Global Order

We are in the midst of a geopolitical transition. States shaping the global order today are less Western, have fewer common interests, and are more normatively diverse. The result is often competition and contestation. This plays out in both established international institutions, emerging strategic spaces such as the Indo-Pacific, and new institutional ventures like the Belt and Road Initiative. Our research seeks to better understand these developments. Our dialogue projects provide a platform for policymakers and young professionals to debate differences, expand their political and cultural knowledge, and explore opportunities for cooperation on transnational challenges. And our podcast discusses different perspectives on foreign policy, security, economics, and other global issues with guests from across the world.


Reaching Across Cultural and Political Divides: Why Dialogues Matter and How They Can Succeed

Global Governance Futures (GGF) – a multilateral dialogue program we ran with the Robert Bosch Stiftung for 10 years – rested on a key principle: to fix global problems, we must work across divides. What have we learned in a decade of GGF?

Project report

The Future of Conflict in an Age of Climate Extremes

Climate change is causing and exacerbating conflicts worldwide. As weather patterns continue to disrupt, what ripple effects could that have in societies and communities?

By GGF 2035 Global Futures of Climate-Related Conflict Working Group
Project report

Chaos or Connection? The Global Media and Information Landscape in 2035

The internet has revolutionized how we access and share information. And new actors are constantly emerging. What will the global media landscape look like in the next decade? Will media literacy increase? And what about efforts to regulate Big Tech?

By GGF 2035 Global Futures of Media and Information Working Group
Project report

A World Divided? Envisioning the Future of Global Inequality

Inequality is a multiplier for a host of other social and political issues. Will global inequality increase or decline by 2035? And what will that mean for fields like health care, migration and tech?

By GGF 2035 Global Futures of the Politics of Inequality Working Group

ENSURED: Shaping Multilateralism for a World in Transition

Together with 13 consortium partners, GPPi has launched a new research project to help bolster global governance. Addressing five policy areas – trade, climate, health, migration, and digitalization – that by their very nature pose transnational challenges, ENSURED investigates how the EU can make multilateralism more robust, effective and democratic.

Learn more about the project


Thorsten Benner


Garima Mohan

Non-Resident Fellow

Joel Sandhu

Head of Global Dialogue and Facilitation

Mirko Hohmann

Non-Resident Fellow

Oliver Stuenkel

Non-Resident Fellow

Katrin Kinzelbach

Non-Resident Fellow

Philipp Rotmann


Johannes Gabriel

Non-Resident Fellow

Gerrit Kurtz

Non-Resident Fellow

Funding & Contact

Our research projects are funded by the Mercator Foundation, the German Federal Foreign Office, the EU Commission’s Foreign Policy Instrument, and the EU Delegation to India. Our work on Global Governance Futures – Robert Bosch Foundation Multilateral Dialogues is supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung. For past dialogue and research projects, we have received funding from the Mercator Foundation, the Open Society Foundation and the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

For more information, please contact Joel Sandhu.

Global Dialogue

In cooperation with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Global Dialogue is a parliament exchange format that brings together members of the German Bundestag with fellow parliamentarians and other political decision-makers from partner countries in bi- and trilateral formats. The goal of the exchange is to strengthen ties between Germany and key partner countries to build a strategic community of political decision-makers who are able to address global challenges cooperatively.

Learn more about the program