22.03.2017 | DIE: World in Turmoil – How to address global challenges in times of nationalism

5.00-6.30 pm

German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Tulpenfeld 6, Bonn


Brexit, the election of Donald Trump and nationalist movements in Europe: The international system is facing serious challenges. In times when international cooperation is urgently needed to address global threats such as climate change, global conflict and extreme poverty, severe scepticism against multilateral institutions and international cooperation is on the rise.

What are the impacts of the recent developments for global governance? Will Trump and others dismantle the current global governance architecture and destroy achievements such as the Paris agreement or the adoption of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development? Or will the nationalist challenge serve as a wake-up call for all those believing in international cooperation and multilateral solutions?  What kind of reforms and new models are necessary to overcome criticism and to jointly address global challenges?

This roundtable discussion will address these questions from diverse perspectives.

Roundtable Participants

Prof Dr Dirk Messner, Director German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Carl Lindgren, Senior Advisor, Global Challenges Foundation

Prof Dr Ottmar Edenhofer, Deputy Director Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and lead author of the International Panel for Social Progress (IPSP)

Susanne Salz, United Actors

Nicola Bramkamp, Director Theatre Bonn


Moderator: Ute Lange

Source: Notification DIE, 09.03.2017