Georg is a writer and long-time journalist working for Süddeutsche Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Die Zeit and as a political columnist for Spiegel Online. He studied history and philosophy in Munich, Paris, Hamburg and Berlin and spent 2016/17 a year as a Nieman fellow at Harvard. The nature and scope of the present crisis made him change course and join THE NEW INSTITUTE.
What gives you hope?
How does change happen?
Changes happen when the right people get together at the right moment; and then it takes a lot of luck and hard work.
If you could have a conversation with one person (dead or alive) who would it be?
George Eliot, who saw politics and people in their mutual web, who wrote about love, longing and loss and turned all of this into maybe the best novel of all times, “Middlemarch”.
reportPrototyping For Democracy
How does data sharing for the public good really work?
reportUrban Data Deal for Democracy
How The New Hanse tries to tackle the question of private-public-people partnership in the digital age. What is the role of data in the digital age? What are prominent ways of governing data? How can we best use data for our common good?
PressA Partnership for the Digital Future
THE NEW INSTITUTE starts a collaboration with the Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg
interviewBeyond Good and Evil
Elisabeth Strowick on Stories, Scenarios and Climate Change
interviewCapitalism is the Main Problem
Kim Stanley Robinson on Climate Change and Science Fiction
editorialBeyond the War
Georg Diez on History and Memory.
PAPER EDITIONOn Hope
Hope is a promise, a contradiction, a quiet revolution.
Ece Temelkuran | Markus Gabriel | Lea Ypi | Jonathan White | Georg Diez | The Future of Democracy | The Human Condition in the 21st Century | Paper Edition vol.2 | Art |
editorialOn Hope – Editorial
Hope is promise and practice. Hope is about agency and community, it is both private and political and has the potential to transform us and, in the process, the world.
interviewThe Voice of the People
Deliberative democracy is an innovative concept to redefine and reinvigorate the reality of citizenship in the 21st century...
“Peek greed” – this is what Sir Paul Collier calls the present state of mind, both in business and society.
interviewAt the core of the idea of citizenship is the refugee: Homi Bhabha on Democracy for the 21st Century
Homi Bhabha was the perfect person to talk to about the outcome of the U.S. election – a scholar of multiculturalism with a keen eye for...
We Live Under Minority Rule: Daniel Ziblatt on American Democracy
Daniel Ziblatt is sitting in his study in Newton, not far from the Harvard campus where he normally teaches as the Eaton Professor of the Science of Government...
podcastMartin Hägglund’s Radical Secularism: “Freedom is Impossible under Capitalism”
What is the meaning of death? Or, as the philosopher would say: finitude? In other words, if live must end - isn’t that the ultimate limit to our existence, the very opposite of freedom?
interviewFreedom and Betrayal
Lea Ypi has an academic mind and an activist heart. She aims for an “activist political theory”, as she states in her book on global justice.
Geoff Mulgan is one of the most curious and constructive thinkers and practitioners around. He used to work in politics, he founded and ran big think tanks...