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The latest Dahrendorf Symposium 'Changing the European Debate: Focus on Climate Change' took place at the Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz in Berlin, on 14 and 15 November 2013. Watch all recorded keynote speeches and panel discussions here. Find out more about the latest Dahrendorf blog entries, the current Working Groups and Dahrendorf Fellows


The 2011 Dahrendorf Symposium on 'Changing the Debate on Europe: Moving beyond Conventional Wisdoms' took place at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science on 9 and 10 November 2011. 


The project is an initiative of the Hertie School of Governance, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Stiftung Mercator. Its objective is to shine a light on how academia can have a productive influence on socio-political discourse and aims to offer European perspectives on the most pressing global challenges of our time.


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Press Release Info Dahrendorf 2013

A new European approach key to global climate action
Dahrendorf Symposium experts present five key proposals for the fight against climate change

Berlin, 15 November 2013 - Typhoon Haiyan’s devastating impact leant even greater urgency to the past week’s UN Climate Change summit in Warsaw. The ripple effect was also felt at the 2013 Dahrendorf Symposium that draws to a close in Berlin today. Scholars, policy makers, and practitioners discussed climate change as not only an environmental problem but one with developmental, economic, social and legal dimensions which must be addressed. Europe is uniquely positioned to take action in the international fight against climate change. During the Symposium, five expert working groups identified key challenges to be overcome if Europe is to step into a leading role. read more