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The moment of lift

Girl Power

Issue 82 - July | August 2019
With her foundation, Melinda and Bill Gates are among the largest private donors in the world. About her encounters and experiences in the context of her international ...

How Innovation Works

Innovation moves

Issue 87 - summer 2020
According to Matt Ridley, an innovation is much more than just a new invention. Innovation is the transformation of inventions into things that humans ...

How I learned to understand the world

Lord of the facts

Issue 83 - September | October 2019
The physician Hans Rosling was among others for his bestseller "Factfulness", which pleads in times of fake news and hysteria for a fact-based worldview, ...

Plagues and the Paradox of Progress

(Un) healthy world

Issue 87 - summer 2020
Covid-19 influences world events enormously. Thomas Bollyky, health expert at the ... explains how epidemics and parasites have plagued and shaped people and states in the past.

How I learned to understand the world

Controversial helpers

Issue 83 - September | October 2019
The fact that the engagement of NGOs in crisis countries can also be counterproductive has meanwhile reached the development discourse. The American political scientist Patrice C. McMahon walks in her ...

CSR and climate change

Climate opportunities

Issue 87 - summer 2020
What risks do companies face due to climate change and what potential could arise from a company's perspective through climate-friendly transformation? Andrea Sihn-Weber, Managing Director ...

Good Economics for Hard Times

Urgent questions

Issue 84 - November | December 2019
Punctually to the Nobel Prize, the new work appears: Poverty researchers Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo go in search of answers to big questions ...

The World - A Brief Introduction

Understand the world

Issue 87 - summer 2020
The corona crisis impressively shows global networking. Richard Haass, a former American top diplomat, wants to counter possible confusion with his new work and to create a "global ...

More from less

Song of praise to Tech

Issue 84 - November | December 2019
An optimistic view of the relationship between economic growth and sustainability raises Andrew McAfee, an economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in his new ...

Unknown land

view from above

Issue 88 - Fall 2020
Whether coronavirus, rising sea levels, inequality, population growth or migration - the world today faces a multitude of challenges. Ian Golding and Robert ...