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Call for proposals: Postdoc Research Fellowships at the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies

“Grenzen des Kalten Krieges | Compromising the Cold War”

In March 2015 the Berliner Kolleg Kalter Krieg (Berlin Center for Cold War Studies) began its work. The Center is a joint project of the Hamburg Institute for Social Research, the Institute of Contemporary History Munich-Berlin, the Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED-Dictatorship and the Humboldt University Berlin.

Update on Europe’s Migration Crisis

With Europe experiencing a migration crisis on a scale not seen since World War II, we spoke with Professor James Hollifield for an update on the situation. He recently returned from Europe and provides a firsthand account of the ongoing humanitarian and political crisis. That’s the focus of this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.

Bringing Emerging Technologies into Legacy Sectors: Examples from Europe and the U.S.

Major legacy sectors – such as energy, transport and manufacturing – make up over half of the economy and are often in need of “disruptive innovations” with the potential to generate economic growth and employment. In their new book, authors William Bonvillian and Charles Weiss identify the shared features and underlying obstacles to innovation in these sectors and ways to overcome them. The authors will discuss legacy sectors as a global problem, detailing legacy challenges in European economies – particularly Germany and France – in comparison to those in the U.S.

The Fighting Group against Inhumanity: The Incarnation of Anticommunism in a Divided Germany 1948-1959 “Fighting Group Against Inhumanity” (“Kampfgruppe gegen Unmenschlichkeit” / KgU) has for a long time been considered the incarnation of both anticommunism and hostility to the German Democratic Republic in both E

Prelude to the Euromissile Crisis

Prelude to the Euromissile Crisis

The Neutron Bomb Affair, the Netherlands, and the "Defeat of the Strangeloves," 1977-1978

EU Trade and Investment in Mexico: Facts and Figures

European Trade & Investment in Mexico

A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks (Report Launch)

As momentum builds towards the negotiation of the Sustainable Development Goals and UN climate change summit later this year, the G7 countries – France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Canada, the UK, and the United States – have made a strong statement about the importance of climate security risks. A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risksan independent report commissioned by G7 foreign ministers and authored by a consortium of international organizations including the Wilson Center, analyzes the secur