Cooperation Event

"Weil sie wichtig sind": Globale Perspektiven für die Demokratie




06:00 p.m. (UTC)

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  • The traditional “Western” concept of democracy as a universal goal is increasingly being challenged in all world regions. Living up to the GIGA’s truly global approach to scholarship, GIGA scholars will provide insights from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East into the diversity of democratic ideas and practices. They will underscore the value added of taking into account various philosophical traditions and historical experiences in research and policy on matters of democracy. We will also use the occasion to present our new GIGA Focus thematic edition, which addresses this topic.

    Welcome Wolfgang Schmidt, State Secretary, Plenipotentiary of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg to the Federation, the European Union, and for Foreign Affairs

    Panellists Prof. Dr. Bert Hoffmann, Head of the GIGA Berlin Office Dr. Mariana Llanos, GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies Dr. Stephan Rosiny, GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies Dr. Günter Schucher, GIGA Institute of Asian Studies Dr. Christian von Soest, GIGA Institute of African Affairs

    Discussant Niels Annen, Member of the German Bundestag and Foreign Affairs Spokesperson for the SPD parliamentary group

    Moderator Dr. Theo Sommer, Editor-at-Large, DIE ZEIT


    Vertretung der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg beim Bund, Berlin




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