Germany’s new Network Enforcement Act has been described by the UN Commission on Human Rights as a law that raises grave concern on freedom of expression and online privacy. MPP Student Subhodeep Jash weighs upon the harsh overreach of… [Read more]
Digitalisation & Technology
The Governance Post’s section on current and future developments on “everything digital” and the implications for society and governance.
“Let the data take you places”: A Report on DataFest Germany 2017
“Let the data take you places” was the statement chosen to inaugurate DataFest Germany, a competition held at the University of Mannheim in which a small team of Hertie students participated in April 2017. In the… [Read more]
How Vulnerable Are We? The Threat of Cyber-Terrorism
In recent years, cyber-attacks and hacking have become bywords for the consequences of digitalisation. As governments come to recognise the potential consequences of the movement towards a fully digitalised society, a key question they must ask… [Read more]
Digital @ Davos 2017
This year’s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos took place in the midst of a strange new emerging world order, with a geopolitical recession and “post-globalisation” narrative. These interesting new times… [Read more]
Denmark’s Digital Ambassador: A New Strategy or a Dangerous Precedent?
Without a doubt, some of the most recognisable businesses operating in the world today are tech-based enterprises. You would be hard-pressed to find a single person who has not heard of companies such as Apple,… [Read more]
Hertie Recommends: Paul Mason’s ‘Post Capitalism- A Guide to our Future’
Paul Mason’s PostCapitalism: A Guide to our Future (2015) is a multi-disciplinary work with a highly ambitious aim. Drawing together strands of economics, politics, history, climatology and technology, the author explains not only the economic… [Read more]
Hertie Recommends: Fred Kaplan’s ‘Dark Territory- The Secret History of Cyber War’
“The world is run by ones and zeros…There’s a war out there…It’s about who controls the information.” This line from the 1992 movie Sneakers inspired Mike McConnell, director of the National Security Agency (NSA)… [Read more]
Survival of the Fittest?
As the world embraces the digital frontier, will Germany’s digital transformation keep up or fall behind? Contemplations from The Hub Conference at STATION Berlin. The Garderobe Hall was big and bright. Blue and red show… [Read more]
Kiron Open Higher Education: Between Politics and Social Entrepreneurship
Founded in 2014, Kiron Open Higher Education assists refugees with free and fast access to higher education. Founders Markus Kressler and Vincent Zimmer on navigating the realm between politics and social entrepreneurship and how start-ups… [Read more]
Kiron Education – Discovery of the Year 2015
It is by no means a revolutionary idea that education is the key to integration and independence – yet so many refugees struggle to gain access to it. Asking young people who have recently left… [Read more]