Edition 2 | Academic year 2020/2021
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Edition 2 | Academic year 2020/2021

Dear Friends of the Hertie School,

In the first week of November, all eyes were on the elections in the United States. Our students, faculty and researchers closely observed the developments across the Atlantic through in-course activities, public events and panel discussions, and countless media appearances to offer our expertise and perspectives on the impact of the election both domestically and for Europe.

As in many parts of the world, Germany is also going through a second wave of COVID-19 infections. At the Hertie School we have endeavoured to remain flexible and pragmatic as regulations continually change in Berlin. Ensuring a safe environment for students, faculty and staff remains our highest priority. While most of our seminars and classes have shifted online, our campus at Friedrichstrasse 180 remains open and accessible to our students.

The need to continue with physical distancing doesn't mean we're not connecting as a community! On the contrary, we are constantly trying to find ways to engage, discuss and keep in touch, drawing on our great community spirit. One such example is Hertie Alumni November, a series of activities and events meant to connect our alumni with one another, and with our current cohorts. I hope you will be able to join us for some of these events!

Warm regards,

Mark Hallerberg

Deputy President, Hertie School  

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In a new paper in Government Information Quarterly, Luciana Cingolani finds that governments’ involvement in transparency and accountability initiatives is critical to their endurance.

Mujaheed Shaikh and co-researchers create vulnerability index to identify communities at risk in pandemic

Study in BMJ Open shows focusing on vulnerable communities can help mitigate threats to health systems.

COVID-19: A missed summer opportunity for tech solutions

In an op-ed for Der Tagesspiegel, Johanna Mair and Thomas Gegenhuber say Berlin should implement digital solutions that already exist.

EU Rule of Law Report leaves open questions, writes Alina Mungiu-Pippidi

Writing for Carnegie Europe, she cites 7 key issues the EU should confront in order to deal with democratic "backsliders."

How can digitalisation create real progress for mankind?

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Join our Hertie Alumni November

This year's Hertie Alumni November focuses on sharing successful stories from the network, presenting the work of International Chapters and reconnecting in an unprecedented time of crisis.

Students watch, react to US election day

Andrea Römmele's political communications seminar took its election watch party online, debating media coverage and returns.

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Kate Saslow (MIA 2018) says that connecting with people on an emotional level is just as important as connecting with people professionally.
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