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Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 700 at ISA 2018

Between 4 and 7 April 2018, the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 700 once again took part in the Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), with great success.

May 30, 2018

International Workshop: “Diasporas and Homeland Governance”

On 03. and 04. November 2017 the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 700  – “Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood” hosted a workshop with international guests on the topic of “Diasporas and Homeland Governance – Decentering the State as an Analytical Category” at the Freie Universität Berlin, which was led by Catherine Craven (SOAS/ FU Berlin ).

Nov 29, 2017

Book launch „Human Rights Futures“

On October 26, the SFB 700 invited the public to the Freie Universität Berlin for the launch of the anthology Human Rights Futures (Cambridge University Press), edited by Stephen Hopgood (SOAS University of London), Jack Snyder (Columbia University), and Leslie Vinjamuri (SOAS University of London).

Oct 25, 2017

B13 Workshop: “Rethinking 1950s China – New Approaches and New Materials”

On October 12 and 13, 2017, the B13 research project “Adaptation and Legitimation as Factors of Effective Governance in China, 1949-1957“ led by Prof. Dr. Klaus Mühlhahn in cooperation with East China Normal University (ECNU) Shanghai and the Graduate School of East Asian Studies (GEAS) , conducted a workshop with the title “Rethinking 1950s China – New Approaches and New Materials” at the Free University Berlin.

Oct 23, 2017

International closing conference of the SFB 700

After three successful funding periods, the SFB 700 will conclude its work at the end of the year. We leave behind twelve years of intensive research on “Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood”. As one of the highlights of our work, we organized a closing conference for 22-24 June. More than 220 international guests from academia to the political arena followed our invitation to the campus of the Free University Berlin.

Aug 14, 2017

Prof. Christian Neuhäuser Holds Lecture at the SFB 700

As part of the SFB 700’s Jour Fixe series, Prof. Christian Neuhäuser of the Technical University of Dortmund presented his research on the “Political Responsibility of Private Actors in Areas of Limited Statehood” on February 9.

Mar 28, 2017

D1 Project on Partnerships Participates in International Meetings

At two international meetings, the D1 project team presented research findings on the effectiveness and legitimacy of transnational partnerships for sustainable development.

Jan 05, 2017

C8 Workshop: Challenges to International Humanitarian Law in Areas of Limited Statehood – Adaptable and Legitimate, or Petrified and Unreasonable?

On November 25, 2016, the   Research Project C8 - Legitimacy and Law-Making in International Humanitarian Law  hosted a workshop on “Challenges to International Humanitarian Law in Areas of Limited Statehood – Adaptable and Legitimate, or Petrified and Unreasonable?”

Dec 16, 2016

Transnational Knowledge Transfer at a Workshop by Project C3

On October 20 and 21, 2016, the  C3 project "Police-Building and Transnational Security Fields in Latin America"  hosted a workshop on “Encountering Transnational Violence in Guatemala.”

Nov 15, 2016

Thomas Risse and Gregor Walter-Drop Attend a Subcommittee Meeting of the Committee on Foreign Affairs at the German Bundestag

On October 17,  Prof. Thomas Risse and  Dr. Gregor Walter-Drop were invited to participate in a public expert discussion with the German Bundestag’s Subcommittee on Civilian Crisis Prevention, Conflict Management, and Coordinated Action.

Nov 07, 2016

Making Sense of the Oath in Late Antiquity and the Earlier Middle Ages

From the 15th-17th Dec. 2016, the Research Project B10 - Legal Security and Order as Joint Tasks of Secular and Church Institutions (8th-11th Centuries) will hold a conference with this title.

Nov 01, 2016

T3 Workshop: The “Technocracy Trap” of State-Building

On September 14, transfer project T3 hosted a workshop at the Federal Foreign Office on the topic "The 'Technocracy Trap' of State-Building: How to Improve the Effectiveness and Legitimacy of Justice and Security Sector Reforms (JSSR)."

Oct 19, 2016

Safe Areas as a Response to Humanitarian Crises?

Are safe areas a legitimate and effective response to humanitarian crises? A workshop held at the reserach center “Governance in Areas of Limited” on October 7 and 8 approached this question from the disciplinary perspectives of philosophy, political science and international law.

Oct 14, 2016

C6 Workshop: Decentering International Interventions: Alternative Perspectives on Statehood and (In)Security in the Global South

On July 15 and 16, 2016, SFB project C6 “The Politics of State- and Security-Building in Areas of Limited Statehood” hosted a workshop titled “Decentering International Interventions: Alternative Perspectives on Statehood and (In)Security in the Global South.”

Sep 22, 2016

Hoover Workshop: Transition and Transformation - China in the Twentieth Century

From August 1 to August 10, 2016, the fourth China Workshop of the Hoover Institution of the Stanford University, USA titled “Transition and Transformation - China in the Twentieth Century” took place in cooperation with the SFB Research Project B13 and the Free University Berlin.

Sep 22, 2016

D1-Project at the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) 2016

From 11-22 July, the team of the D1 -Project attended the 2016 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York. During the HLPF, the team presented findings of previous research and conducted interviews with representatives of UN, donor and funding organizations, and partnerships.

Sep 22, 2016

Talk by Professor Dietlind Stolle at the SFB 700

On July 14, 2016, Prof. Dietlind Stolle held a guest lecture titled “The Sources of Generalized Trust“ at the SFB 700.

Aug 08, 2016

Workshop on Legitimacy and Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood

From June 10 to 11, 2016, an authors’ workshop took place in the main building of the SFB 700 for a planned special issue on legitimacy in areas of limited statehood.

Jul 07, 2016

Talk by Professor Stephen D. Krasner at the SFB 700

On June 09, 2016, Prof. Stephen D. Krasner held a guest lecture titled “State Building: Outside In“ at the SFB 700.

Jun 23, 2016

Lecture by Thomas Risse and Tanja Börzel at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London

On May 13, 2016, Thomas Risse and Tanja Börze l gave a talk at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, titled “Governance without Hierarchy? Effective and Legitimate in Areas of Limited Statehood.”

Jun 02, 2016