„Beyond the Protocol“ – Polis 180 WorkshopAlfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft is hosting a workshop of the think tank Polis 180, named “Beyond the Protocol – Women and International Politics in Germany and Ukraine“. For four days, young participants from both countries will discuss the role of women in peace and international security with high-ranking experts involved in foreign policy-making, international negotiation processes, research and gender mainstreaming.
Payday? A post-election future of the transatlantic economyThe current U.S. election intrigues as much as it concerns. For the first time in history, both parties appear to turn their backs on the ideals of free and open markets. Just before the U.S. elections Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and WirtschaftsWoche host a discussion with a live broadcast from New York.
Robert Zoellick, Karen Donfried and Miriam Meckel will hold their discussion in New York, moderated by Gregor Peter Schmitz. The moderation in Berlin will be lead by Thomas Matussek.
19/10/2016, Quito, Ecuador
Habitat III Urban Talk - Designing the Urban Age
On 19 October 2016, Ricky Burdett, Joan Clos, Richard Sennett and Saskia Sassen delivered one of three evening Urban Talks, which were central to the official United Nations Habitat III programme. Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development which took place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 – 20 October 2016. The presentations focused on the themes of opening, recapturing and designing cities, and presented the "Quito Papers".more
Herrhausen Lecture: The U.S. elections and their importance for the transatlantic relationshipPeter Wittig, German Ambassador to the United States, speaks in our Herrhausen Lecture series about the U.S. elections.
Denk ich an Deutschland Conference
"Deutschland 2025 - Haben wir's geschafft?" is the question that Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung want to ask on this year's "Denk ich an Deutschland" conference, 23 September, in Berlin. Focusing on the topic of migration and integration, we dare a look into the future of Germany with the help of future scenarios. How will we evaluate Angela Merkels sentence "We will manage it" by then?more
European Forum Alpbach
This year, the European Forum Alpbach in Austria focuses on a New Enlightenment. With "Overcoming the Credibility Gap", Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft is organizing a panel discussion at Alpbach on 29 August. After a keynote of Prof. Hans Mathias Kepplinger (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz), Tamara Anthony (ARD), Nicolaus Heinen (Linde AG) and Jana Puglierin (Alfred Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies) will join the panel.more
Urban Age Conference
“Shaping Cities: conflicts of an urban age” titles this year's Urban Age conference, jointly organized with LSE Cities and co-hosted by la Biennale die Venezia. It took place at Teatro alle Tese, Arsenale in Venice, on 14 and 15 July 2016.more
Herrhausen Lecture: Ukraine: from "legitimate backyard of Russia" to new EU frontierSvitlana Zalishchuk, member of the Ukrainian Parliament, Verkhovna Rada, spoke in our Herrhausen Lecture series. The title of her talk at Free University Berlin was "Ukraine: from 'legitimate backyard of Russia' to new EU frontier". more
Villa Aurora NightThe Villa Aurora Forum Berlin and the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft organized this year’s Villa Aurora Night at the Museum of Photography. The current exhibition “7 days” was presented as well as the exhibition-project “Renaissance and Reformation: Art in the Age of Dürer and Cranach”. Historian Heinrich August Winkler and Tagesspiegel chief-editor Christoph von Marshall discussed the dynamics concerning the current US-election campaign.
28/05– 27/11/2016, Venice
Urban Age Exhibition
"Report from Cities: conflicts of an urban age" is a special project of the Architecture Biennale 2016 realised by La Biennale di Venezia. Curated and organised by LSE Cities at the London School of Economics and Political Science with the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft as part of the Urban Age programme. Presented in relation to United Nations’Habitat III. The exhibition is open to the public from 28 May to 27 November 2016.
Club of Three: Russia Meeting
This year the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft was partner and host of the Club of Three. Russia has been the focus and host country, while the meeting took place at Deutsche Bank in Berlin. The Strategic Dialogue's Club of Three's annual Plenary Meetings foster a forthright exchange of views on the challenges of our time, engaging key strategic European partners at the highest levels.
US Elections 2016: Setting the Course for America?
In the run-up to the US election 2016 Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt organised a discussion on the topics of the current election campaign in cooperation with U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress.
Carol Moseley Braun (Democratic Party) and Mary Bono (Republican Party), both former Members of Congress, discussed the upcoming US election with us. On April 25, 2016 a debate took place at the BMW Welt in Munich, on April 26 the event was hosted at Deutsche Bank, Berlin.more
European Identity: Discussion Dinner with Lord Stephen GreenThe Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft has invited Lord Stephen Green to discuss his latest book "The European Identity: Historical and Cultural Realities We Cannot Deny". Particularly in the light of the upcoming British referendum on a possible exit from the EU, this evening aims at contributing to the exchange of opinions between the elites of the UK and the European continent.
urbanXchangerThe urbanXchanger teams presented and discussed the results of the projects from Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Cape Town and New-Delhi in a workshop at the Architecture Forum at TU Berlin. As part of the exhibition “Report from Cities: Conflicts of an Urban Age” the results of the projects are shown at the 15th International Architecture Biennale in Venice until November 2016. more
The Future of Ukraine
An informal discussion with Ukrainian MPs, German decision-makers, Russian intellectuals, experts and journalists on the challenges for Ukraine and its relations with Russia and the European Union.
What Does Muslim Integration Look Like?The Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and Los Angeles-based Zócalo Public Square organized a panel discussion in Berlin on the challenges and opportunities of the integration of Muslim immigrants in Germany and the U.S. The panel was chaired by Rick Stengel, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy.
Herrhausen Lecture: China in International Order
CHEN Zhimin is Director of the Department of International Politics at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA), Fudan University Shanghai. He held the first Herrhausen Lecture of the year on "China in International Order: From Rule-taker/keeper to Rule-shaper" at Freie Universität Berlin.more
Herrhausen Lecture: Beyond the Justice CascadeKathryn Sikkink, Professor for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University held the final Herrhausen Lecture of the year on "Beyond the Justice Cascade; New Findings on International Criminal Accountability" at Freie Universität Berlin.
URBAN AGE 10 Global DebatesTo mark the 10th anniversary of Urban Age, LSE Cities and the Alfred Herrhausen Society will organise the discussion series Global Debates in collaboration with Guardian Cities in London in November 2015.
CitySenses ("StadtSinne") explores the city of Berlin and its peculiarities with all the senses. Organised in cooperation with Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, the event is part of the STADT/BILD.Xenopolis (CITY/PICTURE.City of Strangers) exhibition.more
Denk ich an Deutschland ConferenceTitle: "The World Out Of Joint. Searching for New Certainties". Is the era of stability and order over? How do we deal with social inertia in Germany and Europe? We will discuss these questions with politicians and experts. more
Shaping Cities Through CultureThe Alfred Herrhausen Society and LSE Cities will hold a workshop in Tehran to facilitate an exchange between artists, sociologists and practitioners on how culture reshapes the social and economic landscape of cities like Berlin, London, and Tehran.
Starting September 2015
urbanXchangerIn four of the previous Urban Age Award partner cities - São Paulo, Mexico City, Cape Town and New Delhi - teams of urban practitioners have been chosen and paired up each with teams of urban practitioners from Berlin to test collaborative modes of working with community initiatives.
Herrhausen Symposium on ResponsibilityTaking responsibility is demanding. But avoiding it can be dangerous. An invitation to jointly reflect on responsibility - in society, business and politics.
Stephen D. Krasner spoke at the Otto Suhr Institute in Berlin. The political scientist from Stanford focused on international relations and state sovereignty.
External State Building
TEDxHamburg: Exploring New TerritoriesToday "terra incognita" – tomorrow a new trend? The innovation conference TEDxHamburg on 22nd June offered an opportunity to explore new ideas and impulses in an unconventional manner.
31/05-02/06/2015, New York
The Notion of Progress in the Diversity of World CulturesThe UN want to adopt a new development agenda in 2015. How can this agenda take diverse regional conditions into account? How can the inclusion of non-Western perspectives be ensured? The conference on "The Notion of Progress in the Diversity of World Cultures" established a basis for this.
Failing as OpportunityFailure – the End or a New Beginning? Our speakers joined us for a German-American dialogue with entrepreneurs, experts and practitioners and discussed the differences between the American and German ways of failing and dealing with failure.
How do we create cities togetherIf cities are to be worth living in, their inhabitants must have an opportunity to participate in their design. With Richard Sennett (LSE), Stefan Horn (urban dialogues), Regula Lüscher (Berlin Senate) and Marcus Rosa (architect, Sao Paulo).
Cities for PeopleFor more than 40 years architect and urban planner Jan Gehl has helped to improve the quality of squares, streets and even entire city districts for the benefit of the residents. The Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and publishing house JOVIS invited him to an evening together in Berlin.
14/11/2014, New Delhi
Urban Age: Governing Urban FuturesThe 13th Urban Age Conference on "Governing Urban Futures" was jointly organised by LSE Cities and the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and was held on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th November 2014 in New Delhi.
14/11/2014, New Delhi
Deutsche Bank Urban Age AwardCreating jobs with garbage: How the huge amounts of garbage in cities like New Delhi can be turned into a source of employment has been clearly demonstrated by the Chintan and Goonj initiatives. They shared prize money of 100,000 USD.
The Grand Coalition under the test of timeSpotlight on the Grand Coalition: German democracy is changing and with it the party political system – and not just since the parliamentary elections in 2013. What consequences has the election outcome had for politics and the way Germany is governed?
Denk ich an Deutschland ConferenceThe 6th Denk ich an Deutschland Conference, which was dedicated to the memory of Alfred Herrhausen, addressed the question of what digitisation means - for banks, for Germany, for society, as well as for policy makers and their task of establishing a regulatory framework.
Eroding Trust SymposiumHere today, gone tomorrow – ERODING TRUST: more than mere crisis rhetoric? This was the title of the interdisciplinary symposium organised jointly by the Alfred Herrhausen Society and the WZB Berlin Social Science Center on 2 July 2014 in Berlin.
Europe – Dream and RealityIn the run-up to the European parliamentary elections, we invited novelists, philosophers, politicians and economists to discuss the European model of civilisation. We also included external perspectives from Brazil, China, India and the USA.
Aung San Suu Kyi visits the Alfred Herrhausen GesellschaftNobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi discussed with 40 guests from politics, business, media and society the democratisation process as well as the upcoming elections in Myanmar after almost fifty years of military dictatorship.
Stress and the CityThe „Stress and the City“ series continued in the framework of the 2014 Berlin Foundation Week and sought the exchange between urban disciplines, neuroscience and politics. Moreover, the perspectives and limits of generating emotional or psychological city maps were in the focus of this event.
03 - 05/04/2014, Berlin
City - Religion - Capitalism: Turning Points of CivilizationRichard Sennett and David Chipperfield explored the concept of the city, Angelika Neuwirth and José Casanova discussed the role of religion as a catalyst of history, and Saskia Sassen and Joseph Vogl dealt with the present and, at the same time, historical facets of capitalism.
Book presentation with Gerhard Schröder and Martin SchulzIn cooperation with the publishing house Verlag Herder, the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft hosted a presentation of the book "KLARE WORTE" (CLEAR WORDS), followed by a discussion with former German Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz.