Archive 2014

Book Presentation: Luca Fantacci, “Saving the Market from Capitalism”


Despite the recent financial crisis, the power of the financial markets has continued to grow. Far from being subjected to major restructuring or regulation, they continue to rule largely unchecked - laying down economic policies, deposing governments, disrupting social contracts and reshaping international alliances. A new book by the Italian economists Luca Fantacci and Massimo Amato of Bocconi University argues that the time has come to think through more radical proposals for reform - to save other markets from the overwhelming power of the one market that has come to dominate them… Read more

Workshop: Deirdre McCloskey, “Inequality and Capitalism”

Against the backdrop of the recent intensification of discussions on the role of social and economic inequalities... … Read more

The Challenge of Democracy: An Evening with Klaus Töpfer Dedicated to the Future

Why do we find it so difficult to collectively change things that we oppose as individuals? Why... … Read more

A REPORT – The Concluding Programme of the HKW’s Anthropocene Project

16.10.2014 to 08.12.2014
Since the beginning of 2013, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) has been under the sign of the Anthropocene... … Read more

Potsdam Ocean Governance Workshop

29.10.2014 to 30.10.2014
Whilst there is global consensus that the sustainable use of resources in the ocean and coasts is essential for achieving global sustainability... … Read more

Workshop and Side Event on Tenure Rights

10.11.2014 to 12.11.2014
The commons are a fundamental safety net for many rural families... … Read more

Lecture: Global Climate Governance

One year before the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change... … Read more

Workshop: Urban Pressure Point Method – Leverages for Urban Transformation

20.11.2014 to 21.11.2014
In an urban transition project aimed at changing the systemic provision... … Read more

Opening Event for the International Year of Soils 2015

The UN General Assembly has declared 5 December “Day of Soils” and 2015 “International Year of Soils”. … Read more

Lecture: “The Global Field of Climate Change Discourse”

Prof. Jeffrey Broadbent from the Department of Sociology/Institute for Global Studies... … Read more