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.

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
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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

Europe and China: Cooperation Without Blinkers

The coronavirus pandemic and climate crisis show that Europe and Germany are dependent on cooperation with China on global challenges. But that’s no reason to shy away from forcefully defending their interests vis-à-vis Beijing’s authoritarian state capitalism.


Thorsten Benner


Garima Mohan

Non-Resident Fellow

Joel Sandhu

Project Manager

Johannes Gabriel

Non-Resident Fellow

Gerrit Kurtz

Non-Resident Fellow

Katrin Kinzelbach

Non-Resident Fellow

Philipp Rotmann

Associate Director

Sonya Sugrobova

Communications Associate

Mirko Hohmann

Non-Resident Fellow

Oliver Stuenkel

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 Governance Futures

The Global Governance Futures – Robert Bosch Foundation Multilateral Dialogues (GGF) program brings together exceptional young professionals to look ahead to the year 2035 and think of ways to better address pressing global issues. Over the course of 2020 – 2021, during three dialogue sessions in three countries, the 27 GGF fellows will explore the futures of climate-related conflict, media and information, and the global politics of inequality. 

Learn more about the program