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Events 2008

Events 2008

Please note that participation in all non-public events is by invitation only.

Social and Human Rights Budgeting: Budget monitoring, participatory budgeting and human rights

International Workshop

9 December, 2008

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The Doha International Review Conference on Financing for Development

Side Events during the Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development

29 November - 2 December, 2008

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung hosted three panel discussions during the Follow-Up International Conference on Financing for Development in Doha, Qatar:

Gender-Equitable Public Policy: Best Practices and New Options

30 November 2008 - 8:15 - 9:45 am

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Global Framework Agreements: A New Tool for Regulating Transnationals?

30 November 2008 - 5:15 - 7:00 pm

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Avoiding Future Financial Meltdowns: What Kind of Financial Regulation?

1 December 2008 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

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The Global Financial Crisis: Regulatory Implications

International Conference at Columbia University, November 13, 2008

On November 13, two days before the G-20 summit on the global financial crisis in Washington D.C., FES New York and the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University hosted a conference led by Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz in New York, to discuss the financial crisis, its effects on the world economy and the future of financial regulation.

The Rise of China and India: Opportunity or threat for the German economy?

Public Panel Discussion at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Berlin, September 23, 2008

Kassel Summer School: Shaping World Economy

International Summer School, co-organised with the University of Kassel

August 25-29, 2008, Hofgeismar/Kassel

The shaping of Globalization is one of the main challenges of our time. The objectives and instruments how to shape the ongoing globalization process in a social and democratic way is heavily debated. In our working context we are frequently confronted with the effects of globalization without having enough time to have a closer look on the problems and to analyze political options to deal with them. The Summer School provides an opportunity to learn more about economy and globalization and the ways and means of how to shape globalization.
Group 2008 Kassel Summer School

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1st TERI FES Forum on Climate Policy Dialogue:
Climate change, biodiversity & food security in marine environments

International Conference and Public Panel Discussion, co-organised with The Energy and Resources Institute TERI, May 13-14, 2008 in Bonn

The “TERI FES Forum on Climate Policy Dialogue” is a new format that invites policy makers and scholars from think tanks and academia in industrialized and developing countries to discuss key issues of global climate governance. Conference venues alternate between industrialized and developing countries. The launch of the Forum was held in Bonn in May 2008.

Ahmed Djoghlaf, Secretary General, UN Convention for Biodiversity (CBD)
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Decent Work and Fair Globalization - A Dialogue between industrialised and emerging economies

International conference, co-organised with the International Labour Organization ILO

May 5, 2008, 9:30-19:00 hrs in Berlin (by invitation only)

The conference will discuss the nexus of decent work and a fair globalization in the light of the Dresden and Heiligendamm resolutions. Based on the well-founded assumption that open markets require social protection, the adherence to social standards and the availability of decent work in order to avoid the spread of protectionist tendencies, the conference will take up the call by the G8 members to develop strategies to put the Decent Work Agenda into practice.
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7th FES-SWP North-South Dialogue: Beyond ‘Heiligendamm’ - The G8, emerging powers and Global Security Governance

Public Panel Discussion co-organised with German Institute for Foreign and Security Affairs

April 21, 2008

This year’s FES-SWP Dialogue will focus on the most visible example of these new initiatives: the outreach process of the G8, since 2007 also known as “Heiligendamm process”. By inviting Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa to specific sessions of its summits, the G8 acknowledges that pressing global problems cannot be solved without the involvement of emerging powers. So far, however, the agenda of the Heiligendamm process is restricted to economic, development and climate issues. In order to look beyond this defined focus, the Dialogue intends to explore the potential of consensus and cooperation in one of the most intractable and controversial fields of global governance: international security.

Jacob Zuma during Panel Diskussion at FES Berlin 21 April 2008
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Promoting Full Employment and Decent Work For All- Series of Seminars during the 46th Session of the Commission for Social Development

New York, February 4-6, 2008

Resolution of the Commission for Social Development

Overcoming the Legitimacy Gap of Globalization by Promoting Social Policies and Decent Work

New York, December 11, 2007

Remarks by the UN Deputy Secretary-General
Speech by DGB President Michael Sommer

Understanding the United Nations- FES New York Fall Academy for Young International Policy Analysts

New York, November 12-16, 2007


New Challenges in Financing for Development
Identifying Policy Issues for the Doha Conference

New York, October 4-5, 2007

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Global Energy Security - Prospects for Cooperation
between Industrial and Emerging Countries

Berlin, September 19, 2007

See also:
Luiz Pinguelli's publication (Brazil)
Qinhua Xu 's publication (China)
Leena Srivastava's publication (India)
Rosio Vargas's publication (Mexico)
Hilton Trollip's publication (South Africa)

Global Economic Imbalances
– A Need for Global Governance beyond the G-8?

Berlin, June 6-7, 2007

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FES/WTO Asia Regional Dialogue on “What future for the Multilateral Trading System?
– Development Perspectives from Asia”

Manila, 4-5 June 2007

6. FES-SWP North-South Dialogue:
Re-Ordering the World? Emerging Powers and Prospects for Global Governance

May 15, 2007 Berlin (Germany)

“Regional Perceptions of Asian Powers for Global Change”

26-27 April 2007 Singapore

Rising Powers – Challenges for the international Development Cooperation?

International Conference, co-organised by German Development Institute (DIE-GDI)

March 29, 2007, Berlin


See also:
Katharina Hofmann's publication (China)
Matthias Jobelius's publication (India)
Catrina Schläger's publication (Brazil)

Shadow G8 Meeting

The group met on February 9, 2007, at Columbia University in New York.

Second event at the United Nations in New York on April 17, 2007, where the findings of the first meeting were discussed with the German Federal Minister for Economic Development and Cooperation, Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul.

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The Fifth Shanghai Workshop on Global Governance
“Current Situation and Future Prospects of Asia-Europe Security Cooperation”

January 23 - 24, 2007 Shanghai, PR China

World Social Forum

January 20-25, 2007 Nairobi (Kenya)