2015: Annual Report 4

Käte-Hamburger-Kolleg Centre for Global Cooperation Research GND (edt.)

In the fourth year of its existence, the Centre has continued to set agendas. A particular focus of interest was our study of micro-practices in transnational cooperation, with reference to fields such as biodiversity and sustainability. As a second focus of interest, we turned our attention to diasporas which we consider agents of global cooperation, organisational forms in real and virtual spaces, and key contributors to areas such as conflict management. Furthermore, we have forged a closer link between our research and policy-making, as the Käte Hamburger Dialogues on the Crimea crisis and on relations with Iran after the nuclear deal showed.

At our Midterm Conference in summer, our Fellows pro-vided insights into how they have made creative use of the Centre’s ‘thinking spaces’ to explore new issues and to de-velop new conceptual approaches on a cross-disciplinary basis. We took stock of what we have achieved so far and asked which innovative forms of knowledge and which methodologies are emerging in the framework of cooperation research.

Our research also attracted interest from key policy-mak-ers and a broader public, with the expertise provided by the Centre and its partners appreciated by institutions such as the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED). In addition, the Centre has become a source of ideas and a partner for other think tanks which share their knowledge with soci-ety at large and with policy-makers. In Germany, this is evident, for example, from the Centre’s thematic and concep-tual cooperation with the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) and the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa) in 2015.

In seinem vierten Jahr hat sich das Kolleg insbesondere der Erforschung von Mikropraktiken im Rahmen transnationaler Kooperation sowie der Rolle von Diasporas als Akteure globaler Kooperation gewidmet. Das Kolleg ist zu einem Ort des Ideen- und Wissensaustausch geworden und hat durch die Kooperation mit Partnern wie dem Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED), der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (bpb) oder auch dem Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa) darüber hinaus die Beziehung zwischen Forschung, Politik und einer breiteren Öffentlichkeit vertieft. Wir laden Sie ein, mehr über die interdisziplinäre Forschungsarbeit des Kollegs und seiner Fellows aus der ganzen Welt sowie die zahlreichen Lectures, Dialoge und sonstige Veranstaltungen zu erfahren.

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