The Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research is an interdisciplinary research institute. Nationally and internationally renowned researchers from the social, cultural, natural and economic sciences (fellows) investigate how cultural preconditions, and global regulatory and governance structures can facilitate or hinder global cooperation. The Centre recognises global cooperation as the key to solutions for urgent transnational problems. The four research units deal with the (im)possibility of cooperaton (unit 1), global cultural conflicts and transcultural cooperation (unit 2), the revision of global governance (unit 3) as well as with the paradoxes and perspectives of democratisation (unit 4). The Centre encourages an exchange of knowledge both among the international research fellows, practitioners and with the interested general public. Apart from the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) the University of Duisburg-Essen, the Institute for Development and Peace/Institut für Entwicklung und Frieden (INEF) and the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities/Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut (KWI) are participating partners. The Centre is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany. 


Käte Hamburger Lecture
Knowledge Production, Area Studies and Global Cooperation
Duisburg, 05.07.2017

22nd Käte Hamburger Lecture
The Interplay between Fairness and Ambition
Bonn, 17 May 2017

21st Käte Hamburger Lecture
The Place of International Courts and Tribunals in Contemporary International Relations
Berlin, 24 November 2016

Public Lecture
Ethnopluralism / New Right
Essen, 22 November 2016

The End of Citizenship?
Duisburg, 21 November 2016

Public Lecture
Global Summit Prenegotiation: Die australische G20-Präsidentschaft

Bonn, 31 May 2016

International Conference
World Society in the Making? Varieties of Transnational Institutions

Duisburg, 7-8 December 2015

13th Käte Hamburger Lecture and Book Launch
The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation
Bonn, 9 September 2015

Midterm Conference
Good Faith Cooperation? Why Global Cooperation Sometimes Succeeds (and Mostly Not)
Duisburg, 1 July 2015

Inhouse & Guests Workshop
Global Cooperation in Transitional Justice: Ambiguities, Paradoxes and Possibilities
Duisburg, 2 - 3 April 2014

Workshops by Andrew Cooper
Proliferating Institutionalization of Regions: Bridge or Divide?
Duisburg, 2014/2015

8th Käte Hamburger Lecture
The Rise of Informal Summitry: Implications for Global Governance 
Duisburg, 15 April 2014

How to Overcome Social Dilemmas? Towards an Interdisciplinary Understanding of Global Cooperation
Duisburg, 10 January 2014

6th Käte Hamburger Lecture
Rethinking State Power and Governance in a World of Complexity
Duisburg, 27 June 2013

4th Käte Hamburger Lecture
World Financial Crisis and Civil Society: Implications for Global Democracy
Duisburg, 5 June 2013

1st Käte Hamburger Dialogue   
Elections, Violence and International Criminal Justice: The Case of Kenya
Bonn, 15 April 2013

Käte Hamburger Lecture   

Democracy, Visibility and Resistance
Duisburg, 6 February 2013

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research
Duisburg, 30 October 2012

Käte Hamburger Lecture
Can (and should) there be global norms for freedom of expression?
Essen, 11 June 2012

Käte Hamburger Lecture   
Beyond 2015: Getting Serious about Global Justice
Duisburg, 6 December 2012

International Workshop
Cooperation for a Green Transformation
Duisburg, 28 June 2012

Käte Hamburger Kolleg „Politische Kulturen der Weltgesellschaft“
Duisburg, 24 February 2012

International Workshop
Is the world the limit?
Bonn, 13 September 2011


Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research
Schifferstraße 196
47059 Duisburg

Phone: +49(0)203-29861-100



Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Institut für Entwicklung und Frieden (INEF)

Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen (KWI)

Impressions of the Midterm Conference 2015