Global Perspectives | Roundtable | 13. December 2018

Multilateralism Workshop

Potentials and the Possible Impact of Civil Society in Strengthening and Defending Multilateralism

Multilateralism and its institutions are increasingly challenged by the rise of nationalist and isolationist tendencies. In a globalized world, this development threatens democracy, increases conflicts and crises worldwide, and weakens global agreements such as SDGs and their implementation.

On 13th of December 2018, a GP Workshop brought together leading experts from think tanks, private and political foundations, international organisations and research institutes to discuss how the civil society can support and help preserve international and multilateral institutions, that serve human interest across national borders. Dr. Michael Werz, from the Center for American Progress, provided insights on the challenges of reframing multilateralism, Ronja Scheler from the Körber Stiftung dealt with the Paris Peace Forum and Dr. Anne Koch from the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik summarised the Global Compact on Migration and its political capture by populist movements. New ideas ranked from comprehensive communication strategies to addressing funding lacks. Furthermore, the lively discussions and networking possibilities paved the way for future cooperation.


  • Dr Anne Koch, Research Associate Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
  • Ronja Scheler, Programme Director Körber Stiftung
  • Dr Michael Werz, Senior Fellow Center for American Progress, Mercator Senior Fellow (2020-2021)


  • Dr Ingrid Hamm, Co-Founder and CEO Global Perspectives Initiative

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Event Location:
Robert Bosch Stiftung
Robert Bosch Stiftung
Französische Straße 32, 10117 Berlin


Center for American Progress 

Robert Bosch Stiftung 

Stiftung Mercator 


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Judith Ramadan, Project Management

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