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Understanding the globalized world

Titelbild Orders beyond Borders
Does an international order still exist, or is it disintegrating? How do global, national and regional players cooperate or compete with each other? These questions are tackled in a new WZB blog which looks for orders beyond national borders in an attempt to understand the globalized world a little better. more
Veranstaltungen Human rights expert

A.SK Social Science Award 2017 to John G. Ruggie

Preisträger John Ruggie, Foto: David Ausserhofer
The American political scientist John G. Ruggie has been awarded the A.SK Social Science Award 2017 on October 14. The award is one of the most renowned international prizes in the social sciences. Ruggie is one of the leading theorists in the field of international relations. His work on the social construction of globalization, which takes account of the needs of people, has also had an impact on political practice. As UN Assistant Secretary General for Strategic Planning (from 1997-2001), he was responsible for creating the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative. As UN Special Representative for Business and Human Rights (from 2005 to 2011), he developed the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.  more
Presse Research project and website

„Double Shift“ – How Jordan provides schooling for school-age refugee children

The morning’s lessons are for the Jordanian children, in the afternoon it’s the Syrians’ turn. Jordan is using a model called Double Shift in order to provide schooling for hundreds of thousands of school-age refugee children from neighboring, war-torn Syria, alongside Jordanian pupils. How is a small country like Jordan able to overcome such a huge challenge? The WZB Berlin and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) undertook a joint research project to examine the Jordanian school system. The results of the project will be documented on the multimedia Double Shift website. The website has won the German Design Award in the catagory 'Excellent Communications Design/Web'. more
Forschung 3 minutes with Daniel Friedman

Investigating fast money

Daniel Friedman; Foto: Video-Still
Nowadays, tiny fractions of seconds can make the difference between profit and loss on international stock exchanges. High-frequency trading moves enormous sums around at speeds that humans can barely imagine. It’s a business that is almost uncontrollable -- and highly risky. In our short video, economist Daniel Friedman of the University of California, Santa Cruz, who holds the research professorship in Market Design at the WZB, briefly summarises his research. Can his work help to put the brakes on high-frequency trading? more