Blog Post Series: Human Rights and Global Politics

frankieleon - flickrThe Berlin Forum on Global Politics welcomes a new contributor to our blog, Adam S. Wilkins, as we launch a blog post series related to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and a global political initiative to reaffirm support for the Declaration and the observance of human rights.

Adam starts the blog post series explaining the historical background of the UDHR, the nature of its political context, and the politics of its ratification, and poses questions about where the Declaration stands today. The blog post, entitled ‘The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: The Historical Background and the Challenge Today’, is available here.

For more information on the global political initiative, which will be explained in detail in another blog post, please visit the website of The Reaffirmation Forum.

(Photo credit: frankieleon| Flickr)

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Looking Forward to 2018 – And So Should You!

coexistThis year, 2017, brought upon many changes, lessons, and challenges in political terms. During 2018, the Berlin Forum will redouble its efforts and deliver more public research and exchanges to clarify global politics and contribute to democracy, international understanding, and cooperation between countries and their civil societies.

In the New Year, 2018, we will share details about new international collaborations, an upcoming public event and discussion about sustainable development, a worldwide citizen initiative on human rights, new blog post series, and several others.

We wish our friends, religious and secular, the very best during the winter and new year celebrations, and look forward to continuing to better understand the world and shape a better tomorrow with you!

(Photo credit: Variation of designs by Piotr Młodożeniec and Jerry Jaspar)

Co-Founder Miguelángel Verde Garrido Awarded by Surveillance Studies Network

Anything To SayThe Berlin Forum on Global Politics is proud to announce that co-founder Miguelángel Verde Garrido was recently honored and awarded with a 2016 Annual Paper Prize and a 2016 Early Career Researcher Award by the Surveillance Studies Network.

The Surveillance Studies Network (SSN) is a registered charitable company based in the UK with a worldwide membership. SSN is dedicated to the study of surveillance in all its forms and the free distribution of scholarly information. The SSN awarded Miguel for an article that he published in their academic journal, Surveillance & Society, after a double-blind peer-review. The article, entitled ‘Contesting a Biopolitics of Information and Communications: The Importance Of Truth and Sousveillance After Snowden’ is published under a Creative Commons license and is readily available to be read and downloaded here

The Berlin Forum on Global Politics congratulates Miguel on the awards and is proud to count him among our co-founders and co-directors!

(Photo credit: AFP Photo & Tobias Schwarz | AFP)

 

Reflecting on NAFTA to Better Understand TTIP

The Berlin Forum on Global Politics (BFoGP) is excited to announce the launch of a collaborative photography project entitled “Reflecting on NAFTA to better understand TTIP”.

Jonathan Florez, citizen journalist and Who really benefits from the TTIP?photographer, captures in this project the reflections of some of the people who attended a lecture and discussion on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) held by México Via Berlin on 2nd May, 2015. BFoGP co-founders Daniel Cardoso, Marc Venhaus and Miguelángel Verde Garrido were invited to discuss the implications of TTIP, while Prof. Nayar López Castellanos (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) was invited to analyze NAFTA and its consequences for Mexico.

To explore the photography project, click here.

(Photo credit: Berlin Forum on Global Politics & Jonathan Florez | BFoGP)