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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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Final LACalytics Publication

After almost one year of preparation, selection and reviewal, the LACalytics Team publishes “EU-LAC Cooperation in the 21st Century: Combining efforts in a globalised world“. A total of 46 authors from 23 countries participated in the programme. Their work has been extensively published online over the past months. The twelve best contributions are featured in this publication, which manifests the programme´s interregional approach through its trilingual content. For these proposals to be noticed and to influence policy making, we cooperate with senior politicians, entrepreneurs and civil society representatives both via the dialogue in this publication as well as during the LACalytics Conference, taking place from the 22nd to the 25th of October 2016 in Hamburg, Germany. It is against this […]

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Invitation: Concluding LACalytics Conference

IFAIR e.V. cordially invites you to attend the concluding panel debate of its LACalytics Programme on “EU-LAC Cooperation in the 21st Century: Combining Efforts in a Globalised World”. LACalytics runs under the patronage of Dieter Lamlé, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean of the German Federal Foreign Office, and in cooperation with the EU-LAC Foundation. The project aims at fostering the understanding and cooperation between the European Union (EU) and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Since February 2016, 46 young researchers and professionals form the EU and LAC have worked together in bi-regional teams to examine mutual interests and problems in the […]

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New in Advisory Board: Former Undersecretary of State Dr. Born

We are very happy to announce that Dr. Wolf-Ruthart Born has joined our Advisory Board today, as another prominent figure of German and international foreign policy. Dr. Born recently served as Undersecretary of State or Europe, political relations and the United Nations between 2009 and 2011. After postings in Sudan and Buenos Aires, Dr. Born was responsible for bilateral relations to all western European countries including Turkey and the negotiations for the Schengen-Agreement at the Federal Chancellery. He later represented Germany as ambassador to Mexico, Turkey and Spain. Read his full biography Dr. Born met members of IFAIR last year […]

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