News from the Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21)

Research Fellowships 2021–2022: Open Call for Applications

Logo: Call for Applications


The Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21) invites applications for Research Fellowships with a duration of 12 months starting between February and September 2021. Proposals are especially welcome regarding: (1) critique, justification and legitimacy in global cooperation; and (2) global cooperation and competing conceptions of world order. In addition, preference will be given to applications with an empirical focus on the governance of climate change, the internet, migration, and peacebuilding. The fully funded fellowships are available to both senior and postdoctoral researchers across the humanities and social sciences (including also psychology, law and economics). We particularly encourage female researchers and scholars from the Global South to apply. Applications from scholars at risk are welcome. Deadline for applications is 1st June 2020. Apply here:

We are aware that this call comes at a time of high uncertainty around COVID-19. We are monitoring the evolving situation closely and hope that circumstances will allow the advertised fellowships to start as planned from February 2021 onwards. We therefore urge you to apply if you are interested but still uncertain about the practicability of the fellowship!

Global Cooperation Research – A Quarterly Magazine

Cover: 1 / 2020 Global Emergency and Communication


1 / 2020 Global Emergency and Communication

This issue scrutinizes global cooperation in light of the current COVID-19 global emergency. Articles range from reflections on modelling interpersonal and international coordination games at the time of the pandemic (Grimalda), applying polycentric governance analysis to global health challenges (Deloffre) to analysing the role of metaphors (Quasinowski, Gadinger/Freistein), normative claims (Groth) and narratives (Sconfienza) in technical discourses and political communication. Mouli Banerjee talks with Anna-Katharina Hornidge, new director of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), about “Knowledge Regimes, Development, Cooperation, and the Current Corona Crisis”.

Prof. Wouter G. Werner new member to the Centre’s Scientific Advisory Board

Photo: Wouter G. Werner was appointed as a new member to the Centre’s Scientific Advisory Board

Wouter G. Werner, ©KHK/GCR21

Prof. Dr Wouter G. Werner was appointed as a new member to the Centre’s Scientific Advisory Board from 1 February 2020. Wouter Werner is a professor of international law at the Centre for the Politics of Transnational Law, Vrije Unversiteit Amsterdam. He joined the Centre in 2018 as a Senior Research Fellow with his project on ‘Restatements, Narration and Collective Sense Making in International Law’. Werner is the author of ‘Godot was Always There. Repetition and the Formation of Customary International Law’ in the Centre’s Research Paper Series (No. 22). His re-cent publications deal with topics such as documentary film and international criminal law, social acceleration and international law and the formation of customary law through restatements by expert committees.

New Fellow: Dr Maren Hofius

Photo: Dr Maren Hofius focuses on regional governance from a critical border studies perspective.

Maren Hofius, ©KHK/GCR21

International Relations scholar Dr Maren Hofius focuses on regional governance from a critical border studies perspective. Having been a lecturer and researcher at the Chair of Political Science, esp. Global Governance at the University of Hamburg, she joins the research group ‚Pathways and Mechanisms of Global Cooperation‘ as a Senior Research Fellow from April 2020 to March 2021 with her project “From Arctic Exceptionalism to Global Arctic: Exploring Pathways of Cooperation in Circumpolar Arctic Governance”. This project proposes to understand the Arctic Council as a ‘boundary organisation’ and examines the extent to which the ‘boundary work’ practiced by its multiple epistemic communities contributes to a climate of cooperation rather than conflict. Studying the Arctic Council’s boundary work promises to provide new insights into how global governance institutions can develop sustainable pathways of global cooperation in the face of increasingly pluralistic policy settings.

Leave Comment

Deine E-Mail-Adresse wird nicht veröffentlicht. Erforderliche Felder sind mit * markiert