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New Visiting Fellows Starting in September

29.08.2021
After a quieter academic year with fewer visiting fellows able to be in residence, caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we are delighted to be fully open again and will be joined by 25 new fellows in the month of September.  

Latest Podcast Episode Discusses Fascism and the Ills of Contemporary Politics

28.08.2021
In the last episode of the second series of Democracy in Question?, IWM Rector Shalini Randeria meets with Prof. Jason Stanley of Yale University and visiting IWM Fellow, to talk about his two books, “How Propaganda Works” and “How Fascism Works:…
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Thirty Years of Ukrainian Independence

26.08.2021
In 2021 Ukraine celebrates the 30th anniversary of its independence. The largest country in Europe is no terra incognita, yet it has a huge potential waiting to be discovered. To mark the occasion the IWM has published a new In Focus page on our…
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IWM Library Open

25.08.2021
We are happy to announce that after the summer break the IWM library is open again to visitors. Our collection includes books by our Permanent Fellows, translations resulting from our Paul Celan Fellowships, books connected to current and former…
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Vordenker und Freund des IWM. In memoriam Kurt Biedenkopf

24.08.2021
Am 12. August starb Kurt Biedenkopf. Er war langjähriges Mitglied im Kuratorium des IWM und dem Institut seit den Anfangsjahren als Freund und Ratgeber verbunden. In den Nachrufen dieser Tage wird er gewürdigt als eine der politischen Leitfiguren…
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Why are Reproductive Rights so Contentious in the US and Argentina? 

12.08.2021
In the ninth episode of Democracy in Question?’s second season, Shalini Randeria is joined by activists Katha Pollitt and Tamara Tenenbaum for an urgent conversation on reproductive rights in democracies around the world.
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Visiting Fellow Gloria Benedikt appearing at European Forum Alpbach

10.08.2021
Visiting Fellow Gloria Benedikt, who explores how we can harness the power of collective experience to support societal transformation, will be presenting her new work Breath, a multimedia performance, at the Technology Symposium of the European…

The IWM's Chronicle From Belarus Reflects on the First Anniversary of the Presidential Election

09.08.2021
Today, August the 9th is the first anniversary of the 2020 presidential election in Belarus. Since the election, the protests that followed and the tumultuous twelve months since, the IWM has kept a Chronicle from Belarus Blog on its website. Two…
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Introducing a New Podcast Series - Between Dream and Tragedy: Europe’s Story After 1989

05.08.2021
The Institute is delighted to announce a new six part documentary podcast series, by former Europe's Futures Fellow Luke Cooper.  The series, entitled "Between Dream and Tragedy: Europe’s story after 1989" will be released fortnightly and is…
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Latest Democracy in Question Podcast Episode asks "When and how is power visible in politics?"

29.07.2021
In this newest episode of our podcast Democracy in Question? Shalini Randeria is joined by Steven Lukes. Together they ask when and how power is visible in politics. 
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Introducing our fellows arriving in August

28.07.2021
In August we welcome two new IWM fellows. Find out more information about their projects, affiliations and their associated programs here:
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New Europe's Futures Blog Post About Identity Provision In Balkan Disputes

28.07.2021
The Europe's Futures blog features contributions by current and former Fellows of our Europe’s Futures – Ideas for Action program. The newest blog post is written by former Europe's Futures fellow Ioannis Armakolas and asks if identity…