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Welcome at the Forum Internationale Wissenschaft

The Forum Internationale Wissenschaft (FIW), established in 2012, is a central scientific research unit of the University of Bonn. Its research activities examine global function systems of modern society, both with regard to their autonomy and to their growing interconnectedness. Our scientific departments focus on democracy and autocracy as competing regime types in contemporary politics (Comparative Research on Democracies), on the definition and solution of problems in the system of science (Science Studies), and on the different understandings of the world by religious belief systems (Comparative Research on Religions). Based on this research, the FIW also provides a platform for public debate on the changing meanings and conflictual developments of these three global systems of communication.

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15.01. Documentary, Truth, and the Reality-Based Community
Jan 08, 2020

15.01. Documentary, Truth, and the Reality-Based Community

In the last lecture of the FIW series ›Perspektiven der Moderne‹, Erika Balsom, Department of Film Studies of King’s College London, is going to speak about "Documentary, Truth, and the Reality-Based Community".

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New FIW Working Paper published
Nov 21, 2019

New FIW Working Paper published

The eleventh FIW working paper was published in August by Rafaela Eulberg, Annika Jacobsen and Petra Tillessen on the topic of migration and attribution of religious identities in Europe. The working paper can be downloaded as PDF.

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New project on charitable foundations and democracy
Nov 21, 2019

New project on charitable foundations and democracy

Granting of a research project by Dr. Evelyn Moser and PD Dr. Pascal Goeke by the BMBF

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New FIW Working Paper published
Nov 16, 2019

New FIW Working Paper published

The twelfth FIW working paper was published in Oktober by Giovanni Maltese on the topic of a poststructuralist approach to religion studies. The working paper can be downloaded as PDF.

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Start of the colloquium in the winter term 2019/20
Sep 26, 2019

Start of the colloquium in the winter term 2019/20

At the FIW colloquium, FIW employees and other scientists present the latest news from their research projects. The first lecture in the winter term will take place on October 15.

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Proceedings of the Workshop on Interdisciplinary Migration Research published
Aug 29, 2019

Proceedings of the Workshop on Interdisciplinary Migration Research published

As a follow-up to the ZiF Workshop “Studying Migration Policies at the Interface between Empirical Research and Normative Analysis”, the proceedings have been published as open access.

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New FIW Working Paper published
Jul 24, 2019

New FIW Working Paper published

We are happy to present Working Paper No. 10, a text on the political inclusion of diversified elites in China by Rebekka Åsnes Sagild and Anna L. Ahlers. You can download the working paper as PDF.

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