Cancellation of the Körber History Forum 2020

As a necessary measure to contain the Corona virus, the Körber History Forum 2020 has been cancelled. Our goal of discussing the political dimension of history and the historical dimension of politics remains. Especially in times of crisis, it is important to stay in touch with each other and to jointly find ways to disarm history.

296 participants from 27 countries - this was our last registration status for this year's Körber History Forum: Experts, political decisions makers and opinion leaders from the realms of politics, history, jurisprudence, diplomacy and media.

The President of the German Bundestag, Wolfgang Schäuble, and the American-British historian Adam Tooze would have surveyed the development of transatlantic relations from World War II to the present day dared to chart future developments. With Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, and Mary Fulbrook, British historian and expert on legal and societal reckoning with the Second World War, we would have explored the question of how justice can be achieved in the wake of genocide and crimes against humanity.

We would have explored the interrelatedness of historical and current conflicts in the Middle East together with the former Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy, the French expert on Islam Gilles Kepel, the Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House Lina Khatib and the British historian and author James Barr. This list could go on. We would like to express our sincere thanks to all the speakers and moderators who had confirmed their participation in the Körber History Forum 2020.

Unfortunately, this Forum cannot be simply postponed. Like many others who currently have to cancel their events and conferences, we are working on ideas to publish individual parts of the Körber History Forum in the near future, in other formats and/or in digital form. It will take some time before we can go public with this. In the meantime, we recommend listening to our podcast History & Politics, reading the viewpoints and interviews on our website and looking up videos of past events in our media library.

The Körber History Forum 2021 is already an integral part of our plans for the coming spring. Above all, we hope that you, your families and friends will stay healthy in the upcoming weeks!



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