Brandt School Universität Erfurt

Call for Applications: Populism and a New Age of International Fragility: Seeking Policy Innovations 40 Years After the Brandt Report

In 2020, the famous Brandt Report – a document written by the Independent Commission (then chaired by Willy Brandt himself) to review and discuss international development issues – completes 40 years. The Brandt School would like to use the opportunity as a stimulus to rethink the implications of new challenges for policy making on all levels, i.e., local, national and global and to discuss if and how new modes of policymaking could address these.

Specifically, we seek contributions that either address the conceptual underpinnings of the Brandt Report, the current challenges for a multilateral world order or possible old and new policy solutions. We invite submissions from alumni and students, both practitioners and academics who intend to contribute with either insight from practical experience or ongoing research projects. The authors are expected to produce concise policy papers of approximately 2500 – 3000 words, which will be peer-reviewed by the academic committee of the Brandt School. These papers will be published in an edited volume to be launched by the Brandt School in an event in 2020, during which the authors of the best papers will be invited to present and discuss their contributions.

The exact date will be announced at a later stage, but it will likely take place in October/November 2020. Since we want to apply for funding at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to combine the event with an alumni reunion, we send out an early call for papers to help us design a conference program for submission of the grant application.

Please carefully read the complete call for applications for more information and details on the topics we are currently accepting contributions. You can submit your short abstract of maximum two hundred words via e-mail.

We are looking forward to receiving your contributions!