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  • Foresight Lecture with Professor Stephen Krasner (July 2, 2013)

    The fourth session of the Foresight Lecture series, offered by the Foresight Project of the Alfred Herrhausen Society in cooperation with the joint programme Master in International Relations of the Universität Potsdam, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Freie Universität Berlin, took place on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Stephen Krasner*, Professor of International Relations at Stanford University, spoke about "State-Building Outside In: Can External Actors Improve Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood?”

    The Foresight Lectures in the summer term of 2013 are organised in the course of the lecture "Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood" held by Professor Thomas Risse (director of the Center for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy, Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin).

    * Stephen Krasner is the Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Studies, the Senior Associate Dean for the Social Sciences, School of Humanities & Sciences, and the deputy director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. Krasner is a leading scholar in the fields of international relations and international political economy with a particular reference to the concepts of statehood and sovereignty. He has served in several high-level positions at the U.S. Department of State.

  • Foresight Lecture with Dr. Leslie Vinjamuri (June 4, 2013)

    The third session of the Foresight Lecture series, which is offered by the Foresight Project of the Alfred Herrhausen Society in cooperation with the joint programme Master in International Relations of the Universität Potsdam, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Freie Universität Berlin, took place on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Leslie Vinjamuri*, Associate Professor in International Relations at SOAS, University of London, discussed the question: “Are Universal Norms Universal?”

    The Foresight Lectures in the summer term of 2013 are organised in the course of the lecture "Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood" held by Professor Thomas Risse (director of the Center for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy, Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin).

    *Leslie Vinjamuri is Co-director of the Centre for the International Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice and Associate Professor in International Relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. She is also founder and Co-Chair of the London Transitional Justice Network. Vinjamuri is one of the leading scholars in the politics of international criminal justice and religion and human rights with a special focus on accountability and democratic transitions.

  • Second Foresight Lecture: Professor Andrew Hurrell (January 24, 2013)

    The second session of the Foresight Lecture series, which is offered by the Foresight Project of the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft in cooperation with the joint programme Master in International Relations of the Universität Potsdam, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Freie Universität Berlin, took place on Thursday, January 24, 2013. Andrew Hurrell*, Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford, spoke about "The Rising Powers: Challenging Global Order and Changing International Society?"

    The Foresight Lectures in WS 12/13 are organised in the course of the lecture "Theories of International Institutions" held by Professor Andrea Liese (Universität Potsdam, Lehrstuhl für Internationale Organisationen und Politikfelder).

    *Andrew Hurrell is Montague Burton Professor of International Relations at Balliol College, University of Oxford. He is a leading theorist of the “International Society” approach, working on a wide range of global issues, with particular reference to international law and institutions. Hurrell is Director of the Centre for International Studies at the Department of Politics and International Relations of the University of Oxford.

  • First Foresight Lecture: Professor Amitav Acharya (December 13, 2012)

    On December 13, 2012, the first session of the Foresight Lecture series, which is offered by the Foresight Project of the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft in cooperation with the joint programme Master in International Relations of the Universität Potsdam, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Freie Universität Berlin, took place at the Campus Griebnitzsee. Amitav Acharya*, Professor of International Relations, gave a lecture on: "Understanding ASEAN - Do We Need Alternative IR Theories?"

    The Foresight Lectures in WS 12/13 are organised in the course of the lecture "Theories of International Institutions" held by Professor Andrea Liese (Universität Potsdam, Lehrstuhl für Internationale Organisationen und Politikfelder).

    *Amitav Acharya is Professor of International Relations at the School of International Service at American University, Washington, DC. He is a specialist for alternative IR Theories and East-Asian politics, working on regionalism, security co-operation, and the emergence of Asian powers on the global scene. Acharya has published over 20 books and 200 journal and magazine articles; his media appearances include CNN International, BBC World Service, Al-Jazeera, and CNBC.

  • "Foresight Lecture Series" Established

    The Foresight Lectures are organised to reach out to students, the academic community, and the general public in Berlin and Potsdam. With these lectures, we are aiming to communicate the core ideas of the Foresight Project to a wider audience in Germany.

    The first Foresight Lecture, in collaboration with the Master Programme for International Relations in Berlin, will be delivered by Amitav Archarya (Professor of International Relations, American University, Washington) on December 13, 2012. Archarya works on topics such as Asian regionalism, Asian security, and the rise of China and India.

    The second Foresight Lecture will be given by Andrew Hurrell in 2013. Hurrell is Montague Burton Professor of International Relations at the Balliol College of the University of Oxford. His research interests include theories of International Relations, comparative regionalism, and the international relations of the Americas with particular reference to Brazil.

    Archarya and Hurrell both are among the foremost International Relations scholars.

  • Establishment of the Foresight Advisory Council

    The Foresight project has established a new Advisory Council which first met on 6th January, 2012. The Advisory Council includes members from the BRIC countries, Europe and the US and will play a crucial role in advancing the project.