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Helmut K. Anheier

Helmut K. Anheier

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Helmut K. Anheier, Professor of Sociology at the Hertie School in Berlin, is Adjunct Professor of Public Policy and Social Welfare at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs.

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  1. Germany in the Doldrums
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    Germany in the Doldrums

    Dec 19, 2023 Helmut K. Anheier warns that the government's paralysis is exacerbating the problem.

  2. Why Is Germany’s Far Right Surging?
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    Why Is Germany’s Far Right Surging?

    Aug 16, 2023 Helmut K. Anheier blames the ineptitude of government and opposition alike for bolstering Alternative für Deutschland.

  3. Germany’s National-Security Strategy Misses the Target
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    Germany’s National-Security Strategy Misses the Target

    Jun 22, 2023 Helmut K. Anheier thinks the country’s widely anticipated plan is long on vision and short on concrete steps.

  4. The Benin Bronzes’ Bungled Return
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    The Benin Bronzes’ Bungled Return

    May 23, 2023 Helmut K. Anheier explains why impartial intermediaries are crucial to facilitating sensitive cultural exchanges.

  5. Mixed Signals from Germany’s Traffic-Light Coalition
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    Mixed Signals from Germany’s Traffic-Light Coalition

    Apr 12, 2023 Helmut K. Anheier explains how the government, beset by partisan infighting, has fumbled one promised reform after another.

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    To Fight Climate Change, Protect Healthy Soil

    Juan Lucas Restrepo & Barron Joseph Orr explain how sustainable farming practices can reverse biodiversity loss and transform our food systems.
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    How to Protect the World from the Next Pandemic

    Winnie Byanyima & Joseph E. Stiglitz envision a global accord that applies the lessons of past health crises and includes binding commitments.
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    Strict Separation Is Not the Answer for Palestine and Israel

    Yanis Varoufakis warns against a two-apartheid-state solution that affirms the dangerous principle of ethnic exclusivity.
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    Preparing Now for the Next Disease X

    Tom Achoki, et al. propose several steps governments can take to establish robust and resilient response mechanisms.
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    To Protect Democracy, Protect Exiled Journalists

    Antonio Zappulla highlights the existential threats facing independent news outlets forced to relocate by repressive regimes.
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    The Economics of Health for All

    Mariana Mazzucato explains why pandemic prevention and preparedness must be embedded in economic policymaking.
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    The Dangerous Incoherence of US Trade Policy

    Stephen S. Roach warns that America’s latest tariffs against China raise the risk of a catastrophic superpower conflict.
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    A New Dawn for US-African Cooperation?

    Vera Songwe identifies three ways that the United States can ultimately help itself by helping the continent.
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    Raghuram G. Rajan and Rohit Lamba on Indian job creation, industrial policy, democracy, and more

    Raghuram G. Rajan & Rohit Lamba argue that India must place the highest priority on creating and owning intellectual property, advocate an alternative to interventionist industrial policies like subsidies, call for the decentralization of Indian governance at every level, and more.

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