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)



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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Global Food Governance


After the food riots around the world in 2007/2008, the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) was reformed. Since then, the CFS has developed into an innovative global policy forum that could be a role model for other Global Governance institutions. In the current evaluation process, however, the CFS also faces a number of challenges. What are the main characteristics of the CFS? How can it prove successful in a changing political environment? Nora McKeon answers these questions in the Global Governance Spotlight 2|2018 and exhorts member governments to value and reinforce this unique policy forum.

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