June 2023

Dear reader,


sef: and INEF are continuously trying to bring together perspectives from different regions of the world. One goal of these exchanges is to rebuild trust which has been lost in times of increasing geopolitical tensions.

At this year's sef: session at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, we will discuss how this can be achieved - and what role journalism can play in the process.  The event will take place in Bonn on 20 June 2023.

We would also like to introduce you to an innovation resulting from the cooperation between INEF and sef:: A blog previously offered by INEF will in future be published as INEF/sef: Development and Peace Blog. On this blog, international authors will regularly share their perspectives on development and peace issues worldwide. We are starting with Kouassi Yeboua and Jakkie Cilliers from the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria, who have published an article on the links between global trade flows and food security in Africa.

Best regards,

Jannis Saalfeld,
Institute for Development and Peace (INEF)


Ingo Nordmann,
Development and Peace Foundation (sef:)


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Repertoires of Migration Governance in the European Union

Global Migration Lecture with Andrew Geddes

6 June 2023, 18.00 – 19.30 hrs, Webinar

As part of the eighth edition of the "Global Migration Lecture" of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK) at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Andrew Geddes, Director of the Migration Policy Centre, will look at regional migration governance within the European Union. His lecture will focus on the role that pre-assumptions about immigration dynamics play in European governance processes.  

Registration is required to participate in the webinar.

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Building Bridges – Journalistic Initiatives (Re)establishing Trust between World Regions

sef: Session at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum

20 June 2023, 14:30-15:30 hrs, Bonn

Also this year, the sef: will organize a session at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum. The conference brings together journalists from all over the world under the theme "Overcoming Divisions". At our session, we will discuss how quality journalism can contribute to (re)building trust between different regions of the world. You can register via Deutsche Welle here.

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Visualizing Climate Activism on Social Media

New Global Cooperation Research Paper

David Shim, Senior Research Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK), explores the visual dimension of climate activism in a new research paper. He examines how Fridays for Future Germany (FFFG) uses visual images to communicate the politics of climate change to a wider audience. Shim argues that FFFG represents an typical form of visual activism where images are at the centre.


African Food Security and the Risk of Global Trade Fragmentation

New Contribution to the INEF/sef: Development and Peace Blog

In their contribution to the INEF/sef: Development and Peace Blog, Kouassi Yeboua and Jakkie Cilliers argue that Africa needs to build resilience to manage the impact of potential global trade fragmentation on food security.

The article has been inspired by the Potsdam Spring Dialogues 2023 "Food Security in Africa in Times of Global Crises”, an event organized by the sef: in cooperation with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

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For the right to a toxics-free future – Sustainable chemicals management beyond 2020

Global Governance Spotlight 2|2023

From 25 to 29 September this year, the World Chemicals Conference will take place in Bonn. Here, the international community of states, together with other actors, wants to conclude a new agreement to solve the third major environmental crisis of our time: the pollution of the earth with chemicals. Tom Kurz, Policy Advisor for International Chemicals Management at the German NGO Forum on Environment and Development, discusses the hopes and limits of this possible agreement in Global Governance Spotlight 2|2023.

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The Development and Peace Foundation (sef:) was founded in 1986 on the initiative of Willy Brandt. It is a cross-party and non-profitmaking organisation. sef: provides an international high-level forum for shared thinking on the complex challenges of globalisation. It is linked to the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) by a cooperation agreement. The aim of INEF’s application-oriented research is to build bridges between theory and practice. It is one of three host institutions of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research.