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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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The Körber Policy Game is based on the idea of projecting current foreign and security policy trends into a future scenario. At this year’s Körber Policy Game, a small group of participants from Germany, France, Poland, Great Britain and the United States discussed a fictional crisis scenario within NATO and Europe.

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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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The German physicist, mathematician and computer scientist Bernhard Schölkopf is to receive the Körber European Science Prize, endowed with one million euros. He has developed mathematical methods that have made a significant contribution to helping artificial intelligence (AI) reach its most recent heights.

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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" was the topic, the 171st Bergedorf Round Table discussed from 20 to 22 June in Hamburg.

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