The Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) is an institute for advanced study in the humanities and social sciences. Its goal is to support the free exchange of ideas and thus to help overcome dividing lines and mechanisms of exclusion within and between our societies.
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Saad Eddin Ibrahim is Professor of Political Sociology at the American University in Cairo and Chairman of the Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies. Dr. Ibrahim gained global attention after he was sentenced to seven years imprisonment at a trial Amnesty International described as politically motivated to punish him for his human rights activism. His conviction was overturned in 2003.
John P.A. Ioannidis is Professor and Chairman at the Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology at the University of Ioannina School of Medicine in Greece and adjunct Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, USA.
Wolfgang Ischinger, former German Ambassador to the United States, is Chairman of the Munich Security Conference and Professor for Security Policy and Diplomatic Practice at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.
Nearly three months after Russia launched its invasion, Western countries appear more committed than ever to Ukraine’s defense, and, in some quarters, to Russia’s defeat. We asked PS commentators what outcome the West, Russia, and Ukrainians themselves can realistically expect.
While some economic indicators suggest that the recovery remains on track, others show that consumers may be stalling out, and that households and businesses are becoming increasingly pessimistic. The US Federal Reserve will have to respond more nimbly to economic softening than it did to strengthening in 2021.
urges the Federal Reserve to keep its options open as it tries to restore price stability.