Edition 1 · Academic Year 2017/2018
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Edition 1 · Academic Year 2017/2018
September 2017

Dear Friends of the Hertie School,

We are proud to have welcomed a record number of 285 new students from 50 countries at the start of the academic year 2017/18. We are also delighted that Arjun Appadurai has joined us as Senior Fellow and Lukas Graf as Assistant Professor of Educational Governance. The professorship is funded by the Dieter Schwarz Foundation.

Exciting Board of Trustees updates: Renowned law scholar Christoph Möllers, Humboldt-University Berlin, is our newest member and Alison Smale has been appointed as Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications at the United Nations. Congratulations.

Enjoy the read! 

Helmut K. Anheier

President, Hertie School of Governance

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Fragility and resilience: What can save Europe from itself?

Ivan Krastev delivered the opening lecture of the academic year 2017/18.

Constanze Stelzenmüller addresses Executive MPA graduates

Twenty-four graduates received their diplomas at a ceremony on 1 September.

Theodor Baums honoured with Dr. Michael Endres Prize at opening of academic year

Corporate governance expert Theodor Baums receives first Dr.-Michael-Endres-Prize.

An American political tragedy

Donald Trump's presidency is just the latest act in a long-running political tragedy, according to Helmut K. Anheier.

Arjun Appadurai joins the Hertie School of Governance as Senior Fellow

Dieter Schwarz Foundation supports new Professorship for Educational Governance.

Study: German youth feel poorly prepared for work life

Klaus Hurrelmann: “Youth is critical of the disconnect between education and reality.”

German election: Why the face of the message can be as crucial as content for voters

Andrea Römmele analyses voter behaviour toward Merkel and Schulz in new paper ahead of Sept. vote.

Predicting war and peace

Julian Wucherpfenning and co-authors explore the future of forecasting in Journal of Peace Research.

Institute of Economic and Social Research (WSI) funds three doctoral scholarships

The WSI, an independent academic institute within the Hans-Böckler-Foundation, is funding three three-year scholarships for doctoral students at the Hertie School. The school welcomed 15 new doctoral students from 8 countries in the academic year 2017/18.

Executive MPA graduates present final thesis projects

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Executive MPA thesis poster exhibition.

Hertie School students victorious at democracy Hackathon

Ahead of German election, the Hackathon focused on strengthening democracy.

Executive training at the Hertie School of Governance

30.11.17 – 02.12.17
Social innovation
Executive Seminar with Johanna Mair.

29.01.18 – 31.01.18
Fiscal rules and budgeting: Examples from OECD countries
Executive Seminar with Mark Hallerberg.


Why Germany’s SPD can learn from Corbyn’s Labour Party

If the SPD is still serious about winning the 2017 federal election, they need to take Labour’s story seriously, writes Mark Dawson.

Macron is right: Posting of workers in Europe needs better regulation

The current regime is bad for business and bad for workers, research by Anke Hassel and Bettina Wagner shows.

Politicians campaign on work and family ahead of German election

Recent family policies help, but men have to step up to the plate too, says Michaela Kreyenfeld in Der Spiegel.

Henrik Enderlein: We need investment, childcare and European policies

What must the new German government do differently after the election?

The yawn debate

Andrea Römmele analyses the Merkel-Schulz TV debate for Spiegel Daily.

Peace possible for countries in transition? New workshop for Alumni

The workshop in Bogotá coincides with the opening of the Latin American Alumni Hub.

2014 MPP alumna Freda von der Decken and team wins €40,000 prize for social start-up MUTacademy

Social Entrepreneurship Akademie awards annual Act for Impact prize for education and integration projects.

Championing trade in an era of protectionist threats

What drives Riefqah Jappie, Executive MPA 2013, is helping create opportunities through good trade policies.

Training Europe’s fledgling diplomatic service

An Executive MPA thesis on leadership in the EU kindled Markus Held’s network in Brussels.
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