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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 170th Bergedorf Round Table will discuss the topic of “An Ever More Divided Union? Finding Common Ground after a Decade of Crises”. Gathering in Budapest from 22-24 March 2019, 45 participants from EU member states and beyond will explore the question of European cohesion and the root causes underlying current divisions.

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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 will illustrate this during her keynote, which opens this year’s Körber History Forum on May 13.

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In 1989 the American political scientist Francis Fukuyama proclaimed the “end of history”, alluding to the long-term self-assertion of a liberal democratic order following the collapse of communist rule in Eastern Europe. On March 5 Fukuyama talked about how identity politics are threatening democracies today at the KörberForum in Hamburg.

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Salome Zourabichvili, the newly elected president of Georgia, addressed in Berlin the domestic political situation in Georgia. Moreover, the discussion focused on Georgia’s relations with neighbouring countries such as Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan and the future of the Eastern Partnership.

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