The Idea

Historical knowledge and context are essential to understand the current conflicts and challenges. Therefore, the Körber History Forum focusses on the impact of the past on the politics of today.

Körber History Forum 2019

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Is Britain’s vision of reinvigorating its global position within a “Commonwealth 2.0” a misconception of past colonial greatness? In the latest episode of our podcast History & Politics, historian Philip Murphy talks about colonial legacies of the British Empire in times of Brexit and British attempts to reconcile with the past.

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Members of the Körber History Reflection Group from 10 European countries discussed the current legacy of the Hitler-Stalin pact with representatives of the Office of the Federal President. Key question of the debate was how, today, 80 years after the onset of the Second World War, this could and should best be internationally remembered.

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30 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, past power struggles are returning to international politics. What can the history of European reunification teach us about current challenges of European security policy? Historian Mary Elise Sarotte illustrated this during her keynote, which opened this year’s Körber History Forum on May 13.

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What drives current politics? Principles of democratic rule are being challenged, and authoritarian leadership styles are gaining greater attention. Körber History Forum speaker and Oxford historian Archie Brown explains why “strong leaders” are a myth and why simple answers are misleading politics.

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Contact

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

Kirsten Elvers
Programme Manager
Körber History Forum

Phone +49 • 40 • 80 81 92 - 164
E-Mail elvers@koerber-stiftung.de

Bernd Vogenbeck
Programme Manager
Körber History Forum

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