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Diskussion in Berlin: Ich geh' mit Dir wohin Du willst - Globale Bewegungsfreiheit und solidarische Stadt

5. Dezember 2018 - 0:00

Am 5.12.2018 ist Helene Heuser eingeladen, in einer Runde von migrationspolitischen Aktivist*innen und Wissenschaftler*innen das Potenzial der Städte und Kommunen für eine inklusivere Migrationspolitik und soziale Rechte für alle zu diskutieren. Die Veranstaltung, die in Berlin stattfindet, ist der dritte Teil in der Reihe «Recht haben. Globale Soziale Rechte und die Agenda 2030», ein Kooperationsprojekt der Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung und des Berliner Entwicklungspolitischen Ratschlags (BER).

Viele Kämpfe um Globale Soziale Rechte werden im Feld der Migration ausgetragen. Vor allem auf der Ebene der urbanen Räume und Kommunen gibt es jedoch konkrete Erfahrungen zur Umsetzung von Politiken, die globale Bewegungsfreiheit und soziale Rechte zusammen denken. So fördert die Bewegung der "sanctuary cities" in Nordamerika sowie der Städte der Solidarität (solidarity cities) in Europa (Palermo, Barcelona, Zürich, Berlin etc.) das Recht auf globale Bewegungs- und Niederlassungsfreiheit, indem sie soziale Rechte von Nationalität, Staatsbürgerschaft und formalem Aufenthaltsstatus entkoppeln. Stattdessen möchten die betreffenden Stadtregierungen ihre Bewohner*innen und Asylsuchende mit Rechten ausstatten, die es, wenn nötig, auch gegen nationalstaatliche Gesetzgebungen zu verteidigen gilt. Städte wie New York und Zürich arbeiten an kommunalen Ausweisdokumenten, die jeder*m Bewohner*in der Stadt, ungeachtet des formalen Aufenthaltsstatus, erhalten und damit Zugang zu Bildung, Gesundheit, Wohnungen und Arbeit bekommen kann. Andere Städte schöpfen die kommunalen Gesetzgebungen aus, um ihre Bewohner*innen vor Abschiebungen zu schützen oder Familienangehörige von Geflüchteten nachkommen zu lassen.

Zwar zielt das Nachhaltigkeitsziel Zehn auf eine erleichterte Migration. Von einem Recht auf Migration für alle Menschen, ein Recht, das jede Person im Globalen Norden selbstverständlich für sich in Anspruch nimmt, ist in den Nachhaltigkeitszielen allerdings nichts zu lesen. Dem dominanten Diskurs um die «Bekämpfung von Fluchtursachen», also einer Politik, die Migration verhindern oder eindämmen will, steht die entwicklungspolitische Zivilgesellschaft teilweise machtlos gegenüber. Sie versucht Entwicklungspolitik von der Umarmung der Sicherheitspolitik zu befreien, vernachlässigt dabei aber die Partnerschaft mit Aktivist*innen für das Recht auf Migration.

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Many CGG Members involved as „patrons“ for the UN Sustainable Development Goals at Universität Hamburg

22. November 2018 - 0:00

Universität Hamburg (UHH) has set itself the goal of helping to shape a sustainable future. To this end, it has chosen so called "SDG-Patrons [German: Paten]" among its scientists: The aim is to research and develop concepts for sustainable development in line with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

For each of the 17 UN SDGs, scientists were chosen that are already deeply involved in research areas concerning the individual goals. The aim is to promote scientific contributions from the faculties of UHH to the SDGs, to point out interfaces between the sustainability goals and at the same time to reflect critically on these goals. In addition to the scientific objectives, the focus lies in particular on the aspect of networking.

From the 51 scientists chosen as SDG-Patrons 12 are members of the CGG:

# Sustainable Development Goals CGG Participants 1 No Poverty Prof. Dr. Petra Böhnke;
Prof. Dr. Henning Lohmann 5 Gender Equality Prof. Dr. Miriam Beblo 7 Affordable and Clean Energy Prof. Dr. Timo Busch;
Prof. Dr. Andreas Lange 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth Prof. Dr. Jürgen Beyer;
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Benz 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities Prof. Dr. Katharina Manderscheid 12 Responsible Consumption and Production Prof. Dr. Katharina Kleinen-von Königslöw;
Prof. Dr. Stefanie Kley 13 Climate Action Prof. Dr. Stefan Aykut 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Prof. Dr. Christine Hentschel

You can find the complete post and more information on UHH’s here in the Newsroom of UHH [only available in German].

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Uniball 2018

3. November 2018 - 0:00
6. Ball der Universität Hamburg am 3. November 2018.

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6. Ball der Universität Hamburg

3. November 2018 - 0:00

Willkommen zum 6. Ball der Universität Hamburg am 03. November 2018 im Grand Elysée Hotel Hamburg

Informationen und Anmeldung unter

http://www.uniball.de/

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CGG Member Michael Brüggemann's six theses for constructive climate communication

29. Oktober 2018 - 0:00

The new contribution on the column "On the subject" by the Deutsche Klima Konsortium (DKK) is now online on the DKK Homepage. In the column, CGG member Prof. Dr. Michael Brüggemann presents six theses for a constructive climate communication.

You can find the complete editorial here. [in German only]

The six theses for constructive climate communication are in short:

Thesis 1: We must repeatedly explain the fundamentals and backgrounds of climate change and climate policy.

Thesis 2: We must not provide a forum for the denial of climate change.

Thesis 3: Disaster scenarios can be supplemented by positive visions of a possible future.

Thesis 4: We should treat people as subjects capable of acting and making decisions and not as victims and sinners.

Thesis 5: We can respect people's values, beliefs and needs and show how climate protection is compatible with these values.

Thesis 6: We should link the big picture with short-term and everyday goals.

Translation of the quotation by Michael Brueggemann in the picture:

"Any advertising for unnecessarily large cars is also climate communication - but one that damages the world's climate."

Photo: Deutsches Klima Konsortium

Standards Guter Arbeit – Positionen und Perspektiven aus Theorie und Praxis

17. Oktober 2018 - 0:00
Der Forsungsverbund veranstaltet im kommenden Wintersemester eine Ringvorlesung zum Thema "Standards guter Arbeit".

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Great success for many CGG members: Cluster of Excellence “CliCCS” approved

10. Oktober 2018 - 0:00

Funding decisions have now been made in Germany’s Excellence Strategy: The Excellence Commission, consisting of the members of the international Committee of Experts and the research ministers of the federal and state governments, approved 57 Clusters of Excellence to be funded from among the 88 proposed projects.

Among the four projects approved for Universität Hamburg is the Cluster “Climate, Climatic Change, and Society”. The researchers of the cluster will investigate how climate changes and how society changes with it, thereby feeding back on climate. The central research goal of the Cluster is to identify possible and plausible climate futures. Around 230 scientists from 15 disciplines (i.e. Oceanography, Meteorology, Sociology, Economics and the Humanities) will collaborate to achieve this goal.

Participating institutions in addition to Universität Hamburg are the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, the German Climate Computing Center and eight further scientific organizations.

Anita Engels is Co-Spokesperson for the Cluster and thirteen other members of the CGG are involved as Principal Investigators (PI), Project Chairs or Participating Researchers! Involved CGG members are Stefan Aykut, Alexander Bassen, Michael Brüggemann, Timo Busch, Anke Gerber, Christine Hentschel, Katharina Kleinen-von Königslöw, Stefanie Kley, Andreas Lange, Grischa Perino, Simone Rödder, Kai-Uwe Schnapp and Antje Wiener.

You can find the press release of Universität Hamburg including a short video message by the University’s president Dieter Lenzen and the Cluster Spokespersons here [only available in German].

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What is the IPCC report on 1.5°C global warming about? Background from climate research

26. September 2018 - 0:00

Just over a week before the publication of the IPCC's new Special Report on Climate Change on 8 October, experts - amongst them Dr. Oliver Geden, visiting researcher at the CGG - explained the scientific background and pointed out special features of the report at the press conference of the Deutsche Klima-Konsortium (DKK). In view of the current state of research, they made it clear that far-reaching and much faster changes are necessary in order to achieve the Paris climate targets.

The CGG is a member of DKK.

On the DKK website you can find the complete press release (click here) [only available in German].

See here for the pre-announcement of the press conference on the CGG homepage.

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Conference „Financialization and development policies“ hosted by Prof. Dr. Eve Chiapello and Prof. Dr. Anita Engels

21. September 2018 - 0:00

On September 12-14, 2018, the CGG has held the conference „Financialization and development policies: Critical perspectives on new financial circuits for international development projects“ hosted by CGG guest researcher Prof. Dr. Ève Chiapello (EHESS Paris) and CGG director Prof. Dr. Anita Engels. At the conference, researchers from six continents were invited to discuss recent trends of development finance together with scholars and interested visitors from Hamburg and Paris. The conference has been organized as part of Prof. Chiapello’s Anneliese Maier Research Prize that has been awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for a joint research project between EHESS Paris and the University of Hamburg. More information about the project can be found here.

The conference looked at the ways in which private financial actors and practices are enrolled and associated to the conception and implementation of policies for international development. This is a timely issue since the development landscape has recently seen a transformation in partaking actors and now encompass charitable foundations, multi-national corporations, and financial intermediaries, in addition to multilateral or bilateral public development banks and aid agencies. “Financing development“, in other words finding additional monetary resources, has now become an issue at the top of the agenda of multilateral development actors. Increasingly, these strive to commit private actors and to “lever in“ private money.

Against the backdrop of increasing plurality of relations, tools, actors, and practices in international development, the conference focused on the particular issue of financial circuits and their relation to development projects. Often, these circuits come with the emergence of new financial products, such as private equity financing linked to development banks, or other alternative financial instruments. In parallels, these circuits see the expansion of issues such as social enterprise, financial inclusion, microfinance, or mobile payment devices into the realm of development policy.

The conference aimed at assembling sociological, socio-historical and institutional analyses of these changes in the financing circuits and methods of international development aid over the last decades. A particular focus was put on empirical analyses of the changing role of financial actors, tools, innovations and practices in international development.

You can find the final conference programme here.

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CGG members interviewed in „The 100 Big Questions of Life“ series in Hamburger Abendblatt

20. September 2018 - 0:00

In the interview series "The 100 Big Questions of Life" in the Hamburger Abendblatt, experts from the Universität Hamburg answer important questions about life on a weekly basis.

Many CGG members are being interviewed for the exciting and highly visible series. Below, you can find links to the shortened versions of the interviews given by CGG members (in italics). The interviews are only available in German and the longer versions of the interviews are available at the Homepage of Hamburger Abendblatt behind a paywall.

Question 28 After Chemnitz: Where does hatred come from?

Prof. Dr. Susanne Krasmann and Dr. habil. Martin Kahl

10 September 2018

Question 27 Why cash is so important for Germans

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Beyer and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Drobetz

03 September 2018

Question 26 Should I get married?

Prof. Dr. Miriam Beblo and Dr. Astrid Wonneberger

27 August 2018

Question 25 How can I make the world a better place?

Prof. Dr. Timo Busch and Prof. Dr. Martina Neuburger

21 August 2018

Question 23 What fascinates us about evil?

Prof. Dr. Christine Hentschel and Prof. Dr. Sylvia Kesper-Biermann

06 August 2018

Question 22 How much information do we need?

Prof. Dr. Katharina Kleinen-von Königslöw and Prof. Dr. André Zimpel

30 July 2018

Question 20 Can you eat meat with a clear conscience?

Prof. Dr. Anita Engels and Prof. Dr. Anke Strüver

16 July 2018

Question 18 What's really true?

Prof. Dr. Michael Brüggemann and Dr. Alexander Dinges

02 July 2018

Question 13 When is the right time to have a child?

Prof. Dr. Birgit Pfau-Effinger and Prof. Dr. Barbara Schmalfeldt

28 May 2018

Question 9 How just is the law?

Prof. Dr. Florian Jeßberger and Prof. Dr. Reinhard Merkel

21 April 2018

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ITLR-VP Introductory Input Workshop

20. September 2018 - 0:00
September 15–17, 2018, International Institute for Digital Humanities (DHII), Tokyo

The “Vihara Project” (VP), under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Teiken Kyuma (Mie University, Japan), is organising an introductory ITLR Input Workshop in collaboration with the International Institute for Digital Humanities (DHII) and the Khyentse Center (KC). The workshop will take place at the International Institute for Digital Humanities (DHII), Tokyo (September 15–17). The meeting will consist of a two and a half days of introduction to the recently joined members, which will include the history and concept of the ITLR as well as practical guidelines aiming at facilitating the publication of ITLR lexical entries related to the “Vihara Project.” Numerous members of the “Vihara Project” from various Universities in Japan will participate at the workshop, which will be led by Prof. Dr. Teiken Kyuma, Dr. Toru Tomabechi, Prof. Dr. Dorji Wangchuk, and Dr. Orna Almogi.

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Kategorien: Hamburg

CGG visiting researcher Dr. Oliver Geden appears as expert in press briefing concerning the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC

19. September 2018 - 0:00

Dr. Oliver Geden, Guest of the Centre for Globalisation and Governance and Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, will appear as an expert at a press briefing concerning the release of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC on Wednesday, 26 September 2018 in Berlin.

The Special Report summarizes the state of research on politically and scientifically complex issues relating to the 1.5 degree target on more than 200 pages. It will be published on 8 October. Experts will inform press representatives in advance about the scientific background at a press conference (“Climate Breakfast”) hosted by the Deutsche Klima-Konsortium (DKK). The CGG is a member of DKK.

At the Climate Breakfast, experts will provide information about the conditions under which the special report was produced and its significance. They provide background information on the consequences of climate change if the temperature rises by 1.5 degrees compared to two degrees Celsius and explain some of the key topics and concepts assessed in this report - such as overshoot, emissions budgets or negative emissions.

Further experts answering questions at the Climate Breakfast are Dr. Katja Frieler, Deputy Head of the Climate Impact and Vulnerability Research Unit at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and Dr. Christiane Textor, Head of the German IPCC Coordination Unit.

On the DKK website you will find an overview of the planned reports of the sixth IPCC reporting cycle and the participating researchers from our member institutions (click here) [only available in German].

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Call for Papers: What Makes a Job Good or Bad? Standards of Good Work Revisited

31. August 2018 - 0:00
Call for Papers für eine Special Issue der Management Revue zum Thema "What Makes a Job Good or Bad?" Zu diesem Thema fand bereits vom 3. bis 7. April 2018 ein Kurs am IUC Dubrovnik statt. Prof. Dr. Dorothea Alewell und Prof. Dr. Wenzel Matiaske vom Forschungsverbund gestalteten diesen gemeinsam mit Prof. Dr. Simon Fietze von der Syddansk Universität.

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Einladung Disputation Marie-Caroline Schulte

29. August 2018 - 1:00
Am Mittwoch, den 29. August 2018, um 10:00 Uhr findet die Disputation von Frau Marie-Caroline Schulte statt. Raum 3080 im Überseering 35, 22297 Hamburg.

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Kategorien: Hamburg