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Events 2010

Events 2010

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


The Civil Use of Nuclear Energy

International Conference

November 26-27, 2010 in Beijing, China

In many parts of the world the civil use of nuclear energy encounters a renaissance.

The conference, which is part of a series of international policy dialogues on climate and energy policy planned by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in 2009 and 2010, aims to address the following questions: Is nuclear energy a climate friendly alternative to fossil fuels? How could the interests of neighboring states be coordinated within the use of nuclear power? Can the European experience of a multilateral nuclear cooperation be helpful for other regions? How to face risks of proliferation which come along with an increased use of civil nuclear energy? How to strengthen the International Atomic Energy Agency as supervisory body?

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"Shaping Globalization": Simulation of Climate Negotiations

International Learning Project

November 18-24, 2010 in Bonn

36 participants from 12 countries - Afghanistan, Brasil, Germany, Ghana, India, Jordan, Marocco, Mexico, Poland, Timor-Leste, Turkey and the USA - met on a virtual platform during the past four nonths to be informed and get prepared for this one week conference in Bonn, Germany, on sustainable and socially responsible development.

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A Global Green New Deal

International Dialogue

September 24-25, 2010 in New Delhi

The search for a sustainable climate and energy policy has been on top of the international agenda for some time. The sharp increase of global fossile energy consumption, the volatility of commodity prices and the foreseeable end of fossile fuels reserves are vital questions for many societies. On the global level, the pressing economic problems have pushed climate and energy policy from the top of the agenda. Together with policy makers and experts from industrial and emerging countries, we aim to identify obstacles and common interests and explore what kind of incentives need to be set up to facilitate a Global Green New Deal.

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Where do we stand on our way to Global Zero

International Conference

June 22nd, 2010 in Berlin

Two processes dominate this year's global agenda with regard to security policy: the U.S. NPT Review Conference and the reassessment of the NATO strategy. Both crucially influence the future role of nuclear arms and are closely connected. A stabilisation of the NPT regime and a simultaneously reduced importance of nuclear weapons could spur the vision of "global zero". Against this background, these two major issues were discussed during a conference organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Berlin.

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Kassel Summer School: Shaping World Economy

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

June 21-25, 2010, Hofgeismar/Kassel

The 2010 Kassel Summer School Group during an excursion

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.

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Employment in Times of Crisis

International Conference

May 6th, 2010 in Berlin

The global recession triggered by the global financial crisis had a profound impact on labour markets. According to the ILO’s Global Employment Trends report the number of jobless persons worldwide reached nearly 212 million in 2009. This is an unprecedented increase of 34 million compared to 2007, on the eve of the crisis. Although the increase in unemployment has been staggering, the situation could have been even worse. With this one-day conference the International Labour Office (ILO) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung intend to promote a dialogue between social partners, policy makers and experts from industrialized and emerging economies about employment and employment policies in the current global recession.

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Beyond the Crisis:
From Recovery to Long-term Sustainable Development of the World Economy

International Symposium on April 7-8th, 2010 in Shanghai

With a high level symposium the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and the Shanghai Institutes of International Studies (SIIS) intend to promote a dialogue between experts and policy makers from industrialized, emerging and developing countries on the future of the world economy beyond the current crisis. The following issues should frame the debate: From the global financial crisis to recovery: how stable and at what cost? Sustainable development: rebalancing and greening the economy? G20: A new global governance framework for sustainable development?

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Orderly and Fair Debt Workout Mechanisms

Networking Conference on April 12th, 2010 in Berlin

This networking conference is set up to provide a forum for information sharing among government representatives, parliamentarians, academics and NGOs on the need and the options for a fair debt workout mechanism. The participants will try to Identify areas of consensus among the participants as well as the need for further conceptual work. Defining opportunities and next steps in a global reform process will be one of the major goals of this conference.
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