Editors and Authors

Professor Raimund Bleischwitz
Born 1961, Vice-Director of the Research Group "Material Flows and Resource Management" at Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, and Toyota Chair for Industry and Sustainability at the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium.

Professor Tobias Debiel
Born 1963, Professor in International Relations and Development Policy at the Institute of Political Science, University of Duisburg-Essen, and Director of the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), Duisburg.

Dr Thomas Fues
Born 1952, Senior Researcher at the German Development Institute (DIE), Bonn.

Professor Dirk Messner
Born 1962, Director of the German Development Institute (DIE), Bonn; Member of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU); lecturer in political science at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Emeritus Professor Franz Nuscheler
Born 1938, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Development and Peace Foundation (SEF), Bonn, and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), Duisburg.

Professor Rainer Sauerborn
Born 1952, Chair and Director of the Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health at Heidelberg University.

Sascha Werthes
Born 1974, Associate Fellow at the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), Duisburg, and spokesperson for the Working Group on Human Security, University of Marburg.


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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