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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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Workshop "The Politics of Grand Challenges"

Workshop "The Politics of Grand Challenges"

On January 25th and 26th, the research group "Discovering, Exploring, and Addressing Grand Societal Challenges" (under the direction of Prof. David Kaldewey) will hold its final workshop.

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The Trump White House. An Inside View on Transatlantic Cooperation and Global Issues

The Trump White House. An Inside View on Transatlantic Cooperation and Global Issues

In the framework of the lecture series "Current Issues in North American Studies and Cultural Studies" curated by North American Studies Program, we offer a special event with Jürgen Hardt.

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Director of the FIW elected as member of the Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

Director of the FIW elected as member of the Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

In a letter by Prof. Dr. Jörg Hacker, president of the Leopoldina, Prof. Dr. Rudolf Stichweh was informed he had been chosen as member of the Academy of Science.

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The Yes Men: Beautiful trouble - Inspiring interventions

The Yes Men: Beautiful trouble - Inspiring interventions

With an interactive lecture performance called “Beautiful trouble – inspiring interventions!”, The Yes Men showcased their projects and discussed approaches to and ideas of modern protest culture with our audience at the Bonner Universitätsforum on November 11th, 2017.

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Samuele Dominioni speaks as expert at Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe conference

Samuele Dominioni speaks as expert at Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe conference

At the conference that took place on November 9th and 10th in London, Samuele Dominioni held a presentation on legal solutions to the misuse of administrative resources during electoral processes.

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Focus Global Player: The US and Climate Policy [Die Welt im Wandel: Agenda 2030]

Focus Global Player: The US and Climate Policy [Die Welt im Wandel: Agenda 2030]

On 06.11.2017, the lecture series “Die Welt im Wandel” reconvened with a panel discussion entitled “Focus Global Player: The US and Climate Policy”. Being temporarily and spatially located in utmost proximity to COP 23, the evening promised to allow for a lively discussion of the United States’ distinct stance on environmental policy.

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New publication: "The Mechanism of Direct Democracy in Authoritarian Countries: The Case of the Constitutional Referendum in Azerbaijan"

New publication: "The Mechanism of Direct Democracy in Authoritarian Countries: The Case of the Constitutional Referendum in Azerbaijan"

An article by Samuele Dominioni on the constitutional referendum in Azerbaijan has been published in the current issue of the journal Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization.

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