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




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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