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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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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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