The "Western" model of policy, governance and economy is increasingly being challenged. With China, a new power is rising. Alternative models to the Western democracy claim to deal more effectively with new developments and mega-trends. Climate change and pollution require drastic and immediate measures. Populations in privileged countries fear global migration. The fairness of the distribution of income and wealth in the world is questioned. Populist political figures are gaining ground, and multi-lateral institutions are being discredited.
Over the last decades, globalization has impacted the entire world. Many industries profited from globalization, and companies of all sizes have become extremely active on the international stage. Globalization has created growth, jobs and financial strength, and has allowed us to invest in future technologies. Even though it is unimaginable to significantly scale back the degree of globalization, the world is struggling to find solutions for its detrimental effects.
The lecture series World Politics on Campus – Welcoming the World at Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg provides insights into the challenges lying ahead of us. It attempts to shed light on the issues from more than one standpoint. We invite outstanding and distinguished international personalities, experts and decision-makers who are able to introduce the audience to the views of the nations and cultures they represent. Participants will be able to engage in conversation, ask questions and enter discussion.
Mathias Mogge was elected Secretary General/Chief Executive Officer of Welthungerhilfe in September 2018. He is an agricultural engineer and environmental scientist (MSc) who has worked for the organization in various positions since 1998, most recently as Chief Program Officer since March 2010. From 2005 to 2010, he was in charge of the "Knowledge, Innovation, Consulting" department. From 2001 to 2005, as Regional Director in Bamako (Mali), he was responsible for the development and management of programs in Mali, Burkina Faso, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Prior to that, as Country Group Spokesperson and Program Manager, he oversaw Welthungerhilfe's programs in Uganda, Ethiopia and Sudan from 1998 to 2001.
Mathias Mogge has also been Chairman of the Board of the Association of German Development and Humanitarian Organisations (VENRO) since December 2021. (VENRO), of which he has been a member of the honorary board since 2013. Since 2018, he has also been a member of the board of trustees of the Aid by Trade Foundation.
On 2 June 2022, he will hold a keynote on Emergency Relief in political induced conflicts and war: Experiences from Ukraine and Afghanistan. International and National NGOs work to an increasing extend in violent, fast changing and challenging environments. The lecture will discuss principles and practical approaches towards delivering immediate assistance and longer term support.
The online talk and discussion will be moderated by Prof. Dr Claudia Warning.
"World Politics on Campus - Welcoming the world at Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences" is a series of lectures that intends to offer students and the audience to engage in conversation with outstanding and distinguished international and national personalities and decision-makers on current political and international issues. The lecture series is an offer of the Digital International General Studies (DISG).