Selected Highlights from 2014
Selected Highlights from the Year that Was
Throughout 2014 the Hertie School Community celebrated a decade of pursuing and shaping good governance. On this website we have shared diverse aspects of the Hertie School's story so far always adding up to 10. Now, with the festive season upon us, we are taking some time to reflect on a couple of highlights from the past year.
Jacques Delors Institute – Berlin: New EU policy think tank established1 / 10
The Hertie School of Governance and the Paris-based Institute Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute founded the Jacques Delors Institute – Berlin in January. Henrik Enderlein, Associate Dean and Professor of Political Economy at the Hertie School was appointed Director of the think tank on European policy.
On 31 March the Jacques Delors Institut - Berlin welcomed the Foreign Ministers of Germany, France, and Poland, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Laurent Fabius, and Radosław Sikorski, for a discussion on the theme: "Which Voice for Europe?" The institute hosted a number of other events during the year with, among others, Wolfgang Schäuble.
European Week2 / 10
To mark its 10th Anniversary, the Hertie School hosted a European Week around the European Elections on 25 May: Events from 21 to 28 May unpacked key challenges Europe currently faces. At a European Elections Night on 25 May, the former EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, Javier Solana, shared his first impressions on the election results, with guests including key political representatives from Berlin and Brussels as well as current and former Hertie School students from across the globe. German Federal Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble and the President of the Eurogroup, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, both spoke at an international symposium on governance in Europe on 27/28 May. Leading scholars from all over Europe were also in discussion with EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, former Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, George Papandreou and former Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Borys Tarasyuk.
Adventures in Good Governance3 / 10
Have you ever wondered what a student of Public Policy and Public Management actually studies? We are not going to tell you, but we are going to show you! The Jubilee Projects were established as part of the Hertie School's 10 Year Anniversary celebrations to showcase the variety of relevant, real life and real world problems that our students tackle. In two slideshows on this site we have showcased a selection of the MPP Jubilee Projects from the 2014 graduating class, as well as some Masters’ thesis projects from the Executive Master cohort.
Faculty and Research Highlights4 / 10
In 2014 the Hertie School faculty was strengthened by the addition of a new Professor of Governance of Energy and Infrastructure, Genia Kostka. Klaus Hurrelmann's book, which explores the Generation Y phenomenon in Germany was exceptionally well received by the media. The pan-European COCOPS Project, co-led by Gerhard Hammerschmid, concluded in June and Hammerschmid also worked on a number of other studies with public and private sector partners. The Hertie School hosted the annual Global Public Policy Network Conference in December. These are just a handful of the Research Highlights from the year.
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Following the Ninth with Volker Schlöndorff and Exploring the Third Metric to Redefining Success with Arianna Huffington5 / 10
The year was filled with events that brought together leading experts, policy- and changemakers for discussions on governance. We also hosted a number of events that expanded our thematic reach:
On 21 September the Hertie School hosted the German premiere of the documentary Following the Ninth: In The Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony at the historic Kino Babylon in Berlin.The screening was followed by a panel discussion with the film‘s producer, writer, and director Kerry Candaele and Oscar-winning German director Volker Schlöndorff. The discussion was moderated by arts journalist and author, Catherine Hickley.
On 24 September the school co-hosted the only German launch of Arianna Huffington‘s latest book Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder.
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Inventing a Private School of Public Policy. Tradition and Innovation in German Higher Education6 / 10
“By coming into being and over the ten years of its operation, the Hertie School has created a new model for the scholarly analysis of the governance problems of modern statehood, and has set new standards for pursuing this analysis in research, teaching, and knowledge transfer,” wrote Hans N. Weiler, Emeritus Professor of Education and Political Science at Stanford University and past-President of Viadrina University Frankfurt/Oder,in his essay, Die Erfindung einer privaten Hochschule für öffentliches Handeln - Inventing a Private School of Public Policy on the Hertie School‘s genesis. He presented it at the Hertie School as part of the 10th Anniversary celebrations on 8 September. [more]
Launch of the Master of International Affairs and a first MOOC7 / 10
The Hertie School launched its first Massive Open Online Course on Governance and Policy Advice in the Fall and also started accepting applications for the Master of International Affairs, which will welcome its first cohort in September 2015.
Publication Highlights | Governance Report and the Berlin Study8 / 10
An effective public administration is the backbone of any governance regime, especially as the challenges of governing in multi-level systems such as the EU are further exacerbated by fiscal austerity requirements. Rather than trying to make sweeping cuts in their bureaucracies, states should take a closer look at their administrative capacities and implement more targeted reforms. In The Governance Report 2014, which was released in April, the Hertie School of Governance introduces a new analytical framework and an indicator system to contribute to this effort. The companion volume, The Problem-Solving Capacity of the Modern State, which contains extensive articles on all topics covered by the Report,was released in the Fall.
In November the second edition of the Berlin Study was released. For the 2014 edition - authored by Hertie School Professors Helmut K. Anheier, Klaus Hurrelmann, Michaela Kreyenfeld, Kai Wegrich, Post Doctoral Researcher Janet Merkel and others, 2000 Berliners from the age of 14 up, were interviewed regarding their opinions on Germany’s capital.
Henrik Enderlein and Jean Pisani-Ferry submit report on reforms, investment and growth to Ministers Gabriel and Macron9 / 10
Hertie School Professors Henrik Enderlein and Jean Pisani-Ferry submitted their report Reforms, Investment and Growth: An Agenda for France, Germany and Europe to Ministers Sigmar Gabriel and Emmanuel Macron on 27 November in Paris. The two experts were commissioned by the German and the French governments to prepare proposals for economic reforms. [more]
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Watch our Q&A Session with UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg10 / 10
The Hertie School was honoured to welcome Nick Clegg, UK Deputy Prime Minister, during his official visit to Berlin to discuss the UK’s political and economic situation and its role in Europe. The discussion with students, faculty, staff and friends of the Hertie School also touched on highly topical subjects such as migration and refugees and the role of the UK in the EU. [more]
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