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Afghanistan conference in Bonn under pressure
November 30, 2011. 

ZEF Afghanistan expert Conrad Schetter is sceptical about the outcome of the Afghanistan conference in Bonn on December 5 without participation of the main regional player Pakistan and the Taliban. Book about Taliban sheds light on nature and diversity of the movement. Watch the complete interview with Schetter.

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Welcome to new doctoral students at ZEF
November 09, 2011. 

ZEF welcomes this year's batch of new doctoral students. Thirty-one students from 16 countries start into the three-year doctoral program at ZEF, where they will strengthen their interdisciplinary and disciplinary skills. Moreover, they conduct one year of practical field research in a developing country.

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Delegation from Addis Ababa University at ZEF
November 01, 2011. 

From October 18 to 23, 2011, a delegation from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia and the Right Livelihood College in Addis Ababa visited RLC Bonn at ZEF to strengthen collaboration and intensify exchange.

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ZEF Director Professor von Braun held annual "UN talk" in Bonn
October 27, 2011. 

ZEF Director Professor von Braun held the annual "UN talk" in Bonn on October 21, 2011. In his talk on “Feeding the world: Challenges, strategies and volunteers” he gave an overview of the challenges facing the global community in fighting hunger and poverty and showed ways out of the crisis.

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ZEF "Location of Progress" in North Rhine Westphalia
October 16, 2011. 

Mrs. Svenja Schulze, Minister of Innovation, Science and Research of the State North Rhine Westphalia appointed the Center for Development Research a „Location of Progress“ (Ort des Fortschritts) in the context of its initiative “Progress NRW” on October 17.

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ZEF at international conference on water management in Dresden
October 12, 2011. 

ZEF experts participated in the conference "Management of water in a changing world: Lessons learned and innovative perspectives", held in Dresden on October 12-13, 2011. The conference was sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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Just published: Latest ZEF news no. 24
August 31, 2011. 

In this issue of our ZEF news you can read about our recent research activities on volatility, land degradation, context analyses and health care in Uzbekistan. In addition, you can read a number of interviews, among others with the UNU director in Bonn, Dr. Rhyner.

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ZEF participating in UN/DPINGO Conference in Bonn, Sep. 3-5
August 31, 2011. 

"Connections between development-related NGO work and research: Ambitions and constraints" is the topic of ZEF's workshop at the 64th Annual United Nations Department of Public Information / Non-Governmental Organizations Conference taking place in Bonn from September 3-5.

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