaster relief in fragile states
17.30 hrs Plenary Discussion

Lecture and Reception

18.30 hrs Lecture
19.00 hrs Reception at the Berlin Town Hall
Hosted by Deutsche Gesellschaft für
Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Friday, 14 September 2012

09.00 hrs Welcome
09.15 Part IV
Responsive and Preventive.
International disaster relief and climate change
10.15 hrs Plenary Discussion
11.15 hrs Coffee Break
11.45 hrs Part V
From Short-Term to Long-Term
Sustainable strategies for disaster relief in
fragile states and in response to climate change
12.30 hrs Plenary discussion
13.15 hrs Closing remarks by the organisers

Strengthening Social Security in Africa


Numerous African countries have adopted measures to improve social protection in recent years. And a large number of relevant initiatives have been established at both regional and continental level. How successful are they and what are the challenges associated? What has to happen for initiatives to be effective on a broader scale? And what kind of support can the international community provide? We will discuss these questions with experts from politics, academia, business and civil society during this year’s Potsdam Spring Dialogues on 19/20 April 2018. Register now!

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Current challenges for democracies


In February 2018, the first Dresden Forum for International Politics took place. The new series is co-organised by the sef:, the Free State of Saxony, Engagement Global gGmbh and Foundation Frauenkirche Dresden. Around 80 experts from different world regions discussed current challenges for democracy. They focused on how to create and sustain peaceful societies in democracies. Read the conference report and further coverage online now!

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The Development and Peace Foundation (sef:) and the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) are launching a new publications series: GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS. The new series aims to identify options for international policy action in an ever more complex world. Furthermore, it presents perspectives from different world regions. The series analyses current developments and challenges against the background of long-term political trends, and it illustrates facts with figures and tables. GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS is issued by a team of co-editors from different world regions. For more information, see our press release.

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Cooperation in a Post-Western World


The Western liberal order finds itself in deep crisis. Global power shifts are accelerating. What does this mean for the future of global cooperation? How can the wish for more national autonomy be reconciled with the need to cooperate in a globalised world? Can new forms of governance contribute to sustaining global cooperation? Michèle Roth and Cornelia Ulbert discuss these questions in the first issue of the new publication series GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS.

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How to overcome the impasse in UN Security Council reform


The urgently needed UN Security Council reform has been stuck for decades. Without a far-reaching structural change that includes the end of permanent seats and the veto, the Council is fading into irrelevance. But at a time of great power transitions, multipolarity without sufficient multilateralism is a dangerous trend. Therefore, in GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS 02|2018, Jakkie Cilliers calls for a political and intellectual leap to overcome the impasse in UN Security Council reform.

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