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Vordenker und Freund des IWM. In memoriam Kurt Biedenkopf

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? 

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

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

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

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?"

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

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

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…
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Getting to know the IWM Library: the Paweł Hertz Library

The IWM Library has grown continuously over the years and is a valuable source of information for the Visiting Fellows' research. In it, we collect books by former Visiting Fellows, Permanent Fellows, books written at the Institute, and other…
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The latest podcast episode asks "How can we structure digital spaces more democratically?"

In this newest episode of our podcast Democracy in Question? Shalini Randeria is joined by Evgeny Morozov. Together they ask how we can harvest the transformational potential of technology and structure digital spaces more democratically. 
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Prof. Helga Nowotny's Yehuda Elkana Fellowship Lecture Now Available to Watch Online

Helga Nowotny's lecture "In AI We Trust. Power, Illusion and Control of Predictive Algorithms" can now be watched on our YouTube channel. Arguing that at the heart of our trust in AI lies a paradox.
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IWM Visiting Fellows presenting at the Memory Studies Association Conference

Two IWM Visiting Fellows and IWM Permanent Fellow Ivan Krastev, will be presenting at the fifth annual Memory Studies Association Conference.