Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world


Our news section is for important commentary and news that doesn’t fit under one of our Global Issues. Sometimes we use this space to comment on major current events, and sometimes we use it to cover conferences or share interviews we’ve snapped up. We also share news from our project team here.


  • A Broader debate on TTIP is needed

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    With three rounds of TTIP talks completed, the contours of negotiations are becoming more apparent to policymakers and the public in the US and Europe. The scope of the negotiations indicates that a TTIP could become one of the most comprehensive economic agreements in decades. By their conclusion, the TTIP […]

  • Global Economic Symposium 2013

    Global Economic Symposium Reader: Redefining Success!

    This article is the foreword published in “Redefining Success”, written by Thomas Rausch. For decades, decision-makers in politics and business have measured success in “hard currency”: the GDP of an economy or the profit of a company have served as the gold standard of their respective welfare. The global economic […]

  • Worldwide Blogger Network Wants to Thrive!

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    “Projects can be further defined as temporary rather than permanent social systems or work systems that are constituted by teams within or across organizations to accomplish particular tasks under time constraints.”  Wikipedia Conceived in such terms by the Bertelsmann Stiftung, the FutureChallenges project is now facing its own particular time […]

  • Weltweites Bloggernetzwerk will weiter wachsen!

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    „Ein Projekt ist ein zielgerichtetes, einmaliges Vorhaben, das aus einem Satz von abgestimmten, gelenkten Tätigkeiten mit Anfangs- und Endtermin besteht“ (Wikipedia). Als ein solches Projekt von der Bertelsmann Stiftung angelegt, ist der Endtermin von FutureChallenges nun gekommen. Das Projekt wird noch für einen kurzen Übergangszeitraum aktiv unterstützt, dann wird die Finanzierung eingestellt und […]