- São Paulo 2011
- New Delhi 2010
Additional international think-tanks will be contributing at each of the conferences, for example, the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C., the Indian Council of World Affairs in New Delhi, the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy in Moscow or the Brazilian Institute of Applied Economic Research and the University of Sao Paulo.
The first decade of the twenty-first century has been marked by the rise of China and India, the regained strength of Russia, a new dynamic environment in Latin America and a shift of global economic strength towards the energy and commodities producing countries.
Furthermore, awareness has clearly risen for the real global interdependencies in problems such as climate change, development, financial markets, religious conflicts and terrorism, even if there is no consensus on how these problems should be solved.
The starting point for this programme is the recognition that it would be unrealistic to speak about a “common future” without having previously understood the cultural preconditions and various ways of thinking that have led to its creation. All too frequently, there is a lack of knowledge in global politics about how influential states envisage their own futures, about how they implement their national and regional interests and about how they are seen by others.
The programme comprises a series of roundtable discussions, for example, in Russia, Latin America, the USA, Europe, India, China and Japan.
This series of events is intended to raise the awareness that individual states can only be successful if they agree to create one common future, instead of conjuring up a “clash of futures”.
The project database allows you to search the projects and topics at the Alfred Herrhausen Society
Denk ich an Deutschland 2012 / Do I Think of Germany 2012The fourth conference of the series took place in Berlin on September 28, 2012. The debates circled around the question "How Do We (not) Want to Live in the Future?" [more]
An overview of our project partners. [more]