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Social development calls for critical reflection. This is a principle to which Kurt A. Körber felt bound both as a German and as a world citizen. The foundation established by him takes on this social challenge at a national and an international level.

Acting as an operating foundation, it develops and promotes programmes for which it retains full responsibility, while still remaining open to suggestions and cooperations. The aim of its work is to try out new ideas and methods and to transfer them to society. The Körber Foundation seeks to encourage others to take initiative into their own hands. 

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Identities and culture do not recognise border checkpoints. In the town of Rezekne, only an hour’s drive from the physical border with Russia, five young Latvians tell the Körber-Stiftung about their identity and everyday reality. Their answers open up a world of competing and overlapping identities, of mixed languages and stark rifts.

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The astrophysicist Karsten Danzmann received the Körber European Science Prize 2017, endowed with 750,000 euros, from the Körber Foundation on 7 September. Hamburg's Mayor Olaf Scholz welcomed the guests to the award ceremony in the City Hall, and Ranga Yogeshwar presented the winner and his research work.

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This week marks the anniversary of the reactionary coup attempted against Soviet President Gorbachev in 1991. Alexander Konkov, director of the Moscow-based think tank Rethinking Russia, reflects on how the Soviet past still influences perceptions of Russia in the West today.

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The Ukraine conflict, the Syrian crisis, European security: tensions and profound disagreements continue to characterize the relationship between Russia and the European Union. Speaking upon invitation of the Körber Foundation, Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation signaled readiness for dialogue with the West.

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