30 years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall: In search of a roadmap and a compass

09:30 – 11:00
October 11

Since the fall of the Berlin wall 30 years ago, the world has undergone profound changes politically, economically, and socially. Rapid globalisation has led to numerous benefits but also created new dividing lines. Sharpening geopolitical fault lines and the resurgence of great power competition are perceived as a new threat to the post-Cold War status quo. The negative consequences of climate change are occurring at a faster pace than many thought. Reviving forces of religious fundamentalism continue to challenge civilisations across the world. Nationalism is on the rise and is putting multilateral cooperation under stress.

Among the questions to be addressed:

  • What are the possible contours of an emerging new architecture of global governance?
  • How can emerging international confrontations be prevented from escalating into open conflicts?
  • Is it possible to combine the conflicting global visions of individual actors in order to reach consensus on a road map?
  • Which institutions are most relevant and what mechanisms are required in order to navigate the diverse