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LACalytics 2018 finished participant selection and starts into its second programme phase

LACalytics – one of IFAIR´s Impact Groups – aims at fostering the relationship between Europe and the Latin America and Caribbean region (LAC) as well as increasing the young generation’s impact on policy making. After a first successful round of programme implementation in 2016, LACalytics 2018 has received large response to its call for applications: more than 260 people from over 40 countries wanted to participate this year. After thorough review, the most qualified and inspiring 46 students and young professionals have recently been selected for participation and have been matched with a co-author from the respective other region. In […]

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Invitation – Foreign Policy Talk with David Wallace, British Embassy Berlin

With the exit of the United Kingdom the EU is going to lose one of its heavyweights in foreign policy. How will the UK and EU work together on issues of foreign policy in the future? Will they still speak with one voice in the world? We have invited David Wallace Political Counsellor, British Embassy Berlin Friday, 27 April 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in Berlin to discuss these and other questions with us. Our foreign policy talks take place in an informal setting with a rather small group of people (around 30), therefore please register with Elias.Reiche@ifair.eu until 21 April 2018. […]

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IFAIR’s Annual Report 2017: Much Accomplished, Even More to Look Forward to

2017 was a year of important elections in Germany, France and the Netherlands, but also people in South Korea, Iran and Chile – just to mention some countries – went to the ballot boxes. Elections always imply decisions that affect the young generation in particular. Since IFAIR wants to promote young people’s interest in politics and foster their participation in international relations, we took the opportunity of this important election year for several activities. The beginning of 2018 calls for a reflection on our achievements in the last year. We are especially proud that IFAIR keeps on growing, as the […]

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Call for Applications: LACalytics 2018

Are you passionate about regional affairs in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe? Do you want to share your voice on a pressing issue? Are you a good team player with creative ideas for policy solutions that involve both regions? Then this is your opportunity to collaborate with other young thinkers and to come up with solutions to shared issues! The Young Initiative on Foreign Affairs and International Relations (IFAIR) is organising the second edition of LACalytics (LACalytics 2018) and is looking forward to receiving your application until January 22nd 2018! Find out more on how to apply on the […]

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Collected edition “Memory as a Tool of Change: Forgotten Places in Siberia” published

As the final part of this year’s “Memory as a Tool of Change: Forgotten Places in Siberia”-project all German and Russian participants have created a collected edition with essays on their experience with commemorative culture and practices in the Yugra Oblast regarding the totalitarian past of the 20th century. After their two-week trip the participants formed groups and tackled different issues that were of importance to them (Forced labor and resettlement, GULag etc). The edition is rounded up by an editors’ intro and a general introduction on commemorative culture and narratives in today’s Russia. The purpose of this project is […]

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Call for Papers: IFAIR’s East Asia Review 2017

Are you a student or young professional with a keen interest in East Asian Affairs? Or an aspiring researcher looking for an opportunity to see your work published? Would you like to gain access to a network of young experts in international affairs? The Young Initiative on Foreign Affairs and International Relations (IFAIR) is looking for contributions to its East Asia Review until the 15th of October 2017. Send us your article (up to 1000 words) in English or German until the 15th of October 2017. There are no limits regarding the focus of your work – as long as it centers around a current affairs issue in an East […]

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Call for Applications: German-Russian Student Exchange on Culture of Remembrance II

Following last year’s highly successful project “Memory as a Tool of Change: Lessons Learned from Germany”, IFAIR brings young Germans and Russians together once more to address their shared history of totalitarianism and discuss their respective commemorative culture. This year, we will focus on places of persecution and expulsion in Russia. “Memory as a Tool of Change: Forgotten Places in Siberia” brings 15 participants from Germany to Western Siberia where we will, together with Russian students, visit memorials and meet local historians and activists. What is this project about? Our project strives to establish new forms of civil society cooperation […]

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CfA: NGO representatives for the project “Common Remembrance, Future Relations”

Project Summary The burden of the past and blind spots in the construction of national historical truths often manifest in obstacles to intergovernmental cooperation. However, the mutual exchange of societies’ experiences and their understanding of past events can facilitate processes of remembrance, reappraisal and reconciliation. The project connects  NGOs and guides a structured exchange of the culture of remembrance as well as memorial practices in Armenia, France, Germany, Israel and Turkey. Its goals are to reduce images of the other, to initiate reciprocal learning processes in remembrance, commemoration and reconciliation work, and to foster intercultural cooperation by planning and launching […]

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