On 6 February 2015, co-founder Marc Venhaus took part in the Transatlantic Policy Symposium “Beyond Tariffs: Trade Relations and the Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century” at the BMW Center of German and European Studies at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. He delivered a speech on “An Unequal Treaty: TTIP and Inequality in Europe”, which is the topic of the most current BFoGP working paper and, in addition to that, discussed pressing transatlantic matters with fellow peers from both the EU and the US. Participating high ranking officials and scholars included, among others, David O’Sullivan (EU Ambassador to the United States), Dr. Philipp Ackermann (Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany), Sir Michael Leigh (Transatlantic Academy Fellow and Senior Advisor, German Marshall Fund) and Dr. Dan Hamilton (Executive Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University).
We at the Berlin Forum on Global Politics are committed to open knowledge, contributing to the debate on subjects related to global politics with Creative Commons-licensed materials – so that these are freely and easily accessible to everybody, everywhere, and anytime.
The latest direction we have taken to share our critical analyses immediately, while remaining committed to academic quality and standards, is a working paper series. These texts are preliminary drafts, shared as materials that intend to stimulate discussion in the hopes of constructive feedback, attempting to bypass the constraints of the dizzying speed in which events, opinions, and courses of action unfold in contemporary society.
For more on our working paper series, please read here.
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The Berlin Forum on Global Politics (BFoGP) is pleased to announce that two of the young scholars who presented their research at the ‘First Berlin Forum on Global Politics’ in April, 2013, have gone on to further develop the work they presented at the conference. Leon Schreiber published his paper in a journal publication and Leonard Hessling shared the content of his paper as a Prezi presentation, available online to the general public.
Leon Schreiber, whose research paper was titled Institutions and Social Policy: The Case of the Child Support Grant in South Africa, went on to submit the results of his research to the South African Journal of Political Studies (Politikon). Once reviewed, it was subsequently published on April 14, 2014.
Leonard Hessling, whose research paper was titled Water in the Arab Spring: The Human Rights to Water and Sanitation in the MENA Region’s Transition to Democracy, went on to make further presentations of the results of his research at international conferences, such as the European Conference on African Studies in Lisbon, which took place on June 29, 2013. Since then, he has made the content of his paper available as a Prezi presentation
The Berlin Forum on Global Politics wishes these two young scholars well in their academic endeavours and is pleased to have been able to open spaces for the discussion of their valuable and interesting academic research.
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.