Keynote speaker

Dr. Nina Schneider

Prof. Darrel Moellendorf

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Magdalene Silberberger

Dr. Kai Koddenbrock


Language & knowledge production

Global trade & consumer responsibility

Simulating the UNFCCC - Climate change & roles of stakeholders

Industrial politics of China, the EU and the USA

Climate change & migration

Panel discussion

“Global Public Goods – the provision, distribution and financing of Peace & Security”
The panel discussion on Saturday is one of the highlights of the PPE Conference 2020 as this format will allow the students to receive selected input about the different dimensions of Global Public Goods and to interactively
engage and discuss with the participating experts.
The aim of the panel discussion is to target the highly debated topic of Global Public Goods from a theoretical and practical perspective. According to their definition, Global Public Goods are non-excludable and non-rivalrous goods whose benefits and costs are equally distributed to all world citizens. But given world-wide inequalities and injustice, it quickly becomes clear that we need to critically overthink the current provision, distribution and financing of Global Public Goods. Who is responsible for providing Global Public Goods? What are the roles of nations and of international organizations? Are those who benefit also the ones that have to bear the costs? How should Global Public Goods be financed?
We will have a closer look at Peace and Security as we aim to specify the topic of Global Public Goods, make it more applicable for the students and link it to contemporary global dynamics. The equal provision of Peace and Security seems very problematic in times of current conflicts and civil wars involving both countries of the Global North and Global South which highlights the high relevance to discuss this topic at our interdisciplinary conference.
There will be three experts participating in the panel discussion who will firstly give high-level input about the different dimension of Global Public Goods as well as link this topic to Peace and Security. Subsequently, the three experts will engage in an open and interactive discussion that also allows the students to participate and present their perspectives. After the discussion, the students will be given the chance to personally talk to the invited experts, exchange further perspectives or receive some additional background information about the topic and the current research.
As we are still in the intense planning process, we will publish the names of the experts soon.