Author Archives: Marion Gollner

The Transformation of Foreign Policy


The study of foreign policy is usually concerned with the interaction of states, which date back to the so-called “Westphalian system,” also the time at which modern “foreign policy” vocabulary was invented. Given the close semantic ties between the two, examining foreign policy in earlier as well as in later periods involves conceptual and terminological …
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IWM Permanent Fellow Charles Taylor mit Berggruen-Preis für Philosophie ausgezeichnet


Zum ersten Mal ist der mit einer Million Dollar (etwa 893.000 Euro) dotierte Berggruen-Preis für Philosophie vergeben worden. Der kanadische Philosoph Charles Taylor erhielt die Auszeichnung. Der 1931 geborene Taylor sei einer der führenden Philosophen weltweit und habe Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften sowie die öffentliche Debatte mitgeprägt, wie das Berggruen-Institut mitteilte. Der Kanadier ist u.a. Permanent …
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Andrew W. Mellon East-Central European Research Visiting Fellowships

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) and the IWM jointly awarded Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
The three-month fellowships, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, invited scholars from Eastern and Central Europe to work in Vienna on research projects of their choice.
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International Law and Normativity: Publications and Conferences

Books: The Transformation of Foreign Policy: Drawing and Managing Boundaries from Antiquity to the Present (co-edited with Andreas Fahrmeir, Gunther Hellmann), Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming 2016). Paradoxes of Peace in 19th Century Europe (co-edited with Thomas Hippler, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. Constructing International Law – The Birth of a Discipline (co-edited with Luigi …
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Wiener Festwochen Debate: Is Europe Taking a Right Turn?

Right turn

Why is there growing support for right-wing political parties? If religion and ethnicity are the new fault lines in European societies, what are the chances for amicable coexistence? This questions were addressed by Chantal Mouffe, Gilles Kepel and Philipp Blom on June 7.
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Timothy Snyder: East Slavic Lands and the Myths of Contemporary War


In his lecture Timothy Snyder considered the possibility that a troubling question at the center of Russian history and politics, the issue of the succession, might be at the root of Russia’s recent wars.
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Donations Acceptance Policy and Procedures at IWM

Donation Policy IWM will only accept donations from donors, and for purposes, that do not give rise to ethical concerns and are in accordance with the intellectual aims and academic independence of IWM. IWM appreciates and honors anyone willing to support the mission and activities of the Institute. IWM does not accept anonymous donations, but …
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Wiener Festwochen Debate: Freedom of Expression in Europe


Where does Europe stand in the debate on freedom of expression? What are the limits of freedom of speech, and should there be any at all? These questions were discussed by Miklós Haraszti, Agnieszka Holland and Claire Fox at the Burgtheater on May 31.
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Peter Pomerantsev wins 2016 Ondaatje Prize


British television producer Peter Pomerantsev, who was a Russia in Global Dialogue Fellow at the IWM in 2013, was awarded the £10,000 RSL Ondaatje Prize for his book Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible. The Surreal Heart of the New Russia published in 2014. His book, “a distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry …
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Timothy Garton Ash: Free Speech


This year’s Fellows’ Meeting was opened with a keynote speech on “Free Speech. Ten Principles for a Connected World” by the British historian and Member of the Institute’s Board of Trustees Timothy Garton Ash (Oxford University).
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