Goethe Medals 2017: Urvashi Butalia of India, writer Emily Nasrallah of Lebanon and civil rights activist Irina Shcherbakova of Russia | Read and watch video

Publisher Urvashi Butalia of India, writer Emily Nasrallah of Lebanon and civil rights activist Irina Shcherbakova of Russia were awarded the Goethe Medal on 28 August. Every year, the Goethe-Institut confers the official decoration of the Federal Republic of Germany to honour figures who have performed outstanding service for international cultural dialogue. Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, the…

Germany’s Foreign cultural policy: ‘The third pillar of diplomacy’ — Goethe de| It has undergone a rapid transformation- FM Steinmeier

It is the foundation of foreign policy, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said of Germany’s foreign cultural policy. In recent years it has undergone a rapid transformation. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier The foreign cultural policy of Germany has undergone rapid changes; | © Fotolia Germany’s Foreign Cultural Relations and Education Policy (Auswärtige Kultur- und Bildungspolitik),…

Open dialogue on thorny issues: The "Muslim Associations as Community Activists" project — Article by Claudia Mende on two German Institute’s latest initiated project

Read article in Deutsch (German) In der Mitte der Gesellschaft: Muslimische Gemeinden als kommunale Akteure — Qantara de  ***** Beyond all the intellectual debates about their religion, most Muslims in Germany face difficulties in their everyday lives that they would dearly like to solve. The Goethe-Institut, in co-operation with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, has initiated…

Goethe-Institut in Myanmar: We’re Open!

The Goethe-Institut in Myanmar was closed for more than 50 years. Now, it has reopened, giving local artists hope for investments in culture and education. They also hope that their country stays on the right pathway to democracy and justice. By Peter von Becker Villa in need of a makeover: The future institute in Yangon…

Goethe de — The Migration Debate: Humanity on the Move

Half a million migrants are seeking their fortunes far from home. What do we know about these migration flows? Now, a series of unique discussions is trying to bring light into darkness. By Tim Neshitov The series of discussions World Wide : Work brings a variety of work cultures together for talks (Photo: Münchner Kammerspiele)…