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Report on the 15th International Summer School, Berlin, 2011
Report on the 15th International Summer School, Berlin, 2011Democracy and Security Revisited: Transformations in Egypt and Tunisia and EU Re-(Dis-) Orientation
by Christian Achrainer, Dina Fakoussa
DGAPreport 21, December 2012, 60 pp.
The historic revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia have been received with very mixed feelings in the West, and understanding the drastic changes facing the two countries will require dialogue and mutual support. The DGAP’s 15th International Summer School offered a platform for debate and exchange among 28 young potential policy makers from North Africa and Europe, addressing some of the most crucial issues currently facing Egypt, Tunisia, and the EU.
Report on the 14th New Faces Conference
The Impact of Climate Change on the Middle East – Converging and Diverging Perceptions of Development and Human Security
by Christian Achrainer, David Bosold
DGAPreport 20, June 2011, 44 pp.
In how far will climate change impact security in the Middle East? What are the implications for development and human security? Is the region prepared for those challenges? Which adaptation and mitigation measures should be applied? DGAP’s 14th New Faces Conference aimed to address those questions along three thematic clusters, namely climate change and energy, climate change and water and climate change and food production/economic development.
Report on the 14th International Summer School, Berlin, 2010
Report on the 14th International Summer School, Berlin, 2010“A Climate of Conflict or Cooperation? Security Implications of Global Warming”
by Christian Achrainer, Helge Arends
DGAPreport 19, March 2011, 50 pp.
The 14th DGAP International Summer School (2010) “A Climate of Conflict or Cooperation? Security Implications of Global Warming” was devoted to an analysis of the impacts of climate change, environmental degradation and resource scarcity on societies in the Euro-Mediterranean region, with a special emphasis on security-related issues. The Summer School aimed at paying particular respect to possible linkages between climate change, environmental degradation, development and conflict.
Report on the 13th International Summer School, Berlin, 2009
“Reconsidering Democratization and Security: Linkages, Lessons Learned and Prospects for the Future”
by Christian Achrainer, Kathrin Brockmann
DGAPreport 18, November 2009, 64 pp.
One of the major controversial debates of our time concentrates on the question if and how democratization can contribute to maintaining or strengthening security and stability. Which are the necessary preconditions for democratization efforts to succeed and what are “lessons learned” from past experiences? Is democracy at all the one-size-fits-all solution? The 13th International Summer School focussed on these transnational challenges.
12th New Faces Conference
Democratization and Security in Central and Eastern Europe and the Post-Soviet States
by Kathrin Brockmann, David Bosold
DGAPreport 17, October 2009, 104 pp.
Although Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus and Central Asia share the common experience of the demise of the Warsaw Pact and the fall of the former Soviet Union, the political situation in those countries today is markedly diverse. The present volume presents the outcome of DGAP’s 12th New Faces Conference, which, through various case studies, highlights the different trajectories and processes of democratization in states of former communist rule.
2nd Alumni Reunion and Conference
Anticipating the Future: Scenarios and Strategic Options for a New Global Order
by David Bosold, Kathrin Brockmann
DGAPreport 16, July 2009, 100 pp.
How can global climate change be mitigated and what roles do international negotiations, businesses, cities and consumers play? Will organizations such as the UN, NATO and the EU succeed in adapting their strategies to the changing nature of crises? Or, summing it up differently: what will our globe look like in 2020? During the conference, participants discussed future scenarios and strategic options answering these questions.
11th New Faces Conference
Regional Leaders in the Global Security Arena: Interests, Strategies and Capabilities
by David Bosold, Kathrin Brockmann
DGAPreport 14, May 2009, 148 pp.
While theories of “new regionalism” consider regional security organizations as key actors to cope with complex security challenges, recent trends increasingly seem to suggest that individual countries take on the role of a “regional leader.” This years New Faces Conference discussed characteristics, importance, perceptions an the role of these regional leaders for future international security.
12th International Summer School (2008)
“Regional Leaders, Global Challenges: Issues, Interests and Strategies”
by Kathrin Brockmann, David Bosold
DGAPreport 13, November 2008, 60 pp.
In a world more and more characterized by multipolar structures, stability is an ever more evasive aim. Political theory tells us that multipolar systems are much less stable than bipolar or hegemonic ones. For the next generation of global political leaders it is paramount to understand how tectonic shifts in our present global order will influence the relative position of their own countries.
New Faces Conference 2007
From Conflict to Regional Stability. Linking Security and Development
by Kathrin Brockmann, Stuart Reigeluth
DGAPreport 9, March 2008, 164 pp.
The nexus of security and development broadly covers the complexity of contemporary conflicts, and, therefore, has become central to the concepts of conflict prevention and crisis management. Security cannot be achieved without addressing the causes of instability; and sustainable development can only occur within a secure environment. The 10th New Faces Conference discussed these interlinkages of security and developement.
Looking East, Looking West
Key Challenges Facing the Atlantic Partners
DGAPreport 10, February 2008, 36 pp.
2008 will be a vital year for the transatlantic relationship: The election of a new American president paves the way for a fresh look at a partnership that is bound to revisit its underlying premises and poised to find common answers to the tasks ahead of us. The Alfred von Oppenheim-Centre in cooperation with the American Council on Germany and the Council for the United States and Italy brought together experts and practitioners discuss the current state of the Atlantic partnership.
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