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Rupert Strachwitz

Conference reports Rupert Strachwitz 27 January 2020

Audiatur et altera pars

At the PEXForum 2020, held in Madrid on 23-24 January, I was reminded of this old Roman saying, while thouroughly enjoying the informal and yet very concentrated and productive meeting of experts in philanthropy. I …

Opinion Sarah Albrecht and Rupert Strachwitz 1 June 2016

Being devout means being political: Churches become civil society through the refugee crisis

‘Wir schaffen das!’ – ‘We can do it!’ Chancellor Angela Merkel made this statement in the summer of 2015 – long before the peak in numbers of people seeking refuge in Germany was reached. The …

Opinion Rupert Strachwitz 1 October 2014

25 years after … civil society in the Visegrad countries

From 1975, when the Declaration of Helsinki, following the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, was signed to ensure ‘respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the freedom of thought, conscience, religion or …