Dr. Nina Schneider
Dr. Nina Schneider is a Senior Research Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre
for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21) at the University of Duisburg-Essen.
She holds a PhD in History from the University of Essex, UK, and was a Visiting Scholar
at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR, 2012),
Marie-Curie Fellow at the Zukunftskolleg at the University of Konstanz (2013-2015),
Visiting Scholar the National University of Brasília (UNB, 2015), and Senior Research
Fellow at the Global South Studies Center (GSSC) at the University of Cologne (2015-2018).
She is the author of ‘Between Promise and Skepticism: the “Global South” and our Role as Engaged Intellectuals’, The Global South 11(2) (2017): 18-38. Her research focuses on the history of human and social rights;
authoritarian regimes and their legacies, global movement(s) against child labour, Global History, Theories from the 'South', and the Engaged Intellectual.
Prof. Darrel Moellendorf
Darrel Moellendorf is Professor of International Political Theory and Professor of
Philosophy at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main. Before working at Goethe Universität he held positions at San Diego State University, University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg), Cal Poly Pomona, and Riverside Community College.
He is a political and environmental philosopher/theorist working on normative issues. His current research concentrates on the topics of climate change and justice, the
meaning and normative significance of the Anthropocene, and hope. He is the author of Cosmopolitan Justice (2002), Global Inequality Matters (2009), and The Moral Challenge of Dangerous Climate Change: Values, Poverty, and Policy (2014).
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Magdalene Silberberger
Magdalene Silberberger holds a Junior Professorship (Assistant in Intl Context) in
Development Economics at the Witten/Herdecke University. After having completed her Economics studies at the University of Wuppertal and at the University of Panthéon-Sorbonne I Paris, she was a PhD student and teaching assistant at Ruhr-University Bochum. She has also formerly participated as a consultant in the United Nations
Environment Programme (UNEP), Trade and Economics Branch, and has worked as a scientific collaborator for the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Energy and Environment.
Prof. Silberberger’s research mainly deals with the empirical evaluation of trade policies, environmental regulations and other forms of governance, with an additional focus on the role of international institutions in the development of so-called “Global South” countries.
Dr. Kai Koddenbrock
Dr. Kai Koddenbrock holds the professorship for International Relations at
Witten/Herdecke University and mainly researches in fields of global inequalities, power
relations and political economy. His research targets the historical emergence of the gap between Global North & Global South analysing the effects of such an socio-economic
divide on societies, economies and governments.
In the course of his keynote speech, Dr. Koddenbrock will link the historical power
relations resulting from colonisation to the current practice of humanitarian aid raising general questions about the role of institutions, global governance and world-scale inequalities.
Language & knowledge production
Moderation by Andrea Hollington:
Dr. Andrea Hollington is a researcher with a background in African Studies, Linguistics and Ethnomusicology. Her research includes anthropological linguistics, sociolinguistics, social semiotics, post- and decolonial studies, youth language practices and studies on repertoires and identity. She has examined cultural, linguistic and musical practice in Africa and the African Diaspora and studied African-Caribbean relations.
She carried out research in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Jamaica and is the author of Traveling Conceptualizations (Benjamins 2015) and co-editor of Youth Languages in Africa and
Beyond (Mouton de Gruyter 2015) as well as the journals voices from around the world and the Mouth. In her multifaceted and multi-sited research she is also interested in
creativity and agency in communicative practices.
Dr. Hollington will draw from her polyhedric and extremely pertinent academic
background to moderate a workshop in which the participants work on linguistic
framings/concepts of Global North and Global South, analytically and creatively at the same time!
Global trade & consumer responsibility
Beyond the label: You think you know Fairtrade?
Moderation by Kristina Klecko from Fairtrade Deutschland:
How much do you know about Fairtrade? You've probably seen the label on products like coffee, chocolate and bananas, but did you know Fairtrade is an international organization with representatives in the Global South and the Global North? Moreover, it's a
civil society movement with thousands of committed people around the world. How does Fairtrade address human rights and injustice in global trade – and how can everyone be part of it? Find out in our simulation game and get to know the different approaches to a fairer trade.
This workshop is hosted by Fairtrade Germany – a German NGO that has been supporting farmers and producers in countries of the Global South for over 25 years through awareness and advocacy campaigns targeting politicians, companies and citizens.
Simulating the UNFCCC - Climate change & roles of stakeholders
Moderation by Pascal Vuichard:
Pascal Vuichard is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Economy and the Environment (University of St.Gallen). His research area is the social acceptance of renewable energies and electric mobility - where he tries to understand what the different drivers and
barriers for social acceptance are and how they could be influenced by policies.
Next to the academic research he is part of the course "Model UNFCCC - CEMS Climate Change Course and Simulation" where over 140 students from the University of St. Gallen and six other CEMS European universities play the roles of government,
non-government and industry representatives. Such a simulation game will also be the core of the workshop Pascal Vuichard will give at the PPE Conference.
Industrial politics of China, the EU and the USA
Moderation by Markus Overdiek and Daniela Arregui Coka from Bertelsmann Foundation.
Detailed information will be published soon.
Climate change & migration
Moderation by Lasse Paetz and Anne Lill from CARE Deutschland.
Detailed information will be published soon.
“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.