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.


  • Where Scientists and Netizens Meet

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    Andreas Esche is director of the program “Shaping the Global Future” at Bertelsmann Stiftung and in this function responsible for For him is a milestone in the way Bertelsmann Stiftung is bridging the gap between science and networks and in the way it’s embracing social media. Ulrike interviewed […]

  • Welcome to Relaunch!

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    The past months seemed to me like FutureChallenges was leading a double life. Feeding the “old” website with content in order to keep it running and at the same time creating the new one and finally uploading lead articles, blogposts, videos and so on to the new website. For you […]

  • Getting to grips with Future Challenges

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    I have to be honest. When I was asked to start work on the relaunch of the Future Challenges site, I had only the vaguest idea of what Bertelsmann does, less of an idea of what Bertelsmann Stiftung does, and even less understanding of the Future Challenges concept. Several trips […]

  • Workshop with FutureChallenges’ Regional Editors

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    One of the participants called it the “fairytale town”. He was talking of Rietberg, a small city near the head office of the Bertelsmann Stiftung (Gütersloh). This was a nice setting for the second FutureChallenges Regional Editors Workshop from 16th May to 18th May. FutureChallenges’  Regional Editors coordinate regional groups […]