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We are celebrating
20 years of the Hertie School

Friends and fellows of the Hertie School sent us their best wishes, memories and hopes for the years ahead.

Anniversary Events

Research, events, and student activities: find out what's ahead and join the festivities throughout the year!




Public event

Hertie Futures Forum Digital Governance

"Too Smart to Regulate? How AI Challenges Good Governance"

Back to the future: Hertie School celebrates 20th anniversary

In its anniversary programme, the university is hosting public panel discussions where politicians and academics will discuss current and future societal challenges.

"20 years of academic research and teaching on modern governance at the interface of politics, business and civil society – that is what the Hertie School stands for like no other university in Germany," says President Cornelia Woll.

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14 February, 2024

Hertie Futures Forum

The fourth in the series of Hertie Futures Forum Events that celebrated our 20th anniversary, the panel discussed the topic of international security. “Europe at a turning point: Reckoning with a new era of geopolitical (in)securities”. Together with the Centre for International Security, the Hertie School welcomed: 

  • Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies at Oxford University

  • Constanze Stelzenmüller, Director of the Centre on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution

Hertie Futures Forum
Fundemental Rights

Fo the third Hertie Futures Forum we were joined by (former) members of four supreme courts. Together, we reflected on the role of courts in democracies. This event was organised together with the Centre for Fundamental Rights - Hertie SchoolHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinUniversity of MünsterStiftung Forum Recht and Fritz Thyssen Stiftung für Wissenschaftsförderung.

In our recap, we explain which pressures supreme courts face amid the current age of crises with the following speakers:  

  • Justice Daphne Barak-Erez, Supreme Court of Israel

  • Judge Ivana Jelić, ECtHR

  • Prof. Andreas Paulus, Former Justice of the German Federal Constitutional Court

  • Justice Daniela Salazar Marín, Constitutional Court of Ecuador.

8 February, 2024


Student essay competition

"Okay, Boomer – what will the next generation of policymakers do differently?"


Open to all enrolled Hertie School students, this competition encourages students to think about the future of public policy, drawing from past and present experiences. How do the policymakers of tomorrow envision the world of public policy in 20 years? What will the policymakers of tomorrow do differently? What primary policy challenges need to be tackled – and how? Deadline: December 1, 2023.


20 years and counting

Explore our timeline showing our most significant milestones over the past 20 years, and what’s to come in the future.

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