Research Programme "Culture and Foreign Policy"
Interview | "Why do we always mean refugees and migrants from Africa and the Middle East when we speak about "people who leave their home country"? We Europeans also leave our countries", states communicologist Anke Fiedler.
Within the Research Programme "Culture and Foreign Policy" experts do research on topics related to Germany’s Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy. Within the research periods of three to six months, they investigate specific topics, develop findings and formulate policy recommendations for future foreign cultural policy strategies. With the scientific foundation of basic themes and areas of foreign cultural and educational policy and the recommendations for practical use the ifa as a center of competence offers a so far unique expert advice to foreign cultural policy actors. Universities, cultural organisations, media and business partners cooperate with the Research Programme for the support of researches, the organisation of conferences and the production of studies and scientific papers.
ifa Input – impetus to current debates on foreign cultural policy
ifa Input 2/ 2018: L.H.M. Ling "Worldliness: how do we live with others? Universality-as-multiplicity" (PDF)
ifa Input 1/2018: Mike van Graan: Enhancing Cultural Democracy. From national to global cultural democracy in cultural policies (PDF)
ifa Input 4/2017: Regina Wonisch: Decolonising ethnological museums. Art as a way out of the crisis of representation? (PDF)
ifa Input 3/2017: Martin Rose: A New Cultural Diplomacy. The integration of Cultural Relations and diplomacy (PDF)
- Religion and German Foreign Policy
- Resilience Strategies as a Response to Nationalists as Actors of Foreign Cultural Policy
- The Role of Culture in a Divided Europe
- Synergies in Foreign Cultural Policy in Germany with a Special Focus on Local Authorities
- Creative Industries International
- The impact of Brexit on international cultural relations in the European Union
- Culture as a Strategic Factor: the Example of India
- Post-colonial Curatorial Challenges at the Interface Between Ethnological Museums and Art
- Perceptions of Germany’s commitment to fighting the causes of migration and forced displacement
- Consequences for the US-Election on Cultural Relations
Interviews and articles
Interview | In a report Curd Knüpfer forecasts two scenarios: change and adaptation to the new situation or the continuity of programmes that have been stable for many years. In an interview he speaks about the current situation of American cultural and educational institutions and what they expect from Germany's Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy.
Interview | How will Brexit affect International Cultural Relations in the EU and between UK and Germany? An interview with Stuart MacDonald about his study.
Interview | About the influence of sanctions on the cultural relations between two countries: An interview with Christian von Soest.
Video | For Richard Higgott, emeritus professor of international political economy, the cultural sector plays a special role in the resistance against movements which constitute a danger to democracy.
Interview | A conversation on the new foreign policy with Robert Lohmann and Daniel Göler.