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Global Governance: A Past Model with Future Prospects?
Policy-Makers and Academics in Dialogue

Berlin Town Hall
26 June 2014


09.00 hrs Registration
09.30 hrs Welcome
Global Governance – a Current Challenge
for Policy-Makers and Academics
Variants of Global Governance and their
Relevance to Politics
10.00 hrs Inputs
10.40 hrs Comment
10.50 hrs Plenary discussion
12.00 hrs Lunch
Post-Global Governance?
Regionalisation, Renationalisation and the
Renaissance of Bilateralism
13.00 hrs Inputs
13.30 hrs Comment
13.40 hrs Plenary discussion
14.30 hrs Coffee break
Patchwork Governance –
a Model for the Future?
15.00 hrs Inputs
15.45 hrs Comment
16.00 hrs Plenary discussion
16.45 hrs Summary and outlook
17.00 hrs Conference ends

The Global Refugee Crisis: Towards a just response


With their effort to keep refugees and migrants out of their territories, Western nations abdicate their historical and political responsibility, according to the analysis of the renowned Indian migration researcher B.S. Chimni in GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS 03|2018. Chimni therefore calls for a just response from the international community to the global refugee crisis. Such a response could only consist of a multidimensional strategy that had to be worked out in a genuine dialogue between all stakeholders.

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How to defend digital rights?


Internet freedom is threatened in many states by restrictions to net neutrality or by governments shutting down internet applications. But there are rays of hope. In different world regions, civil society is mobilizing to protect net neutrality. sef: discussed activists’ experiences from different world regions with ´Gbenga Sesan from Nigeria and Thomas Lohninger from Austria during a roundtable talk at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum.

Read the most important results of the discussion in our short report

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