Research Programme "Culture and Foreign Policy"

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Migration as a successful model? Looking to sub-Saharan Africa

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.

New Arrivals

Higgott, Richard; Proud, Virginia: Populist-Nationalism and Foreign Policy. Cultural Diplomacy, International Interaction and Resilience

Higgott, Richard; Proud, Virginia: Populist-Nationalism and Foreign Policy. Cultural Diplomacy, International Interaction and Resilience
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MacDonald, Stuart: The Impact of Brexit on International Cultural Relations in the European Union

MacDonald, Stuart: The Impact of Brexit on International Cultural Relations in the European Union
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Rousselin, Mathieu: Can Asymmetrical Cooperation be Legitimised? Habermas, Foucault and Spivak on German-Tunisian Cooperation in Higher Education

Rousselin, Mathieu: Can Asymmetrical Cooperation be Legitimised? Habermas, Foucault and Spivak on German-Tunisian Cooperation in Higher Education
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Wolfrum, Edgar; Triebel, Odila; Arendes, Cord; Siebold, Angela; Duyster Borredà, Joana (eds.): European Commemoration. Locating World War I

Wolfrum, Edgar; Triebel, Odila; Arendes, Cord; Siebold, Angela; Duyster Borredà, Joana (eds.): European Commemoration. Locating World War
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Interviews and articles

Photo: Molly Adams (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

Houston, we (do not) have a problem

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.

Brexit - shaken not stirred. Photo: Ungry Young Man via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Brexit and Cultural Relations

Interview | How will Brexit affect International Cultural Relations in the EU and between UK and Germany? An interview with Stuart MacDonald about his study.

[Translate to English:] Foto: ©Rodion Kutsaev via Unsplash

"Cultural exchange forms the lifeline of dialogue between societies"

Interview | About the influence of sanctions on the cultural relations between two countries: An interview with Christian von Soest.

Interview with Richard Higgott © ifa / Gögelmann

Culture and Populism

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.

[Translate to English:] Crowd, Standing, Peopl, Hande and Raise; Foto: Edwin Andrade Via Unsplash

German civil society international

Interview | A conversation on the new foreign policy with Robert Lohmann and Daniel Göler.

Guillaume Baviere: Havana (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr

Cuba opens up: will culture and education be the new motor?

Interview | Interview with Bert Hoffmann, ifa-Expert for the prospects of German-Cuban cultural and scientific relations

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