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Körber History Forum
   

Körber History Forum

In an age of growing political, national and religious divisions, historical orientation and reckoning with our past are central to dealing with current conflicts. Therefore, the Körber History Forum focuses on the impact of the past on the politics of the present at a European and global level.

Körber History Forum 2021: Putting Crisis in Context

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The annual Körber History Forum addresses issues of history and politics on a European and global level. For two days, it brings together 300 eminent experts and international decision-makers from the realms of academia, politics and diplomacy, civil society and the media, connecting historical expertise and political practice.

The Körber History Forum 2021 will take place on 18 and 19 May in Berlin and online, giving speakers and invited guests the opportunity to interact on its digital online platform.
Additionally, the conference will be live streamed to a wider audience on the Körber-Stiftung website.

Conference Agenda (PDF)   Speakers and Moderators (PDF)

Highlights

Alliances and Divisions

Nora Bossong, Geert Mak, Alexander Stubb and Justin Vaïsse discuss how 20th century history continues to influence allegiances and obstruct cooperation in Europe.

Corona and Humanitarian Law

Agnes Binagwaho, Armin von Bogdandy and Mark Honigsbaum speak about multilateralism and international humanitarian law as historical preconditions for global access to healthcare.

Public Debt and Crisis Management

Claudia Buch, Silvia Merler and Quinn Slobodian discuss how fiscal policy has been used to manage crises in the past and why the Corona crisis necessitates a new understanding of sovereign debt.

Our European Racism

Olivette Otele, Fatima El-Tayeb and Momodou Malcolm Jallow discuss the history and current reality of racism in Europe and how social and political equality can be achieved.

Shades of Authoritarianism and Populism

Ruth Ben-Ghiat and Jan-Werner Müller talk about the rise of authoritarian and anti-democratic movements in the past and how autocrats and populists shape politics to this day.

People and Power in the Digital Age

Niall Ferguson, Marietje Schaake and Jamie Susskind talk about opinion and consensus building in the past and what can hold together the digital society of today.

Previous Conferences

Körber History Forum 2019

   

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Körber History Forum 2019

Körber History Forum 2018

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Körber History Forum 2018

Körber History Forum 2017

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Körber History Forum 2017

Körber History Forum 2016

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Körber History Forum 2016

News

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In Belarus, citizens have been demonstrating for democratic reforms since August 2020. The government and authorities are taking massive action against the protests and the rest of Europe remains predominantly in the role of spectator. Belarusian philosopher Olga Shparaga on protests, democracy and diaspora.

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Podcast

Historian Stephan Malinowski on the role of the German nobility in establishing Nazi rule, the myths surrounding the resistance of 20 July 1944 and the current debate sparked by the restitution claims of the House of Hohenzollern.

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    Gabriele Woidelko
    Head of Department History and Politics
    +49 • 40 • 80 81 92 - 160
    woidelko@koerber-stiftung.de
    Twitter @Woidelko

    Twitter @KoerberGP

    Florian Bigge
    Programme Manager
    Körber History Forum

    +49 • 40 • 80 81 92 - 180
    bigge@koerber-stiftung.de

    Bernd Vogenbeck
    Programme Manager
    eCommemoration; Körber History Forum

    +49 • 40 • 80 81 92 - 235
    vogenbeck@koerber-stiftung.de

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