Social Media as a last hope?

ifa | Science writer Nalaka Gunawardene from Sri Lanka does not see the internet in black and white. But how can the positive and negative sides of the internet be reconciled?

Portray of Jillian York

"We like to think that we're not influenced by fake news"

Interview | Online censorship even occurs in democratic countries, says Jillian York. She tries to protect digital rights through her work.

Research Programme

German-Chinese Forum 2017, Photo: Peter Gwiazda

Within the Research Programme "Culture and Foreign Policy" experts do research on topics related to Germany’s Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy. They investigate specific topics, develop findings and formulate politicy recommendations for future foreign cultural policy strategies. 

Alliance for Global Cultural Relations

Triangle elements in a wall

The Alliance for Global Cultural Relations is a global network for global subjects. International institutions and think tanks from various areas discuss thematic complexes of current relevance.

ifa Research Award

LTR Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha, Chairwoman of WIKA; Dr. Holger Finken, DAAD; Dr. Manuela Sato-Prinz, award winner; Gudrun Czekalla, Manager of the Library of ifa; Dr. Lara Jüssen, award winner; Dr. Peter Birle, Photo: Andreas Langen

For its ifa Research Award on Foreign Cultural Policy, the ifa chooses outstanding thesises or dissertations in the field of foreign cultural policy.


Books in the Library of Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Photo: ifa/Honzera

Selective bibliography on theses in the field of culture and foreign policy continuously updated by the ifa Library.