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Call for Applications: Regional Director for the “North America” region

You are interested in international relations and foreign policy? You would like to be part of a young team with a start-up atmosphere and actively shape a successful and rapidly growing organization? You want to take over responsibilities in an international project? Then join us and become a member of IFAIR’s core team on a voluntary basis. More information can be found here. Please apply by May 9th, 2021 by sending your application to Anne Laible (anne.laible@ifair.eu).  

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Annual Report 2020: A Year in Between Challenges and New Perspectives

It is almost always impossible to summarize a year that has just passed using only a single label. The year 2020, however, is different. Many people from different parts of the world would certainly agree that it carries the title ‘COVID-19 pandemic’. Events such as the assassination of Iranian military commander Soleimani, the explosion in the port of Beirut, the terrorist attacks of Vienna, or the poisoning of Alexej Nawalny in Russia fade in light of a year amid lockdowns, COVID-19 relief packages, the hope for an effective vaccine and above all: sickness and death, fears, standstill, and social distancing. […]

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    2014 – New cooperations and new perspectives on international relations

    Fasten your imaginary seatbelts as we travel back to 2014, a year that marked the beginning of one of IFAIR’s oldest and still active Impact Groups: EU-ASEAN Perspectives. As the name suggests, this travel takes us to Southeast Asia – at least something to calm the Wanderlust, in times of travel restrictions, right? The Impact Group EU-ASEAN Perspectives brings together young people from the EU and ASEAN to discuss current issues and develop proposals for the future of interregional relations. What emerged as a thought experiment for better use of online opportunities, became a complete success. With its EU-ASEAN-Perspectives-Dialogue (EUAP), […]

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      Five Questions With – Dr. Kilian Spandler

      … who is an International Relations researcher at the School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg and the first guest of our ‘Five Questions With’–interview series with IFAIR alumni. Please describe your activities at IFAIR: I first got involved in IFAIR as an occasional contributor for the Think Tank blog shortly after it came into being. I was friends with two IFAIR members back then, so I learned quite a lot about the initiative and thought it was a great idea. In 2013, I co-founded the Impact Group EU-ASEAN Perspectives, which brought together students and young professionals from […]

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        2015 – Global crises require international cooperation and exchange

        The global crises of 2015 – Ukraine, Syria, Euro-Crisis, just to name a few – determined not only international politics and public debates but also IFAIR’s work in promoting the engagement of the young generation in foreign affairs. In the fifth year since its foundation, IFAIR realized more projects than ever before, increasing its public outreach as well as its professionality as an organization. The number of IFAIR members increased by 26 percent to a total of 121 and the Think Tank grew to 350 submissions, providing a platform for policy analyses, debates, and perspectives from all over the world. […]

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        Call for Applications: Regional Director Sub-Saharan Africa and Regional Director Eastern Europe &#0

        Are you interested in international relations and foreign affairs? Do you want to become part of a young team and actively shape a successful and fastly growing organization? Do you want to take over responsibility of an international project? Then join us and become a member of IFAIR’s core team on a voluntary basis. More information can be found here. Please apply until 23rd December, 2020 by sending your application to Anne Laible (anne.laible@ifair.eu).    

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          2016 – Four Impact Groups amid global challenges and political crisis

          Syria, Colombia, Brexit, the election of Donald Trump – 2016 remarks a year full of challenges for the global order and foreign affairs. For IFAIR, these events presented an even greater motivation to promote the engagement of the young generation in international relations, which led to the formation of four Impact Groups: EU-ASEAN Perspectives, Memory as a Tool of Change, United Nations Parliament, and LACalaytics. In cooperation with the German Federal Foreign Office, the European Institute for Asian Studies, and the KANITA Center for Research on Women and Gender, the Impact Group EU-ASEAN perspectives brought together a delegation of 13 participants to discuss gender equality with civil-society and […]

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            2017 – Remembrance and memory for reconciliation and change

            The year of 2017 remarks a special year for both IFAIR and international politics. In various countries, among them Germany, France, the Netherlands, South Korea, Iran, and Chile, important elections took place. Following an increasing interest in foreign affairs and international relations, the IFAIR community increased by more than 25 percent and the core team gained many new members In line with IFAIR’s purpose to promote the engagement of young people in this field, the two Impact Groups “Common Remembrance, Future Relations” and “Memory as a Tool of Change” were founded in 2017. The burden of the past and blind spots […]

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