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With its Berlin office in the WissenschaftsForum at Gendarmenmarkt, headed by Alexandra Kemmerer under the responsibility of Professor Dr. Anne Peters, the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law is once again represented at the historic site of its founding. In conversation with other researchers as well as representatives of politics, business, culture and media (among them many alumni and alumnae), the Insitute benefits from the dynamics of Berlin as a global hub for scholarship and ideas and contributes to the discourse on Germany's role in a globalized world.
A number of event formats, regularly in cooperation with local partners, provide opportunities for encounters and discussions. Book launch conversations, confidential discussions, and the initiation and fostering of individual and institutional contacts are supplemented by different formats of cooperation, conferences, workshops and lectures. Additionally, the Berlin office serves as liason to Verfassungsblog and Völkerrechtsblog.
In the formats Heidelberger Salon and MPIL Momentum, we present research conducted at the Institute and provide a platform for exchange, critique, and discussion. The yearly Workshop of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law and the Federal Foreign Office enables confidential exchanges between scholarship and practice on current issues of international law.
Since the start of the COVID-pandemic in early 2020, the Berlin office has taken the lead on conceiving, developing, and implementing the Institute's audio and video formats. MPIL's Berlin events, having found a physical home in the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (BBAW), are being continued in digital formats.