Professor Ottmar Edenhofer
Born in 1961, studied economics and philosophy at the University of Munich and Munich School of Philosophy; Deputy Director and Chair of Research Domain III – Sustainable Solutions at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Professor of the Economics of Climate Change at the Technische Universität Berlin, Director of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC), and Co-Chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Dr Christian Flachsland
Born in 1980, studied sociology, economics and philosophy at the Universities of Potsdam, Frankfurt/Main and Stockholm; Co-Head of a Working Group at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)

Jan Hanrath
Born in 1978, studied political science, European law and psychology at the Universities of Duisburg and Accra; Researcher at the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), University of Duisburg-Essen

Professor Claus Leggewie
Born in 1950, studied history and sociology at the University of Cologne; doctoral and post-doctoral studies in political science at the University of Göttingen; Professor of Political Science at the University of Giessen and Director of the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI), Essen

Dr Bernhard Rinke
Born in 1969, studied political science, geography and communication science at the University of Münster; Executive Director of the Centre for Democracy and Peace Research (ZeDF), University of Osnabrück

Professor Ulrich Schneckener
Born in 1968, studied political science, sociology and history at the Universities of Mainz, Leipzig, Berlin and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); Professor of International Relations and Peace and Conflict Research, Director of the Centre for Democracy and Peace Research, University of Osnabrück

Michael Windfuhr
Born in 1961, studied political science, German and geography in Heidelberg; Deputy Director of the German Institute for Human Rights, Berlin


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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sef: insights 5-6|2018


How can local media contribute to peaceful societies? Rev Geraldine Fobang from Cameroon and Dr William Tayeebwa from Uganda explain the challenges and chances for peace journalism in armed conflicts at the Berlin Summer Dialogue.

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

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