New Dimensions of World Domestic Politics

Lecture series on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Chancellor Willy Brandt

On December 10, 1971, German Chancellor Willy Brandt was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his Ostpolitik as a commitment to peace and security in the Cold War world, on the one hand, and his advocacy of deepening Western integration, on the other. From the United Nations Agenda 2030 to the Guidelines for a More Peaceful World, Willy Brandt's main ideas have found expression in German and international politics.

With the lecture series and the first Willy Brandt Lecture on December 7, 2021, the impulses of an international policy emanating from Willy Brandt will be illuminated with a view to today's challenges. Also, the competence of an intellectually and scientifically based political debate will be broadly and argumentatively shown. The political reference point of the 50th anniversary will be the event „Peace Policy of Our Time“ on December 8, 2021, which will address the question of how social democracy can revitalize the European peace mission in a more confusing world.

Archive of social Democracy


Dr. Ursula Bitzegeio


Heike Voos
+49 (0) 228 883-8014

The livestreams of the following lectures will be available in German and English

Secure Democracies? | November 9, 2021

Nuclear Disarmament | December 7, 2021

World Domestic Politics of Economy | December 14, 2021


Due to the pandemic situation, seats are limited. To attend the lecture in person, please register up to one week in advance at heike.voos(at) so that we can inform you about accessibility, hygiene concepts and changes at short notice.


The lectures will take place in Lecture Hall I of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn and can also be followed via livestream on this website. Participation in the presence events is only possible after previous registration.

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