Global Politics & the Power of Numbers: How Data and Statistics Shape our (Mis)Understanding of the World
4th September 2014 | Hörsaal A, Osteuropa-Institut, Garystr. 55 | Freie Universität Berlin
Prof. Lorenzo Fioramonti (University of Pretoria, South Africa) gave a guest lecture based on his most recent research, published in “How Numbers Rule the World – The Use and Abuse of Statistics in Global Politics”.
For further information, a report, and photographs of the public event, please read here.
The Berlin Forum on Global Politics (BFoGP) took part in the Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften (Long Night of Sciences), an annual event organised by Berlin and Potsdam’s most relevant scientific institutions to showcase the latest research initiatives carried out in the two cities.
The Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften (LNdW) took place on May 10th, 2014. We were at the Henry-Ford Bau in the Freie Universität Berlin, alongside the Center for Global Politics, presenting some of the most topical international political subjects of 2014 and discussing them with visitors.
A full description of our joint event in the LNdW and the program are available here.
For those of you that were unable to attend, our presentation – which focused on our recent efforts at understanding the global implications of the transatlantic free trade agreement – can be read and downloaded here.
The Berlin Forum on Global Politics (BFoGP) will be presenting various academic research results at international conferences throughout March and April 2014. This is an exciting moment for us, since we will also be presenting our first jointly-written academic paper. During the last two months, the BFoGP researched and wrote a paper on the spatial implications of the Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA), more commonly known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), currently being negotiated between the United States and the European Union. This paper is a result of our continued efforts at broadening the debate on the TAFTA | TTIP, now specifically within the international academic community.
Furthermore, besides the jointly-written paper, we will also be presenting the latest results of our individual PhD research projects.
Find detailed information on the dates and times of the panels at which we will present our papers here.