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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

Discussing today's crises and their implications for politics and society from a historical perspective was at the core of the first-ever digital #KHF21 on 18-19 May. Taking the disruptions of the fateful year 2020 as a point of departure, more than 40 esteemed international speakers and 300 invited guests discussed a broad range of timely questions such as: What is needed to ensue political participation in digital societies? What has to be done to overcome the historic injustice of racism? And how can the challenge of global health equity be met on the basis of healthcare as a human right?

Speakers included the historians Niall Ferguson, Olivette Otele, Mark Honigsbaum and Geert Mak, Austrian Federal Minister for the EU and Constitution Karoline Edtstadler, former Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity, Agnes Binagwaho.

Highlights

People and Power in the Digital Age

How does the digital public of today differ from social networks of the past? What is the impact of “big data” on democratic processes and institutions, how does the if/then logic of algorithms impact our lives and fortunes as societies? Historian Niall Ferguson, cyber expert and politician Marietje Schaake and Jamie Susskind, barrister and author, discuss about networks, power and consensus building in past, present and future. Moderator: Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge MA.

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Corona and Humanitarian Law

What are the historical preconditions that humanitarian law and the rule-based multilateral order define for global health equity today? A discussion with historian Mark Honigsbaum, former Rwandan Minister of Health and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity in Kigali, Agnes Binagwaho, and Armin von Bogdandy of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign Public Law. Moderator: Sven Stockrahm, Zeit Online, Berlin.

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How Black is Europe? Historical Roots and the Societal Impact of Racism

Which political, legal, economic, and cultural practices form the basis for structural racism encountered by People of Colour? And what can policymakers do to enable equal representation in the political sphere and in society? Historian Fatima El-Tayeb, politician Momoudou Malcolm Jallow and historian Olivette Otele discuss the history and current reality of racism in Europe. Moderator: Christine Gerberding, NDR Broadcasting.

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    On 18 & 19 May, Karoline Edtstadler, the Austrian Federal Minister for the EU and the Constitution, the historians Niall Ferguson and Olivette Otele, the author Geert Mak, among others, discussed today's crises from a historical perspective at this year's Körber History Forum.

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    Gabriele Woidelko
    Head of Department History and Politics
    +49 • 40 • 80 81 92 - 160
    woidelko@koerber-stiftung.de
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    Florian Bigge
    Programme Manager
    Körber History Forum

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

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    Programme Manager
    eCommemoration; Körber History Forum

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

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