sef: Publication series

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sef: publishes short policy papers as well as in-depth publications in order to make the results of its work accessible to a wider interested public.

sef:’s short publications are currently produced in two ongoing series:

Global Governance Spotlight concisely assesses selected international negotiation processes from a global governance perspective. It is published around 6 times a year in German and English.

sef: insight presents interviews with international experts and opinion pieces from different world regions.

Complementing this range of brief formats, the sef: produces the following in-depth publication series:

GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS links current developments to long-term trends in global society. Based on facts and figures, it offers guidance and perspectives to policy-makers and society at large. For a detailed description of this latest sef: publications series, please have a look at the press release on the occasion of its launch.

In addition to these regular series, sef: offers special publications in book or booklet form on an occasional basis, as a contribution to the political and academic debate in Germany.

Our previous publication series – the GLOBAL TRENDS, the Policy Papers, the Foreign Voices and the ONE World books – can be accessed via our website. These series have been discontinued.

The latest publications by the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) can be found here: www.inef.uni-due.de.

NEWS

sef: insights 3-4|2018

NEW PUBLICATIONS

During the Potsdam Spring Dialogues we spoke to two experts about innovative measures of social protection. Nkateko Chauke elaborates in the interview how a Basic Income Grant for the SADC region might work. Raquel Tebaldi gives recommendations how social protection might cover women better.

Read the interviews as sef: insights or watch them as videos!

:further info here

How to defend digital rights?

sef: HOSTS SESSION

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 or to fight digital rights abuses in the courts. What do activists’ experiences from Europe and Africa have in common? What can journalists and the media contribute?

sef: will discuss these questions with experts from around the globe at a roundtable talk during the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum. Register now!

:further info here

Strengthening Local Peacebuilding

EXPERT CONFERENCE ON 29/30 May 2018

The Berlin Summer Dialogue on 29 and 30 May 2018 will discuss the chances and challenges of local peacebuilding as the basis for sustaining peace., with a particular focus on the participation of women and youth. In addition, we will look at useful support for local peace initiatives from outside. Further information and the programme can be found here. Participation by invitation only.

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Public Evening Event

The role of local media in armed conflict

REGISTER NOW

The media have a responsibility to report sensitively on conflicts and diverse social groups. The spread of disinformation or “fake news” can escalate conflicts. It is important to raise media professionals’ awareness of conflict-sensitive, peace-oriented journalism. At a public evening event during the Berlin Summer Dialogue, we would like to discuss opportunities and limits of a peace-oriented reporting with media experts working in conflict zones Register now!

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Sustaining Peace. Can a new approach change the UN? 

NEW ISSUE PUBLISHED

The world is facing enormous challenges in light of protracted crises and conflicts. The United Nations are looking for answers with the new ‘sustaining peace’ approach. What are the chances of the new approach to change the UN and create sustainable peace? The new Global Governance Spotlight written by Cedric de Coning offers a current overview.

:further info here