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The SFB 700 at the Long Night of Sciences

Poster presentation of the SFB 700

Poster presentation of the SFB 700

News from Jul 15, 2014

At this year’s Long Night of Sciences in Berlin on May 10, the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 700 “Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood” presented its research projects with a poster exhibition, an information desk, and a panel discussion.

The poster exhibition introduced the seventeen individual research projects in the SFB 700’s third funding period to the public and provided insight into their specific research. Visitors learned about the manifold activities and methodological approaches of the projects and engaged in lively discussions with our research staff. In this way, we could present many different topics ranging from security production in Latin America to development partnerships in sub-Saharan Africa. The SFB 700’s main event was a panel discussion titled “Attention! Handle with Care! Fragile Statehood as a Challenge for International Politics.”

The panel included Erik Kurzweil, deputy head of team Afghanistan and Pakistan at the German Federal Foreign Office; Prof. Dr. Marianne Braig, Jan Koehler, and Prof. Dr. Heike Krieger as staff representatives of the SFB 700 and Freie Universität Berlin; and Prof. Dr. Andreas Mehler as a scholar from both the SFB 700 and the GIGA Institute. Dr. Gregor Walter-Drop (SFB 700 and Freie Universität Berlin) moderated the panel.