Internal and External Understanding of EU’s Strategic Autonomy: How to Adapt to the New Realities
In the period to 2030, one can expect a major shift in European policy: the emergence of a properly strategic EU. The objective of the study is to shed light on the different national understandings of strategic EU action.
Weaponizing Society vs. Building Collective Resilience
This project deals with the conflicts at the core of our societies: How do populists, nationalists and radicals of all sorts compete for an electorate lost by mainstream pro-European parties? Can new liberal political forces or grassroots citizen movements win it back, in an age of dist
The Science of the Russian Avant-Garde: Kazimir Malevich
What are the roots of abstraction in the arts? Scholars refer to philosophy, theology, theosophy, and science. In this project, Tatiana Levina will analyze Kazimir Malevich’s reception of scientific research of his time.
Need for Speed? Europe, China, and the Competition for the Green Tech Transition
When Chinese President Xi Jinping announced Beijing’s commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2060 in September 2020 at the United Nations General Assembly, this came as a surprise to many, not least within China – among his own government, provincial leaders, business elites and i
Panel Event: The German Elections and Europe's Future
This public panel discussion will address the results of the elections from three regions of Europe by researchers who are this year’s Europe’s Futures Fellows, moderated by the IWM Acting Rector and Permanent Fellow,…
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