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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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Climate change, terrorism, digitalisation and migration – many of the challenges we face today know no borders. Solutions will depend on a world working in concert, yet our multilateral order is under fire. On behalf of Körber-Stiftung a representative survey on multilateralism has been conducted in Germany.

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Nationalism, protectionism and escalating great-power rivalries threaten to shake the multilateral system to its core. "Defending Multilateralism: What It Takes to Uphold the Rules-Based International System" is the topic, the 171st Bergedorf Round Table will discuss from 20 to 22 June in Hamburg.

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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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Old myths and new propaganda, strong leaders and weak peace agreements, dangers for democracy and Europe's crises: there was much to discuss at the fourth Körber History Forum in Berlin. For two days, more than 200 scientists, politicians, journalists and intellectuals contentiously debated the past and occasionally looked cautiously to the future.

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